Welcome to the Jewish Public Library Archives

Since 1914, the Jewish Public Library Archives’ mandate has been to collect, preserve, and make available original documents, photographs and recordings that tell the social, economic, and cultural stories of Montreal’s Jewish communities.

Reference Services
The Jewish Public Library Archives is pleased to offer reference and research services to the public, whether in-person, by e-mail, or telephone. Please note that research appointments to consult archival material must be scheduled ahead of time and confirmed by the Reference Archivist prior to your visit.

Searching the Catalogue
For the last year the JPL Archives staff has been working hard to migrate our archival catalogue. Over 135 new fonds and migrated fonds are now easily searchable, and more are being processed and added every month. Once the migration is complete we will be updating the CJHN (our national partner project) and researchers can opt for their favoured research method.

Search this catalogue for our most recently processed fonds, digital objects, and updated descriptions of our records. For help getting started, visit the Tutorials page.

Educational Programming
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Find additional Archives' contact information here.

The Archives digitization is generously supported by The Azrieli Foundation, 2022-2025.

Pour accéder à la version française du catalogue, veuillez cliquer sur l'icône du globe terrestre situé dans le coin supérieur droit de l'écran.