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About the database

The "Mapping Jewish Libraries" database brings together, on a searchable platform, information about Jewish or Hebrew holdings in libraries in Europe.  Researchers, students and other users can locate collections of Jewish materials to meet their needs.  About 200 libraries are registered in the database, and they can be retrieved by their names, cities/countries of location, material types in their collections and type of institution.

This project is generously funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe

Many European libraries maintain and develop collections of Jewish materials: libraries of Jewish organizations and communities or Christian institutions, as well as national, public and academic libraries. A wide variety of Jewish materials can be found in these collections: manuscripts and incunabula, printed books and periodicals, sound recordings and photographs and, in recent years, digital collections as well.