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Name of Library: University College, London: Jewish Studies Library

Address: Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Town: London

Telephone: 020 7679 7700

Fax: 020 7679 7373

E-mail: library@ucl.ac.uk

Website: http:// www.ucl.ac.uk/Library

Alternative names
  Mocatta Library


Vanessa Freedman. Tel: 020 7679 2598. Email: v.freedman@ucl.ac.uk

Job Title

Subject Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

To support teaching and research by UCL's Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the general public.

Terms of access

Reference only for members of the public. Various arrangements for students and academics, depending on insitution. Full membership for members of the Jewish Historical Society of England. See website for full details.

Opening hours

Term time: Mon-Thurs: 8.45am-10.30pm; Fri: 8.45am-7pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun (ref only, for existing library card holders only): 11am-9pm. Check website for vacation opening hours

Disabled access



Depends on institution. See website for details.


16,000 approx

Periodicals - Back Issues

Information not available

Current Periodicals



Volumes added per year

Information not available


Jewish history from biblical time to the present, Anti-semitism and Holocaust, The state of Israel,
Hebrew language and comparative Semitic languages, Biblical studies, Mishnah, Talmud and Jewish law, Jewish liturgy, Jewish mysticism, Jewish philosophy, Jewish ethics, Jewish literature, Hebrew literature, Judaism, Yiddish language and literature.
Material is at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level

Special Collections
  Over 185,000 items. Altmann Archive, Gaster Papers, Goldsmid Letterbooks, Institute of Jewish Affairs Archive, Jewish Rare Book Collections, Mocatta Pamphlet Collection, Montefiore Family Papers, Society for the Promotion of Christianity amongst the Jews Archives, Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor minutes, Trades Advisory Council Archives, Lucien Wolf Papers
Some items available in online digital archive.

  See Special Collections

Research resource

Catalogue Type

Computer and Card

URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, microform reader/printer

Full Time Staff 1 subject librarian

Part Time Staff 0

Voluntary Staff 0

Future plans

Opening of Institute for Cultural Heritage to house Special Collections.

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