Special Collections

To visit, please make an appointment.

The special collections are rich in primary sources for research in Bible, rabbinics, Jewish philosophy, liturgy, history, and medieval Hebrew literature.

The collection is particularly comprehensive in rabbinics, the Talmud, and its cognate literature. Included in this division are several thousand volumes of codes, responsa, and commentaries that contain considerable historical information about the Middle Ages.

The special collections are made up of the following:

For information regarding borrowing from the Special Collections see the Exhibition and Loan Guidelines.