JUC’s Memorial Library houses over 14,000 volumes, over 50 current periodicals, a slide collection, and a rare book collection. Our library holdings cover the fields of archaeology, history, historical geography of the ancient Near East, Hebrew and Semitic languages, and modern Middle Eastern studies. Pride of place is the Immanuel Ben Dor Archaeological Collection, which consists primarily of excavation reports and rare books.
In addition, JUC holds a pottery collection on permanent loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority. This collection is on display in the classroom building and contains complete vessels, restored vessels, and other artifacts dating from the the Early Bronze Age through the Early Arabic Period, with flints from the Paleolithic and Neolithic Periods.
Other than our faculty and curriculum, the JUC library is its single most valuable resource. Like all research libraries, many of our holdings are out of print and cannot easily be replaced, if at all. We expect that you will treat the holdings of this and other area libraries with all proper respect.
Our staff will post library hours and provide an orientation for library use each semester. JUC students will also have access to libraries of other educational institutions and museums in the Jerusalem area.
Explore JUC's library holdings here!