The Jewish Studies Collection (8,000 volumes approx. at June 2000) is stronger in the biblical and traditional areas, however there is limited coverage of the modern period, avoiding duplication with the Middle East Library which, in concerning itself with the State of Israel, collects material relating to Zionism but not to the Jews of the diaspora in general. There are also Minor Collections (3,000 volumes approx.) of books on general Semitics, Syriac, Ethiopic, Armenian and Georgian studies.
History and development
General arrangement and access regulations
The reference section on the ground floor of the library is classified by a special scheme.