The Leo Baeck College Library

At the heart of all the Leo Baeck College’s teaching and learning is our extraordinary library, containing 60 thousand volumes covering every aspect of Jewish life, thought and culture. Inspiring and informing four generations of rabbis, scholars and educators it is one of the finest Jewish Studies collections in Europe, a treasure trove of Jewish books in the heart of North West London.

Our collections are enormously diverse and you will find everything from Yiddish language poetry to feminist Talmudic readings, from 16th century Hebrew commentaries to 21st century Aramaic dictionaries. The library’s remarkable historical collections preserve the material culture of European Jewry. They enable powerful experiential learning through a tangible experience of Jewish History and the book culture at the heart of the Jewish tradition. Our work is to make these texts available today and preserve them for tomorrow.

The library is a wonderful meeting place for everyone interested in Judaism. We provide a unique environment for readers to connect with texts and each other, stimulating ideas, networks, deep learning and action, supporting Jewish leadership, scholarship and individual engagement.

Here on the library webpages you can find out about our collections, activities and how to enjoy and support our services. Do contact us for further information here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our collections.