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Temple Emanu-El Library

Come In, Come In

Please come in and make yourself comfortable. Look through a book, read a magazine, peruse our video collection. Take advantage of this great resource that you have helped to build! "Read" all about us below.

Our library is a wonderful resource for Temple Emanu-El's children, teens, parents and teachers. It houses close to 2000 books on a variety of topics, and the Temple Emanu-El Archives.

Our collection consists of a wide-range of Jewish-themed media that includes: Adult & Children Fiction & Non-Fiction Books, Audio Books, Reference Books, Magazines, and Movies, Music, CDs, and DVDs.

Library Hours

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

When not staffed, members may check out materials according to posted borrowing rules.

Library Staff

Anne Kronisch, Librarian
Susan Hausmann, Volunteer

To contact us, please leave a note in our mailbox, on the Library desk, or just stop by.

You and the Library

We are so fortunate to have our library staffed with wonderful volunteers. But we can use your help, too, to read and review our books for other congregants, make suggestions for books and media that you would like to see as part of our collection, Read-Aloud to our kids, or just lend a hand.

Book Donations

There are many ways to make sure our library continues to grow. Make a donation in honor of a loved one, donate books or funds to assist with the purchase of books, audio books, music or videos -- every donation makes a difference. The library also accepts donations of gently-used Judaic content books. Books will be added to the collection at the librarian's discretion, and may be passed along to other book-related charities or sold to fund library purchases.

Library Catalog Listings

Click on the links below to view the books we currently have on our shelves.

The listings are alphabetical by author. You can do simple searches by using the ctrl F key.

Children's Collection


Non-Fiction & Biography

These listings will be updated yearly.

Borrowing Procedures

Library materials may only be borrowed by Temple members except by special arrangement, though others may use materials on site. Archive materials are available by special arrangement only.

Members should try to plan to borrow materials during Religious School hours (see Library Hours). When not staffed, members may check out materials according to posted borrowing rules.

Check out period is as follows:


Adults: 2 weeks

Children: 1 week

Video/Audio: 1 week

All materials should be left in the Return Box located on the Library counter.