University College London: Jewish Studies Library

Last updated 4th November 2008 
Name of library University College, London: Jewish Studies Library 
Address Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT 
Telephone  020 7679 7700
Fax  020 7679 7373
Website  http://
Alternative names  Mocatta Library
Contact & Job Title  Vanessa Freedman, Subject Librarian. 020 7679 2598.
Purpose & main user community of the library To support teaching and research by UCL’s Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the general public. 
Terms of access Reference only for members of the public. Various arrangements for students and academics, depending on insitution. Full membership for members of the Jewish Historical Society of England. See website for full details. 
Opening hours  Term time: Mon-Thurs: 8.45am-10.30pm; Fri: 8.45am-7pm; Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun (ref only, for existing library card holders only): 11am-9pm. Check website for vacation opening hours
Disabled access  Yes
Lending to other libraries & visitors Depends on institution. See website for details. 
Number of volumes  16,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  
Current Periodicals  167
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  
Coverage  Jewish history from biblical time to the present, Anti-semitism and Holocaust, The state of Israel, Hebrew language and comparative Semitic languages, Biblical studies, Mishnah, Talmud and Jewish law, Jewish liturgy, Jewish mysticism, Jewish philosophy, Jewish ethics, Jewish literature, Hebrew literature, Judaism, Yiddish language and literature.
Material is at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level
Special Collections  Over 185,000 items. Altmann Archive, Gaster Papers, Goldsmid Letterbooks, Institute of Jewish Affairs Archive, Jewish Rare Book Collections, Mocatta Pamphlet Collection, Montefiore Family Papers, Society for the Promotion of Christianity amongst the Jews Archives, Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor minutes, Trades Advisory Council Archives, Lucien Wolf Papers
Some items available in online digital archive.
Manuscripts See Special Collections 
Research resource  Yes
Catalogue Type  Computer and Card
URL of catalogue
Other facilities  Photocopying, microform reader/printer
Full Time Staff  1 subject librarian
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  Opening of Institute for Cultural Heritage to house Special Collections.
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