Yeshiva University Archives - Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica/Judaica

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Yeshiva University Wilf Campus
500 West 185th Street (levels 4 through 5A)
New York
New York
NY 10033
United States




Now in its second century, Yeshiva University is the oldest and most comprehensive educational institution under Jewish auspices in America. It is an independent university that ranks among the nation's leading academic research institutions and, reflecting the time-honored tradition of Torah Umadda, provides the highest quality Jewish and secular education of any Jewish university in the world. Since its inception the University has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home.


Constructed in 1968, the Gottesman Library at Yeshiva University, which carries the name of its benefactor Mendel Gottesman, is a six-story building occupying the length of a block along Amsterdam Avenue between 185th and 186th Streets. In 2014, David Gottesman, committed to his grandfather’s legacy, spearheaded an overall renovation of the building – the first in its history.

Archival and Other Holdings

With over 300,000 physical volumes, and access to more than 50,000 electronic-journals, several hundred databases, and 428,000 electronic book titles shared with other libraries at the Wilf and Beren Campuses, the Gottesman Library provides students and faculty members with a vast array of information sources. The Library is particularly strong in the areas of Bible, Rabbinic literature, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, Hebrew language and literature. Rare books and manuscript collections as well as archival materials complement the Library's holdings.

Opening Times

For weekly hours, find out more.

Conditions of Access

Only by appointment

Research Services

Librarians work with students individually to assist them in assigned projects and teach classes to help guide students in the identification, selection, evaluation and use of information.

Reproduction Services

Computing, wireless access, scanning, copying and printing services, along with software tools such as Electronic Reserves and citation programs, support research and learning activities.


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    Yeshiva Univerity website consulted on 09/11/2014

    Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1328 p.

    Yeshiva University website

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