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LBI Catalog

The LBI Catalog contains the complete archival, library, and art collections of the Leo Baeck Institute. More than 12,000 archival collections, 5,000 memoirs and manuscripts, 25,000 photographs, 800 interviews, 80,000 books, 1,600 periodicals, and 8,000 artworks and objects constitute the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship related to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews over the past five centuries. Most of our collections can be easily accessed online. Non-digitized material can be requested for the CJH Reading Room by booking an appointment via your Library Service Account and placing a hold request (= follow "request item" link in the middle of a catalog record while logged in). For reading room assistance, please contact

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Here are some other ways you can access and engage with LBI's collections. Please note that everything found in the portals listed in this section can also be found in the LBI Catalog above.