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The LBI Library collects publications related to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews as outlined in its Collection Development Policy . A rotating selection of recent highlights from among our new acquisitions are featured on this website, as well as a link to a comprehensive list of new acquisitions …
I. Introduction The purpose of this policy is to define subject areas for collection development, and to determine how intensely we will collect in each area. The policy will be used to guide our decisions in purchasing, accepting donations and weeding. A. Objectives The mission of the library remains to …
In 2016, the LBI received the entire library of the designer and typesetter Henry (Heinz ) Wachs, who was born in 1916 in the Prussian province of Posen. Remarkably, along with the library, the collection includes a copy of a document listing most of the books, which was created to …
Between June 28 and July 2, 2020, LBI Library staff participated in the annual Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Conference.
Librarian Lauren Paustian explains the best practices employed for the physical preservation of the many rare and fragile materials among the 80,000 items in the LBI Library.
Joshua Teplitsky introduces his new book about one of the world's largest collections of Jewish books and the man who used his collection to cultivate power, prestige, and influence.
On Friday, March 13, 2020 the staff of the Leo Baeck Institute were together for last time before beginning full-time remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A book once believed to exist only in a single copy in the Berlin Municipal Library and since lost has surfaced in a recent donation to the LBI Library. With it came a paper trail documenting a decade
A collection of more than 300 books, book covers, and individual graphic designs shows the scope and development of the eclectic and innovative design talent of George Salter.
Among a trio of rare pamphlets associated with Moses Mendelssohn and the Berlin Enlightenment that LBI recently acquired is a remarkable sermon celebrating a Prussian victory in the Seven Years’ War. December 8, 1757. It was the second day of Hanukkah when the news reached Berlin that the Prussian forces …