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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 …
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.
The Leo Baeck Institute’s extensive periodicals collection was an integral part of LBI’s original collection and was built up from scratch by the Institute's founders in the post-war era. The periodicals collection was first described by Max Kreutzberger in the Institute's earliest published catalog issued in 1970. Kreutzberger wrote that …
In 2011, the Library began a project to digitize the Library's periodical collection in order to increase access while at the same time preserving the original volumes—over 300 are now online.
A chronological tour of the Haggadot in the LBI Library's rare book collection.
The LBI works with other libraries and consortia to integrate our collections into their search portals so that they are discoverable in context with other similar materials.
During the last few years, the library of the Leo Baeck Institute received several book donations as a result of restitution projects in German libraries.
Alice Urbach was a single working mother of two whose cookbook So kocht man in Wien! was a bestseller until it was stolen during the Holocaust.
The LBI Library has in its collection hundreds of Jewish calendars published from as early as 1754 to the 21st century.
In 2013, the Central and Regional Library of Berlin (ZLB) restituted 40 volumes from biochemist Prof. Carl Neuberg’s former library. His granddaughters transfered them to the library of the LBI NY.