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ABOUT

The Mordecai M. Kaplan Library

ABOUT

The Mordecai M. Kaplan Library

The Mordecai M. Kaplan Library, housed within the Goldyne Savad Library Center adjoining the College, offers a robust collection of Judaica and Hebraica, Reconstructionist movement publications and an array of digital research resources. It has ample study space for both hevrutah (group) and independent study. Members of the public are invited to visit the library and register to borrow library materials.

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Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters  
Monday  – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  (earlier November-January)
Summer (June – August)  
July 25 Aug. 26 Closed
Aug. 27 Open

The Library is also closed whenever the College is closed.

 

Resource Overview

 

Books

Approximately 50,000 books in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System

Periodicals

More than 100 print journal, magazine and newspaper titles (English and Hebrew) plus access to hundreds of titles available by online subscription

Audio-Visual

A wide variety of music CDs (popular, traditional, liturgical, children’s) and contemporary films (DVD, VHS)

Digital Research

Online bibliographic databases are available on-site, as well as historical CD-ROMs and DVDs. Offsite access to some databases is restricted and may require a password.

General Inquiries 215.576.0800 ext. 232 KaplanLibrary@rrc.edu
  215.576.6143 fax  
Rabbi Alan LaPayover, Library Director 215.576.0800 ext. 234 ALapayover@rrc.edu