IMPORTANT UPDATE

Our Upper Level Main Library will be closed for renovations starting Mon Aug 1.

The Lower Level is open and functioning normally.

Our current hours are:

M-Th, 10-5:30pm.

For all the details on our renovation, our hours, any effects on our services and accessing our space during the renovation period, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Norman Berman Children’s Library

The Children’s Library is open and functioning normally. 

Our current hours are: 

M-Th, 10-5:30pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Effective immediately, all visitors to the building must be fully vaccinated, provide proof of double vaccination and wear a mask at all times.

If you do not have the vaccine passport and are returning library material, you will need to leave it at the Security Desk. Library staff will be called to retrieve your books.

Our current hours:

Monday through Thursday:
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

We are closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the time being.

ERRATUM:

The Jewish Book Month ad in Saturday’s Gazette featured the wrong date for the The Boss Maidel Conversation with Fiona Davis.
The correct date for this event is Tuesday, November 30th.

Upcoming Events

The JPL’s Travelling Rare and Antiquarian Books Workshop

Seating is limited to 25 people and the event will close when full.
Click here for more info and for FREE registration

Some of our special collections

The life and work of famous Montreal
Yiddish writer and poet Rachel Korn

The Dr. Michael Paul
Rare Books Collection

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News & Updates

Jacob Issac Segal Awards – Final Winners

BEST QUEBEC BOOK
ON A JEWISH THEME

DR. HIRSH & DVORA ROSENFELD AWARD FOR
YIDDISH LITERATURE

ROSA AND DAVID Z”L FINESTONE TRANSLATION AWARD
FOR A BOOK ON A JEWISH THEME

On July 5th, it’s finally happening:
The JPL starts gradually re-opening its doors for in-person visits!

As of July 5, we’ll open by appointment for maximum 1-hour visits by patrons wanting to browse and borrow from our collections in the main library as well as in the Norman Berman Children’s Library. Finally, we are ready to welcome you back to take out books and materials from our collections … SAFELY, of course! Click here to read how it will work:

Curbside service will remain with modified hours. The Archives will be opening for a limited number of research appointments.

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Browsing Hours
Monday – Thursday:
10 am – 2 pm

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New Curbside Hours
Monday – Thursday:
2 – 4 pm