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50,000 volumes, as well as two rare book collections comprise this reading room only research libary, covering a wide range of topics on American Jewry.
As part of the New York Institute, the library's mission is to "provide and preserve source material and services to support research on the collective history and culture of German-speaking Jewry." It includes a Family Research Department.
The Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to studying the history of German-speaking Jewry from its origins to its tragic destruction by the Nazis and to preserving its culture.The 60,000 volume library of the New York Institute is recognized as the foremost reference source in its field.
As part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, this collection has materials in Yiddish, French, English, German, Hebrew, Ladino, Polish and Russian. All are welcome.