Jack M. and Bel Ostrow Library

Room 218
(310) 440-1238 or x238

Jack M. and Bel Ostrow Library topThe Ostrow Library is designed to meet the needs of the University's faculty and students, as well as scholars conducting research in all fields of Jewish culture and civilization.  With approximately 100,000 volumes, the library's collections have grown consistently through endowments, gifts of major private collections and an ongoing acquisition program. Its holdings include:

  • Collections in Bible, business administration, education, Hebrew literature, Israel and Zionism, Jewish history and archaeology, the Middle East, philosophy, rabbinics, social science, theology and Yiddish.
  • The Gindi Microfilm Collection, E-books, databases and CD-ROMS.
  • An extensive collection of dissertations published in the United States on Jewish subjects.
  • The Maslan Bible Collection, containing more than 5,000 Bibles from as early as the 16th century.
  • The Milken Liberal Arts Collection, comprised of acquisitions in the arts and humanities.

Jack M. and Bel Ostrow Library bottomOur DVD collection features films for research and entertainment, in both English and Hebrew with English subtitles.  In addition to the acclaimed Jewish Heritage Video Collection, we have a variety of documentaries and popular films on Jewish topics from around the world.


For additional information about the library, http://library.aju.edu/