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Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library - Reference Services

The Library is open to Penn Faculty, Students, and Staff. Admission for the general public is by prior appointment only. Patrons must present a photo ID when registering to use the Library. Penn faculty, students, and staff may also schedule an appointment for a research consultation. Penn faculty may arrange for course-related library instruction sessions which are customized to meet the needs of their students.

Reference service is available to help you form a research strategy, select the most relevant databases, build bibliography and locate information. Reference service is available Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 4:30PM. Inquiries may be made directly to the CAJS Public Services Librarian; phone (215) 238-1290, ext. 203. Alternatively, for reference inquiries, phone (215) 238-1290 (ask for "Library") or email

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