AJU’s campus and Libraries are currently closed, but our dedicated staff continues to do everything we can to help you find the information that you need. We encourage you to search our online catalog https://ajula.on.worldcat.org/discovery and to use our extensive e-resources. To search our databases, go to http://proxy.aju.edu. Your username is your AJU email address before the @, and your password is the same as your AJU email password.

If you don’t find what you need or require assistance in your search, please contact Rabbi Patricia Fenton at refdesk [at] aju.edu, or leave a message for her at 310-440-1518. Rabbi Fenton continues to provide full Reference Services. With advance notice, she may also arrange limited on-site pickup.


Welcome to the Libraries of the American Jewish University! We are proud to serve all AJU students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the general and scholarly community. Our mission is to support learning, research, and personal enrichment, in an inclusive, welcoming environment

The Ostrow Academic Library has a constantly-growing curriculum and research directed collection, containing approximately 284,000 print and e-book titles, 31,000 print and e-journal titles, rich electronic resources, DVDs, CDs, and microfilm. With free Wi-Fi, 8 public use computers, study rooms, carrels, couches, easy chairs, and large tables, the library is a comfortable place to study, to research a topic of interest, and to enjoy leisure time. Please ask for assistance in using the library’s abundant and varied resources. Our reference librarian and staff are happy to help you.