We invite you to take virtual tours of the Ostrow Library. The library is a centerpiece of AJU. We invite you to start your virtual tour and discover the treasures of the Ostrow Library for yourself. 

Welcome to the Libraries of 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, research a topic of interest, and 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.

  • Welcome to Our Library

    Welcome to the first video in our AJU's Library Series. Here, Rabbi Patricia Fenton, our Library Director shows you around the inviting entryway, a peak inside our rare book room, and more.

     

  • Details in the Stacks

    Welcome to the second video in our AJU's Library Series. Here, Rabbi Patricia Fenton, our Library Director shows you how to use the stacks and where to locate important literature, such as rabbinic and biblical.

  • Learn How to Use the Stacks

    Welcome to the third video in our AJU's Library Series. Here, Rabbi Patricia Fenton, our Library Director shows you how to use the stacks (don't worry - no one has gotten stuck before!) and also where to put your feet up and curl up with a great book.

  • The Phoebe and Werner Frank Learning Center

    Welcome to the fourth video in our AJU's Library Series. Here, Rabbi Patricia Fenton, our Library Director shows you the genealogical room of the Werner's, where anyone is free to come in and admire the artifacts, or study if they choose.

  • Our Sperber Community Library

    Welcome to the fifth video in our AJU's Library Series. Here, Rabbi Patricia Fenton, our Library Director shows you our Sperber Community library, a place to find fiction and nonfiction, young adult and children's books, and more.

  • We're Here to Help

    Welcome to the sixth and final video in our AJU's Library Series collection. Here, Rabbi Patricia Fenton, our Library Director shows you where to find her to ask any question related to the library, such as how to find books, and reserve spaces.