Visitors

Visitors, guests, researchers:

Welcome to the Price Library of Judaica!

Please read the guidance below to find out how to access our materials and visit our spaces

Talking to visitors to the Judaica Suite

For information about visiting the Libraries and getting to the university campus, see the Libraries’ visitor page.

Hours for the circulating collection : Schedules for the circulating Judaica collection in Library West are posted on the UF Libraries hours page.  Please note service hours may change during holiday periods, summer sessions, and intersessions.

Access to the Judaica Suite: The Judaica Suite is available during the week (Monday-Thursday) for classes, meetings, events, tours, etc. by appointment. To book a time to visit or use the Suite, please contact the curator Rebecca Jefferson (rjefferson@ufl.edu). On Fridays, the Suite is open for researchers, studiers and visitors without an appointment between the hours of 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. However, there may be occasions when the Suite will be reserved for classes on Fridays, so please check in at the Grand Reading Room desk or call ahead (352-273-2755). Materials in the Suite can also be requested for use in the Grand Reading Room outside of the Suite’s open hours (see guidance in ‘Locating Materials’ below).

Borrower information: The circulating collection is available for use by University of Florida faculty, students, and staff who use the Gator-1 identification card as their library card. Information about borrowing and other privileges can be found on the Libraries borrowing webpage. Distance learners should refer to the Libraries distance learners borrowing guide. External researchers can request the loan of Judaica Library materials through their own library’s interlibrary loan system.

Locating Materials: Price Library materials can be located by consulting the Libraries’ catalogs. Microform and microfilm resources supporting Jewish studies are primarily housed in the microfilm area of the 3rd floor of Library West. Scarce and rare books of Hebraica and Judaica are likewise discoverable through the Libraries catalogs. These non-circulating materials are mostly housed in the Judaica Suite, and they may be consulted in the Grand Reading Room located on the second floor of the Smathers Library building. Special Collections (archives and manuscripts) can be discovered through our finding aids. Please email special@uflib.ufl.edu for access information.

Copying Services: Information about copying, printing, and scanning Judaica Library books held in Library West can be found on the George A. Smathers Libraries website. Please see the Special and Area Studies Collections website for information about obtaining Digital Reproductions of the Library’s special collections.

For more information, please contact: Rebecca Jefferson (Curator): rjefferson@ufl.edu; 352-273-2865