Libraries and Archives

Faculty and students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have access to libraries and archives throughout the greater Omaha-Lincoln area. Most of the following are also open to the general public. In some cases there are fees associated with circulation privileges or copies of archival materials. For more information, contact the library or archive directly.

Jewish Studies Collection - Love Library, UNL

We are fortunate to have an excellent, up-to-date, comprehensive Jewish Studies collection in Love Library, thanks to Jewish Studies librarian Ted Naylor and the generosity of the Harris Center's friends and supporters. All holdings are cataloged in Encore. The library is open to the public, and community library cards are available for a fee. UNL students, faculty, and staff also have access to essential non-circulating Jewish Studies reference materials and databases.

Examples include online, fully searchable editions of:

Librarian Ted Naylor maintains a Jewish Studies Library Guide with links to these and other reference materials at Love Library. To visit the Guide, follow the link, then click on small "Judaism" tab on the upper left, just below "Resources for Religious Studies."

Novicoff Reading Room - Harris Center, UNL

The Harris Center’s Novicoff Reading Room contains a broad collection of books on Jewish thought and literature, currently non-circulating. It also holds a core reference collection, including a complete Talmud and a complete set of the Encyclopedia Judaica.

The Kripke Jewish Federation Library

This community library’s resources include over 50,000 volumes, including Jewish periodicals, academic scholarship, general non-fiction, fiction, DVDs, videos, CDs, teacher resources, and Russian language resources. [Visit Library Website]


Carl Frohm Archival Center - NJHS

The Frohm Archival Center, a unit of the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society (NJHS), consists of photographs, documents, memorabilia and three dimensional objects of individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and synagogues of Nebraska and Western Iowa. Copies of the documents and photographs can beobtained from the NJHS office. Visitors and researchers are encouraged to contact the NJHS office in advance to schedule an appointment. [Visit Archive Website]

Dr. Ben Nachman Oral History Program - NJHS

The Nachman Oral History Program maintains an archive of oral histories of members of the Nebraska Jewish community. The program continues to record and add oral histories to the archive. Researchers may request DVD copies of oral history recordings using a form posted on the NJHS website. [Visit Program Website]