Library

Because of the refurbishment work of the Museum’s internal spaces, the Library is closed to the public until further notice.

The Museo Sefardí’s specialized library comprises a collection of almost 18,000 volumes and an important old collection temporarily housed at the Hospital de Tavera.

Linked to the Museo Sefardí, the library accompanies and serves the museum in its main objectives, providing technical processing and dissemination of monographs, periodicals, and reference works related to the specific areas of knowledge of the Hispano-Jewish and Sephardic history and cultures, as well as the city of Toledo.

It also has a significant collection specialized in museology and conservation as well as books related to art, ethnology, archaeology… and much more.

To consult the collections available at the Museo Sefardí’s Library, enter the Network of Libraries of Museums Red de Bibliotecas de Museos (BIMUS)

Links of interest

Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East (Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo)

The main objective of the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East is the study of the languages and cultures of the Mediterranean basin and its adjacent areas, through original texts and from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Department of Hebrew at the Complutense University of Madrid

This Department works with several internationally renowned professors in fields such as the literature and history of the Jews in medieval Spain, Biblical texts, the study of Hebrew grammar, archaeology in Bible lands, Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures…

Department of Semitic Studies of the University of Granada

Its main objective was originally the study of the so-called “Sacred Scriptures”, but for several decades now Hebrew and Jewish studies have undergone significant development, embracing all periods and contexts: from the Bible to today.

European Jewish Library (Biblioteca Judaica Europeana)

European digital library, free access, which gathers digitalized contributions from recognized cultural institutions of the 27 member states of the European Union.

Sefarad Library

Digital library of bibliographical references about Jewish culture, which houses more than 16,000 titles, among which are manuscripts, pamphlets, magazines, and books, both old as well as modern and contemporary.

Popular Jewish Library

Publications of the Congreso Judío Latinoamericano [Latin-American Jewish Congress], an international organization that unites and represents Jewish communities and organizations of the region.

Jewish Virtual Library

The Jewish Virtual Library is one of the most complete online encyclopaedias of Jewish history, politics, and culture. It has almost 25,000 entries and is aimed at students of all ages.

Hispana

Portal for access to digital heritage and national aggregator of content for Europeana. Hispana brings together the digital collections of Spanish archives, libraries, and museums.

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