What does the Library offer?
The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia houses the most significant Australian collection of Jewish books in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. These include literary, biographical, historical, religious, genealogical, Israel-focussed, and Zionist texts.
The library also offers free onsite Wi-Fi, PC and iPad access, in addition to newspapers, large print books and posters. We also provide a travelling library.
Become a member today to benefit from all these resources and more!
The LJLA is a welcoming, warm and intellectually stimulating place for all members of the community. Children can play or read and adults can study quietly, research, read and happily browse books. We run a variety of interesting community events for all ages in both English and Hebrew.
Come and research, read, discuss, socialise and learn. Or relax outdoors in our lovely Community Garden.
The library complex includes excellent private rooms that are available for hire.
Our professional and friendly staff can advise on historical, contemporary and literary Jewish research, as well as provide assistance with genealogical enquiries, including support for student’s school ’Roots’ projects.
Information and resources are available on all aspects of Judaism, Jewish culture and literature, Jewish history, the Holocaust, Israel and Zionism, and the Australian Jewish community.
Children at the library
It’s never too early to prepare your children for a love of books and reading. Join us for fun, interactive sessions of songs, rhymes, stories, play and craft at Little Lamm Playtime on Thursdays.
Discover our great range of books in English and Hebrew, borrow DVD’s, play with the toys, and get busy with arts and crafts or play games (in English and Hebrew). Weekly story times celebrate Shabbat and all Jewish festivals. Hebrew story time, baby playgroup and dramatised storytime with Nira Sheffi are also part of the children’s programme.
Drop in anytime to read, relax on a beanbag, draw, have a tea party or build with the blocks.
All our events are warm and welcoming in a child-safe environment.