Temple Beth Israel’s Louis Family Library has an outstanding collection of over 2000 books, CDs, and DVDs for all ages. The collection stays fresh and current thanks to generous contributions to the Library Special Fund as well as direct donations of books and other materials.
At this time the library is closed for normal in-person activities, however limited services are available. Curbside pickup and return of books, DVDs, and music CDs can be arranged as follows:
1. Using the online catalog (the link is below) look for a specific item or browse the library’s holdings on a particular subject.
2. Next, place a Hold on the item you want, and the library will let you know when it is ready for pickup. To place the Hold you will need to log in to the library system using your full name, and the first time you do this you may be asked to create a password.
3. When you are notified that your item is ready, please phone the Temple Office at (909) 626-1277 to arrange for curbside pickup.
4. Likewise, when returning the item you should phone the office to make arrangements.
For more information, or if any part of this process does not go smoothly, please email Deborah Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Temple Office at (909) 626-1277
The Louis Family Library does not currently have its own ebook collection. However, all residents of Southern California are able to use the digital collection of the Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles, completely free of charge. The Sperber Library includes thousands of Jewish themed ebooks and audiobooks, and uses OverDrive and Libby just like our local public libraries. You can apply for a Sperber Library card here, and the digital catalog is found here . More information about the Sperber Library is available here.