Library Policies

Researchers who wish to visit the Carole Weinstein Holocaust Research Library should keep the following in mind:

  • The Library is available by appointment only. 
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the research area.
  • No smoking or other tobacco use is allowed in the Museum.
  • The use of personal computers is allowed.
  • Materials are to be used only in the Library research area under staff supervision.
  • The quantity of materials provided for examination at any one time may be limited.
  • All stack areas of the Library are closed to patrons.
  • Materials must be handled with care; they must not be leaned on, written on, folded, or otherwise handled in any way likely to damage them.
  • Photocopying is permitted, if it is in accordance with donor agreements and copyright regulations, unless the item is fragile, exceptionally valuable, or too large. All copying is done by the Library staff.
  • The user agrees to allow the Library staff to inspect all materials present at the research table before the researcher departs the Library.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to ensure that all qualified persons will have access to the Library holdings. Please let the Library staff know how we can assist you.

Circulation

The Carole Weinstein Holocaust Research Library is a research facility and does not circulate material.  Users may, however, request that materials be held throughout the week for ongoing research.

Interlibrary Loan

We do not loan materials through Interlibrary Loan. If you are interested in requesting materials from other locations contact your local public library. 

Scope of the Collection

The Library serves as a research facility for genocide and related material.  As such, it collects books in the following areas:

  • Holocaust 
  • Ancient genocide
  • Modern genocide
  • Contemporary genocide
  • Human Rights
  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • World War II
  • The Third Reich
  • Personal narratives and accounts 
  • War crimes trials
  • Revisionist and denial literature
  • Antisemitism
  • Hate studies

We also collect supporting research material, to aid in contextualizing given genocides, as well as maintaining a core reference collection for general questions as necessary.