BJE Maurer Library
The Maurer Library and William R. Nelson Media Center houses one of Indiana’s largest collections of Judaica. The library has more than 12,000 items, including reference materials, sacred texts, children’s books, popular adult fiction, and non-fiction.
The Maurer Library is a Shared Partner with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library. As such, the holdings of the BJE library are now searchable online via the IMCPL Website by clicking here. Patrons of the IMCPL are also able to request materials from the BJE Maurer Library and have them delivered to their local branches. BJE patrons are also able to request materials from the general library collection and pick them up at the Maurer Library. The Bureau welcomes educators, clergy, lay leaders, students, families, and the public at large to take advantage of this extraordinary communal resource.
Highlights of the Collection Include:
- Encyclopedia Judaica in both online and print editions.
- The Jewish Heritage Video Collection offers an extensive array of videos, which include comedies, Israeli films, dramas, vintage Yiddish cinema, and children’s materials. Many of these titles are available in VHS or DVD.
- The Mervis Computer Lab includes computers for students’ use, as well as several reserved exclusively for educators. All of these are equipped with a variety of Hebrew and general software applications.
Current Library Hours
Monday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm