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The Kripke Jewish Federation Library is open during all the hours that the main entrance is open. Those standard hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 9 pm, Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Assistance within the library is provided from 8 am - 6 pm Mondays through Thursdays. Friday hours are 8 am through 5 pm. The receptionists at the front desk in the lobby are available for your returning and checking out books. Access to the card catalogue may be accomplished through the patron computer in the library.

Welcome to the Kripke Jewish Federation Library

The Kripke Jewish Federation Library provides an attractive, comfortable, accessible research, study, and recreational reading environment for the Omaha Jewish community. The Library's resources consist of a wide variety of Judaic materials with over 35,000 volumes, including Jewish periodicals, DVDs, CDs, Large Print Books, Talking Books, and Russian Language resources. The Kripke Library also offers a large children's area filled with books, puzzles, and toys. In 2011, the Kripke Library became the home of the Friedel Jewish Academy's library.

The Kripke Library provides access to the internet via a patron computer. In addition, a free wireless network facilitates the use of laptops and similar devices. The library staff offers users specialized information assistance and services. The library regularly hosts many exciting and innovative programs and events like: Jewish Book Month and the Elinor Whitman Book Appreciation Contest. In 2000, the Kripke Jewish Federation Library won the Jane Geske Award (Nebraska Center for the Book). Materials listed in the card catalog having Store-# or RStore-# call numbers, are in storage and not on the shelves of our regular collection. Please feel free to ask for them.

For more information call 402-334-6462.

Card Catalogue

Our catalogue is electronic

To access the items in the library's extensive collection, click on the card catalogue picture.

Dorothy Kaplan Book Discussion Group
The Dorothy Kaplan Book Discussion group is a long-standing group that is supported by the Jewish Federation of Omaha through the Kripke Jewish Federation Library. Learn more about this group, what they will be reading, and how you can join by clicking on this link:
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