[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”sidebar_4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Isaac Waldman Library” heading_tag=”h1″ main_heading_color=”#4279bc” alignment=”left” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Ubuntu|font_call:Ubuntu|variant:300″ main_heading_style=”font-weight:300;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:68px;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:40px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_tta_tabs active_section=”1″ el_id=”library”][vc_tta_section title=”Main” tab_id=”1519249661511-042a6e4b-44d18c21-ee3f1671-3e96fa9d-c805″][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1519249850411{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]LIBRARY HOURS
Mo-Th 10am – 6pm
Su 10am – 1pm

Please let the Front desk know that you are a library patron.

  • Browse and borrow Books & DVDs
  • Use our socially distanced computer stations (25 min)
  • Read to your children ages 12 & under (must be accompanied by an adult caregiver).

$1.00 – $3.00
Visit the library and check out our year-round book sale shelf for some amazing bargains. All proceeds go towards library programming.

NEW WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: Resumes and Cover Letters
Ages 16+
Need help putting together a strong cover letter or resume? The library is here to help. Email your resume to to set up an appointment on Zoom or in person.

For children ages 6 – 12
June 31 – August 31
Bring your child to the library to receive a reading record and recommendations from our librarians and volunteers. Children also receive a weekly sticker to mark their accomplishments, and a reward to celebrate their completion of the program at the end of summer.

Hybrid: in-person, with an optional Zoom component. Join the lively discussions.
Chair: Helen Pinsky
Summer dates, book & author details TBA
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Explore the Waldman Library online

Check out EBooks or Audiobooks from the comfort of your home using a smartphone or tablet.

Library accounts are free for JCCGV members.
Not a member? Not a problem! Register for your account here.
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Annual Telethon Campaign July 1 to August 31

Friends of the Library provide essential funding, which has enabled us to develop and run programs that share, celebrate, and provide access to Jewish knowledge and imagination.
This year, we have made resources more accessible than ever by making library cards FREE for all JCC members and non-members.
Your donation will help us continue to make our resources accessible for everyone for years to come.

You are invited to donate by phone with one of our outstanding volunteers or DONATE OLINE

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Call us with your donation today: 604-257-5181 or DONATE OLINE

The library is proud to be home to a collection of over 17,000 books. As the only Jewish Library west of Winnipeg, we are a community hub, bringing people together and connecting them to Jewish history, culture and tradition, and expanding their world view. We provide an inclusive environment and free programs and services that fuel lifelong learning.

Thank you for helping the library in continuing to share the world of Jewish knowledge!

Call 604-257-5181.

Email or call 604-257-5181

A TRIBUTE to Marvin Weintraub z’l
We are saddened by the recent passing of Marvin Weintraub z’l. As a founding member of the library, together with his wife Rita, we have prepared a tribute in his honour.
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A TRIBUTE to Rita Weintraub z’l

“We pause to mourn the passing of Rita Weintraub,” writes Larry Barzelai.
“I can definitely say that there would not have been an Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library without her. From day one, she tirelessly worked to bring a concept to fruition…”
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2ND FLOOR – Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
950 W.41st Avenue

Library Hours

M-Th 10:00am – 6:00pm
Su 10:00am – 1:00pm


604-257-5181 or email:


JCC members and non-members are welcome to apply for a free library card. Please register in the library.


A perfect place to take a break and read newspapers from across Canada, the US, and Israel. We carry the Jewish Independent, Canadian Jewish News, Winnipeg Jewish Post & News, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin & more. Our magazines cover Jewish topics from current events to travel in Israel. Our collection includes Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem Report, Eretz, Moment, Commentary and many other interesting journals.


Purchase and inscribe a book in honour of someone special. Call 257-5111 or visit the JCC Front Desk.



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  • Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction
  • Children & Youth
  • Hebrew Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • Religious Prayer Books & Texts
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Databases: Genealogy, Encyclopedia Judaica

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Free Genealogy Help at the library
Stephen Falk from the Jewish Genealogical Society is available to assist you in researching your family history. PLEASE RSVP to or 604-257-5181.​

Free Resources Online

The Jewish Genealogical Society of BC

The Isaac Waldman Library gratefully acknowledges the support and collaboration of the JGSBC in developing the library’s genealogy program. Please visit their website for an extensive list of resources and upcoming events.

Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

JewishGen Family Finder

My Heritage

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