Isaac Waldman Library


Let front entrance staff know that you are a library patron. Face coverings mandatory. Max 10 visitors.

Mo-Th 10am – 6pm
Su 10am – 1pm

Please let the Front desk know that you are a library patron. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

  • 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).


THE BOOK CART IS BACK – with gently used books for sale!

The cart is located beside the library. Please pay in the library or at reception. Come by to check out our new selections in the new year! Most titles are $1-$3.
Come browse our selection of:

  • thrillers
  • novels
  • Hebrew language
  • children’s
  • graphic novels
  • Judaica
  • history
  • memoirs, and more


  • Search our collection
  • Fill out this Order Form
    Or phone 604.257.5181 or order
  • Pick-up your package from the JCC entrance
    Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00pm or have your items delivered within Vancouver. Requires up to 1 week turnaround.


Streamed live. Email to join email list and receive Zoom links.

NEW Tech-Time Online
Guided step by step ebook and audiobook set-up help.  Tablet recommended. Confirm your library card # before the program, or email the library to get a card.
Tuesday 1:00-1:45pm  Jan 5, 12, 19

Jewish Book Club
Join the lively discussions. Chair: Helen Pinsky
Thursday 1:00pm
Jan 28 – “The Book of V” by Anna Solomon
We Feb 24 – Join us at the Jewish Book Festival. Mira Sucharov – “Borders & Belonging: A Memoir by Mira Sucharov” in conversation with Max Sucharov

Queer Jewish Book Club
All are welcome. Facilitated by Aviva Rotstein.
Monday 7:00pm
Jan 25 – “Lucky Us” by Amy Bloom
Feb 22 – “We Have Always Been Here” by Samra Habib

NEW Rare Books Online Workshop

Featuring a unique selection of books from the Collection of the Jewish Public Library, Montreal.
Learn the histories and stories of antiquarian books.
Sunday, January 24, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Watch Video

Shirley Stein’s News & Views
Meet weekly to discuss current affairs and global politics. Chair: Dan Elezam
We 10:30am –12:00pm
8 session pass M $18 / R $25 Buy here
Questions? Contact

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.


Support the Library

The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library turns 25 this year

The library is proud to be home to a collection of over 30,000 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 in 2020 and beyond!

Call 604-257-5181.

Email or call 604-257-5181

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…”
View Tribute

If you would like to send a Tribute Card please call Member and Guest Services at 604-257-5111

Hours & Info


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 all paid program participants are entitled to 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.



Call the library.


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



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

Sonner Family eBook Program
Anna Leith Audiobook Collection

Access Here