Isaac Waldman Library

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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.

Library Delivery Service

The Waldman Library is pleased to announce BOOK & DVD DELIVERY to your door or scheduled curb-side PICK-UP from the JCC parking lot.
Please note: there will be a 2 week gap in deliveries, pickups and returns the first 2 weeks of August. So get your summer reads in July!


Programs for JCC Camp Shalom campers (in July)

  • Planting Hope – Crafting flowers from buttons, feathers and more and decorating flowerpots and messages of hope on paper leaves. Flowers and messages will be given to older adults
  • Book Arts – Upcycling old books into decorative mobiles, animal shapes, and greeting cards

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS – live via Zoom   click for details

  • Shirley Stein’s News & Views
  • Jewish Book Club
  • Queer Jewish Book Club


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



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

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