Library Resources

The USF Gleeson Library collection of books related to Jewish Studies is excellent. In addition to the library’s own holdings, between Link-Plus and ILL (Inter-library Loan), students are able to access virtually any book in print. In addition, since June 2002 Gleeson put itself on the map internationally by purchasing a microfilm collection of the Jewish daily The Forward (Forverts), the most important Yiddish newspaper of the twentieth century. This microfilm collection has copies from the time of the paper's inception, in 1897, through 1951, the year in which the paper's renowned editor, Abraham Cahan, died. The collection is available to USF students, faculty, and staff. Visiting faculty and students planning on coming to the library should contact the Periodicals Unit in advance at 415.422.2051 to arrange access.