This is a specialist library that has supported the research activities of the Dubnow Institute since its establishment in the fall of 1995. The collections reflect the institute’s focal points and their ongoing development: The library specializes in Jewish history and culture from the early modern era into the present, but also covers various other fields including literature, philosophy, law, literary scholarship, antisemitism, and more. The collections currently comprise around 23,000 volumes and periodicals in various languages, primarily German, English, and Hebrew, but also Polish, Russian, Yiddish, and others.
The collections also include the estate of the Israeli historian Jacob Toury (1915–2004), which is catalogued under the signature T. The research of the pedagogue Annerose Kemp on Henriette Goldschmidt is also available to interested users. Further collections are available in microfilm or microfiche form, for example the private archive of Simon Dubnow. A finding aid is available online.