Floors 3-6, including the book stacks, are CLOSED to patrons while we make building improvements. Study space and reservable study rooms are available on the 1st and 2nd (entrance) floors. Books are available via Retrieval and Pick Up. Books located in areas of active work may take an additional 1-2 days to retrieve. 

Access and Contact

Research Tools 

The Library’s online catalog is the primary tool for locating rare books and maps in the Kiev Judaica Collection. Search and browse this collection guide for rare books and maps in the Kiev collection and this guide for the archival collections relating to Jewish Studies at the Special Collections Research Center.

The Kiev Room

Located on the 7th floor of the Gelman Library, the Kiev Room houses the rare books and archival materials of the Kiev Collection. Lectures and public events, including meetings of the Greater Washington Jewish History Colloquium, are held in the Kiev Room regularly during the academic year. The Kiev Room also hosts an active program of instruction for GWU Judaic Studies and Hillel students as well as visiting community groups. 

Contact

The Kiev collections are made accessible on site in the Special Collections Research Center. See here for current access and hours information. Staff are available for research consultations to discuss research topics, help formulate search strategies, and locate useful materials, and can prepare a limited number of copies and reproductions. For more information about using or donating to the Kiev Collection, or to request a remote instruction session for your class, please contact us via our webform.