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Remote library services and resources and virtual tutoring services are available while library buildings are closed. Assistance with all services, including locating print materials or requesting materials be digitized, is available

Instructor support for Blackboard, academic technology tools and teaching questions is available on the teaching resources for the COVID-19 virtual learning period page.  

Access and Contact

Research Tools Bezalel designer Ze’ev Raban’s illustrations for the biblical Song of Songs (Jerusalem, 1930)

The Library’s online catalog is the primary tool for locating rare books and maps in the Kiev Judaica Collection. To access an advanced search of the catalog from the library home page, click the "Research" tab, then select "Books, Articles and More," followed by "Advanced Search," and finally, "GW and Consortium Catalog." Enter "Kiev" as a supplementary "any field contains" search term.

Collection guides for the Kiev Room's archival materials are included among the archive guides for Special Collections Research Center materials.


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. 



The Kiev Collection is available to researchers Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For walk-in assistance with Kiev Collection materials, please visit the Special Collections Research Center reference desk, also on the 7th floor.

Special Collections Research Center staff are available for reference consultations to discuss research topics, help formulate search strategies, and locate useful materials. For more information about using, visiting, donating, or bringing your class to the Kiev Collection, please contact us via our webform.

Panoramic photograph of the Kiev Room
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