The Tuttleman Library is an academic research library reflecting the multifaceted courses of study offered by Gratz College. Online resources have expanded the collection’s offerings in Education, Management and Holocaust and Genocide programs, as well as the ongoing areas of study in Jewish Education and more.
The Tuttleman Library Collection can be searched by using our Online Library Catalog from your own location. Our Subscription eResources are only accessible to our faculty and registered students; however, there are many non-subscription resources (Additional Useful Databases) on the library’s website available to researchers of all levels. There is a computer in the library for those who are on campus. Wi-Fi is available in the library and throughout the building.
Historically and currently, the Tuttleman Library has been held in high regard for its notable collection of Hebraica and Judaica, and is both a major national and international Judaic resource as well as serving locally as the Jewish Public Library of Greater Philadelphia. The library houses approximately 100,000 items, including books, periodicals, sound recordings in various formats, films and rare books.
The Tuttleman Library's circulating collection includes books on every Jewish topic from Bible and Talmud to modern Jewish fiction, Middle Eastern history and politics, and Jewish life throughout the world. Library materials are available in a variety of languages including English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Spanish, German and more.
The Theodore H. and Leah Cook Reference Collection includes standard reference works in Judaica and Hebraica, The Catholic Encyclopedia, the Encylopaedia of Islam, as well as on topics including the Holocaust, Middle East, art, music and Jewish life throughout the world. Cook Reference Collection materials do not circulate.
The Wolk Family Periodical Center includes current subscriptions with extensive holdings of back issues in both scholarly and popular periodicals. Our online subscriptions complement our vast print holdings and are selected to reflect our mission and the college curriculum.
The Weiss Music Library Center has LPs, cassette tapes and CDs. Printed music can be borrowed, or as determined by the Librarian, scans can be sent through Interlibrary Loan to researchers’ libraries. There is also a listening room available for those who are on campus.