Beginning September 23, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to access the SJCC.Get all the details here.

Greenberg Families Library

Greenberg Families Library New Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

You must have an active SJCC or Greenberg Families Library membership in order to access the Library. Appointments are not needed but you must show proof of full vaccination to be admitted into the SJCC.

The library catalog can be accessed through https://gfl.follettdestiny.ca/

  • Click on the Greenberg Families Library link and then hit the catalog button to begin searching.

Use of the library is included in your JCC membership!

  • The latest Jewish Fiction and Non-Fiction available without long wait lists
  • Extensive collection of books for children and young adults
  • Foreign and English language DVDs including TV series, movies and documentaries
  • MusicCDs from klez to classical to contemporary
  • Israeli books and movies
  • Periodicals and newspapers

To access our extensive collection click here to search the catalogue.

Greenberg Families Library Policies and Procedures

Memberships

If you had a Library Membership when the SJCC closed in March, please contact Membership Director, Patrice Berdowski (pberdowski@jccottawa.com) beginning September 1 to reactivate your memberships

To restart any other type of SJCC Membership, please contact Patrice anytime to set up an appointment.

Borrowing Books

To comply with health and safety standards, members will be permitted to use the library by appointment only. New! The library is now open for browsing.

You must have an active SJCC or Greenberg Families Library membership in order to borrow items. Those with an active membership can make borrowing requests as of September 1.

All items borrowed prior to our March closure must be returned prior to checking out new materials.

Find everything on our shelves from home using Greenberg Families Library Online Catalog

Book Return

The library’s book return box will be inside the front doors of the SJCC.

Those who need to return books but have not yet re-activated their memberships are asked to ring the bell outside and let the front desk know you are returning books. You will then be let in to return your books into the book drop.

Library Rules & Regulations

  • One household will be permitted at the checkout desk at once (husband and wife, parent and child etc.). Parents must keep children with them while inside the library at all times.
  • Masks are mandatory for anyone over the age of 5 while in the library.
  • Computers are not available for use.

Keeping the Library Safe

  • All returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to circulation
  • Plexiglas protection will be up in front of the circulation desk.
  • All touch points will be cleaned in between patrons.

We are all navigating new and uncharted territory. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Library!

Carlie & Rissella
Greenberg Families Library
(613) 798-9818 ext: 245
library@jccottawa.com

All policies, procedures and operating hours are subject to change. Patrons will be notified of any updates.

Author Talk with Judy Batalion

Judy Batalion’s new book, The Light of Days, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture, brings largely unknown stories to light. If you missed out on the presentation with Judy you can watch it on-demand with the link below. If you would like to borrow The Light of Days from the library please reach out to us.