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Greenberg Families Library

Library 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.

Greenberg Families Library Annual Membership

  • Family: $50
  • Individual: $45
  • Senior: $30
  • Student: $20

The library catalog can be accessed through

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

From the Ashes of the Holocaust: The Journey of Sefer Torah 1336

The Sefer Torah in the Greenberg Families Library is often the subject of curiosity and questions about where it came from, why it’s damaged, and how it ended up here. Please join us for a three-part series from the Memorial Scrolls Trust, where we will answer these and many more questions about the remarkable Torahs that were saved from the ashes of the Holocaust. This series is free and is facilitated via Zoom.

Monday, May 30 at 7:00 pm

Join us again with Lois Roman in the last of our three-part series, where we will explore the Memorial Scrolls Trust collection of Torah binders; they hold over 400 making it one of the largest collections in the world.


Greenberg Families Library Policies and Procedures


If you had a Library Membership when the SJCC closed in March, please contact Membership Director, Patrice Berdowski ( 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

You must have an active SJCC or Greenberg Families Library membership in order to borrow items.

Material requests will be held for a maximum of one week. Holds on new releases, or those with a waiting list of more than 3 people will be held for a maximum of 4 business days.

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

Book Return

The library’s book return box is outside the doors of the library.

Library Rules & Regulations

  • Social distancing and mask policies remain in place
  • Computers are available for use.

Donation Policy

Patrons may donate a maximum of 1 standard size box or two standard size grocery bags. Anything over this amount will not be considered.

The library will not accept the following items:

  • Religious text (Haggadas, Siddurs etc…)
  • Periodicals
  • Dictionaries
  • Technical books/textbooks/manuals
  • Photobooks/coffee table books
  • Book in ill repair (mold, water damage, ripped or crumbling pages, etc…)
  • Items containing non-Jewish content

The library reserves the right to deny any donation regardless of content.


Carlie MacPherson, Senior Librarian
(613) 798-9818 ext: 245

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.