The Levisson Library contains some 4000 volumes, ranging from classical Jewish texts, commentaries, secondary literature and encyclopedias to recent works in areas of special interest to those interested in Liberal Judaism and modern problems.

The primary purpose of the library is to serve the needs of the Rabbinic students, the Rabbis and of the Institute itself. It was founded in 2004 with the help of mrs. Sarah Friedman, at the time the chief librarian at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. Since then it has been expanded, also with works related to the other trainings given by the Institute, such as the music library with quite a bit of copyrighted Jewish music which therefore cannot be placed in our music library on this website. 

The library is housed in the new synagogue building of the Liberal Jewish Congregation (LJG) Amsterdam, Zuidelijke Wandelweg 41. In the same place you will also find the Judith Druk Library collection of books. Together there are now some 7500 titels on the shelves.  

The digital catalogue (in Dutch) containing the titles of both libraries can be consulted at There you can also find all information about the library, unfortunately until now only in Dutch. Some of the new book being added to the library are shown on the library website, but also on the Dutch side of this webpage.
The librarian is mrs. Francine Püttmann, who is also the Executive Director of the Institute. she can be reached via Contact.
The policy of all aspects of the library and its use is decided by the Joint Library Committee of the Levisson Institute and the LJG.