The Remuh Jewish Library was founded in June 2005, and is the only public and completely free of charge Jewish library in Krakow and in southern Poland. Since 2005 the Library has been growing mainly due to donations from various institutions and individual donors as well as financial support of foundations and nongovernmental organizations. In this moment, Library is located at 36/1 Saint Sebastian Street.
The Library consists of 5000 books from different genres, which combined together crate valuable source of knowledge about Jewish heritage and culture. Readers can choose from more than 20 different sections (such as : The Country of Israel, Memoirs, Biographies, Poems, Identity and gender or Children's Books). We have books in Polish, Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
Keeping the memory about Jewish life in Poland, as well as spreading the knowledge about Jewish history and culture is one of the main goals of Library. We want everyone to be able to access our books, so we started a new project. Books are being delivered (for free) to the elderly and ill people, who might have troubles with visiting our library. Making sure that the books will be accessible for all of our readers is very important for us.
For now, our collection is more than 5000 books, but we still try to expand it. The Library was enriched by book donations received from both private donors, institutions and publishing houses. Library has it's own website : www.biblioteka.czulent.pl as well as a Facebook page.We also have library operation system MAK+ , which allows to check the library's collection on-line.
The Jewish Library Remu was awarded by Fundację Sztuki Nowej. Znaczy Się as “Miejsce Przyjazne Czytaniu" (Friendly Place for Reading)
Projects in 2017 supported by:
Minister of the Interior and Administration