Welcome to the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria Library

Our collection consists of several hundred books organized by topic and alphabetically by author within the topics. These include: Jewish History, The Holocaust, Art and Photography, Israel, Biography, Humour, Fiction and many more.

Some books are honourably old and have been instructive and entertaining to many. Others are younger. All await your interest and attention. We encourage you to drop in, browse and borrow.

Borrowing is easy; it works on the honour system. Just fill in the card from inside the book, leave it in the designated box and enjoy reading your chosen material for as long as you need. Please return it to the designated basket.

Much of the collection on the shelves was generously donated. Thanks to a generous donation from the Jewish Community Centre of Vancouver, our library is currently being refreshed and updated. Old and damaged material is being replaced by books of fiction and non-fiction, all published within the past three or four years.

Although more books are not needed, and to avoid duplication, anyone wishing to donate books in good condition please first send along a list of titles and authors to the librarian. Of interest would be books published in the last 20 years, especially fiction, biography and autobiography on Jewish themes. To make arrangements for donations, please contact our librarian Juliet Simon at or the JCCV at 250-477-7185.

We owe a debt of gratitude to all past JCCV librarians who have spent countless hours gathering, organizing and cataloguing these materials. Our collection is of great relevance to members of the JCCV and the larger community.