The Hebrew and Jewish Studies Collection is stronger in the biblical and traditional areas; however there is limited coverage of the modern period, avoiding duplication with the Middle East Library which, in concerning itself with the State of Israel, collects material relating to Zionism but not to the Jews of the diaspora in general.
The reference section is on the ground floor of the library. This collection is classified by a special scheme. There are also Minor Collections of books on general Semitics, Syriac, Ethiopic, Armenian and Georgian studies. Again reference works are on the ground floor. The Hebrew Muller Library at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies has additional collections. For information on these collections please contact the subject specialist Cesar Merchan-Hamann