THE LIBRARY Welcome to the Joseph Alexander Library
The Joseph Alexander Library at YUHSB, a historic and aesthetically inspiring space, is the physical heart of the school. Reaching through the second and third floors of the building, the library houses a continually growing collection. Offerings include 14,000 volumes of fiction and non-fiction from across the globe, encompassing diverse eras and cultures. Other print and online resources include a range of periodicals, study aids and college information. Our e-book collection, DVDs, online and digital tools put the world of 21st century information literacy at our students’ fingertips. Our growing Judaica collection also includes a wide range of electronic resources, indispensable when pursuing Tanach and Talmud study. Eight sections of seforim make the library a true meeting place of Torah and Madda. Students use the library for more than just text. The space serves as a beis medrash for certain periods of the morning. Our lending library of over 250 films, including a collection of classics, attracts both students and faculty. The space serves as a site for Honors College and Tikvah, special programs and lectures, team and club meetings, independent study, faculty discussions and class review sessions. Study periods and lunches are often spent doing schoolwork, participating in extracurricular activities, or relaxing with friends in the library.
As a 21st century resource center and community hub, the Lion’s Library fills an integral part of MTA’s mission by preparing students to navigate the educational and societal challenges of the information age while sustaining our tradition’s guiding ideas, practices and vision.