Reading Halls

The library's extensive collection of books can be found in the two main reading halls on the first and second floor

The halls are designated quiet zones

  • First Fl. Reading Hall
  • Second Fl. Reading Hall
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The reading hall holds books and periodicals with an emphasis on the following subjects:

Opening Hours Classics and Ancient History (CC/CCG catalog code)

Opening Hours East Asian Studies (History)

Opening Hours History (General)

Opening Hours Geography

Opening Hours Middle Eastern and African History (Arabic Language and Literature, Islam, and History)

Opening Hours Military and Security Studies (Simchony Collection; SC catalog code)

Opening Hours Philosophy

Opening Hours Psychology

Opening Hours Social Sciences


Librarians offer patron reference and guidance services
They are also responsible for developing the hall's collections in collaboration with faculty members according to designated reference areas:


Iris Jerassi Middle Eastern and African History, Islam
Michal Yatskan Women and Gender Studies, Diplomacy and Security Studies
Anat Hirsch Philosophy, Sciences and Applied Sciences
Judith Brull-Assan General History
Dan Cordova, PhD East Asian Studies (including history), Classics and Ancient History