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 Earle Hoffman Library




Welcome to the ACT Jewish Community

Library Online Catalogue 


To browse our selection of books please click on the image below.


Location: National Jewish Memorial Centre, 31 National Circuit, Forrest, Canberra.
To contact the Librarian:
Phone: 02 62951052   Email:
Hours: Open from 10.00am–3.00pm, Monday to Thursday, except on Jewish Holidays.
COLLECTION scope includes Jewish theology and liturgy, history, language, culture and literature, Israel, Zionism, the Holocaust, Australian Jewish military personnel in all wars, and the Australian Jewish experience. Only one copy of each title is held unless of special significance.
Find your items of interest located in the General, Fiction, Journal, Junior, Foreign Language, Reference of Rare Books collections. Religious and education material has not been catalogued.
TO SEARCH THE CATALOGUE please click on the dropdown tab for a quick and advanced searching guidelines.
LOANS are four weeks for Community members and two weeks for non-Community members. Unless the title is on hold – then loans can be renewed once. After this period items should be returned to the Library and then can be borrowed again if there are no requests for this title.
REGISTRATION, BORROWING, and RESERVATION of items will be processed by our Office staff and Library volunteers. Please email your details and item requests to (
Click here to download the instructions on 'How to Search for a Book and Place it on Hold".
TRAINING can be provided on a one-to-one basis. Please email your details to the office.
NEWS about the Library will be available for Community members in our weekly Grapevine newsletter.
  • Financial donations are tax-deductible.
  • Donations of free items will be assessed to ensure they fit within our collection scope. Please email the Librarian at if unsure.
If you would like to donate books, please complete the form below. It will be forwarded to the Librarian who will contact you regarding the donation. 
  • The Earle Hoffman Library


    If more information is needed or you would like to discuss the donation of items - please email the Library at


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