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Cantor Ted Cotler Memorial Library

Our library is the largest circulating Jewish library in the East Bay, with over 7,000 individual items of all types, including:

  • Books for all ages
  • Video tapes & DVDs
  • Audio cassettes
  • Online Library Catalog


  • Mission Statement

    The Library at Temple Isaiah supports the ongoing pursuit of Jewish learning for all members of our community and the surrounding Jewish community in a welcoming atmosphere with a broad range of Judaic books, media and educational materials.

    About our Library

    Our Librarian is Melissa Gianotti
    Located in the Temple House building, our 7,000 volume circulating Judaica library, the largest in the East Bay, is open for browsing, reading, reference, and book borrowing for Temple members of all ages. Access to the collection is computerized for better information retrieval. A professional librarian, on hand during hours of opening, will be happy to assist you. Gan Ilan children are invited to regular pre-school storytimes with the Librarian; and Religious School teachers may schedule storytime with the Librarian for Primary School age children. Volunteers may open the Library at additional times for your convenience.




    Librarian Hours during the summer
    Monday 8:30am-1:30pm
    Tuesday 10am-3pm
    Fri 9:30am-2:30pm

    Starting the week of September 11th
    Sunday 8:30am-1:30pm (if no JQuest, then closed Sunday, open Monday 10-3)
    Tuesday 12pm-4pm
    Friday 10am-3:30pm

    To schedule an appointment please contact the front office (925) 283-8575 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Book Donations
    We accept donations of new and gently used Jewish books, including children’s books that are not Jewish.  Due to limited space, we are selective with which donations are added to our collection.  Books not added to the collection are sold on our sale cart which generates funding for our library or dispersed elsewhere.  We are also a collection point for the East Bay Children’s Book Project http://www.eastbaychildrensbookproject.org 

    Donations may brought to the library or front office M-F between 8:30-5:00.  Tax donation letters are available by request.  Please contact the Librarian Melissa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (925) 283-8575 ext. 316 for questions. 

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    Our Library Includes

      The Library at Temple Isaiah
    • A Computerized Library Catalog
    • Online Catalog Features Book Covers, Reviews & Contents Notes
    • Wi-Fi & Internet Access
    • Library Book Club Support
    • Audiobooks & Audiobook CD’s
    • Podcast Stories with the Librarian
    • Jewish Videos & DVD’s
    • Jewish Parents’ Collection
    • Children’s Books & Student Support
    • Holiday Materials & Cookbooks
    • Periodicals & Newspapers
    • Reference Collection
    • Jewish Music CD’s &  Scores
    • Sunday & Evening Hours
    • Judaica Non-Fiction
    • Jewish Fiction & Mysteries.
    • Online & Print Bibliographies
    • Storytime with the Librarian

    The Library accepts donations of new and gently used Jewish books and general picture books.  To get more information regarding donations, please contact the Librarian Melissa Gianotti at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (925)283-8575 ext.316.

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