The JCHS Library and the Jewish Community Library

Our beautiful JCHS Library is an airy and inviting space where students come to study, conduct research, seek research assistance, and just relax with a good book or magazine. 
The JCHS Library includes an extensive collection of books, periodicals, DVDs and audiobooks,  as well as subscriptions to online databases which vastly increase the school community’s digital full-text access to thousands of eBooks, magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and images.
The purpose of the library program is to provide students with the skills and resources to become discerning researchers who can find and evaluate information with confidence and flexibility in a rapidly changing digital environment.  The librarian works closely with faculty to integrate specific research skills and a variety of media into classroom assignments, and also consults with faculty regularly in order to ensure that resources are available in support of the curriculum.
The JCHS Library operates in coordination with the Jewish Community Library, a program of Jewish LearningWorks.  The Jewish Community Library serves as a resource and gateway for individuals and families in the general community to encounter Jewish texts, take part in informal classes and programs, and learn about Jewish thought, history, and culture. The Jewish Community Library's collection includes more than 30,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and musical scores.
Non-reference books may be checked out for 4 weeks and dvds/videos for 2 weeks. Check out and return items at the circulation desk.

A self-service copy machine and a student printer are located in the Library.

Please check with the JCHS Librarian.

New books are displayed on the reference shelves and can be checked out for 4 weeks.

Print encyclopedias and other reference volumes are available for use in the Library.

Textbooks and books needed for research projects are kept in reserve storage. Ask at the circulation desk for these materials.


Robin Gluck
415.694.5772 x707
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace her or his Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.