Library and Collections
Spertus Institute’s Asher Library is a closed-stacks, remote-access academic and special collections library that provides borrowing privileges to Spertus students, faculty, and staff.
Its collection includes Jewish-interest books (both fiction and nonfiction) as well as periodicals, music, maps, and movies.
Asher Library’s Feinberg eCollection provides online access as a benefit available to Spertus students, faculty, and staff.
The Feinberg eCollection provides full-text access to Biblical and Rabbinic sources as well as scholarly journals. It includes access to Otzar haHochma.
Members of the public can purchase access to the Feinberg eCollection on an annual basis. See orange button below.
The Asher Library’s Primo Catalog is available to everyone.
Asher Library Primo Catalog
Primo is a search tool that provides information for a range of print and electronic resources from a single search point. Online access to the Asher Library’s Primo Catalog is available to everyone.
Current Spertus students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges for physical books and media and select full-text online access.
Public online access can be purchased on an annual basis. See below.
Purchase a SpertusNet annual subscription for public online access.
Resources include the Feinberg eCollection and Otzar haHochma.
Purchase a SpertusNet annual subscription here
The Asher Library is named in honor of the generosity of Norman and Helen Asher. Remote access to electronic resources is made possible through the generosity of the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation.
Spertus Institute’s collections of Jewish art and ceremonial objects originated with gifts from brothers Maurice and Herman Spertus. Integrated into Spertus Institute’s educational offerings, they provide material insight into the Jewish experience. Spertus Institute is named to honor the Spertus family’s generosity.