Archives and Reference Library

Our collections support the mission of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, with primary emphasis on the Holocaust, genocide, antisemitism, and Jewish communities around the world, as well as tolerance, racism, civil rights, and human rights.

The Archives

Use our new upgraded Digital Archives* and Reference Library Catalog, featuring new user friendly, exciting options and expanded archival holdings.

*In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this archival project.

For more information and questions, please contact us at or 310-772-7605.

The Archives is a repository for primary source material, including over 14,000 photographs, thousands of documents, diaries, correspondence, artifacts and memorabilia, and artwork.

Click here to search the NEW Digital Archives

The Reference Library

The Reference Library has material for all ages and educational levels, in many languages.  In addition to books and periodicals, we also hold many other formats, including videorecordings, audiorecordings, educational kits, visual materials (posters, slides, etc.), and microfilm.

Our resources include:

• A model library of Juvenile and Young Adult literature on themes supporting the mission of the Museum
• Genealogy resources
• Yizkor books (Holocaust memorial books)
• “Special Collections”: antisemitic and hate literature, Holocaust denial literature
• Reference assistance from professional staff, in person, by phone or via email


We are open to the public by appointment only, Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm. Please contact us in advance at 310-772-7605 or to schedule your appointment.


The Archives and Reference Library is located across the street from the Museum of Tolerance at 1399 South Roxbury Drive, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90035. Visitor parking is available in the Museum’s underground parking lot.

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