The Harold A. Besso Library

Named for one of the founding members of Temple Beth Tikvah, the Harold Besso Library houses an extensive collection including scriptural texts, Jewish fiction, reference materials, books about Jewish life, the practice of Judaism, history, biographies, books about Israel and much more. In addition to adult books, there is an extensive collection of children's literature.

The library supports the recreational reading interests of our congregation and the academic pursuits of our religious school faculty and students. The collection grows through donated and purchased materials.

The Harold A. Besso Library is accessible any time the temple is open, with easy self-check-out procedures for borrowers. Rabbi Offner and Cantor Margolius have a deep knowledge of our collection and are happy to help you find the right book at the right time!

Harold Besso Library Borrowing Policies

  • Library materials (with the exception of Reference titles) are available for loan for up to four (4) weeks.
  • Sign your book out following the instructions in the library.
  • If items are not returned within two (2) weeks of their due date, the borrower (or the borrower's parent or guardian if the borrower is a child) will be sent an overdue notice.
  • If items are not returned within four (4) weeks of the due date, the borrower will be asked to return or pay for a replacement of the book.
  • If after paying for a lost book, the book is found, the borrower may contact the TBT office to determine appropriate action.