The Lakin Holocaust Library and Resource Center at Albright College was established in 1993 as a cooperative venture of the Jewish Federation of Reading and Albright College.


The mission of the Lakin Holocaust Library and Resource Center is to provide community awareness, information, audio-visual support and education about the Nazi Holocaust to prevent this tragic event from happening again. We carry out this mission by providing the educational community of Berks County with assistance and the resources necessary to teach the Holocaust to their students. In addition, we provide speakers to the schools and community groups in Berks County. The Resource Center works cooperatively with Berks County Intermediate Unit by sponsoring workshops and seminars for teachers. It works closely with local religious institutions and community groups in the presentation of Holocaust programs.


The collection, housed in the Resource Center and the library at-large consists of over 2323 different titles (2600 volumes) and more than 290 video, sound and computer titles dealing with all aspects of the rise of Nazi Germany, World War II, and the Holocaust, as well as over 3 dozen taped interviews with survivors and liberators.


Hours of operation: Open by appointment only

Contact: Amanda Hornberger coordinator. Email:

The phone number is 610-921-7214. 


Visit the Lakin Holocaust Resource Center's website, and their Facebook page.