CBI’s Buns Family Library contains about 5,000 books. These include fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, books for young adults, reference, CDs, DVD’s, and books in Hebrew. There are also a number of current periodicals. The library volunteers are currently re-classifying the books from the Dewey Decimal System to the Weine System, because the latter is specifically designed for Jewish libraries. The library belongs to the Association of Jewish Libraries and the committee members attend the regional meetings.
The co-chairmen of the library are Janet Augenbraun and Ruth Lebowitz. Additional members of the library committee are Esta Blaxberg and Sally Swale . The committee works in the library every Thursday morning except for holidays.
The library is in frequent use for meetings, and is kept locked at all other times. Any CBI member can request the key from the front office and use the library to browse, research, read, listen to music CDs, and borrow books and audio CDs, DVDs, and tapes.
There is a sign-out sheet on the library desk where people borrowing books and audio items enter their names, dates, titles, and the bar code number (found on the inside back cover.) The bar code is used as a unique identifier since there are often multiple copies of a book.