The Cosgrove Library, situated in the Succah adjoining the Synagogue, was presented to the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation on 25th August 1985 by Malcolm and John Cosgrove in memory of their father, Rev. Dr I.K. Cosgrove, who was minister of Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow and Senior Jewish Chaplain to the Armed Forces in Scotland during the Second World War.
This excellent library, comprising over 1000 books, covers a wide variety of subjects including: Judaism, both for the casual and the serious reader; Jewish history and the history of British Jewry; Israel and Zionism; novels, fiction and literature; philosophy and Jewish thought; biographies of men and women who have left their mark both in the Jewish and non-Jewish world, and more besides. The collection has evolved over time; whilst a few books have been lost, many new works new works have been acquired, including some from the personal collections of Rabbi Salis Daiches and Dr. Sam Lipetz.
Members of the community are welcome to borrow reading material from the library.