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Library Services

Service at the Library Building

The National Library of Israel offers a variety of services to the public. Many of these services, such as the use of commercial databases and reference books in the reading rooms, as well as guided tours of the Library, do not require payment or registration.

Along with services offered on the premises, access is provided to thousands of items online, free of charge.

Staff librarians are available to answer questions and provide assistance.

Printing, Photocopying and Scanning

The copy center provides readers with a range of services: photocopying and scanning with state-of-the-art equipment, microfilm and microfiche scanning equipment, a place to view VCR or DVD movies ordered from the storeroom as well as lamination and bookbinding. Various products can also be purchased here.

Click here for more information

Laptop Loans

Visitors to the Library have access to a laptop loan service. These devices can be used within the National Library building. This service is provided to registered members only, and requires a deposit.


More information on our laptop loan service


Study Rooms

The Library offers its visitors study rooms where they may study in a quiet environment. Each room has five seats and an LCD screen that can be hooked up to a laptop computer. The study rooms are located on the entrance floor and in the Judaica Reading Room.

Screen adapters for laptops are available on loan.
For details, please ask the Circulation Desk. You must be a registered member to loan an adapter (registration is free of charge).

Study Room Guidelines
• The study rooms are intended to be used by groups and are not to be used by individuals.
• Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may reserve a room
by signing up on the board outside the room. Rooms can be ordered up to one
week in advance.
• Each group may have the room for a maximum of two hours.
• Groups that are over fifteen minutes late will lose their reservation.
• As in the Library’s reading rooms, eating, drinking, cell phones, sleeping, and smoking are not allowed in the study rooms.
• Kindly respect the equipment in the study rooms and use it with care.
• The Library is not responsible for personal equipment which is brought into the study rooms.
• Staff librarians have the right to limit the use of the study rooms. Please adhere to their instructions.

The study rooms are for Library visitors.
Please help to maintain a quiet study environment.

Study rooms at the National Library of Israel, photo: Ofrit Assaf


Storage Lockers

The Library offers lockers for storage of your personal equipment.

The lockers are situated on the ground floor opposite the main reference desk.


Locker Size

3 Month Rent

6 Month Rent

12 Month Rent

45 cm




60 cm









To reserve a locker, click here

For your information, the lockers are intended for storage of personal items, therefore please do not store the following items in them:
• Books or Library collection items apart from those loaned through the Circulation Desk.
• Any kind of weapon
• Food and drink


The lockers have been supplied by the "Lockeron" company and they are their property.
"Lockeron" are responsible for use of the lockers, including payment, contents and maintenance. The Library holds no responsibility regarding payment or damage done due to use of the lockers.

The Library has the authority to check the contents of the lockers when this is considered necessary.

For questions and maintenance requests, please contact "Lockeron", Sunday-Thursday between 9:00-21:00.
Tel.  055-6688123

Lost and Found

Lost or found an item at the Library? There is a service available which may be of service. All unclaimed items found at the Library are gathered on "Losty", a website where you can publish lost and found items, and also search for items you may have lost. The search is simple and organized according to categories and locations, as well as enabling direct conversation between those who have lost items and those who have found them.

Click here for the National Library of Israel page on Losty (Hebrew interface).