The Music Collection of the National Library collects, documents, preserves and offers public access to material relating to Israeli and Jewish music.
The collection is divided into three main fields: music of the Land of Israel, either written locally or written by Israelis, Jewish music, and music by Jewish composers.
The material includes:
- Printed material: books and scores
- Archival material: drafts of oeuvres, research notes, letters, pictures, certificates, announcements, programs, newspaper clippings, private recordings, etc.
- Audio-visual recordings: records, compact discs, cassettes, etc.
The Music Collection's archive contains material that is rare and of national and international importance. In addition there are also commercial publications both in print and sound format.