The National Library Law, 5768-2007
The law was passed by the Knesset on November 26th, 2007 (16th of Kislev, 5768).
Published in Sefer HaChukkim 5768 No. 2120 of November 29, 2007, page 50 (Hatzaot Chok HaKnesset 5766 No. 108, page 102).
The purpose of this law is to provide for the establishment of the National Library in Israel, to determine its objects and functions, to regulate its activities and to allow for its development for the achievement of its objects.
According to this law, the National Library is to be an independent organization, with the objects of preserving, cultivating and endowing the treasures of knowledge, heritage and culture in general, with an emphasis on the Land of Israel, the State of Israel and the Jewish people in particular. In addition, the Library commits to providing access to its collections to the entire public, using advanced technology among other means.
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