The National Library of Israel
Access the Library Website.
The Library Newsletter is also available online (in Hebrew).
It contains a comprehensive summary of the steps that led to the process of creating an independent National Library and of the passage of the National Library Law—2007.
The initial report on the possibility of establishing a National Library separate from the University, submitted by the Zamir Committee, is also available on the Library site (in Hebrew).
Information on the renewal project at the library is available at:
The National Library in the Media
A selection of articles that appeared in the press:
- Israel's National Library Inherits Teva Shares, Nir Hason , Ha-aretz, 7 August 2013
- Swiss architects picked to design Israel's National Library in second competition, Keshet Rosenblum, Ha-aretz, 26 April 2013
- How did Israel's library give away a first-edition Darwin?, Nir Hasson, HaAretz 21/07/2010
- Library giveaway day–a cruel natural selection, Nir Hasson, HaAretz 27/06/2010
- Readers pounce on National Library giveaway, Nir Hasson, HaAretz 10/11/2010
- Written in Stone?, Gail Lichtman on the library, the law and the Readers Association, Jerusalem Post, 18/08/2006 (scanned and posted by permission of the Jerusalem Post)
- Eldad: "I Waited for the National Library as for the Messiah", article by Yedidya Ha-Cohen on the site of Arutz Sheva, 30/01/2007 (in Hebrew)
- Seeking funds and fighting worms, a report on the state of the library from HaAretz, 16/03/2007
- New chapter in a sad saga, Aryeh Dayan, HaAretz, 02/11/2007
- Press release of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 27/11/2007
- Saving libraries from extinction, an article about how modern libraries face problems, HaAretz, 08/05/2008
- Israel Fears a Thief Stole Bits of Its Musical Legacy, New York Times, 19/08/2008
- Israel set to open first digital archive of Hebrew academic journals, Asaf Shtull-Trauring, HaAretz, 30/06/201.
- "Bible Manuscripts from Damascus Go on Rare Display" NY Times 5 Oct 2011
- “Architect chosen and plans unveiled for Jerusalem's new National Library “ Keshet Rosenblum, HaAretz, 13 September 2012
- “Jerusalem official demands 'Zionist architect' for National Library” Keshet Rosenblum HaAretz 13 Dec 2012
The National Library on the Knesset Website
The National Library Law—2007 (in Hebrew).
“Anchoring the position of the National Library in the law” submitted to the Committee of Education, Culture and Sports, January 2007 (in Hebrew).
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