Rare Books Collections: General Information

Items in the Rare Books & Special Collection in University of Haifa Library date from the medieval period to the present time, and cover a wide range of subject areas.

Highlights include:

red bullet Books on Judaica

red bullet Spinoza's book: Tractatus theologico-politicus with his handwritten remarks.

red bullet Encyclopedie Ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences (Encyc. Diderot)

red bullet Turkish collection - a large collection of "Salnameh" yearbooks of the Ottoman Empire.

red bullet Pages from the "Geniza".

More details on items in the collection can be found in the Library catalog.

The mission of the Rare Books & Special Collection is to promote access to these resources by preserving them in a safe and secure environment, and to help researchers locate and use this rare and valuable material. The Rare Book Room is specially designed to ensure optimum security, lighting and atmospheric conditions. The materials may be used only under staff supervision.

red bullet Admission and Access

The Rare-Books Collection is open to the faculty, staff and students of the University of Haifa. Other researchers may obtain access upon presentation of a letter of introduction or a special permission from the Director of the Library.

If you are coming from outside the University it is advisable to contact us in advance for an appointment.

Tel: +972-4-8249039
Fax: +972-4-8257753

red bullet Opening Hours & Location

The Rare Books Room is situated on the second floor of the library

Sunday:        09:00-12:00
Monday:        09:00-12:00
Tuesday:       11:00-14:00
Wednesday:   09:00-12:00

Call in advance : 04 8249222