About the Library
The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library is a one of the largest central academic libraries in Israel. The Library, since its establishment in 1963, has built a well-known reputation for its service-oriented focus and technologically advanced information systems. A staff of academic information specialists assists users in searching for information in the library’s varied types of resources and in a wide variety of fields of knowledge.
One of the library’s unique projects is the development of the Index to Hebrew Periodicals (IHP), a multidisciplinary database that enables users to search for references to hundreds of thousands of academic, business and popular articles published in selected Hebrew journals, collections and newspapers on many subjects: Judaica, literature, education, history and archaeology, arts and architecture, medicine, law, agriculture, nature, science, technology, society and politics.
The library allocates resources for development, preservation and digitization of special collections, such as: University of Haifa Theses & Dissertations, Publications of University of Haifa Researchers, Historical Pictures of the Holy Land & the State of Israel, Performing Arts & Theatre Archives, and others. These collections can be viewed in the Digital Media Center and support research and teaching within the university and beyond its walls.