General Collections: Books and Periodicals
The library collection is rich and diverse and consists of over 2.5 million items.
Most library print collections are incorporated in the general collection and are located in the Northern library wing. The books are arranged on shelves according to their call number (located on the back of the book), in a snake like order, from top to bottom on each book section and so forth.
Books may be borrowed for two weeks. As long as the book is not requested by another patron, and there are no problems with all other loans (there are no overdue notices, fines or unpaid tuition bills, etc.), the loan period is extended automatically. It is the patron's responsibility to check the updated due date in the "My Account, Loans & Requests" link.
The library's electoronic collection is comprehensive and covers a wide range of knowledge areas. The electronic collection can be accessed through the "OneSearch" system and through the library databases.
- Hebrew journal collection: contains thousands of journals in various disciplines. The library purchases most journals published in Hebrew, including a large selection of daily newspapers in microfilm format. Microfilm and microfiche reader machines are available. Hebrew language articles can be located according to subject, author, journal title, and more.
- Foreign language journal collection: the collection is located on level 0 of the new wing and consists of tens of thousands of titles. Most titles are in English however the collection includes a substantial number of journals in Arabic, French, German, Russian, and other languages. Articles in English on various topics can be located using the library databases.
- Microform (microfilm and microfiche) collection includes thousands of items:
Daily news – contemporary Israeli press and newspapers published before Israel was established, as well as important international newspapers
Microform material reader machines are located on the central wing on the library entrance floor.
Microform materials may be photocopied at the Copy Center. Photos of the Hebrew journal collection on the library entrance level and the foreign language journal collection on level 0 of the Southern wing.
Electronic Journals Collections
The Library subscribes to a growing number of electronic journals. This subscription allows access to the full text of many articles through the Internet. The electronic collection can be accessed through: OneSearch system, the library databses and Google Scholar