Dear students, the library would like to wish you all a successful and productive academic year!


The corona outbreak has challenged us to alter the services we provide in comparison to previous academic years. The library has adapted its services to help you acquire all your information needs remotely and will continue to do so as needed. This page outlines our current prominent services. All information about library services and resources is available on the library's website and is updated regularly.

Wishing you all health!

Library operating hours

Until further notice, the library will be closed to students and visitors. We will be happy to assists you remotely. The library will open to the public when government guidelines permit it. Please follow our continuous updates on the library website.

Circulation desk

Please address all loan related questions via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and by phone 04-8249691. 
Library book and item returns Items can be returned to the library between 8:00am and 5:45pm.
When the Library is closed, items may be returned to the bin located at the fourth floor of Eshkol Tower, or deposited through the opening to the right of the Library's entrance. In addition, items can be sent back to the library via registered mail / couriers to the following address:
University of Haifa - The Library
Circulation desk desk
Aba Khoushy Blvd. 199
Haifa 3498838

Collecting ordered books from the library

Until the library opens to the public, you can collect ordered books (including interlibrary loan orders) from the library entrance.
After receiving our notification that your books are ready, please reply to our email stating you wish to collect them from the library entrance.
At the university entrance, you will be required to present to the library message notifying you that a book is waiting for you to the security guards.
Please remember – anyone entering the university must fill in a health declaration.


Information retrieval

The library's collection is rich and diverse and includes over 2.5 million items in paper and electronic format. You can find the information you need remotely through our OneSearch system on the library website. The library staff has prepared several short tutorials for easy and effective use of our search system (in Heb.) . Attached are two instructional videos on book search and Hebrew article search. Additional videos and tutorials on self-use of library resources are available at the following link


Remote access to library resources

To search the library's databases and get access to electronic items (books and articles), you must remotely connect to the library's resources. How is that done? See the following short video to learn how.

Do you need assistance in finding materials and information? Our reference services are available online


We are available via WhatsApp on Sundays through Thursdays between 8:00am to 6:00pm and on Fridays between 8:00am to 12: 30pm.

Use the number: 054-3933090 to send us a message through WhatsApp

You are welcome to send us questions or requests at any time and we will respond during service active hours.

Email reference service

Are you writing a paper and need help finding articles and books? You can also contact us by email. We are happy to assist you in the search process. We usually send search results. We can also send up to three articles in full text if needed.

Personal assistance via Zoom meeting 

Our reference desk is currently unavailable, however you can schedule a Zoom video session with us during which we will assist you with information search and retrieval. The service is provided Sundays through Thursday between Thursdays between 8:00am to 6:00pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment, send us a message on WhatsApp 054-3933090 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Library collection article and book chapter scanning service

Until we return to the regular library routine, you can order scans of articles and book chapters (including table of contents) from the library collection at no cost. You can order up to two scans per day and receive them by email. Additional information and an order form can be found at the following link.

Home Delivery of Books

To order a book to be sent to your home during the lockdown, please fill in the following form
From 1.11.20, the Home Delivery service will cost 45 nis per shipment up to 10 kg.

The inter-library loan service

If the library does not have access to an item you need, we can to locate it in another library even during lockdown. You may order books, theses and articles from other libraries in the country. At this stage, it is not possible to borrow books from abroad. It is recommended to request Scans and not Book Loans. Books that were requested can be collected from the library entrance or when the library opens to the public. For additional information and to open an order form click on the following link.

Good luck! We are always here to assist you!

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