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

successful and productive academic year!

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. 

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library at the University of Haifa is a central academic library serving the research and teaching needs of all faculties and programs. It is one of the largest academic libraries in Israel and one of the most progressive Israeli libraries in the realm of services and technology and library information systems.

Library opening hours as of the beginning of the academic year

08:00-20:00 Sundays-Thursdays

08:00-13:00 Friday

The library is operating in accordance with Green Pass requirements. All visitors will be required to wear a mask.

Library services end fifteen minutes before the Library closes.


Circulation desk

The Circulation Desk, which is located at the entrance to the library, is responsible for lending library items and discharging them once they are returned, supplying books that were ordered from the shelf or from other readers, and regulating library services to readers.
It is possible to 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. 

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

Assistance in finding materials and information

Face-to-face assistance

Face-to-face assistance at the reference desk will be provided on the beginning of the academic year on Sundays-Thursdays between 10:00-18:00


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

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.

Assistance in finding materials and information

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.

Article and Book Chapter Scans from the library collection

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

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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