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ABRAMOV LIBRARY - HEBREW UNION COLLEGE
Jewish Institute of Religion

13 King David Street

94101 Jerusalem


Tel: 02 620 3333

Fax: 02 620 3272
E-mail: jerusalem@huc.edu

Website: www.huc.edu/libraries

Hours

8:15 - 16:45   Sunday -Thursday
Closed on Friday and Saturday
Closed on National and Jewish holidays
Open to the public for reference only
Online databases and catalog

 

30,000 volumes, Judaica, Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Literature, Jewish Music

BEIT HA'AM MUNICIPAL LIBRARY (otp)

11 Bezallel Street

P.O. Box 1409

Tel: 02 623 4168

Hours

14:00 - 18:45 Sun, Tues – Thur
9:00 - 12:45 Monday
Closed Friday and Saturday
Open to the public

 

General collection in Hebrew, English, German and other languages

BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY LIBRARY (otp)

5 Frères Street

P.O. Box 9

Bethlehem


Tel: 02 274 1241

Fax: 02 274 4440
E-mail: library@bethlehem.edu

Hours

8:00 – 16:00 (open during school days and closed on university holidays)
Visits by prior appointment

63,000 volumes, Academic collection, mainly in Arabic and English
Special collections include Palestinian Division and Audiovisual Center

CASPARI CENTER FOR BIBLICAL & JEWISH STUDIES (otp)

55 Ha Neviim Street

P.O. Box 46

91000 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 623 3926
Fax: 02 625 1933

Hours

9:00 - 15:00 Sun – Thur (Opening hours are subject to change without any prior notice)
Closed on Jewish holidays
Open to the public

6,000 volumes, Commentaries, Judaism, Messianic Judaism, Jewish-Christian relations, Early Church, Dead Sea Scrolls

Dormition Abbey's Library

Dormition Abbey (Mount Zion)

P.O. Box 22

9100001 Jerusalem 


Tel: 02 565 5330

Fax: 02 565 5332
E-mail: bibliothek@dormitio.net

Website: www.dormitio.net

Visits by prior appointment

Biblical Studies, Archaeology, Theology, Liturgical Science, Eastern Church Studies, Palestine, Ecumenical Theology, Jewish & Islamic Studies in German language
Photo Archive of the Holy Places (more than 250,000 photographs)

French Biblical & Archaeological School (ECOLE BIBLIQUE)

83-85 Nablus Road

P.O. Box 19053

9119001 Jerusalem

 

8:15 - 15:45 Mon - Friday

Conditions for admission on the website


Tel: 02 535 9050 ext. 222/245
Fax: 02 628 2567
E-mail: biblio@ebaf.edu

Website: www.ebaf.edu/library


120,000 volumes, Biblical and Archaeological materials

French Institute of Jerusalem Media Library

9 Kikar Safra

94141 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 624 3156

Fax: 02 624 3251
E-mail: biblio@ccfgary-jerusalem.org
 

Hours

10:00 -13:00 / 14:00 – 19:00 Mon
14:00 – 19:00 Tue, Wed, Thur
9:00 – 13:00  Fri
Open to the public

13,000 multimedia documents in French, novels, essays, comics, fiction films, documentaries, music, educational books, French and Arabic literature

Resources and Services: French courses, cultural events (exhibitions, Cinema club, conferences, French TV programs)
Branches: Nablus, Gaza, Ramallah

General Library of Custody of the Holy Land (otp)

St. Savior's Monastery

1 St. Francis Street

P.O. Box 186

9100101 Jerusalem


Tel: 02 626 6756 

Fax: 02 626 6774
E-mail: ctsbibgen@gmail.com
Website: www.bibliothecaterraesanctae.org
 

Hours

9:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
Open to the public and non-circulating library

40,000 volumes, Theology, Philosophy, Itineraries of the Holy Land, History of the Custody of the Holy Land and the Franciscans

German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (DEIAHL)

Augusta Victoria Compound  (Mt. of Olives)
P.O. Box 18463

91184 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 628 4792
Fax: 02 628 7388
E-mail: dei_ger@netvision.net.il

Website: www.deiahl.de

Hours

9:00 - 16:00 Mon – Thur
9:00 - 13:00 Friday
Visit by prior appointment

12,000 volumes, Biblical Studies, Biblical Archaeology, Geography, Historical Studies of the Holy Land, about 80 Periodicals, Maps of Palestine and Syria

GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCHAL LIBRARY

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Road

P.O. Box 19633

Jerusalem


Tel: 02 628 5636

Fax: 02 626 2718
E-mail: aristarh@netvision.met.il 

Visits by prior appointment

3,000 Manuscripts, Holy Scripture, Church Fathers, Liturgical Texts,
Classical Authors & 10,000 printed books of various materials

JERUSALEM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LIBRARY

3 Aravnah HaYevusi (Mount Zion)

P.O. Box 1276

9411602 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 671 8628
Fax: 02 673 2717
E-mail: library@juc.edu
Website: www.juc.edu


Visits by prior appointment
14,000 volumes, Archival materials available only to registered students

KENYON INSTITUTE LIBRARY (otp)

15 Mount of Olives Rd

Sheikh Jarrah

P.O. Box 19283

9119201 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 582 8101
Fax: 02 532 3844
E-mail: info@kenyon-institute.org.uk

Website: www.cbrl.ac.uk/kenyon-institute

Hours

9:00 - 17:00 Sun to Thur
Reference library and non - circulating

Open to the public

10,000 volumes, Archaeology and related subjects

LIBRARY OF THE PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL INSTITUTE

3 Emile Botta Street

P.O. Box 497

9100401 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 625 2843
Fax: 02 624 1203
E-mail: admipib@gmail.com

Access for scholars only by prior appointment

23,000 volumes, Archaeology, Sacred Scriptures and Ancient Near East

SAINT ANNE'S CHURCH LIBRARY (Missionaries of Africa) (otp)

Lion's Gate

P.O. Box 19079

9119002 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 6283 285

Tel: 02 628 1992 ext. 116
Fax: 02 628 0764
E-mail: stanne.poc@gmail.com
 

Hours

8:00 - 12:00 Mon-Wed
Open to the public and prior appointment not required

35,000 volumes, 200 Periodicals, Manuscripts in Arabic, Eastern Christianity

STUDIUM BIBLICUM FRANCISCANUM (SBF) LIBRARY

Convent of the Flagellation

Via Dolorosa 1

P.O. Box 19424

9119301 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 627 0471
Fax: 02 627 0498
E-mail: librarysbf.ofm@gmail.com

Hours

8:00 – 17:00 Mon – Fri
8:00 – 12:00 Sat
Access for scholars only by prior appointment

40,000 volumes, Archaeology of the Holy Land, Biblical Studies, Itineraries to the Holy Land

STUDIUM THEOLOGICUM SALESIANUM (STS) LIBRARY

26 Rehov Shmuel Hanagid
P.O. Box 7336

9107202 Jerusalem 

Tel: +972 (0)2 625 9171

Tel: +972 (02) 625 7068 
Fax: +972 (0)2 625 9172 
E-mail: secretary@jerusalem.unisal.it
 

Hours

8:45 - 16:30 Mon - Sat

Access for students and lecturers of STS only

Guest requires approval of the Librarian or the Principal

More than 36,000 titles in several languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew

Fields of knowledge covered: Philosophy, Dogmatic Theology, Sacred Scriptures, Exegesis and Archaeology, Moral Theology, Canon Law, Patristics Writings, Church History, Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, Liturgy, Ecumenism and Oriental Churches, Judaism, Islam and Middle East

SWEDISH CHRISTIAN STUDY CENTER LIBRARY (otp)

Jaffa Gate

P.O. Box 14233

9114101 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 626 4223
Fax: 02 628 5877
E-mail: scsc@bilda.nu

10:00 - 14:00 Mon – Fri

Open to the public


2,000 volumes, Magazines, Periodicals, Christianity in the Holy Land (English & Swedish)

THE AXEL SPRINGER ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY LIBRARY, ISRAEL MUSEUM

Derech Ruppin 11 (opposite from the Knesset)

9171002 Jerusalem


Tel: 02 670 8886
E-mail: library@imj.org.il 
Website: www.imj.org.il

Hours

10:00 – 16:00 Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs
16:00 – 20:00 Tues
Open to the public

Over 170,000 titles in various languages
Subscribes to more than 120 up-to-date publications on relevant subjects
and some in digital format
Access digital databases for patrons

THE GULBENKIAN LIBRARY (ARMENIAN ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE)

Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate Road

P.O. Box 14235

Jerusalem

Tel: 02 628 7862
Fax: 02 626 4861
E-mail: gulbenklib@gmail.com

Website: www.armenian-patriarchate.com/gulbenkian-library

Hours

14:00 - 18:00 Mon – Fri
Visits by prior appointment

100,000 volumes of which 36,000 are in Armenian

350 periodicals from all over the world of which 200 are in Armenian

THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY LIBRARY / ROCKEFELLER MUSEUM (otp)

27 Sultan Suleiman St. (near Herod's Gate)

P.O. Box 586

9100402 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 622 3851
E-mail: iaalibrary@israntique.org.il

Website: www.antiquities.org.il

Hours

8:00 - 18:00 Sun - Thurs
Open to the public

80,000 volumes, Archaeological, Historical materials, History of Arts,
Numismatics, Travel books and Periodicals

THE LIBRARY OF TANTUR ECUMENICAL INSTITUTE FOR THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (otp)

Tantur Ecumenical Institute

Hebron Road (towards Bethlehem)
P.O. Box 11381

9111301 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 542 2916

Tel: 02 542 2915
Tel: 02 676 0911
Fax: 02 676 0914
E-mail: jmazoyer@tantur.org
Website: www.tantur.org

Hours

8:00 - 17:00 Mon-Fri
Saturday by appointment only

Open to the public

70,000 volumes, Theology and Ethics (Christian, Jewish, Islamic), Patristics, Church History, Liturgy, Spirituality, Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, 11,000 volumes in the collection of 430 journals and magazines

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL (otp)

9:00 - 20:00 Sun - Thur

9:00 - 13:00 Fri

 

Edmond J. Safra Campus

Givat Ram
P.O. Box 39105

91341 Jerusalem


Tel: 02 658 5027

Fax: 02 651 1771
Website: www.web.nli.org.il

Open to the public

National & Academic library, Emphasis on Palestine & Israel, Jewish Studies, Middle East Studies

THE SCHOCKEN LIBRARY

6 Balfour Street

9210207 Jerusalem


Tel: 02 563 1288

Fax: 02 563 6857
E-mail: ariel@schocken-jts.org.il
Website: www.schocken-jts.org.il

Hours

9:00 - 14:30 Sun, Tue - Thur
9:00 - 14:00  Mon
Closed on Fri and Sat

Only for scholars

The library is for Jewish Research of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

60,000 volumes, medieval illuminated manuscripts, rare books and unique research materials

W.F. ALBRIGHT INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH

26 Salah ed-Din Street

P.O. Box 19096

9119002 Jerusalem

Tel: 02 626 1058
Fax: 02 626 4424
E-mail: library@aiar.org
Website: www. aiar.org/library

Hours

9:00 – 17:00 daily by prior appointment

Non-circulating library

Only for students or members of the American School of Oriental Research

20,000 volumes, Near Eastern Archaeology, Ancient History, Biblical Studies