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National Library Of Israel

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Amazing place for a self-guided tour

We took the self-guided tour as suggested on the website and were amazed at the history, the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Petra v
Jerusalem, Israel
wonderful place

you can find any book you want and the stuff will be happy to help also . i hope that it won’t be... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
khaled y
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9 Jul 2018
“Amazing place for a self-guided tour”
21 Mar 2018
“wonderful place ”
A tour of the National Library is a rare glimpse into realms of the past, some of them fading, and realms of the present as they take shape.​ The National Library houses unique collections of ancient maps and rare books, an abundance of original...more
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Edmond Safra campus | Givat Ram, Jerusalem POB 39105 Jerusalem 91390, Israel
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We took the self-guided tour as suggested on the website and were amazed at the history, the wonderful exhibition, the building and its history and just absorbing that unique library atmosphere (and the peace and quiet!)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Petra v
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

you can find any book you want and the stuff will be happy to help also . i hope that it won’t be the last time.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank khaled y
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Having international standard it is one of the world largest libraries, Being the Paradise for Research Scholars it has lot of manuscripts and collections supported by friendly staffs.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The National Library has excellent collections in Judaica, Islam, and other fields. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This library has the right atmosphere -learning in a very welcoming library. The staff is nice and the library's collections are amazing.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Built on the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University serving also as the title saysHolds more than 5 million books,uDream for any book lover,Very strong in Judaica,Includes many rare books and collectiones including the archives of Albert Einstein,KAFKA,Max Brot,many writers and musicians

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you are interested in the treasures of the culture of the Jewish people - this is the place for you! It is well worth finding out when the free tours take place since this is the way to find the amazing maps, documents, photographs,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank karenett
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A beautiful building with one of the largest stained glass windows in the world. Taking the guided tour was a good idea - it help us visiting in some places that we wouldn't have known to get to be our self. The library has a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Yaara T
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

It has one of the largest stained glass windows I've seen with an English and Hebrew explanation. The library is free to use but you must check your bag. The collection of books and magazines is unmatched for its focus on Israel.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank lornen407
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Housing all Hebrew literature this is an impressive collection. Throughout the building there are a number of exhibits of the walls with interesting descriptions to add extra ambience. The cafe is also a good place for lunch.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tom S
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