The National Library of Israel: The Next Chapter

Home to the intellectual and cultural treasures of Israel and the Jewish people, the National Library of Israel (NLI) has recently embarked on a visionary journey of renewal. In addition to the construction of a state-of-the-art complex in the heart of Jerusalem, the renewal process incorporates a wide range of initiatives to preserve and make these treasures available to diverse audiences in Israel and across the globe.
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The New National Library of Israel Complex

West Elevation along Ruppin Boulevard (Evening)

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The New National Library of Israel Complex

Pedestrian Sidewalk along Ruppin Boulevard

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The New National Library of Israel Complex

Reading Room - Interior Perspective, Ruppin Boulevard Level

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The New National Library of Israel Complex

West Elevation along Ruppin Boulevard (Evening)

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The New National Library of Israel Complex

Pedestrian Sidewalk along Ruppin Boulevard

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The New National Library of Israel Complex

Reading Room - Interior Perspective, Ruppin Boulevard Level

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Over 75,000 digitized manuscripts at your fingertips

Ktiv: The International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts

Over 75,000 digitized manuscripts at your fingertips

Fulfilling David Ben-Gurion’s early vision in the digital age

Historic Press Digitization

Millions of pages of digitized historic Jewish and Arabic press

Opening access to cultures & communities of the past

Song and Sound

Music Collection and National Sound Archive

Preserving and promoting the musical traditions of Israel and the Jewish world

Inspiring Educational Experiences

Diverse educational initiatives

Engaging students of all ages and backgrounds in Israel and across the globe

The Holy Land Map Project

A world-class cartographic collection

Building a cutting edge online home for the Library’s exquisite collection of rare maps

The Israel Archives Network (IAN)

Digital hub for Israeli archival material

Connecting Israeli archives with one another and the world

08.11.2017
​Where Balfour Meets Allenby
08.11.2017

1917, The Year That Changed the Fate of the Jewish People.

 

We invite you to travel with us back 100 years to the sights and sounds from those dramatic days that changed the face of the region forever.

Hundreds of rare documents, unique photographs, video clips, and authentic maps await you at the special exhibition.

 

09.04.2018
Identification and Deciphering of Hebrew Manuscripts (Advanced)
09.04.2018

A course for researchers with knowledge and experience in Hebrew manuscripts who wish to deepen their work and research further

The course is aimed at researchers with knowledge and experience in Hebrew manuscripts who wish to deepen their work and research further. The course will focus on three points: Paleography, codicology, and deciphering texts.

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03.11.2017
Wikipedia entries translation meetup
03.11.2017

Most entries in the Hebrew Wikipedia include translations from other languages!

The Library and Wikimedia Israel are joining together to introduce you to the world of Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.

In this meeting we will emphasize the translation of entries into other languages, using the new translating tool. The meeting will include practicing the tool and leaving your mark on one of the world's most influential cooperative projects.

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Join the Vision

The National Library of Israel is profoundly grateful to its partners and supporters in Israel and around the globe. Led by Yad Hanadiv, the Gottesman family and the government of Israel, the vision of a world-class institution making the treasures of Jewish and Israeli culture accessible as never before is becoming a reality.
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Join the Vision

The National Library of Israel is profoundly grateful to its partners and supporters in Israel and around the globe. Led by Yad Hanadiv, the Gottesman family and the government of Israel, the vision of a world-class institution making the treasures of Jewish and Israeli culture accessible as never before is becoming a reality.
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