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

02.09.2018
New Exhibition: "Our hearts responded in ancient prayer"
02.09.2018
This exhibition will feature a series of items and works related to the customs, hopes and prayers associated with the holidays of the Jewish month of Tishrei.
The exhibition will center around five ancient mahzors from the Jewish Diaspora, including the Ashkenaz Worms mahzor and the famous Catalan mahzor, both dating back to the 13th century. The exhibition will also feature an original fragment of a hymn written by the poet Eleazar Ben Killir, as well as a handwritten siddur that once belonged to Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, the greatest of the Jewish Yemenite poets.

 

26.03.2018
The Librarians
26.03.2018

Discover the Treasures of the National Library of Israel with Our New Blog.
 

12.09.2018
Many Voices Piyut, Prayer and Music Festival
12.09.2018

Piyut, Prayer and Music Festival at NLI.

The Secret of Many Voices Piyut, Prayer and Music Festival will take place at the National Library on September 12-14 and will feature performances, lectures, workshops and 

 

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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