Libraries and Study Rooms
The Library of Art and Archaeology
The Library, located in the Main Building of the Israel Museum,
was established in 1965. It serves museum staff and members, as
well as researchers and students from the entire country.
Tel: 972-2-6708084, 6708886
library is currently closed to the public due to the comprehensive
program of renewal at the Israel Museum.
The Israel Museum Library is the main art library in Israel, and
offers a comprehensive selection of publications on archaeology.
The Library also offers a collection of up-to-date literature on
subjects related to the Museum exhibits. These include: Judaica,
Ethnology, and Cultural Studies ranging from the Far East to the
Americas, as well as other art related subjects.
* Currently the Library houses over 130,000 publications.
* Subscribes to 150 current periodicals (international and local).
* Maintains a current collection of catalogues from museums worldwide.
* Holds an extensive collection of major Auction House Sales Catalogues.
All Library material can be studied in the reading room but may
not be borrowed.
Photocopying services are offered during library opening hours.
Catalogues and CD-ROM Online Databases
Israel Museum Library Catalogue is available online.
Important: not all the library collection is computerized yet. For the catalogue, click here.
Wilsondisc (Art Index and Abstracts) from 1984 to the present.
Offers information on some 500 international publications.
Art Sales Index - from 1990 until 2001.
Art Price - comprehensive database from 2001.