The Central Library named after Gustuv Wurzweiler was founded in 1967. At first the building included the collections of Life and Social Sciences. The Main Reading Room housed the collections from Humanities Sciences (Arabic, Music, History, and more). In 1980 the Life and Social Sciences moved to different buildings and in 1972 the Main Reading Room became the Judaic Library.
Today the Central Library provides reference, access and technical services to all the campus libraries.
The technical services include the Cataloging, Acquisition and Circulation departments, Interlibrary Loans and theses submissions.
In addition, the Central Library Building houses a number of independent libraries: the Information Library, the Judaic and Yiddish Libraries, the Institute of Religious Zionism and the Herbert Berman Manuscript and Rare Book Collection.
The Access Services provide access to the Reserved Book Collection and to the Open Stacks.
The Reserved Book Collection provides materials that are mandatory for some courses, mainly from the Faculty of Jewish Studies.
The Open Stacks is extremely varied and contains the following areas:
Jewish Studies, Bible, Talmud, Land of Israel, Hebrew Language, and Jewish Philosophy