Corona Time ! Schedule an appointment to use libraries that are open to the public


The libraries are reopening !

Some of our libraries are open to the public with limited public access in accordance with the Purple Badge standards


  • Judaica Library:  Reading Room Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-16:00
  • Social Sciences: Library Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-16:00
  • Chemistry Library: Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-16:00
  • Engineering Library: Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-16:00
  • Medicine Library: Sunday-Wednesday, 8:00-15:00
  • Economics and Business Library, Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-15:00
  • Education Library: Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-15:00
  • Mathematics & Computer Science Library: Sunday-Thursday, 9:00-16:00
  • French, Arabic, Far East,  Translation Libraries : Sunday-Thursday 9:00-16:00
  • History Library: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-15:00

The libraries are open for reference materials and reading, for Bar Ilan staff and students only. However the entrance to the libraries is only by registration via the online registration system.


All other libraries will remain closed at this time, but the remote library services are available online. For more information and details please see below.

Please note the following guidelines:

1. Regulations for entering and using the libraries:

  • Entry to the libraries is for the Bar-Ilan Community only (staff and students).
  • You must schedule an appointment in the online registration system. Show the email confirmation of your appointment and your ID at the entrance to the library, Read the form explaining the guidelines for using the library and sign that you agree to the terms.
  • You must disinfect your hands before entering and wear a mask in the library at all times.
  • Sitting is permitted only in the places specifically marked for seating. Librarians will direct you to available seating. Seating is individual and sitting in groups is not allowed.
  • Any book removed from the shelves should be left on the table after use. The books will be collected and isolated for three days.
  • The use of library computers and photocopy machines are prohibited. You may use personal laptops.
  • Please keep the 2-meter distance from each other and the reference desks.
  • Various areas of the library are closed to the public. If a reader needs items from one of these areas, contact a librarian.
  • Eating anywhere in the library is strictly forbidden. 


2. Return of Books: Borrowed books have been extended until June 30th, 2020 and they will continue to have automatic extensions until the end of the Corona crisis. Although, requested books are not automatically extended, the system may automatically send repeated warnings.

Please note that you can return books to the campus by placing the books in boxes available at the entrance to the library. The books will be isolated and disinfected prior to the actual return.

We are aware of the difficulty of coming to the university these days and therefore, when we all return to the regular routine, you will not be charged retroactively. However, please keep in mind that returning requested books can help other students and faculty members waiting for them.

For the list of libraries and contact information

3. Book Lending / Scanning Article-Chapters: There is no need to make an appointment in order to borrow books. We offer to scan articles or book chapters for courses, in agreement with copyright laws and fair use rules. Please note that requests are answered in order of arrival and may take several days to scan and send back to you.

Prior to requesting scans, please make sure and check in the catalog that the materials are not available in electronic format. To order scans, please refer to the appropriate library. Details and contact information of the libraries can be found in the following link : .

In cases where the materials cannot be scanned, you will be contacted about the possibility of loaning the required books. We will also provide you with detailed explanations how to enter the campus grounds and receive the books.

4. Training: All our databases and catalogs are accessible remotely. Comprehensive information with all the details about remote access can be found on our website. We also offer the option of personal and group tutorials through Zoom. You can sign up for tutorials on searching the catalog or the various databases of the library.

To arrange a training, please contact the Reference department at

5. Free access to other academic materials in light of the corona virus: We would like to  remind you that during these days, content providers and publishers are offering free access to academic materials.

We will be happy to answer any questions at tel:  03-531-7955.

 Primo Catalog

EDS search engine

Electronic Databases

Free access to electronic materials


Special instructions regarding the Ecomomics and Business Library

  • Group study is permitted for up to 4 people only if the 2 meter distance between everyone is observed.

Special instructions regarding the Judaica Library

The Open Shelf collection and the Journal collections are closed to the public.

  • Students and faculty who are interested in reading books from the Open Shelf Collection in the Judaic Library, need to send, in advance, full details of the books to
  • Students and faculty who are interested in borrowing books from the Open Shelf Collection need to send, in advance,  full details of the books to

Submission of M.A. theses and Ph.D. theses in the Central Library:

Please send dissertations in a PDF file to Tamar Vakil

M.A. students need to submit a conformation form from their department. 

Ph.D. students need to submit a dissertation submission form as well.  


Contact details for the libraries :

The Reference department in the central library is available via the following: 

Dr. Olga Goldin (Ph.D), Director of University Library System, will be available for any help via email: or phone: 054-9266529

In hope for a speedy return to our normal arrangement!

The Library and Information System staff