Books may be borrowed from any of the campus libraries, but the lending policies in each library may differ.
The following borrowing procedures are valid for the Central Library only.
In most campus libraries books will be automatically renewed, although the renewal period in each library may differ.
Certain books may not be renewed:
- Books that were ordered by another reader.
- Reserved books in the Reserved Book Collection.
- Books that have already been automatically renewed.
Automatic Renewals in the Central Library:
- B.A. and Master students – up to 4 months.
- Doctoral students and junior academic staff – up to 6 months.
- Administrative staff – up to 4 months.
- Senior academic staff - up to one year.
For more information (In Hebrew) please click here.
It is the borrower's responsibility to return or renew borrowed materials by the due date.
Library notices are sent by email to the borrower's address.
Readers are requested to update their email, place of residence, telephone. and mobile phone number in the following places :
- Students' Administration website, personal information - update email here
- Students' Administration website - obtain letter of approval no. 21 here
- In addition you can contact the Student Service and Information Center by fax or email. Please include copy of a picture ID.
Reserved Book Collection
Books from the Reserved Books Collection on the lists of required reading material for courses are available for short-term lending only, between 2 hours to 1 week.
There is no renewal option for overnight books.
For additional information please contact the Reserved Book department.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday from 8:00 – 18:00
The Open Stacks collection is located on the -2nd floor.
Help in locating books is available from the Open Stacks staff.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 – 18:45
Library fines for overdue materials can be paid by credit cards, and by phone.
Automatic renewal service
MA theses, published before 2010, that are located in the Central Library, can not be loaned.
To access a thesis, fill out and submit a form to the Circulation Desk in the Central Library. The thesis will be brought to the Judaica Library for the reader's reference.
Prior to filling out a form, please check the catalog for the thesis' location
Forms (In Hebrew only) can be obtained at the Circulation Desk or downloaded here.
Forms submitted before 12:00 A.M will be dealt with on the same day.
Forms submitted after 12:00 A.M will be dealt with on the next day.
Master and Doctoral students and faculty are allowed to borrow books from other university libraries.
Permission to borrow is valid for one academic year and is given upon request.
Borrowers must comply with the lending library's policy.
Borrowers must submit a form to the interlibrary department in the central library.
Forms can be found in the interlibrary department or downloaded here.
Bar-Ilan readers who are not registered and are interested in receiving library services must fill out an application form.
Forms (In Hebrew) can be found at the Circulation Desk in the Central Library or downloaded here.
For additional information on borrowing procedures (In Hebrew) , click here.
For additional information on ordering a book that is currently on loan (In Hebrew), click here.