Judah L. Berger Memorial Library, Mekler-Benenson Families Reference Library
The Rothberg International School for Overseas Students library was founded in 1971, and reflects the Hebrew University’s academically challenging environment and diverse student body. The multilingual collection contains publications mainly in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew. This collection spans a broad range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with special emphasis on Jewish, Israel, and Middle East studies as well as Hebrew language study and teaching.
The library also provides areas designed for focused group study, including a large reading hall and two new state-of-the-art seminar rooms. Each of the seminar rooms is equipped with two laptop connections, a white board, and a plasma screen.
How to Register
Before you can use the library, you will have to register in person and present our staff with a valid student card (obtained at academic registration) and a valid email address. (The Hebrew University Computer Center will set you up with a free email address if you need one.) After you register, your student card will also serve as your library card at the Rothberg Library as well as all other University libraries.
Library orientation sessions are held at the beginning of each semester. Attendance is highly recommended.
In addition, students are always welcome to approach any of the librarians to request assistance, and you can also ask a librarian online. Our librarians are highly knowledgeable and ready to help. Detailed library tutorials are also available for your convenience.
Library Hours & Contacts
The library is open regular hours during the academic year:
- Sunday – Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-8:45 p.m.
- Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
*These hours are subject to change on summer time and holidays.
Tel. & Fax: +972 2 588 1634