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Judah L. Berger Memorial Library, Mekler-Benenson Families Reference Library

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The library of the Rothberg International School for Overseas Students was founded in 1971, and reflects HebrewU’s academically challenging environment and diverse student body. The multilingual collection contains publications 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 and Hebrew language study and teaching.

The library also offers spaces 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’ll have to register by appearing in person and presenting 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.

Getting Help

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 through 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 holidays

Tel. & Fax: +972 2 588 1634

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