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Department of Manuscripts and Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts

Department of Manuscripts and Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts
​The National Library's Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts has undertaken to collect copies of all extant Hebrew manuscripts, whether privately owned or housed in public collections, from all over the world. By means of the Institute's 76,000 reels of microfilm and thousands of scanned digital images, researchers and the public have access to over 90% of known Hebrew manuscripts. The Department also houses 11,000 original Hebrew manuscripts and over 2,000 manuscripts in eastern languages and the Romanian language family. 

The Department of Manuscripts and the Institute for Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts are complemented by the Hebrew paleography project, which involves codicological and paleographic studies on Medieval Hebrew mansucripts. By means of this unique service, the Library facilitates comparative research on Hebrew manuscripts from different periods and places. All of these Judaic and Hebrew resources, both print and digital, are concentrated under one roof.

The Institute for Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts is located in the Department of Archives on the ground floor of the National Library, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, Jerusalem.

Department of Manuscripts and Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts Opening Hours:
Sundays: 09:00-19:45
Mondays-Thursdays: 09:00-18:00
Fridays: 09:00-12:45
(Manuscripts may be ordered until 20 minutes before closing)
 
Contact Information:
The Department of Manuscripts and the Institute for Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts
The National Library
P.O. Box 39105
Jerusalem, 9139002
Tel: 074-733-6480
Email: mss@nli.org.il