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Order books from other libraries in Israel and abroad

The National Library allows you to receive high-quality copies and scans from the Library collections. A scan or print-out of the various items such as: manuscripts, archives, maps, journals, books, photographs and more can be ordered.

 

Additionally, the service allows books and scans to be ordered from other libraries in Israel and abroad.

Provision of the scan or print-out will only be possible after clarification of the state of copyright and terms of use of the items.

The service is by payment.



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What can be ordered?

Books designated to be loaned can be ordered from academic libraries in Israel and worldwide.

How much does the service cost?

Ordering books from libraries in Israel: the prices differ between the different types of libraries.
Ordering books from abroad: will be done in accordance with the services price list. The work will be carried out after payment is actually made.

How long can I loan the book for?

The book can be borrowed for eight weeks. No automatic extension will be carried out. You can request to extend the loaning period by contacting the document delivery team.

Can I take the book home?

No. The book can only be used in the reading rooms of the National Library building.

How do I order?

1) Register on the library website.
2) Locate the item:
Libraries in Israel: Locate the requested system number through the ULI catalog.
Libraries abroad: You must locate the number of the desired item (OCLC number) through the WorldCat catalog.
3) Fill out an online order form:

Ordering a book from a library within Israel or from abroad

How will I know if the order was received?

When you finish filling out the form a notice will appear which confirms that the form was sent successfully.
When the form is received your request will be transferred to and processed by the document delivery team at the library. You will be contacted in order to continue processing your application. You can clarify the state of the order by contacting us by email at ill@nli.org.il or by telephone 074-7336412 or 074-7336352.

How long will it take until I receive the book?

An order from libraries in Israel – within 10 working days from when the order was made.
An order from libraries abroad – the book will arrive at the National Library in accordance with the country the book was ordered from. An estimated time of arrival will be provided for each order individually.

How do I pay?

After the order is confirmed you will be sent a link for online secure payment by credit card or a PayPal account.
Additionally, you can pay in cash, by credit card or check in the financial department, which is located on floor -1, room 22, on Sundays – Thursdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.