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Library Tours

This tour is an invitation to get to know the National Library – a place that has something for everyone – first-hand. It includes information about the history of the Library, the renewal program, an introduction to the spacious reading rooms, and encounters with fascinating ephemera, letters, ancient maps, and more.
 
Target audience: Adults
Duration: 1 hour
Number of participants: 15-30
Availability: Sunday-Friday
 


 
An ancient map is something of a riddle. Let us show you how to decipher these riddles as we explore surprising details about the ancient mapmakers together. There are various kinds of maps in the collection: some look like drawings, some teach us about history, and some are actually  games.
 
Target audience: Adults and youth
Duration: 1.5 hours
Number of participants: 15-30 
Availability: Friday



 
 
​The National Library is in the midst of an extensive renewal process, the most ambitious in its history. The process is underway is several main domains: digitization of the collections, expansion of services to researchers, other users, and new user groups, website development and translation of the site into other languages and – still to come – a move to new premises in the National Precinct. The primary motivation for the renewal process is a commitment to making the Library's collections accessible to as broad a population as possible, and affirming the Library's status as a national institution.
We invite you to explore the renewal process personally by means of a tour designed especially for library professionals. The tour will cover the Library's past, present, and future, including a visit to the digitization department, viewing of items from special collections, and an introduction to the Library's new public service facilities.

Target Audience: Librarians, Studentes, Researchers
Duration: 1.5 hours
Number of participants: 15-30
Availability: Sunday-Friday


 

 

 

Put down your smart phone and give your tablet a rest. We offer an encounter with the real thing: the book. In this time of radical change, join us on a journey through the world of the book. How were the first books made? What were they about? Why is it important to preserve the traditional book? How does an established and important library deal with the digital revolution?
 
Target Audience: Children
Duration: 1 hour
Number of participants: 15-30
Availability: Sunday-Friday
 


 

 

​It is possible to reserve private tours for groups of 10 or less. A fee is charged for these tours.
 
Special interest tours of the following can also be reserved:
Music collection
Judaica  collection
Herzl, Jerusalem and Zionism
Gershom Scholem and Agnon
 
 
Target Audience: Adults, youth and children
Duration: 1.5 hours
Number of participants: 15-30
Availability: Sunday-Friday
A fee is charged for private tours