National Library of Israel Tours

The NEW National Library of Israel is open to the public. Take a tour of the beautiful architecture, come by to sit in one of the amazing reading areas, or see the library’s treasures.

The new library from moved from the Givat Raam campus of Hebrew University and is now located across the street from the Knesset and the Israel Museum. With over 4 million books this library was designed by x in a post-modernism style.

Take an architectural tour of the building and learn about the designers and how they felt their designs shared the love & openness of books. You will not find a single fence on the library campus.


Guests are invited to sit at the many tables within the library to do their work and enjoy the space.


Take a guided tour of the architectural wonder that is the new National Library building. Explore the impressive new reading halls and survey a selection of the five million items stored in the Library: rare books, antique manuscripts, photo albums, unique maps, historical posters, personal archives, and more. We will follow in the footsteps of words that shaped our lives, observe the beauty of artistic writings in the rotating exhibit, and discover striking works of art that are spread throughout the building and the beautiful surrounding gardens, among them the “Letters of Light” created by sculptor Micha Ullman.

Tour is every Wednesday 1.5 hrs. Reservations are required.


The special treasures exhibit is meant to open in December 2023.

National Library of Israel
Eliezer Kaplan St 1, Jerusalem

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