The library’s main role is to serve as an information and resource center for the Israeli and Overseas students of the Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures, as well as the staff of the Institute.
The library houses over 9700 printed books and more than 100 printed periodicals. This collection covers subjects, ranging from prehistoric Era to archaeology and history of the Biblical world.
The journals are chiefly acquired through exchange agreements with academic libraries worldwide. The acquisition of new books is enabled by the generous support of the Friends of the Institute of Archaeology.
The library has a strong online presence. The databases include online journals and electronic books. These, along with the online catalog are searchable via DATA (on the Aleph system):
The Archaeology library is managed by Nirit Kedem, with the assistance of chief librarian Alexandra Shavit.
(During the holidays and summer semester, subject to changes)
We’ll gladly answer your questions about library policies, procedures, services, and assist in the retrieval of information. Please visit us at Gilman Building, Room 224, on the second floor.
Or contact us via:
Incorporated into DATA
IHP – Index to Hebrew Periodicals is a bibliographic indexing project, covering articles of Hebrew periodicals. It is also an Eretz Israel database.
RAMBI – The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages, mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library.
JSTOR includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
PROQUEST is a resource of electronic collections containing millions of documents originally published in magazines, newspapers and journals.
ATLA+ATLAS covers Bible, archaeology and antiquities; human culture and society; world religions and religious studies, etc.
Not incorporated into DATA
IAAL: Israel Antiquities Authority Library
AWOL: The Ancient World Online