Library

The Emery and Claire Yass Library of the Institute of Archaeology

 

The Library of the Institute of Archaeology is part of the Library Authority of the Hebrew University. The library catalogue (books and journals) is part of the united catalogue of the Library Authority.

A total rebuilding and renovation of the library has been completed in 2003, thanks to a generous donation by Australian Friends of the Hebrew University, the late Emery and Claire Yass.

The Archaeology Library holds 35,000 book and journal titles that focus on the material remains of the Ancient Near Eastern cultures from the prehistoric, biblical, classical and until the medieval periods. The library holdings are concentrated in three current collections: The Archaeology collection, the Prehistory collection and the Assyriology collection.

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A total rebuilding and renovation of the library has recently taken place, thanks to a generous donation by Australian Friends of the Hebrew University, the late Emery and Claire Yass.

The library

 

Private book collections that have been donated to the library:

Dan Barag (1935-2009) – Glass and Numismatics

Arye Ben-David (1904-1979) – Numismatics and Metrology

Jacob Finkelstein (1922-1974) – Assyriology (not located in library)

Roman Ghirshman (1895-1979) – Art of Central Asia

Moshe Greenberg (1928-2010) – Assyriology

Sara Groll (1925-2007) – Egyptology (closed collection)

Yizhar Hirschfeld (1950-2006) – Classical archaeology (closed collocation)

Shlomit Israeli (died 2015) – Egyptology

Benno Landsberger (1890-1968) – Assyriology (not located in library)

Yakkov Meshorer (1935-2004) – Numismatics (closed collection)

Joseph Naveh (1928-2011) – Epigraphy

Moshe Prausnitz (1922-1998) – Prehistory

Arthur Ruppin (1876-1943) – Travels to the Holy Land

Moshe Stekelis (1898-1967) – Prehistory

Sharon Zuckerman (1965-2014) – Biblical Archaeology

 

Circulation policy

Most of the books in the library are reserved and can be borrowed only overnight (15:00 until 11:00) or over the weekend.

Circulation is open to the students and staff of the Hebrew University.

Borrowers cannot renew their loans, nor can they order books automatically.

Not for loan:

  • The Assyriology collection
  • Text and reference books
  • Excavation reports
  • Dissertations
  • Rare books
  • Journals

For more information, please ask the librarian.

 

Catalogs and Links

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Other Catalogs

Databases

Archaeology Websites

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