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.
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.
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 collection)
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