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BGU Libraries and Archives

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The University libraries offer a wide variety of high-quality and up-to-date academic resources - books, theses, films and maps-  online and in print.  The librarians provide individual and group instruction in locating information/materials and assist in the use of databases and other information sources, both in the library and remotely.  In addition, the libraries provide environments and tools to suit the students’ needs: computers, quiet study areas and areas for group study, a wireless network, technical support, etc.

The Central Library serves all the university faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences, Business and Management, and Health Sciences as related to the community.  The collection includes a wide variety of electronic, print and microform materials, e.g. books, journals, theses, databases, films, newspapers and maps.  In addition, the library has several special collections: Rare books, Haggadot, the Isaiah Berlin Collection, the art room, etc. The library also offers cultural activities.


The library offers a wide range of books, magazines and online information related to the fields of study, research and clinical treatment of the Faculty of Health Sciences community.


  • The Eilat Campus Library
  • Books and journals, emphasizing the fields of study on the Eilat campus. search the Catalogue



​ Archives


The archives include documentary material on the Negev in various periods, mainly from the early twentieth century.  Materials include documents from various archives, pictures, maps, interviews, newspaper clippings, etc.

Heksherim, the Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture includes the archives: Amos Oz, Aharon Appelfeld, Shulamith Hareven, Ruth Almog, David Avidan, Yocheved Bat-Miriam, David Schütz, and Nissim Aloni.   The archives contain manuscripts, research works, articles, pictures and films concerning the authors and their works.

The archive contains David Ben-Gurion’s personal diaries and letters and hundred of thousands historical documents on the history of the Yishuv from 1900 to Ben-Gurion’s death in 1973, including Turkish rule, the British mandate, and the declaration and foundation of the State. The documents encompass all fields of Jewish and Israeli history.  The archive has been scanned and is available via Internet.

A special collection of books of the philosopher and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin and of books that were dedicated to him