The National Library, which has been functioning for over 120 years, holds around five million books and an innumerable amount of wonderful treasures, among them, ancient manuscripts, a unique collection of antique maps, books, magazines, posters, photographs, rare collections, including the biggest and most important collection of Jewish and Israeli music in the world.
The library is open to all and is a magnet not only for researchers but also for the curious, for readers, youth, and teenagers, with every visit exposing a different attraction.
The library invites you on a tour that will expose you to sections of its splendid collections. Tours are led by skilled members of the library staff. Every guide comes from a different department of the library and brings fascinating stories of the treasures in the library.
Following the tour visitors are invited to return for a "visit" via the library website which gives access to a large portion of the materials.
The library also organizes various cultural events such as lectures, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, performances, and educational programs for children. The public is welcome to join the library mailing list to keep in touch after their visit and get periodic updates on the latest events.
Tours may be booked in advance.