National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel (NLI; Hebrew: הספרייה הלאומית, romanized: HaSifria HaLeumit; Arabic: المكتبة الوطنية في إسرائيل), formerly Jewish National and University Library (JNUL; Hebrew: בית הספרים הלאומי והאוניברסיטאי, romanized: Beit Ha-Sfarim Ha-Le'umi ve-Ha-Universita'i), is the library dedicated to collecting the cultural treasures of Israel and of Jewish heritage. The library holds more than 5 million books, and is located on the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

National Library of Israel
הספרייה הלאומית
CountryIsrael
Established1892; 129 years ago (1892)
Reference to legal mandateThe Legal Deposit of generally available documents
LocationJerusalem
Coordinates31°46′34.2″N 35°11′48.5″E
Collection
Items collectedUnique collections of manuscripts, special collections of books, music, radio and TV programmes, film, theatre, maps, posters, pictures, photographs, electronic documents and newspapers.
Size5 million volumes
Other information
BudgetApproximately 100 million NIS (₪)
DirectorOren Weinberg
Staff300
Websitenli.org.il
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The National Library owns the world's largest collections of Hebraica and Judaica,[1] and is the repository of many rare and unique manuscripts, books and artifacts. In August 2020, it closed for two weeks due to the financial and national government crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.