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Libraries - Information

The Bezalel Academy has two libraries: the Central Library, located at the Mount Scopus campus, and the Architecture Department Library, located at the department's building in central Jerusalem.

Both libraries hold nearly 50,000 volumes of various materials: books, printed and electronic periodicals, CDs, video cassettes, DVD films and databases.

The library collection encompasses unique subjects that may only be found at the same location in our library. The library collection development places emphasis on historic and contemporary as well as theoretical and practical.

The subjects of our library collection reflect the curricula of the various departments and include materials in the various fields of art and design:
• General Art
• Jewish & Israeli Art
• Architecture, Town Planning & Urban Studies
• Visual Communication (Illustration & Comics, Graphic/Typographic Design, Advertising, Design for the Internet)
• Industrial Design
• General & Israeli Photography
• Ceramics & Glass
• Jewelry, Fashion
• Decorative Art
• Screen-Based Arts (Animation, Video, New Media, Documentary Cinematography, Video Art)

Additionally, the library collection includes books on the history and theory of art and design, architecture and culture, general topics in the humanities, social and natural studies and many more.