NLI is a dynamic center for scholarship, culture, connection, and creativity, and a global institution at the forefront of democratization of knowledge.
NLI By the Numbers: Did you know the National Library of Israel has over 4 million volumes of books and 180,000 annual visitors?
Over the past years, the National Library has sharpened its focus on its four core collections: Israel, Judaica, Islam and the Middle East, and the Humanities.
All day, every day, National Library of Israel librarians connect with Library users, as they field questions and requests from every corner of the globe.
The National Library is dedicated to developing a broad range of partnerships throughout the world that foster engagement with our collections.
NLI is at the forefront of educational innovation in Israel and the Jewish world, and each year many thousands of schoolchildren visit the Library, in-person and online.
The Library has become a center for cultural and learning enrichment, opening its doors to an ever-broadening body of patrons.
Grand-scale digitization efforts and digital access projects are expanding access to National Library collections, programs, and treasures to people across the globe.
Central to our vision is that the National Library of Israel will continue to be a local and international source of innovation, pride, and inspiration.
The majestic new National Library building and surrounding campus, designed by renowned Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, is now under construction.
A review of the National Library of Israel's financial growth, income, and expenditures highlights trends over the past decade of renewal.
NLI is governed by a Board of Directors and Council, and works in coordination with NLI USA. NLI is a public-private partnership, combining national support and philanthropic vision.