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Public Libraries

The city’s libraries facilitate and are home to a variety of resources, such as: children’s books, reference books, magazines and newspapers, digital and audiobooks, Internet, educational software, bibliographies, library usage training, cultural activities, homework assistance and 3D  printers (in selected libraries).

The books and other resources in the city’s libraries are supplied in a variety of languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic, Russian and French.

Beit Ariela Public Library and Cultural Center

Since 1922, Sha'ar Zion has been Tel Aviv's main public library. The central branch is now located in Beit Ariela, holds a wide selection of books in a variety of languages (Hebrew, English, French and Russian) and provides reference services to users. The collection at Beit Ariela also includes archived newspapers, comic, magazines and photographs.


In addition to the main reading hall, there are special departments, such as Poetry, Dance, Design, Theatre, Children and more. Beit Ariela houses a varied and rich collection of 35,000 reference books in Hebrew and English in many fields, including:

  • Humanities: Judaism, History,  Literature, Psychology and Philosophy.
  • Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Studies, Media Studies and administration.
  • Arts, Photography, Design, Dance, Theatre.

Beyond standard library services, Beit Ariela also hosts lectures, cultural events, exhibitions, and workshops, both live or online. The workshops and courses held at the cultural center of Beit Ariela present a wide range of attractive topics.  The lecturers are the country’s best writers, scientists, researchers, journalists, and cultural experts.  In addition, Beit Ariela hosts activities to encourage reading and writing amongst children and teenagers by bringing expert instructors for this age group.

For more information, visit Beit Ariela's Facebook and Instagram pages (in Hebrew).

For online registration for a Library Card click here.

For our Online-Library catalog, click here.

For renewing Library materials (Reader's card) click here.

For Cultural Events check our calendar.

List of public libraries and information

LibraryTel / E-mailAdressOpening hours
The central library – "Sha'ar Zion – Beit Ariela"03-7240550
beitariela@tel-aviv.gov.il
25 Shaul Ha'Melech Blvrd.The building is open Sun – Tue: 10:00 – 19:45, Fri: 9:00 – 11:45, Sat: 10:00 – 16:00
*Please check opening hours of each department before visiting.
Beit Danni community center library03-6878277
03-6878736 (Fax)
beitdanilib@tel-aviv.gov.il
4 Simtat KabirSun – Thu: 14:00 -18:45
**The library is temporarily closed due to renovation.
Nistor library03-5239354
03-5242884 (Fax)
nistorlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
7 Ferdinand Lassal StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:00 – 18:45, Tue: 9:00 – 12:45
The Chess Center library – In memory of Sissy and Marc Sol03-6437921
03-6436947 (Fax)
chesslib@tel-aviv.gov.il
26 Tagore StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:00 – 18:45, Tue: 10:00 – 13:45
Shapira community center library – in memory of Sherman03-6393386
shermanlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
27 Israel Masalant StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:30 – 18:45, Tue: 9:00 – 13:00
The Felicia Blumenthal Music Center Library03-7240404
03-5242884 (Fax)
fblumentalmusic@tel-aviv.gov.il
26 Bialik Street**The library is temporarily closed due to renovation.
Magid community center library073-384446263 Nordau Blvrd.Sun – Thu: 16:30 – 19:00
Barbur community center library03-7391440
03-6310358 (Fax)
beitbarburlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
135 Derech Ha'Hagana StrretSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:45 – 19:00, Tue: 9:00 – 13:00
Ramat Israel Bitzaron community center library – in memory of Yossi Banai03-5711944
03-5730065 (Fax)
ramatisraellib@tel-aviv.gov.il
11 Shvil Ha'EsperagusSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 15:00 – 18:45, Tue: 10:00 – 13:00
Bat Zion community center library03-7247950
batzionlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
10 Bat Zion StreetSun – Thu: 15:00 -18:45
The Arab-Jewish center library – in memory of Anna Laura Petlik Fischer073-3844183
03-6817501 (Fax)
tarshishlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
109 Kedem StreetSun – Thu: 11:30 – 18:45
Hadar Yosef "Beit Farankfurt"03-6478556
03-6478425 (Fax)
hadaryoseflib@tel-aviv.gov.il
23 Kitzis StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:00 – 18:45, Tue: 9:00 – 13:45
Yaffo Gimel "Bnei Brit" community center library03-5080214
03-6599987 (Fax)
yaffogimellib@tel-aviv.gov.il
21 Harif Issac Street (Jaffa)Sun – Thu: 15:00 – 19:00
Yaffo Dalet "Beit Reka" community center library03-5079999
03-5081243 (Fax)
yaffodaletlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
14 Rubinstein StreetSun, Tue, Thu: 9:00 – 14:00, Mon, Wed: 15:00 – 19:00
Migdal Shalom library03-5171165
migdalshalomlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
9 Ech'chad Ha'am StreetSun, Tue, Wed, Thu: 10:00 – 18:45, Mon: 10:00 – 18:00
Mandel culture center library03-6820419
mandellib@tel-aviv.gov.il
2 HaTchi'ya Street (Jaffa)Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 12:30 – 18:45, Tue: 9:00 – 15:00
Neve Eliezer community center library03-6311030
03-6310676 (Fax)
neveeliezerlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
6 Sheshet HaYamim StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 13:00 – 18:00, Tue: 10:00 – 15:00
Neve Ofer community center library03-6817652
03-6825277 (Fax)
neveoferlib@tel-aviv.gov.il
16 Zalman Shazar StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:00 – 18:00, Tue: 10:00 – 13:00
Neve Sharet community center library03-7579108
03-6473831 (Fax)
library@nevesharet.co.il
4 Kehilat Cleveland StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:00 – 19:00, Tue: 9:00 – 13:45
Zahala community center library03-6470026
tzahalacc@tel-aviv.gov.il
1 Avner StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 14:00 – 18:45, Tue: 10:00 – 14:00
Nahalat Yitzhak Llibrary – in memory of Yair HaShulami03-6917647
hashulamilib@tel-aviv.gov.il
9 Tirat Zvi StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 15:00 – 18:45, Tue: 9:00 – 12:45
Ramat Aviv Gimel "Rozin" community center library03-6421079
03-6420016 (fax)
ragimellib@tel-aviv.gov.il
2 Drezner StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 13:30 – 18:30, Tue: 10:00 – 15:00
Kochav Ha'tzafon library073-3842337
073-3842336
kochavlib@tel-Aviv.gov.il
16 Aba Kovner StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 15:00 – 18:00, Tue: closed, Fri: 9:00-11:45
Yad Lebanim library03-7242956
byllib@tel-aviv.gov.il
63 Pinkas David Zvi StreetSun, Mon, Tue, Thu: 10:00 – 18:00, Wed: 9:00 – 14:00
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