Beit Ariela Public Library And Cultural Center
Since 1922, Shaar Zion has been Tel Aviv's main public library. The central branch is now located in Beit Ariela, and holds a wide selection of books in a variety of languages (Hebrew, English, French, German and more). The collection at Beit Ariela also includes archived newspapers, comic books, magazines and photographs.
In addition to the main reading hall, there are small libraries specializing in different subjects such as dance, music, law and more. Beit Ariela houses a varied and rich collection of 35,000 reference books in Hebrew and English in many fields of study including:
- Humanities: Judaism, Israeli history, holocaust, Israeli literature.
- Social Sciences: sociology, society, communications and administration.
- Natural Sciences: medicine, life sciences.
- Art, photography.
- General encyclopedias and professional reference guides.
The staff librarians at the reference desk are available to assist visitors in locating the requested material.
Beyond standard library services (book lending, talks, children’s programs), Beit Ariela also hosts lectures, cultural events, exhibitions, and workshops. 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.
Address: 25 Saul Ha'Melech Blvrd.
Telephone: 03-6910141-5 / ext. 256