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, audiobooks, Internet, educational software and computer games, bibliographies, library usage training, cultural activities and homework assistance (in select libraries).

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

Tel Aviv-Yafo residents can utilize the city’s libraries without charge upon presentation of ID card and resident card. Children under 18 accompanied by a parent can register upon presentation of their ID card.

Entrance to libraries closes 15 minutes before final closing time; as there may be changes in the schedule, it is advised to call the library before visiting (especially during holidays).

Public Libraries List

LibraryTelephone/ EmailAddressOpening hours
Ramat Israel Ve Bitzaron Library03-5711944
03-5730065 (Fax)
11 Shvil Ha'EsperagusSun, Mon, Wed, Thu-
3- 6:45 PM
Tue- 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

**The library is temporarily closed.
The Nistor Library03-5239354
03-5242884 (Fax)
7 Ferdinand Lassal   StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
2:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Chess Center- The Sissy and Marc Sol Library
03-6436947 (Fax)
26 Tagore Street Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
2:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 10:00 AM- 1:45 PM

Sherman Library03-6393386
27 Israel Maslant StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
2:30- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 1:30 PM
The Felicia Blumenthal Music Center and Library 
03-5242884 (Fax)

26 Bialik Street

Sun, Tue- 
9:00 AM- 1:45 PM
Mon, Wed, Thu- 12:00- 6:45 PM
Beit Barbur Library 03-7391440
03-6310358 (Fax)
135 Derech Ha'Haganah StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
1:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Beit Danni Library- Hatikvah neighbourhood 03-6878277
03-6878736 (Fax)
4 Simtat Kabir StreetSun- Thu-
2:00- 6:45 PM

Bat Zion Library03-7247950
10 Bat Zion StreetSun- Thu-
3:00- 6:45 PM

Hadar Yosef Library
03-6478425 (Fax)
23 Kitzis Street
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
2:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 1:45 PM
​Anna Laura Petlik Fischer Library (Arab-Jewish Center)
03-6817501 (Fax)
109 Kedem Street​​Sun- 10:30 AM- 7:00 PM
Mon= Thu- 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Yad Lebanim Library03-7242956

63 Pinkas David Zvi StreetSun, Mon, Tue, Thu- 
2:00- 6:45 PM
Wed- 9:00 AM- 1:45 PM
Yaffo Gimel Library03-5080214
03-6599987 (Fax)
21 Harif Issac Street (Jaffa(
Sun- Thu- 
3:00- 7:00 PM

Yaffo Dalet Library 03-5079999
03-5081243 (Fax)
14 Rubinstein StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
3:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:30 AM- 12:45 PM
Migdal Shalom Library03-5171165
9 Ech'chad Haam Street
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
3:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Mandel Library and Culture Center03-6820419
2 HaTchi'ya Street (Jaffa)
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
12:30- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 2:45 PM
Neve Eliezer Library03-6311030
03-6310676 (Fax)
6 Sheshet HaYamim StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
1:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 11:00 AM- 4:45 PM
Neve Ofer Library03-6817652
03-6825277 (Fax)

16 Zalman Shazar StreetSun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
2:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Neve Sharet Library03-7579108
03-6473831 (Fax)

4 Kehilat Cleveland StreetSun- 
2:00- 8:45 PM
Mon, Wed, Thu- 2:00-7:00 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Zahala Library
1 Avner Street
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
2:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 10:00 AM- 12:45 PM
​Beit Barbur Library
03-6310358 (Fax)
​135 Derech HaHagana Street 
​Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
1:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 12:45 PM
​Yair HaShulami Library- Nahalat Yitzhak

​9 Tirat Zvi Street
​Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
3:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 12:45 PM
Ramat Aviv Gimel Library
03-6420016 (fax)
2 Drezner Street
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu- 
2:00- 6:45 PM
Tue- 9:00 AM- 12:45 PM

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- 7240555

For more information, visit Beit Ariela's Facebook page (in Hebrew)

Lending Library

The library circulates a rich and varied collection of books: reference, fiction, poetry, plays, suspense, science fiction, books in multiple languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, German and Yiddish, and provides reference services to users.

Loan Terms: borrowers must be residents; each subscriber is entitled to four books a month, with a possibility to extend the return date for books by phone, online or at the circulation desk.

The Felicia Blumental Music Center and Music Library

The Center's music library is the largest of its kind in Israel. The library is open to the public for study, research and lending of music scores, books, CD's and DVD's. Throughout the year, the library presents conferences, lectures, concerts, art exhibits, interdisciplinary meetings and story time for children. Library loans are free for Tel Aviv residents. Other library services are available to everyone at no charge.

In​ the library you will find: Books on music, music scores, collection of ethnic instruments and personal archives of many leading musicians.

Library catalogue
The online music library catalogue is updated constantly. If our catalogue does not list what you are looking for, please contact our librarian by email or telephone, since some of our material is the process of being catalogued. If the book or score that you are looking for is currently on loan, you may reserve it. Upon its return it will be held for you at the circulation desk. You can also extend your loan online.

The library catalogue is included in the ULI – Israel Union List.

At your service: questions and requests 
The library team of librarian will be happy to assist you personally, either on-site at the library or via email or telephone in the table above.

For more information about the Felicia Blumental Music Center, click here​.
For inquiries, please contact:​

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