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

Ramat Israel Ve Bitzaron Library03-571194411 Shvil Ha'EsperagusTel Aviv east
The Nistor Library03-52393547 Lassaile StreetTel Aviv center
Chess Center- The Sissy and Marc Sol Library03-643792126 Tagore Street Tel Aviv north
Sherman Library03-639338627 Israel Maslant StreetTel Aviv south
The Felicia Blumenthal Music Center and Library (more info below)03-5250499 03-5250482

26 Bialik Street

Opening hours:

Sun & Tuesday 9am-2pm
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 12pm-7pm

Tel Aviv center
Beit Barbur Library 03-6311031135 Derech Ha'Haganah StreetTel Aviv east
Beit Danni Library- Hatikvah neighbourhood 03-68782774 Simtat Kabir StreetTel Aviv south
Bat Zion Library03-724795010 Bat Zion StreetTel Aviv south
Hadar Yosef Library03-647855623 Kitzis StreetTel Aviv north

Tarshish Library

(Library for the Arab sector)


19 Mendès-

France street

Yad Levanim Library03-604176263 Pinkas StreetTel Aviv center
Yaffo Gimel Library03-508021421 Harif Issac StreetJaffa
Yaffo Dalet Library 03-507999914 Rubinstein StreetJaffa
Migdal Shalom Library03-51711659 Ech'chad Haam StreetTel Aviv Center
Mandel Library and Culture Center03-68204192 HaTchi'ya StreetJaffa
Neve Eliezer Library03-63110306 Sheshet HaYamim StreetTel Aviv south
Neve Ofer Library03-681765212 Zalman Shazar StreetTel Aviv south
Neve Sharet Library03-64907404 Kehilat Cleveland StreetTel Aviv north
Zahala Library03-64700261 Avner StreetTel Aviv north
Ramat Aviv Gimel Library03-64210792 Drezner StreetTel Aviv north

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

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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