About the Library

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About the Library

The Elyachar Central Library building was built in 1965 with the transition to the new campus of the Technion. The library was named after Colonel Yehiel Elyachar, founder and president of the American Society for Technion.

The library has set as its main goal to expand  the use of information services and to develop its electronic collections  according to the needs of faculty and students at the Technion.

The library develops and implements a new information services and products according to the new trends of information technology and new information resources.

The library works to advance electronic libraries, through the University Libraries Corporation in Israel, through the of university libraries corporation in Israel, that acquires databases and electronic journals for use by the academic community in the country.

In addition, the library develops and maintains the computer systems that supports all Technion libraries and research institutes, which includes the  electronic library, catalog and circulation system. It also provides services to faculty libraries  such as procurement, cataloging, sorting, fast document delivery to staff members, and training for students, researchers and librarians.

The library service is provided to all students, academic staff and employees of the Technion. The library is open to public, including to students and staff of other universities.

The diverse library collection includes books, magazines (printed and electronic), archival material in print and microfiche.

Library materials can be found in different languages: Hebrew, English, German, Russian, French and others.

The library invests resources to expand its collection according to the needs of its patrons and welcomes procurement recommendations from lecturers and students to further enrich the collection.

Recommendations for the purchase of books or requests for additional copies can be transferred via an electronic form.

The Information and Learning Center, which is located in the Elyachar Central Library, is designated to promote creativity and excellence in research and support instruction, learning, cultural and leisure activities.

The new center has three floors (about 1700 m2) and encompasses dynamic spaces that allow easy and efficient access to information: Borrowing Services, designated rooms for group study, varied learning areas that contain 420 seats, technology systems, advanced information expert assistance, a gallery with changing exhibits, and a social book exchange library (“community library”). We have increased the number of seats for individuals and groups in varied possibilities for learning.

On floors 5 (in front of the reference desk) and 6 (in the far left study room) there are accessible workstations. The units include reader software (NVDA). Priority for people with disabilities. 

NVDA is a screen-reading program.

This program  enables  voice description or Braille for the information found on the computer screen

The program has a speech drive in both Hebrew and English and is supported by The Center for the Blind, in cooperation with Israel Social Security.

Earphones for a loan are available at the loaning desk.

The unit on the 6th floor also includes an adjustable table and an accessible chair.

For Further information (Hebrew) 

Use BookMe system to reserve a group study room in advance.


At the large entrance hall of the library art exhibitions and exhibitions on various topics are displayed.

Throughout the library books collections are available, such as course materials, Social library (free to take), literature, children’s and teens fiction and Technion alumni collection.

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