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.
Library building serves as a learning center that combines traditional library services with advanced computer services.
The library has more than 100 seats.
In addition to individual learning areas for a quiet study there are “study areas for learning in groups, located at the entry level, mezzanine and upper floor. On the second-floor (upper reading room) there is also a group study roomfor 4-8 people.
At the entrance floor there is an accessible workstation that includes an adjustable table, an accessible chair and a 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.
For Further information (Hebrew)
Use BookMe system to reserve a group study room in advance.