Library

The Life Sciences Library is headed by Batya Rosen.

Opening hours: Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:45 during the school year.
For summer hours - call library

Tel: 972-3-5318962

Location: The Suissa Life Sciences Building (212), 1st floor

The Library Collection 
The library is located in the Life Sciences Building, and encompasses half of the first floor. The library contains textbooks for use by undergraduate students and a large collection (400 titles) of scientific journals for research use by M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, staff and research personnel.

Catalogs and Indexes
Computerized catalog Aleph - through which may be located all the books in the library, both Hebrew and English. Searches may be made by author, title, subject and any work made by author, title, subject and any word from these fields.The computer program is used by all institutes of higher education in Israel.

Rules of behavior requested in the library

- Smoking, eating or drinking are not allowed in the library.

- Students are required to maintain quiet in the library.

- Cellular phones must be turned off before entering the library.

- Students may not bring schoolbags into the library.

- A checkroom is available at the entrance to the library.

- A detailed list of instructions on the use of the library is available. Disregard of these instructions and inappropriate behavior will be considered an infringement of these rules, and will be brought to the attention of the Dean of the Life Science Faculty.

- The librarians are authorized to ask any student who is behaving improperly to leave the library.

Circulation 

Most of the classified books in the library may be borrowed. Reserved books may be borrowed for either one night or three days (colored tapes on the spine of the books indicate the time period allowed). Journals and reference books are not circulated. At the beginning of the year, students receive a magnetic library card which is used for borrowing books. This card may not be transferred to any other person.


Photocopying 
Inside the library there is one copying machine for use by staff and research personnel. There are copying machines on the second level of the building. Copying for BSc students is available only with a card which can be purchased in the Hamafil Center.

CD-ROMs

MEDLINE 1983.

LIFE SCIENCES 1990.

Both of these are on the internal network of Bar Ilan.

JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS (SCIENCE) - stand alone station 1994.