Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Assistive Technology Workstation

Library Services for Patrons with Disabilities
To get to the library, please see the a map of the campus showing access routes and facilities for the disabled.
All workstations in our Periodicals Department are equipped with wide screen 22 inch monitors which are suitable for the visually impaired.
In addition, workstations  for persons with disabilities, donated to the library, are located ion the 2nd and 3rd floors. The workstations are equipped with:

Adjustable Desk
Desks with electronically adjustable heights suitable for wheelchair users and people with back problems.

Powerful PCs with large monitors enabling continuous display of magnified material without excess scrolling for use by patrons with visual impairments. 

Additional devices include headphones, a keyboard with large keys (with shield) and a selection of mice for the disabled. See following table:

buddy switch

Buddy Switch

A large surface switch, easy to see and easy to use


mouse plus two switches

Mouse + 2 switches + 2 plugs

Large surface switches


microtrack mouse

Microtrack Mouse

Can be chin-operated


pc track mouse

PCTrack Mouse USB

Trackball mouse with large ball and buttons. Very stable


large key keyboard

Large Key Keyboard + shield + cover

For people suffering from tremors, partial paralysis or unsteady hands. Also suitable for people with visual impairments.


kids mouse

Kid's Mouse

Large trackball, easy maneuverability, with good separation between buttons. Requires less fine motor control than standard mouse.


Ergonomic Joystick

Ergonomic Joystick

Lightweight and easy to use helping those with repetitive strain injury, as the hand remains vertical.


In addition to standard library software (catalog, databases, electronic journals, Office, Internet browser, etc.) all public stations offer: 

ZoomText - Screen magnification application              
Kol Kore – A program that reads Hebrew texts 
Dyslexia - A program that helps to avoid mistakes caused by dyslexia.

The text reading  programs allow a student to store files in MP3 format.

The station also has a Babylon multi-lingual dictionary installed.

Printing, Scanning and Copying
Standard printing, scanning and copying facilities are located near the workstation.

Would you like the library to acquire any additional assistive technology devices? For further questions or suggestions please contact Sara Grosvald by e-mail, by telephone 02-5882134, or by fax 02-5322435.

Harman Science Library

Disabled Access to the Library

The Harman Science Library is located in the middle of the Edmond J. Safra Campus in Givat Ram. It is accessible by wheelchair from the main gate of the campus, by way of the National Library, or by way of the Levy Building. The main entrance to Harman Library is wheelchair accessible.

All areas of the library are accessible to the mobility challenged.

The height of the Circulation Desk and of the Reference Desk are convenient for wheelchair users.



The elevator reaches all the reading rooms, except floor -2.


Restrooms for the Disabled

On every floor there are restrooms accessible to the disabled.


Muriel & Philip Berman Medical Library



Directions to the library

The Medical Library is situated In the Faculty of Medicine, Hadassah Ein Karem campus, building #1. Access is via the main entrance of the Faculty of Medicine or through the entrance near the Dental School. Entrance to the library and all of its areas are accessible to wheelchair users and persons with physical disabilities.



Patrons can use the elevator in the library to access all four of its floors.


Circulation and Reference Services

Circulation and reference desks are accessible to wheelchair users.

Physically disabled persons toilets

Every floor in the library has a toilet for persons with physical disabilities.

Law Library



Education and Social Work Library

On the main level of the library, there is a workstation for disabled users, which includes a large screen to accommodate the visually impaired, an enhanced keyboard, control of the table height via remote control and a sound amplifier.


Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment is located at the center of the Hebrew University's Rehovot campus.

The library is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator.

An accessible restroom is located on the ground floor of the library.

Accessibility aids
·         An accessible work station with an adaptable table that can be height-adjusted.

·         Closed Circuit TV for screen enlargement.

·         Hebrew text reading software: Almareader

·         ZOOMText software to interpret text for low vision.

Contact information:


Mathematics and Computer Science Library

Disabled Access to the Library
The Mathematics and Computer Science Library is accessible by wheelchair from Magnes Boulevard (Sderot Magnes) near the National Library. Arrival at the building by car is possible through prior arrangement with the library staff. Accessible parking is located off the lane leading from the Belgium House (Beit Belgia).

Elevator access
Disabled access is available by elevator in the building. Pressing on the Floor 2 button will bring you to the entrance to the library.

Accessibility to the Book Collection and Circulation Desk
The main Reading Room is accessible to the mobility challenged. In order to access the journals collection on the lower floor, it is necessary to contact the library staff in order for someone to open the door leading to it from the entrance to the building.
The height of the Circulation Desk is convenient for wheelchair users, and it is possible to approach the Circulation Librarian from that spot.
The staff of the library will be happy to assist with searching for material in the library catalog, databases, and book shelves, including ordering books from the shelves and lending them to an authorized representative. The library staff can be reached by phone, by email, or through Facebook. In addition, most textbooks are also available electronically.

Accessibility accessories
All five computer stations are accessible to the mobility challenged. The computers for patrons contain programs such as Magnifier for enlarging text and Narrator for reading texts aloud in English.
A TMS table device for the visually challenged is located on the lower floor of the library.

Comfort and Services
The library has wide armchairs available for use near the Circulation Desk and the lower floor of the library.
On the entrance floor of the building there are restrooms for the mobility challenged.

Please Contact:
Telephone: 02-6584379 


Archaeology Library

Disabled Access to the Library
The Archaeology Library is located in the Institute of Archeology on the Mount Scopus Campus.
It is accessible by wheelchair from the main entrance to the Institute building.
The elevator in the Institute building is wheelchair accessible.
All service areas of the library are accessible to the mobility challenged.

Services for the Disabled
There is a disabled toilet in the restroom on the third floor of the Institute of Archaeology.
The library staff will be happy to assist with any request and help to locate material in the library’s catalogue, shelves, and electronic resources.