The Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment was established in 1972 by combining several departmental libraries, in the Kennedy Leigh Building at the heart of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the Rehovot campus of Hebrew University.
In 2011, the building was renovated by architect Vivi Astrinsky; the Berl and Agnes Ginges Library Information Center was established in the architectural spirit of the other libraries at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The library has a shared space that enables learning in groups and is characterized as an active and vibrant learning center. The large and lighted space also hosts art exhibits, most by local artists. In addition to the shared space, the library also has quiet study rooms and group study rooms.
The library is equipped with desktop computers, laptops, printers, a scanner, LCD screens, a wireless network and other equipment. The library has 200 seats, from "traditional" tables and chairs to sofas and lounge areas.
The library collection consists of databases, books and periodicals in all study disciplines of the Faculty: Plant Sciences, Soil and Water Sciences, Animals and Veterinary Medicine, Entomology, Plant Diseases and Microbiology, Natural Resources in Agriculture, Biochemistry and Food Sciences, Nutrition, Economics and Hospitality. The library provides researchers, teachers and students with relevant resources they need for research and teaching.
Most journals in the library are accessible in electronic format. The thesis and dissertations written at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and the Environment are also available in electronic format.
The library contains a unique historical collection of publications dealing with agriculture in the Land of Israel prior to the establishment of the State of Israel.
The Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot has a branch at the Beit Dagan Veterinary Hospital: The Lobetzky-Americus Veterinary Medicine Library.