Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences on the university’s Mt. Scopus campus was established in 1981 with the merging of 24 departmental libraries. The library serves the entire university community, with an emphasis on disciplines within the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Administration and Occupational Therapy. Since 2003 the library is part of the Hebrew University Library Authority, established with the purpose of providing an academic, professional and administrative framework for the University’s libraries.
The library's Building and Collection
The library is located in the center of the Mt. Scopus campus, between the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The 3rd (entrance) floor's Berel and Agnes Ginges Library Information Centre contains modern study spaces providing a congenial atmosphere for individuals and groups, small rooms (with LCD screens) for group learning, a computer equipped seminar room, a smart classroom, and a relaxation lounge. The Current Periodicals Reading Room provides a comfortable place for undisturbed study. The adjacent lounge is open for relaxation on bean bags and sofas.
The Reference and Circulation departments and the Administrative offices are also situated on the 3rd floor. The Technical Services department is situated on the 4th floor.
The reading rooms offer study areas, and house the library's vast collection of books and periodicals.
The 2nd floor: Social Sciences, Business Administration, Music and Occupational Therapy
The 4th and 5th floor: Humanities.
The offices of subject specialist librarians are also situated on these floors, enabling librarians to provide assistance to readers.
All reading rooms include a seminar room for group study and individual carrels for private, quiet study. Each floor has free wireless connections for personal laptops and other electronic devices, computers requiring a university log-in enabling full computer access, and many electric points for recharging devices.
The 2nd floor also includes a modern media center containing music, audio and video collections. The center is equipped with five “smart” classrooms. The map collection which has recently moved from the Social Sciences building is also situated on the 2nd floor.
The first floor contains storage facilities and a shelter.
The library endeavors to strengthen its connection with patrons through our website, newsletters, and via Twitter and Facebook postings. In addition, the library organizes cultural events, exhibitions, book launchings, etc.