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Reference and Information Services

Visiting the Reading and Research Rooms

A Reading Room in the Archives and Library Building A Reading Room in the Archives and Library Building

In the Central Reading Room in the Archives and Library Building assistance in the use of a diverse number of sources is offered:

The Yad Vashem Library: The Reading Room houses a selection of basic reference books as well as a collection of ”Yizkor” Memorial Books from different communities. Other books can be found through the computerized catalogue and ordered from the stacks. Your request can usually be filled within 20 minutes.
Click here for a link to the Library Catalogue.

Documentation from the Yad Vashem Archives: Many Archive files are catalogued in the computerized data retrieval system. Some of the documents have been scanned and are available on computers in the Reading Room. You may request that documents which have not been scanned be brought from the stacks. Your request can usually be filled within 20 minutes.

Information: In the Reading Room you can ask for guidance in the use of the computerized databases: for example, the collection of documents received from the International Tracing Service (ITS) Archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany, or the Yad Vashem databases on the Internet:

Opening Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 08:30-17:00
Materials can be ordered from the stacks until 15:00.

 

The Information Room in the “Hall of Names” in Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum:
Guidance and basic services related to the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names are offered in the Information Room in the “Hall of Names”.
Opening Hours:
Sunday-Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 09:00-20:00
Friday and Holiday Eve: 09:00-14:00

 

The Library in Beit Wolyn, the branch of Yad Vashem in Givatayim:
The Library in Beit Wolyn houses a basic collection of research literature and written works about the Holocaust, as well as a large collection of “Yizkor” memorial books. The Beit Wolyn computers provide access to the Archives catalogue and documents scanned in the computer, including a collection of documents received from the International Tracing Service (ITS) at Bad Arolsen, Germany.
Beit Wolyn
10 Korazin Street
Givatayim
Tel: 03-5718197