General Information

The department librarians are responsible for circulating library materials under the lending regulations. The librarians are also responsible for the textbook collection (books reserved for courses). They update the collection under the subjects taught in the faculties of Life Sciences and Medicine and with the cooperation of the lecturers of the various courses.

Another service the department offers is help locating and forming a list of scientific publications and indexes for staff members as part of their CV preparation for academic promotion



The circulation desk on the entrance floor


Sunday-Thursday: 8:00 – 21:00



03-6409195, 03-6409501



Circulation Staff 

Rona Terenblit - Head of Circulation, Stella Gurevich, Sagit Kadar, Maggie Moran.

Borrowing Privileges 

Tel Aviv University students, staff, and retirees may borrow library materials at all campus libraries.
Students: with a student card or tuition fee receipt.
Faculty and staff: with an employment certificate or a letter of introduction from the department/faculty.
Retirees: with a retiree certificate from Tel Aviv University.

Library materials can be borrowed at the circulation desk. For more details, please refer to the circulation desk.


Loan Period 

The loan period of every item is displayed in DaTA.
The Library reserves the right to change the loan period of items if necessary.

  • Books from the general collection, dissertations, compact disks attached to books - 1 week, with an automatic renewal for up to a year. 
  • Reserved books and reference books can be borrowed with special permission for a night, from 19:00 until 8:30 on the following day, or from Thursdays at 19:00 until the following Sunday at 8:30 without renewal.
  • Electronic equipment: laptop computers, headphones, cellphone chargers, calculators, and electronic dictionaries - can be borrowed inside the Library for one day without renewal.

Laptop computers,  calculators, and electronic dictionaries may be borrowed for an exam outside the Library after coordination with the Circulation department and Technical support team. 


Non-Circulating Library Materials

Journal issues
Reserved books marked with red or green tape
Reference material



The Library runs an automatic renewal system for books on loan. Books on a loan will be renewed daily.

  • Books from the general collection - maximum renewal time is one year or until another user requests.
  • Reserved books and Reference material - no automatic renewal.
  • Electronic equipment - no automatic renewal.

The Library reserves the right to shorten the loan period in case of need.

Automatic renewal is stopped in the following cases:

  • The book is requested
  • There is a problem with the reader's card (the card is void, the reader owes items or fines)

Messages regarding books that must be returned will be sent to the reader by e-mail only a week before the due dates. Readers who don't use the University e-mail address are requested to update their e-mail address via the University or the Student Information System (Hebrew).
Readers are responsible for checking the due dates of their loans.

Due dates can also be checked:

Via DaTA. or by phone: 03-6409195, 03-6409501. The reader ID number should be provided


Book Returns 

Sunday - Thursday till 21:00.
Books may be returned at the circulation desk or placed in the "Book return slot" outside the Library.


Book Reservations 

Requests for items already out on loan may be placed via the DaTA. It is impossible to reserve a book if copies are available in the Library. A book cannot be reserved as long as a copy of that book is in the user's possession.
The Library will e-mail the person who has requested the book when it is available.
Readers who don't use the University Webmail are requested to update their e-mail address via the Electronic Mail site or the student information system (Hebrew).

Reservations can also be checked:

View your loan list via "My Library Card:" in DaTADaTA to view your loan list.
By phone: 03-6409195, 03-6409501.

The reader ID number should be provided
A request to cancel a reserved book can only be made by the person who had previously reserved it.


Books will be kept on "hold" as follows:

Loan Period "Hold" period
One week Two days


Readers Responsibilities 

The reader is responsible for an item as long as it is in their possession.
It is forbidden to pass a borrowed book to another reader.
In case of theft or loss of a student card, the student must immediately notify the circulation desk to avoid the card's misuse.



If library materials are returned late, a fine will be charged every day the item is overdue. The Library can also block the reader's borrowing privileges for up to 3 weeks. Higher fees are charged for books in the textbook collection.

The schedule of fines is listed at the circulation desk
Penalties are updated annually.


Help in locating and forming a list of scientific publications and indexes

Another service the department offers is help finding and creating a list of scientific publications and indexes for staff members as part of their CV preparation for academic promotion. 

The service is fee-based:

Service Cost
Help Locating and Forming a List of Scientific Publications

150 NIS up to  50 items

200 NIS 50 - 100 items

250 NIS over 101 items 

Payments can be made either through a credit or debit card.

Arrangements for credit card payments can be made by phone: 03-6409195/9501.

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