The Library's collections include textbooks and research books as well, dissertations, journals - bound and current issues
The library is subscribed to a growing number of electronic journals, electronic books, and databases that most of them are also accessible from outside the university campus.
The Print Collection
The collection is organized in several sub-collections. The location of each item in any of the library collections can be found in the Location & Request of the item in DaTA search system.
General Book collection
Books belonging to the general collection are on the middle floor of the library.
The journals are located on the middle floor of the library. The bound journals are arranged alphabetically in two compact shelving.
The current issues which are not yet bound are also arranged alphabetically in separate shelves.
Reference Book Collection
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, data and statistics books, indexes and directories are located near the Reference Desk on the entry level.
These books cannot be borrowed. One can read them only in the library.
The Reserved Books stored at the circulation desk
A copy of the newest edition of the books reserved for a course which have a particularly high demand are kept at the circulation desk.
Theses and Ph.D., written by students of the Faculties of life sciences and Medicine, are located separately on the middle floor. Part of the collection is available in electronic format.
The collection of books in the history of medicine and science
Books dealing with the development of the medical profession in particular and science in general or historical aspects of medicine and science are located in compact shelving 2 on the middle floor.
Historical Documents in Medicine
Photocopied articles, newspaper clippings, photographs and other documents related to the history of science and medicine, are stored in special cupboards. For this collection, contact the Reference Desk.
Literature and Medicine Collection
Books written by senior authors and poets and are designated to the students of medicine are located on the entry floor, next to the public computers.
Rare Books Collection
The collection include:
- Books published before 1900, including several books published before 1700 are considered rare books by the standards employed in the field of librarianship
- Facsimiles of manuscripts, published after 1900
- Special books publishing including drawings or special patterns
- About 80% of the rare books are in the field of life sciences and the rest are in medicine. Due to their rarity and unique value, they must be protected from loss or damage. Therefore, the collection is kept in locked cupboards. The books are provided for study under the supervision of the librarian. For these books, please contact the Circulation Desk.
The Electronic Collection
The electronic collection includes databases, journals, books and theses.
The electronic collection is accessible only to students and faculty of Tel Aviv University from the Campus, and off-campus according to remote access configuration.
Library of Communication Disorders
The Library of the Department of Communication Disorders is a branch Library of the Gitter-Smolarz Library of Life Sciences and Medicine. The library is located at Chaim Sheba Medical Center. The collection is part of the DaTA search system, noting it's special location.