library5The largest Yeshiva library in Israel is found at Yeshivat Har Etzion. The library's collection includes tens of thousands of volumes  in the realm of Torah and Judaica: Tanach, Mishnah, Talmud, Halacha, Jewish philosophy, Chassidut, Kabbalah and much more. The library also  has an extensive collection of facsimile editions of manuscripts, rare and antique printings of many titles, and a great treasure of hundreds of Torah periodicals which have been published in the past century.

Rabbi Tamar Z"L was a great Torah scholar and he served many years as a member of the Chief  Rabbinate of Tel Aviv. Rabbi Tamar spent much of his lifetime in deep study of the Talmud Yerushalmi, and he composed a commentary on the entire Yerushalmi titled "Alei Tamar", which appeared in seven volumes.  The commentary was edited by his son in law, Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Rabinowitz  Z"L. After Rav Tamar's  death, his family decided to commemorate his name by donating his personal library to the Yeshiva's library. The Rav Tamar collection includes approximately 8,000 volumes and is found in the main reading room. This collection contains many rare and antique volumes and has greatly enhanced the character of the Yeshivat Har Etzion Library.

The computerized catalogs of the library can be accessed through the Internet from around the world.

The library's catalog has also been integrated into the Union List of the Israel academic libraries (ULI). This allows remote users, who are not aware which libraries have copies of an item that they are interested in, to determine which library they should turn to. This exposure has brought many readers from around the world to our doorstep.

One of the important ongoing cataloging projects at Yeshivat Har Etzion Library has created an index of Torah periodicals which have appeared in Israel and around the world in the past sixty years. This index compliments the Ramb"i index of articles on Jewish Studies and the Haifa University index of Hebrew periodicals (IHP), and includes many periodicals which were not indexed by either.

As part of the Herzog Teacher's College, adjacent to the Yeshiva, there is an excellent educational library, which complements the Yeshiva's library. The educational library includes an educational resource center, with thousands of articles, work sheets and lesson plans and teaching aids in many subjects. The purpose of the resource center is to help student teachers prepare the lessons which they teach in schools as part of their training.