You must have a Green Pass to enter the library, until further notice.
The library is in compliance with current government regulations and we are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our patrons.

About Our Library

"Reading is the greatest joy there is."-- Edyth Geiger, founder

Over 30,000 English language books and periodicals on every subject fill the shelves. Since our readers of all ages have a variety of tastes in literature, we have fiction and non-fiction, biographies, classics, mysteries, science fiction, Jewish-themed books, Israeli authors, and more. We also have audio books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and puzzles which can be checked out. Our library is a community center and essential resource for book-lovers in the city of Safed, Israel and the surrounding area. We also facilitate a variety of programming for those wanting to improve their English. The library is an independent, non-profit organization with no membership fee. 

Our lending policy:

The library has no membership fee for area residents. Short-term visitors and students are asked to make a donation of 60 shekels for the year.

Books and other materials may be checked out for one month. They may be renewed at the library, by phone, or by email.

The fee for overdue books is one shekel per book per day.

Click here to read an in-depth feature about our library.

Come Visit Us!


38 Rehov Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Street)


Look for the giraffe mural!

Open Hours:

Sundays     10:00  - 11:30 

Mondays    19:00  - 21:00 

Tuesdays   14:00 - 16:30 

Fridays       9:00 - 11:30 

Administrative Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

9:30 - 12:00

or by special appointment

photo credits: Andy Alpern