The David Berg National Library for the Dead Sea Scrolls

imageThe David Berg National Library for the Dead Sea Scrolls will be the leading library in the world for Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran studies. It will be home to all publications relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the site of Qumran, and provide easy access to all archival and source materials relating to the archaeological excavations of Qumran, exhibitions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, conservation and preservation of the Scrolls, the Dead Sea Scrolls Digitization project and the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In addition, the David Berg National Library for the Dead Sea Scrolls will provide direct access for researchers to the original 1950's negatives and to hi-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The design plan for the library includes a combination of open access and closed book compactors, reader spaces, seating areas and a number of study cubicles. The David Berg National Library for the Dead Sea Scrolls will be located in the southern wing of the first floor of the National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel, providing stunning views of the Hebrew University Campus and Mount Herzl. In its new and accessible home and light filled space, designed by Architect Moshe Safdie, the David Berg National Library for the Dead Sea Scrolls will be used extensively by students from all the universities in Israel, Israeli and visiting foreign archaeologists and researchers, school children and anyone interested in the archaeology and history of the Land of Israel.

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