The CBRL Kenyon Institute Library is a reference library (i.e. non-lending) but it is the only library open to the public in East Jerusalem. We specialise in books and periodicals on archaeology and the history and politics of Jerusalem and Israel/Palestine. We have over 10,000 volumes and over 100 periodicals. There is also a large collection of historical maps and site plans, some of which are very rare.
Library opening hours
Sunday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm.
We welcome readers during our opening hours. KI hostel residents have 24-hour access to the library. Free wireless internet is available.
The library is located on the ground floor of the Kenyon Institute. There are three rooms: a book library, a periodicals library, and a study room with work stations (as shown in the picture on the right).
We are grateful for the support of the AlTajir and Barakat Trusts for their long-term support of the KI library which has made possible the employment of our librarian, Mr Hussein Ghaith.
'Liberty' is our online catalogue system (OPAC). To search for books, journals and offprints, follow the link below.
Please note that the CBRL Library Catalogue includes both the Kenyon Institute and the British Institute Amman collections. Please be sure to check the location of your book.
NOTE: not all our rare books are listed on the catalogue, please contact the librarian, Mr Hussein Ghaith (firstname.lastname@example.org), for details.
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Electronic journal access: JSTOR is available on-site.
We are always working to improve our collections and keep them up-to-date. We welcome book suggestions and donations to the subject areas in which we specialise. Please contact the Jerusalem Scholar (email@example.com).