The library of the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies is among the best of its kind in the world. With over 3,000 books and 30 journals, it is both comprehensive and up to date. The library began with the posthumous bequests of Adam Richter, one of the founders of the department, Miriam du Nour, who taught in the department between 1990 and 1999 and interpreter Edith Ahissar.
In addition to the vast selection of books in Translation Studies, the departmental library stocks a wide array of dictionaries and reference volumes, in the variety of languages taught in the department.
The online resources available in the library include an ongoing subscription to the Translation Studies Bibliography compiled by John Benjamins Publishing.
When searching for offline and online research resources, reference materials etc., students and lecturers are encouraged to consult with the two librarians, Dr. Karina Masasa and Ms. Dina Baum, who are at their disposal throughout the working day.
Books belonging to the late Prof. Miriam Schlesinger's bequest on subjects related to translation theory and practice is included in the library's collection. Schlesinger taught at Bar Ilan University between 1978 and 2012, and chaired the department of translation and interpreting studies between 2004 and 2007.
The library is situated in the Moreshet Yisrael section of the campus, building 502, room 5.
Phones: 03-5318852, 03-5318854
The library is open from 9 daily – on Sunday through Wednesday to 6 p.m. and on Thursday to 5 p.m.
On Friday the library is closed.