The University Library, offering computerized services as well as some two million book and non-book items, is one of the most advanced of its kind in the country. The library houses a large collection of both English and Hebrew books, as well as smaller collections of books in other languages.
Students who study in the International School for a semester or year will be allowed to check out books and use other library services upon presenting their student identification card. Summer students and part-time students, while unable to check out books, are welcome to visit the library and enjoy its many resources on the premises. Please click here to visit the home page of the University Library.
There are computer rooms available throughout the University campus as well as in the dormitories for student use. The computers are IBM compatible and are equipped with internet and Microsoft software programs. In order to print, students will need to purchase a print card. Hours of the computer rooms vary depending on location.
In addition, wireless internet access is available from a variety of locations on campus (though not in the individual rooms of the student dormitories). Students who have laptops that are wireless-accessible will be able to use their laptops to connect to the internet.
There is no internet service in individual rooms in the dormitories. Students who want internet service in their rooms will need to first open a phone line or cable service, and then make arrangements with one of the Israeli internet providers (this option is not available for short summer programs). However, most international students agree that there are plenty of computers available throughout campus, and that it is not necessary to arrange for internet in their rooms.
International students are welcome to pay for a membership to the Sports Center on campus. The Sports Center includes a gym with a variety of aerobic and weightlifting machines, tennis courts, and several large gyms for basketball, volleyball, and other activities. During the academic year the Sports Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 until 22:00, and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 until 15:00. Hours in the summer may vary. The cost for all students to join the Sports Center is 300 shekels for a semester.In addition, international students are welcome to participate in the University's intramural sports teams, including basketball, soccer, ping-pong, and volleyball. Please click here to visit the website of the Physical Education Department.