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Hebrew printed books

The British Library's holdings of Hebrew printed books number some 73,000 titles, encompassing all facets of Hebrew literature. They are representative of five centuries of printing in Hebrew characters around the globe.

Please note that there are delivery issues affecting some books published between 1900 and 1985 with shelfmarks in the range 14002 to 19968 following their move to a new storage facility. Please see further information on moves of Asian language materials. 

Hebrew printed books: History and scope

Hebrew printed books: Incunabula 

  • books printed by movable type before 1501

Hebrew printed books: Current acquisitions

Hebrew printed books: Catalogues and guides

Hebrew language collections: Microforms

  • includes some full-text Hebrew printed books


Ilana Tahan, M.Phil., Lead Curator, Hebrew and Christian Orient Studies
Asian and African Studies
The British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7646
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7641