Topics and Locations

Our library is organized in a unique book-sorting system, devised by Gabi Beki (the first head librarian), following the work done by Michael Avi Yona at the Jerusalem library.

This system is different from other libraries, as it is based on geographical-topical sorting. Each geographic region is represented by a modern country or countries. Within each area, there is dividing between different subjects such as history, archaeology, religion, and more. Those topics appear in the same order within each region. Those topics are represented by the four digits number of the call number.

Following are the general topics distributions, for further subdivisions you can find our booklet on the documents page.

1000 - the Near East

1060 - Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Archaemenid Cuneiforms

1110 - Protosinaitic, Ancient Hebrew, Sumerian, Aramean and Arabic

1130 - Archaeology

1140 - Art and Architecture

​1200 - Israel and Jorden

1280-1300 - Regional Surveys

1330 - Jerusalem

1350 - Excavation Reports

1370 - Art, Architecture

1380 - Pottery

1400 - The Bible

1450 - The People of Israel and History of the Land of Israel

​1500 - Sinai

1550 - Excavation Reports

1600 - Egypt

1650 - Grammar, Epigraphy and Paleography

1720 - Chronology

1730 - Archaeology 

1735 - Excavations Reports

1740 - Architecture, Artifacts and Art

1760 - Architecture

1780 - Religion​

1800 - Syria & Lebanon

1840 - Historical Sources

1920 - Chronology

1930 - Archaeology 

1935 - Excavations Reports

1940 - Architecture, Artifacts And Art

1980 - Religion

2000 - Turkey

2045 - Literature

2050 - Grammar, Epigraphy and Paleography

2120 - Chronology

2130 - Archaeology 

2135 - Excavations Reports

2140 - Architecture, Artifacts and Art

2180 - Religion​

2200 - Iraq

2240 - Historical Sources

2320 - Chronology

2330 - Archaeology 

2335 - Excavations Reports

2340 - Architecture, Artifacts and Art

2380 - Religion​

2400 - Iran

​2600 - Transcaucasia

​2700 - Afghanistan

​2800 - India

​2900 - Arabia

​3100 - East Asia

​3200 - Africa

​3300 - Cyprus

3330 - Archaeology 

3335 - Excavations Reports

3340 - Art

3345 - Pottery

3380 - Religion

3500 - Crete and The Aegean Islands

​3530 - Archaeology 

3535 - Excavations Reports

3540 - Art

3545 - Pottery

3560 - Architecture

3700 - Europe

​3800 - Greece and Greek Rule

3840 - Historical Sources

3845 - Literature

3920 - Chronology

3930 - Archaeology 

3935 - Excavations Reports

3940 - Architecture, Artifacts, And Art

3980 - Religion​

4000 - Italy, Rome and Roman Rule in The Near East

4040 - Historical Sources

4130 - Archaeology 

4135 - Excavations Reports

4140 - Architecture, Artifacts and Art

4170 - Daily Life (Agriculture, Economy and Trade)

4180 - Religion

4200 - Australia and Oceana

4300 - America

5000 - Humankind

5010 - Human Evolution

5015 - Social and Cultural Anthropology

5020 - Society and Culture

5030 - Daily Life and Customs

5040 - Economy and Trade

5050 - Subsistence and Agriculture

5060 - Burial

5070 - Warfare

5080 - Seafaring

5090 - Cult and Religion

5100 - Art and Art History

5200 - Material Culture

5210 - Pottery

5220 - Stone Tools

5230 - Glass

5240 - Metallurgy

5300 - Numismatics

5400 - World History

5500 - Archaeological Sciences

5550 - Archaeozoology

5600 - Archaeobotany

5650 - Geoarchaeology, Geology and Geography

5690 - Climate and Paleoclimate

5800 - Archaeomagnetism

5860- Dating Methods

5870- Ancient Technology Research

6000 - General Archaeology

6010 - Archaeological Theory

6020 - Field and Research Methods

6030 - Documentation and Publication

6040 - Antiquity Law, Professional Ethics

6060 - Conservation, Restoration

6200 - General Reference Books

6310 - The Bible, Archaeology, Talmud and Israel Studies Encyclopedias 

6340 - Jubilee Books

6350 - Atlases and Maps