The library provides its users with a wide range of library services:
The reference desk is located on the library's entrance floor.
Information specialists at the desk provide assistance and instruction to the Gordon college community with using the library's resources; information search, retrieval and organization of sources.
The library provides walk-in reference services. In addition, assistance can be obtained via email or phone.
The circulation desk is located at the entrance to the library.
Librarians at the circulation desk register new readers, lend library items and check in returned items.
Only registered library users (faculty, staff and students) are entitled to borrow items.
The loan period of an item is determined by the item's type. The loan period is noted in the library catalog.
*Further information regarding collections and loan periods can be found under the 'library resources' section.
Extending the loan period can be done in the following manner:
"Regular books" are renewed automatically, as long as another reader has not ordered the item.
Independently, renewing items on loan can be done through the Library Catalog> User Account Login> My Account> Renew All .
The interlibrary loan service allows ordering books, articles and other publications, which are not available in Gordon's library collection, from other Israeli academic libraries. The service is available for registered users only
As part of the service, the library carries out an order of the requested item from other academic libraries throughout the country. Sometimes the order is subject to a certain fee, in accordance with existing agreements between the library and other libraries.
To order an interlibrary loan, the reader should contact the interlibrary loan department. The application is issued either by manually filling out a form in the library and then, submitting it to the librarians at the circulation desk, or by sending it by email
The library provides training for new students under the title "Bibliographic Guidance and Knowledge of the Library and its Resources".
The following topics are discussed:
• An explanation of the library's activities and the services it offers
• Clarifying the procedures for using the various resources
• Guidance on locating titles in the library catalog
• Guidance on finding suitable information in the Haifa Index to Hebrew Periodicals and in English academic journal databases
• Free online tools relevant to the students.
Undergraduate students are required to fulfill a certain requirement pertaining to library skills as part of the conditions for obtaining a degree, as is customary in other academic institutions
Advanced skills-guidance, according to the specific field of studies, are specially tailored for graduate students
Group and/or personal tutoring is offered to the faculty
Printing and Coping services
Students can print and photocopy materials in the library's photocopy room which is located in the first floor next to the circulation desk. There are five photocopy machines in the room
A printer is also located in a workgroup room -
Printing is available in black and white, one-sided or two-sided -
Color printers are only available on the entrance (400th) floor of the college -
Payment is made by credit card or using a copy card that can be purchased on a designated device, located in the photocopy room-
Scanning service is available using the printers next to room 428 on the entrance (400th) floor of the college -