Library

Gura Family Memorial Library 

Mobile Library Services Only (in accordance with government regulations)

Click here to access the online library catalog

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Update October 2020

Due to Coronavirus government regulations there can be no visitors to our library at the current time. Please send an email to library@netanyaaci.org.il to obtain Mobile Library Services (free for all members). See further information below.

Beit Oleh America Netanya AACI is very proud to house the Gura Family Memorial Library with over 6000 paperback books. The generosity of the Gura family has enriched the lives of so many English speakers in Netanya and ensured the continuation of this incredible hidden gem of a library.

Our selection of books is frequently updated. We welcome donations of paperbacks in good condition.

The library is staffed totally by volunteers.

Online Library Search Capability Comes To Netanya AACI

Netanya AACI is pleased to announce that the Gura Family Memorial Library catalog is online and searchable. Click here to access the online library catalog:

You can identify the books or DVDs that you want.

You will be able to look at your patron information to see what you have previously borrowed and what you may still have out, or select new choices, move them to your Book Bin and send an email to library@netanyaaaci.org.il.

Our library staff will pull the books from the shelves, check them out to you, and prepare them for Mobile Library shipment to your door (most cases).  Hopefully (in accordance with government regulations), patrons will soon be able to come into the library to pick up the selected books or choose from the shelves.

Your sign-in name is usually Last Name.First Name (no spaces between the dot: smith.jane). There are some exceptions, such as spouses that are registered on the same account (smith.janemichael).  We will shortly email everyone (for whom we have an email) your own sign-in name.  Or send a note to library@netanyaaaci.co.il and we will respond with your sign-in name.  No further password is required to sign in.

P.S. Our categories (genres) leave a lot to be desired. If you see on our list authors/books with wrong or missing genres, please let us know the correct genre at library@netanyaaaci.org.il.  We have over 6,000 volumes we are trying to identify individually!

Happy reading!

 

DVD Library – The Gura Family Memorial Library has recently expanded to include DVDs.

To become a member of the DVD library there is an annual fee of NIS 50 payable at our Box Office.  Management of the DVD library is by our library volunteers.

The DVDs are on display in the Sectar Hall, a full list of DVDs is available at the library desk.

Membership of the DVD library entitles you to take out up to 2 DVDs at a time for a two week period.

We appreciate receiving donations of DVDs you no longer want to enrich our collection.

 

Mobile Library Service

We are very proud of the service for our members who cannot manage the access to our building.

Our book mobile (instead of you coming to our library, the library comes to you once a month) has been very warmly received.

To sign up for this service, please contact us at library@netanyaaaci.org.il or call our offices at 09-8330950.

We also need friendly volunteers to join our team – we especially need drivers.
To volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator Yael Rahum at 09-8330950.

 

National AACI e-BOOKS e-library

The AACI Sharon Woodrow Memorial E-Book Library is Open to members of the organization, the library, a service of Freading from Library Ideas (http://www.libraryideas.com), contains 50,000 titles for all ages from more than 1,000 trade publishers.

Patrons of the library will be able to read the books they choose on computers and mobile devices with Freading’s iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android apps.
How to access free books 
1    To get started you will need a digital reader.
2    Call or send e-mail to Netanya AACI membership department membership@netanyaaaci.org.il
and ask for your National AACI membership number.
3    Use your AACI membership number to login to the AACI Freading Ebooks Library at URL: 
http://aaci.freading.com/index

Click for instruction using the options below:-
    Instructions for devices 
Instructions for computers 
Frequently asked questions 

 

Book Sales

Every few months we hold a book sale of culled books and doubles that have been donated.

Check out our calendar pages for the date of our next book sale.