The University of Haifa 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.
Upon presenting their student ID card, MA students at the International School have complete access to library services, such as checking-out books and one-on-one consultations with library staff to help locate any item in the library or at neighboring institutions across the country.
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.
Students who have laptops that are wireless-accessible may use their laptops to connect to the internet. There is no wireless-internet service in individual rooms in the dormitories. Students who want internet service in their rooms will need to open a phone line or cable service and an arrangements with one of the Israeli internet providers.
All MA students are welcome to purchase 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 750 shekels for a year.
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 (Web page in Hebrew).
In addition, the university has taken a number of measures to ensure the campus is secure for all learners. The University has posted security guards at all entrances to campus as well as at the entrances of each building. In addition, there are security guards at both dormitory gates 24-hours-a-day. In case of emergency, the University of Haifa has a crisis management and evacuation plan in place.