Question: A user based in Israel writes: how do I find the following book in Israel - Sefer Ḥidushe Yaavets al masekhet Shabat by Yaakov ben Tsevi Hirsh Tiraspolski?
Answer: The quickest method is to search the catalog of the Jewish National University Library (JNUL) in Jerusalem (web-address: http://aleph500.huji.ac.il/F/?func=find-b-0&local_base=nnlall&con_lng=eng ) for Tirasposlki as an author (in Hebrew characters). You will find two records for this work. You can also search the Israel Union List catalog which is a database of libraries throughout Israel. Their web-address is: http://aleph3.libnet.ac.il/F/ARAY9E4XHB7IXFVXG837NP8B1UQ95F7ACAHGPI7JE3IR56RFM5-47419?func=find-b-0 .