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University Library meets the educational and research needs of the students, faculty and staff of Işık University. Its resources are also available, under specific conditions, to individuals not affiliated with Işık University.

Library Collection

The Library collects books, magazines, journals, and newspapers as well as non-print materials, such as CD-ROMS, video-cassettes, audio cassettes and slides. The Library also subscribes to a number of online databases.

Library Arrangement

Books in the library are shelved according to the Library of Congress classification system. The Library of Congress system classifies books by subject. Each subject has a corresponding letter or letters. Letters determine the general location of the book; numbers following the letter(s) more specifically identify that particular book. Periodicals (magazines, journals) are shelved alphabetically by title.

Circulation Policies & Loan Periods

You must show a valid student, faculty, or staff ID card in order to borrow materials. Reference materials, periodicals and government documents do not circulate. Other materials can be borrowed and renewed on or before the due date. Loan periods vary depending on the status of the borrower.

Patron Type Material Type Total Loan Periods & Renewals
Undergraduate Students Books
Multimedia
Reserv material
10
3
5
30 days/1 renewal
3 days/1 renewal
3 hours/1 renewal
Graduate Students Books
Bound Journals
Multimedia
Reserv material
20
3
3
5
30 days/1 renewal
7 days/1 renewal
3 days/1renewal
3 hours/1 renewal
Faculty (Full-time) Books
Bound Journals
Current Journals
Multimedia
Reserv material
30
3
1
3
5
60 days/1 renewal
7 days/1 renewal
overnight/weekend
3 days/1 renewal
3 hours/1 renewal
Faculty (Part-time) Books
Bound Journals
Multimedia
Reserv material
10
3
3
5
30 days/1 renewal
7 days/1 renewal
3 days/1 renewal
3 hours/1 renewal
Staff Books
Bound Journals
Current Journals
Multimedia
10
3
1
3
30 days/1 renewal
7 days/1 renewal
overnight/weekend
3 days/1 renewal
Alumni Books 2 30 days/no renewal
ILL Borrower Books 20 30 days/1 renewal
  • The above loan periods may be extended in person once, unless the materials have been requested by another library user.
  • Any circulating item is subject to immediate recall, if needed for a Course Reserve or after 7 days, if requested by another patron.
  • Although the Library will attempt to notify readers when materials are past due, the borrower bears full responsibility for the timely return of materials. In case of a loss of a book, journal, or non-book item, the reader will be obliged to pay its replacement value in Turkish Liras at the Central Bank rate of exchange prevailing on the day of payment, plus a processing fee of 20 TL. The replacement charge is refundable if the book is returned to the library in good condition within a year.
Reserve Materials

Reserve materials are located next to the Circulation Desk, and consist of items set aside by course instructors for use by their classes.

Items on reserve are loaned for three hours. If not requested by another reader, they may be borrowed for an additional three hours. They can also be borrowed after 16:00 until 09:30 the next day.

When an hourly use item becomes overdue, the fine is applied for each hour. Per hour, the overdue fine is 1 TL.

If not returned within three days, the item is considered lost. The fine for a general collection and AV collection item is 1 TL per day if it is late. The circulation/reserve area closes 15 minutes before the end of regular library hours.

Document Delivery System /ILL

The library can obtain books and copies of articles from journals that are not available in its print collection or electronic databases, within certain copyright guidelines, from cooperating libraries. When necessary, the library may also request books and copies of articles from the British Library Document Supply Centre.

Rules and Regulations
  • Library books used within the library should be left on the tables and not re-shelved by the users.
  • Lost ID cards should be reported immediately.
  • Smoking, eating, drinking and excessive noise are not permitted in the library.
  • Mobile phones should not be used and must be turned off before entering the library.