The Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Library is a branch of Koç University’s Suna Kıraç Library. Located at Merkez Han on İstiklal Caddesi, the ANAMED Library collection relates to history, art, archaeology, architecture and civilizations in Anatolia, in support of the research interests of its fellows, who are investigating and preserving Turkey’s cultural heritage at the ANAMED by their research projects that deal with past two and a half millennia. The ANAMED Library primarily serves the fellows of Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) as well as Koç University students, faculty, administrative staff, retired faculty & staff, and family members of faculty and staff. Within the scope of our external membership system, we also welcome applications from post-graduate researchers, academicians and independent researchers working in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, architectural history, art history, cultural heritage, cultural conservation, history, museum studies and urban studies, who need access to the Library for their own research. Merkez Han also hosts Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT) Library and two valuable institutional collections: American Research Institure in Turkey (ARIT) and Turkish Institute of Archaeolohy (TEBE). Detailed information about these institutions can be found at the following links. Access to the ANAMED Library is restricted by Koç University ANAMED regulations and is granted only through ANAMED and NIT Libraries Joint Membership Membership System.

Working Hours

09:00 - 18:00Monday:
09:00 - 21:00Tuesday - Friday:
10:00 - 18:00Saturday:

Borrowing Privileges:

The fine for overdue material is 1,25 TL per day. If the user does not return or renew the material during the grace period (3 days long), s/he will also be charged for this period.

If the user loses the material, s/he must inform the Library via email to the head librarian Berkay Küçükbaşlar immediately. The cost of the lost material and the processing fee which is 32,50 TL will be charged.

ANAMED Fellows

  • 25 books, audio-books/cd-roms/videos/audiotapes/dvds for classroom use, 1 year, no renewal, books can be recalled upon a request from another user
  • 2 DVDs, 3 days, 1 renewal
  • Current journals can be taken out on overnight/weekend loan (5:45 pm – 9:00 am)
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or, for books, through the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document delivery services: intercampus loan, 5 article requests, 5 books via interlibrary loan.

KU Students (Undergraduate)

  • 25 books, audio-books/cd-roms, 30 days, 1 renewal
  • 5 reserve materials, 2 hours, no renewal
  • Current journals can be taken out on overnight/weekend loan (5:45 pm – 9:00 am)
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date, or, for books, through the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document delivery services: intercampus loan service, 5 article requests, no access to books by interlibrary loan.

KU Students (Graduate and Post Graduate) and Graduate Assistants to KU Faculty

  • 50 books, audio-books/cd-roms, 90 days, 1 renewal (30 days)
  • 5 reserve materials, 2 hours, no renewal
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date, or, for books, through the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document delivery services: intercampus loan service, 5 article requests, no access to books by interlibrary loan.

KU Faculty

  • 25 books, 4 months, no renewal, books can be recalled upon a request from another user
  • 2 DVD/VCDs, 3 days, 1 renewal (renewal is for a single additional day)
  • Current journals can be taken out on overnight/weekend loan (5:45 pm – 9:00 am)
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or, for books, through the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document delivery services: intercampus loan, 5 article requests, 5 books via interlibrary loan

KU Administrative Personnel

  • 15 books, audio-books/cd-roms, 30 days, 1 renewal
  • 2 DVDs, 3 days, 1 renewal
  • Current journals on overnight/weekend loan (5:45 pm – 9:00 am)
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or, for books, through the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document delivery services: intercampus loan, 10 article requests, 5 books via interlibrary loan

Fines And Fees:

The fine for over due material is 1,25 TL per day. If the user does not return or renew the material during the grace period (3 days long), s/he will also be charged for this period.

If the user loses the material, s/he must inform the Library via email to bkucukbaslar@ku.edu.tr. The cost of the lost material and the processing fee which is 32,50 TL will be charged.

Renewal:

You may come to the Library for renewing your books. Or you may review your books and renew them from your library account.

Computing in the Library:

All users may use computers in the Library. They may search both the Main Library & the ANAMED Library collections through the online catalog. Users may also search electronic resources via OPACs.

Photocopy, Scanner and Print Services:

Users may use the Library’s copier to make photocopies from library materials and may have print out from OPACs. For more detailed information about the use of photocopy, scanner and print services, please see Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) section below.

Building Rules

  • Members are obliged to submit their membership card to the building’s information desk every time they enter the library through the control of Merkez Han’s security procedures.
  • The membership card is for personal use. It is forbidden to be used by someone else. In this case, the membership will be canceled.
  • Members cannot bring occasional guests to the library.
  • The ANAMED Library does not lend materials to its external members. It is forbidden to remove any material outside the library area.
  • There are magnetic security strips in all of the library materials. When the alarm goes off, the members are obliged to show their bags to the library personnel.

Library Rules

  • Users should be careful on maintaining the silence in the library. Listening to music or watching videos with high volume (even with headphones) is not allowed.
  • It is forbidden to make phone calls or speak loudly in the library area and outside glass doors which do not have any sound insulation.
  • The library is designated for individual study. Group works are not allowed.
  • The wireless network is solely for academic purposes. It is forbidden to use the network for downloading programs or movies etc.
  • Members must be careful with the library materials. It is forbidden to put any signs or give any kind of damage to the library materials.
  • In case of any damage to the library materials, the user is obliged to pay the price determined by the administration.
  • Users should leave the used materials on the tables. They shouldn’t try to re-shelve them. At the end of the day, materials on the tables are counted before they are shelved in order to keep internal use statistics.
  • Users should leave the books they need to use another time on the “Books in Use” shelves. Which are reserved for this purpose. These shelves are being periodically emptied out in the beginning of each month. The books in this shelf may be loaned-out by library patrons, members of Koc University.
  • Lockers can be used for resigning personal belongings for one day. Keys can be asked from the building security. At the end of the day, the locker must be cleaned out and the key must be returned to the security.
  • Responsibility for the belongings left outside the lockers are solely taken by the users. Library management does not take any responsibility for lost items.
  • It is forbidden to consume food or beverages in the library except from closed plastic bottles and secured tumblers. Glasses are not available for the water dispenser.
  • Chairs and tables cannot be reserved for the exclusive use of one person.
  • All areas of the library must be kept clean and must be used carefully. Garbage and rubbish should be thrown into garbage cans.
  • In case of any emergency or when an alarm goes off, the library should be evacuated immediately within the guidance of the library staff.
  • Taking pictures in the library is subject to the permission of the library management.
  • All users are obliged to obey the restrictions arising from copyright laws. They cannot scan or copy entire volumes.
  • Users must pay attention to the warnings made by library staff.
  • External membership is given for only one year. At the end of each year, external members are required to renew their membership by declaring the continuation of their affiliation or their need to use the library.
  • The membership of the users who do not apply for renewal are canceled.
  • Users who do not act in accordance with these rules are verbally notified by the staff. After a monitoring period, in case of the continuation of noncompliant behavior, the membership of these users are canceled.