ANAMED and NIT Libraries Updated Rules

ANAMED and NIT Libraries are open only for users who have submited the ANAMED and NIT Libraries Joint Membership Form and received membership approval. The library is open to users only by appointment. Users who have renewed and confirmed their membership could forward their appointment requests to the library managers by submitting the ANAMED and NIT Library Usage Appointment Form. The users whose appointment request is approved will be informed by an e-mail from the library. Users who do not have a confirmation e-mail will not be accepted to the premises. Appointment requests are confirmed within one or two days at the latest, depending on the seating capacity available. At the enterance of the ANAMED building, all users will have to provide HES codes, as well as their vaccination cards, or, alternatively, negative PCR test results from the last 72 hours. Users must be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days must have passed from their second dose) or have a negative PCR-test result. Users who fail to meet these requirements will not be admitted to the library, even if they have an approved appointment. 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. ANAMED and NIT Members may use the ANAMED Library Block A and NIT Library as a working area. B Block study area is reserved for Koç University members.
Social Distancing and Guidelines

Users who come to the ANAMED Library must use the stairs. Elevators are not available to library users. The use of masks is mandatory in the library. Regular checks and warnings will be made by librarians. Entraning the library without masks will not be allowed. Users should clean their hands regularly by washing or using the disinfectant gel that will be provided at the Reference desks of both libraries. Users are expected to discard all protective materials used for precautionary purposes against COVID-19 in the 'Other Waste Bin'. (The waste bins are at the entrance of the stairs going down to ANAMED A Block.) Library staff will receive only one person at a given time at the Reference desk, so as to maintain social distance. The windows in the Block A section will be kept open at least for 5 minutes per hour for better air circulation in the ANAMED Library. An air cleaning machine has been commissioned for air circulation in the NIT Library

Equipment

The computers for the users are available only for resource browsing. Users should wash their hands before using the computers and disinfect the computer before and after use. Scanners are available for use. Users should wash their hands before using the scanners and disinfect the scanner and the keyboard before and after use. Printing is allowed. Printout fee is only paid by credit card at the reference desk.

Personal Items

Users are not allowed to bring any personal belongings other than laptops and notebooks into the library. All personal items should be placed in lockers located next to the Reference Desk.

Library Rules

Use of all computers and IT facilities within the Library must comply with Koç University’s computers and data networks policies. Library opening hours are determined by the Library staff. They can be changed occasionally. In times of change, announcements will be placed on the boards of the Library and information will be posted on the Library’s social media accounts. Library users shall respect the rights of others to work quietly. Silence shall be maintained in the whole Library. Listening to music or watching videos with high volume (even with headphones) is not allowed. Mobile phones should be switched off or in silent non-vibration mode in the Library. As there is no sound insulation, making phone calls and speaking loudly outside glass doors is forbidden. 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, movies, etc. No Library material shall be removed from Library premises until its issue has been properly recorded. Materials borrowed shall be returned within the stipulated loan period and their return should be properly recorded at the Library. Library materials in certain designated categories may not be borrowed without special permission: (a) Items from the Reference collections; (b) Material labelled “Library use only”; (c) Offprints; (d) Journals Library users must take care of Library materials and must not deface them in any way, including by highlighting, underlining, writing or drawing in them or by removing any part of them. In case of any damage to the Library materials, the user is obliged to pay the price determined by the administration or replace the materials with new ones. Users should leave the used materials on the tables. They should not try to re-shelve. At the end of the day, to keep internal use statistics, all materials on the tables are counted before they are shelved. External users should leave the books that they need to use another time on the “Books in Use” shelve with a note indicating their names. These shelves are emptied out at the beginning of each month. The books in this shelf may be loaned-out by Library staff to members of Koç University, without further notice. 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. 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 and their need to use the Library. The membership of the users who do not apply for renewal is 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 is canceled.

Accessing Library Resources

You may check our online catalogs and resources below:

  1. You may use the InKUire catalog located on the library website homepage to access e-book and journal articles.
  2. You may research the ANAMED library catalog here and the NIT library catalog here.
  3. Our Subject Librarians have prepared different subject guides for you. You may find numerous topic guides on Libguides.

Circulation Services

Policies on circulation are meant to allow users to make the most of library materials in a manner that is conducive their study or research. Materials that are frequently consulted or heavily used – such as atlases, handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries – may not be taken outside the library. General collection materials may be checked out, renewed or returned at the Reference Desk. All borrowers must have a current library card to check items out from the library. Circulation service is for only Koç University faculty, student, staff and fellows.

Borrowing Privileges

ANAMED Fellows

  • 25 books, 4-month period, 1 renewal right (30 days), books can be recalled upon a request from another user
  • 2 DVD/VCDs for a 3-day period, 1 renewal right (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 is permitted before an item’s due date or for books before the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document delivery services: Intercampus loan (ICLS), 5 articles request and 5 books via interLibrary loan (ILL)

ANAMED Fellows

  • 25 books, 4-month period, 1 renewal right (30 days), books can be recalled upon a request from another user
  • 2 DVD/VCDs for a 3-day period, 1 renewal right (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 is permitted before an item’s due date or for books before the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document delivery services: Intercampus loan (ICLS), 5 articles request and 5 books via interLibrary loan (ILL)

KU Students (Undergraduate)

  • 25 books, 30-day period, 1 renewal (30 days)
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or for books, before the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document Delivery Services: Intercampus loan service (ICLS), 5 article requests (No access to books by interLibrary loan (ILL))

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

  • 50 books, 90-day period, 1 renewal right (30 days)
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or for books, before the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document Delivery Services: Intercampus loan service (ICLS), 5 article requests, 5 books via interLibrary loan service (ILL)

KU Faculty

  • 100 books, 1 year, no renewal, books can be recalled upon a request from another user
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or for books, before the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document Delivery Services: Intercampus loan (ICLS), 10 article requests, 5 books at a time via interLibrary loan service (ILL)

KU Administrative Personnel

  • 25 books, 30-day period, 1 renewal (30 days)
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or for books, before the end of the 3-day grace period
  • Document Delivery Services: intercampus loan, 10 article requests, 5 books via interLibrary loan service (ILL)

External Members

  • External members can only request in total 3 books from Suna Kıraç Library, through ANAMED and NIT branch librarians and to be only used in the ANAMED and NIT Libraries.

Fines & Fees

The fine for overdue materials is 1.25 TL per item per day. Any items returned after the grace period will receive fines for the entire overdue period, including the grade period. For example, an item that is four days overdue will thus be subject to a 5 TL fine. For DVDs borrowed from the Suna Kıraç Library, the fine is 2.50 TL per day. There is no grace period for these items. Any loss or damage must be reported by e-mail to anamedLibrary@ku.edu.tr or by telephone at 0-212-393-6061. Users are charged the market value of the item, the 32.50 TL replacement fee, plus any overdue fines already incurred.  

Renewals

Users may renew up to the end of the overdue grace period any item that has not been subject to a hold/recall request from another user. Materials can be renewed online via My Account. Once signed in, click on the “Checked Out Items” icon for a list of all checked out items. Borrowers can renew all their items at the same time or check off whatever items they wish to renew at the moment. Users may alternatively come to the Library to renew their materials. Items overdue past the grace period may only be renewed in person at the Reference Desk.

Holds / Recalls

Koç University members, except for DVD/VCDs, are eligible to place recall material currently checked out by other users. The current borrower must return the material within 72 hours. Materials brought back after this period subject to a 2.50 TL fine per day. The user who places the hold will receive an e-mail notification once the item has been returned and is available for checkout. The user recalling the item can find their requested material at the Reference Desk, where it may be checked out. Recalled items cannot be renewed. Users may request items from within the Library catalog - active only 1 month after the borrowing - by pressing the “Request” option, which can be found at the top of the item record. The requestor will then be asked to fill in a short recall request verification form. Please note that the Library may use this recall request for any material for purposes of course reserve.