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)

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 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.



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.

Computing in the Library:

All users can use the public use computers for their research.  Online access is offered both to the Main Library and Anamed Library.  Users can also search the Bibliopera union catalog.

Photocopy, Scanner and Print Services:

Users can use the Library’s copy machine and scanners to copy and scan Library materials and can also take print-outs sending a print order from the public use computers.

ANAMED and NIT Libraries Terms of Rules

The main purpose of these rules is to cater research needs of all Library users and to facilitate its working as efficiently as possible. They, therefore, serve as the Code for Conduct.

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.
  • Lockers can be used for leaving personal belongings for one day (overnight use). Keys can be asked from the Reference Desk.  Like any other item, locker keys are registered into the user’s account and must be returned to the Library staff.
  • 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 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.

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 the Library materials. When the alarm goes off, the members are obliged to show their bags to the Library personnel.