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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.