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

Monday: 09:00 - 18:00

Tuesday - Friday: 09:00 - 21:00

Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00


Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT) Library

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT) Library is another library located in Merkez Han, and managed by the same team that runs the ANAMED Library. Access to its collections is restricted to ANAMED and NIT Library Members apart from ANAMED and NIT fellows, and Koç University affiliates. The NIT Library covers all periods of human activity in Turkey and surrounding geographies, and it is particularly strong in prehistoric archaeology. More information on the library is available at http://www.nit-istanbul.org/library.

Working Hours

Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00


Institutional Collections


American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Library

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) was in 1964 by a group of scholars representing 12 American and Canadian universities. The institute has branches in İstanbul and Ankara. The ARIT Istanbul Library contains about 16.000 volumes covering the Byzantine, Ottoman and modern Turkish periods, with close to 12.000 monograph titles and full or partial runs of 180 journals. The Byzantine collection, currently about 5.000 titles, was founded by a donation of 4.000 volumes from the estate of Prof. Kenneth Snipes in 1997. The bulk of the monograph collection is devoted to Ottoman and Turkish studies, supplemented by works on Islam and the Middle East in general. In addition the library houses a collection of about 3.000 items donated by the American Board of Missions consisting of 19th and 20th century Ottoman Turkish history, travel and memoirs, missionary history, journals and large variety of Board publications. More information is available at http://aritistanbul.org/


Turkish Institute of Archaeology (TEBE) Library

Turkish Institute of Archaeology (TEBE) was founded in 1991. The TEBE Library collection relates to Prehistoric Archaeology and Classical Archaeology, as well as Prehistoric, Ancient History, Epigraphy, Hittite, Ancient Greek, Latin, Assyrian, Byzantine, Architecture and Restoration, excavation reports, congress reports and there are more than 5.000 books and approximately 1.000 separate books and 187 periodicals in the library. Since 2016, library catalog have been opened for online Access. More information is available at http://turkinst.org/.