History

The Library and Documentation Centre of Ankara University was founded in 2011. The information services of our University, in coordination with the Library and Documentation Centre, serve the libraries of many faculties, vocational schools, institutes and research centres. Our collection holds 800.000 books and 17.000 manuscripts, and with our open access policy, research journals, books published by our University, dissertations (where access permission has been granted by the author), and the University’s archive of monthly bulletins may all be viewed via the online publishing portal. Additionally, newspaper articles dating back to the 1800s, and selected precious manuscripts have been digitalized, and made available to be accessed via this portal. With the open course materials, an educational resource that has been developed worldwide, we give support to the administration of the national consortium, while enhancing its content by means of offering material for 70 courses.

The Library and Documentation Centre subscribes to almost 94 online journal and e-book databases, all of which can be accessed from only one interface with our search engine. Additionally, facilitated by the over-drive digital platform, materials such as e-books, music videos and audio books may also be accessed from our collection.

The Library and Documentation Centre of Ankara University is a member of Ankos, Open Education Consortium, Tubitak-Ekual, Crossref and Liber.