Library Scene

Library Scene

Library of Kadir Has University © Kadir Has University Information Center
Library of Kadir Has University © Kadir Has University Information Center

The library scene of Turkey is extremely diverse; besides more than 1,100 public libraries in 81 provinces – some of which are children libraries – there are 168 university libraries, approx. 20,000 school libraries and a large number of special libraries.

The wide spectrum of special libraries covers the manuscript libraries, the libraries of the national research institutions, private cultural foundations, foreign cultural institutes and research institutes, as well as libraries with special collections under various subjects, such as Islamic studies, history, music, gender studies, linguistics etc.