The Süleymaniye Library, which has valuable collections of manuscripts and printed works of Islamic collections, was established in 1918. The library is currently located within the Süleymaniye complex in the Fatih district of Istanbul. The collection consists of approximately 100,000 manuscript volumes and 50,000 printed books. The Library is also connected to four other libraries which are Atıf Efendi, Köprülü, Nuruosmaniye and Ragıp Paşa manuscript libraries. For a more detailed overview of the library you may read the Süleymaniye Library article on hazine.org.
To access the collection titles and see the amount of books in each collection click here.You can access the digital images of the manuscripts in the reading room of our library between 09:00 and 16:30 on weekdays.
Researchers must fill the request form for downloading the digital images of manuscripts. Turkish citizens and foreign researchers have two seperate forms. Click on Request Forms to access both forms. After filling the forms researchers must send the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Digital copies of the works are given between 09:00 - 13:00 and 13:30 - 16:30 on weekdays.