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Interlibrary Loan Service: About

Our Interlibrary Loan Service allows you to borrow books, journal articles, and other materials from other libraries. Interlibrary Loan Service is the next step after you cannot find your materials through the SKL catalog or our online resources.

The material providers

The Library provides the requested material through different sources: 

1. ULAKBIM (Only for article request)

2. National Resources–University Libraries

3. OCLC–First Search (Only for article request)

4. British Library (BL)–Document Delivery Service Office (Only for faculty members’ article request)

Interlibrary Loan Service

  The purpose of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service is to provide research materials that are not available at the Library, by requesting them from other libraries, whether from abroad or locally. Items available through ILL include books, articles, conference proceedings, and if available, reports, theses, and dissertations.

Users of ILL Services

  • Library users with valid Koç University ID cards may benefit from this service. However, undergraduate students are not eligible for book request.
  • This service is NOT AVAILABLE to special borrowers such as external users.
  • Requests will not be processed for users with a library probation status with the Library.

How many items can be requested at one time?

  • Faculty, administrative staff, graduate assistants, and graduate / postdoctoral students are limited to 5 active ILL books on their account.  Active requests include loans requested or received but not yet returned items. 
  •   Faculty and administrative staff are limited to 10; graduate assistants, graduate / postdoctoral and undergraduate students are limited to 5 active article requests at one time. Active article requests include in progress or pending requests.
  Number of ILL Book at   one time   Number of Article at one time    
Faculty 5 10
Administrative Staff 5 10
Graduate Assistants 5 5
Graduate / Postdoctoral Students 5 5
Undergraduate Students - 5


Contact information for ILL Service

Please contact


AR :

0212- 338 1318 for additional assistance.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Article Request

Emine Cengiz

Office Phone: (90-212) 338 1443