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Graduate School of Sciences & Engineering

This guide is to introduce graduate students to some of the services and resources that the library offers. Below is information that will hopefully make using the library easier and faster so you can focus on your research.

Borrowing Priviledges

Borrowing Rights

Borrowing refers to a member of the Koç University community checking an item, such as a book, out for a temporary period of time the length of which is specified by the Library. Items available to be borrowed through the Koç University Library system include books, DVDs, and technical hardware such as iPads and notebook computers. Circulation refers to the lending of these items to the Library’s users, and the keeping of records with regards to these loans.

KU Students: Graduate and Post Graduate

  • 50 books, audio-books/cd-roms, 90 days, 1 renewal (30 days)
  • 5 reserve materials, 2 hours, no renewal
  • Online renewal permitted before an item’s due date or, for books, through the end of the 3-day grace period

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Borrowing & Finding Materials please click here

How to use Compact Shelves at the Basement Floor

Self-Check Machines


Self-Check Machines

Located at the Entrance and Basement Floor

Barcode reading machines for users to check out materials themselves, rather than checking materials out at the Reference desk. ID card is required to use this machine. A user is provided with a receipt indicating due dates.

Fines & Fees

Fines and fees

The fine for most overdue materials is 1.25 TL per item per day. Any items returned after the grace period will receive fines for the entire overdue period, including the grade period. An item that is four days overdue will thus be subject to a 5 TL fine.

For DVDs (per day), AV materials (per hour), or reserve materials (per hour), the fine is 2.50 TL per day/hour. There is no grace period for these items.

If a user loses or damages an item, s/he should immediately inform the Library via email,

Technology Lending

Technology Lending

The Library offers a multitude of devices that students, faculty and staff can check out for short term loan with valid university ID card. This service is not available to alumni, external members or other guests. You can borrow most devices by asking at the Reserve or Information Desks.

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