Borrowing & Circulation Policy

All İstanbul Bilgi University faculty members, students, and staff as well as the dependents of the İstanbul Bilgi University personnel are eligible to borrow books, non-book resources and bound journals. Any resource taken out of Bilgi Library must be checked out to the borrowers at the circulation desk.

Any books in the General Collection and reserve books may be borrowed and renewed two times on or prior to the due date, unless the resource has been requested by another user. Reserve resources are available only on short loan. All resources held in the reserve collection are marked “Reserve” in Bilgi Library catalogue. Resources in the reserve collection may be borrowed either for to 3 hours & overnight (i.e. they can be checked out after 6.00 p.m. and must be returned by 9.00 a.m. the following morning).

Faculty members should fill in the reserve form in order to put library resources related to their courses into reserve collection. Download the reserve form here.

Newspapers, Current journals and books from the Reference Collection are not allowed to circulate.

Books and other library resources circulate for different periods, depending on the user's status. İstanbul Bilgi University Library has several types of users. The maximum number of resources that can be checked out and the length of loan period for each type of user are as follows.

Academic Staff

Course Note (3 hours)
Reserve resource (3 hours)
Film (7 days)
Music Recording (15 days)
Book (30 days)
Report (30 days)
CD-ROM (30 days)
Thesis (15 days)
Music Score (15 days)
Bound Journal (15 days)
3 resources only 8 resources only 30 resources only 8 resources only

 

PhD Students

Course Note (3 hours)
Reserve resource (3 hours)
Film (7 days)
Music Recording (7 days)
Book (30 days)
Report (30 days)
CD-ROM (30 days)
Thesis (15 days)
Music Score (7 days)
Bound Journal (7 days)
3 resources only 5 resources only 25 resources only 5 resources only

 

Master Students

Course Note (3 hours)
Reserve resource (3 hours)
Film (7 days)
Music Recording (7 days)
Book (21 days)
Report (21 days)
CD-ROM (21 days)
Thesis (7 days)
Music Score (7 days)
Bound Journal (7 days)
3 resources only 5 resources only 20 resources only 5 resources only

 

Undergraduates

Course Note (3 hours)
Reserve resource (3 hours)
Film (7 days)
Music Recording (7 days)
Book (15 days)
Report (15 days)
CD-ROM (15 days)
Thesis (7 days)
Music Score (7 days)
Bound Journal (7 days)
3 resources only 2 resources only 15 resources only 2 resources only

 

Administrative Staff

Course Note (3 hours)
Reserve resource (3 hours)
Film (7 days)
Music Recording (7 days)
Book (15 days)
Report (15 days)
CD-ROM (15 days)
Thesis (7 days)
Music Score (7 days)
Bound Journal (7 days)
2 resources only 2 resources only 15 resources only 2 resources only

 

Bilgi Alumni

Book (15 days)
Report (15 days)
CD-ROM (15 days)
5 resources only

 

Academic Staff, Administrative Staff and Students

Reeder2 (e-book reader device, e-ink) 14 days
ReedPad (tablet computer)7 days
These resources are not renewable.

 

Interlibrary Loan
10 Books for 15 days (İstanbul)
10 Books for 21 days (Outside İstanbul)

Rules for borrowing resources:

  • Library user should show his / her ID card to the staff at the circulation desk
  • Borrowers are responsible for returning resources on or before the due date.
  • Library resources can be renewed over internet .
  • Telephone renewals are not accepted.

Overdues:
Borrowers are responsible for returning library resources on or before the due date. Failure to return resource on time will result in a fine.

  • General Collection:
    0,50 TL per day per resource is charged for late returns.
  • Reserve Collection:
    1 TL per hour per resource is charged for late returns
  • Audiovisual Collection:
    1 TL per day per resource is charged for late returns in daily loans
    1 TL per hour per resource is charged for late returns in hourly loans
  • Overdue fees can be paid using internet banking to:
    Garanti Bank, IBAN: TR200006200040300006201302
  • Payment receipt can be delivered to the library or sent via email to kutuphane@bilgi.edu.tr.

Suggestions
Your comments about library services and collections are welcome. You can submit your comments and suggestions using suggestions page or suggestion boxes located at the Circulation Desks.

Kustepe Library:
Tel:(0212) 311 6394
E-mail: kutuphane@bilgi.edu.tr

Dolapdere Library:
Tel:(0212) 311 5258
E-mail: kutuphane@bilgi.edu.tr

Latif Mutlu Library:
Tel:(0212) 311 7399
E-mail: kutuphane@bilgi.edu.tr