The Suna Kıraç Library Collections support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty with a collection of books, journals and other formats, as well as digital resources including online journals, e-books, databases, and reference & instructional materials.

The Library collections encompass a rich and varied universe of print volumes, digital resources, media and archival materials. Its print collection is near 322,000 volumes, plus nearly 160,000 e-books. The Library also holds nearly 64,000 current serial titles available online. The Library’s digital collection continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Digital Collections

The Digital Collections portal is a recent initiative of Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. Thousands of images, a complete set of the University’s theses and dissertations and yearbooks from the Library collection are now available online via a single interface. See details

Rare Book & Manuscripts Collection

Suna Kıraç Library holds about 8000 rare materials in the areas of Ottoman and European history, literature and religion. The majority of these books are comprised of donations from Nesteren & Fuat Bayramoğlu and St. Andrews University. In addition, Şinasi Tekin’s rare collection was purchased by the Library.

Books in the rare book collection include many materials originally written in languages other than modern Turkish, including Ottoman Turkish, English, French, Latin, Arabic and Persian. General subject boundaries are 19th and 20th century Turkish literature, İstanbul (written about by travelers from abroad), the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and their foreign affairs, the Turkish revolution and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. These titles are highly valuable for researchers who work in these subject areas. All rare materials are kept in the Nesteren- Fuat Bayramoğlu Room, which is on the First Floor. These books can be used upon appointment. For appointments, please email

Koç University Theses

You can access Koç University theses online by clicking The full-texts of the related theses are accessible inside the campus.

You can find the printed theses in our collection by making search in our catalogue ( ) and then on the shelf by their call numbers. The theses are located in the First Floor Room 116.

You can access the theses in the international academic community by making search in the database “ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global”. This database contains more than a million full-text theses and final papers downloadable in PDF format in addition to millions of accessible thesis bibliographic content from 1743 until the present from all over the world. The database provides full-text access to the majority of theses and previous undergraduate studies added since 1997

The access to the database “ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global” is limited to Koç University faculty, students and staff. Koç University members can investigate our page at for getting information about off-campus access to the related database.

You can ask for help from the Reference Librarians while writing your thesis. For this, it is sufficient to send a message to the address