Access to Koç University Suna Kıraç Library is intended primarily for use by current Koç University personnel and students. Access to some resources and services can be gained via paid external membership, however. KU alumni, if they are paid members of the Koç University Alumni Association, can purchase membership at a significant discount from the standard rate.
There are two types of external memberships: organizational and individual. In either case, an application for external membership may be obtained by contacting the Library via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 0-212-338 1318.
The standard fees for an individual membership include a 400 $ deposit along with a 200 TL annual membership fee. Should an individual wish not to renew their membership at the end of any given year, they will be refunded their deposit, minus any outstanding penalties or fees.
Members of the Koç University Alumni Association will be paid a 200 $ deposit with a 100 TL annual fee.
An organization may also apply for membership, allowing that organization to extend library privileges to up to 5 employees at a time via membership cards which will be provided to the organization. Organizational fees include a 2000 $ deposit with a 1750 TL annual fee (working out to 350 TL per card). Note that it is the organization, rather than individual Library users within the organization, who will be deemed accountable for the use of its memberships and must make restitution to Koç University Suna Kıraç Library for any loss, abuse, or damage to materials or any other Library property caused by an organizational user.
Koç Holding Companies must pay the full organizational membership deposit but will be granted a 50% reduction off of the annual fee (i.e. 875 TL).
For any external member wishing to access the Library, their identification card must be presented at the entrance gate to the University campus, as well as to the attendant at the Information Desk upon entering the Library, and when checking out or returning books. Cards must be surrendered on termination of the membership.
Borrowing Privileges for All External Members:
Borrowers bear the responsibility of the privileges that the cards provide them. In case a card is lost, the borrower must immediately inform the Library so that all borrowing privileges associated with the card may be stopped. Otherwise, books checked out with that card are the card owner’s responsibility. The charge for replacing a lost card in the care of a fee-based external member is 20% of the annual membership fee.