Special Issue: Coronavirus

Physically closed but virtually open for you, 24/7 Circumstances demand self-isolation and extreme precautions, but life goes on – just like education and research. Libraries around the world are facing the impact of COVID-19 on their programs and services, colleagues, and community. KU Libraries are open electronically to support the academic community with resources, tools and webinars.

You can always send your queries to

To connect to these services and especially for accessing the e-resources we subscribe to, you must set up a VPN connection or use our proxy server.

From download to installation and all configuration settings are already shared in the University’s Information Technologies department’s website. Visit the “How to set up a VPN?” section.

The VPN services are limited to a certain number of users. As a result, few times you won’t be able to connect to the KU network with VPN connection. As an alternative way, you can always use our proxy server connection “Off-Campus Services” to access e-resources via inKUire or from the Databases title links (Remember if a title has a red key icon you must use it to connect with off-campus proxy server).

Please click here to learn how to use Off-Campus Proxy Server Services

Remember! If you identify alternative resources, email us at askalibrarian@ku.edu.tr and we will add them to this growing list.


“…the immediate future the COVID-19 virus infection has interrupted and changed every facet of our lives. We are alternately soothed or assaulted by the wealth – or dearth – of information and its many sources.” Resources about Covid-19:


Information service providers around the globe are working together with the library community to better serve the global information community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you can find scholarly resources freely available for the time being.


With most of the classes going online, Digital learning platforms, tools and learning solutions are essential for educators to be able to properly structure and offer and online course


Arts are vital for a person’s wellbeing. And that is why many producers, theaters, operas, publishers, museums, galleries, archives, portals and many more are offering their content open for free. Guard yourselves and your health from home and have some 1st class entertainment from your screen.

For many more, see here.

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