Frequently Asked Questions


During the Academic Year:  Weekdays 08.30-22.00 Weekends Saturday 10.00-17.00
Summer and Semester Breaks:      Weekdays 08.30-18.00 Weekends closed

Students, academic and administrative staff of Izmir University of Economics, IUE graduates, Council members of Izmir Chamber of Commerce, and academicians and graduate students of other member universities that are part of Izmir Universities Platform can benefit from the library services as stated in the Library Services Regulation.
Other academic staff and Ph.D. students, foreign researchers, and librarians of other institutions may also visit the library during the working hours for research purposes. 

Visiting researchers can leave their ID cards at the security office and do a research, or get a photocopy of the materials they are interested in. 

IUE graduates may benefit from the library within the working hours without borrowing any materials. They need to be members of the Alumni Association in order to borrow any materials.

Circulation Service

You can extend your borrowed material 3 days before the return date by using the options below:

  1. Accessing your personal page on the My Account page,
  2. Sending an e-mail to the library ( stating that you want to extend,
  3. Calling the circulation desk at (0232) 488 8388, 4888389, 488 8395,
  4. Coming to the library in person. 

Only under exceptional circumstances you are allowed to borrow materials without an ID card.

First of all, you need to log in with your member code and password registered in the Yordam Library Automation Program by coming to the catalog search page and using the Login option (If you don’t remember your member code and/or password, you may get help from the Circulation Desk). Later on, you can search for the material and reserve it. 

It depends on the user group and material type.  For example, while the students are allowed to borrow 5 books, 3 periodicals, and 2 non-book materials, academics are allowed to borrow 10 books, 3 periodicals, and 2 non-book materials. For more detailed information, please visit the Circulation Services page under the Services tab on Library web page.

Late fees aim to ensure timely return or renewal of materials

Late fee for each material is 1, 00.-TL daily.

Students and external user members can pay their fines, renewal fees for lost/damaged materials, deposit and membership fees to the Financial Affairs Directorate and submit the receipt to the Library Circulation Desk. The fines of academic and administrative staff are deducted from their salaries.

When a late fee is incurred, you will not be able to extend or borrow materials. In this case, the fine must be paid first. After that, the extension or borrowing of materials can take place.

The Library should be notified urgently either in person or by calling 4888388-4888389-4888399 and/or sending an e-mail to address in the event of lost or damaged materials.

The user will be demanded to pay the current market value of the material in addition to 10.-TL processing fee and shipment fee.

ILL-Interlibrary Loan

Academicians and administrative staff may request a book from other libraries as part of ILL service by filling out a form.

Periodical Service ( Journal,newspaper, report, statistics, etc...)

Daily newspapers can be found at downstairs of the Library; journals, books and non-book materials are located in the main library floor.

No, the latest issue of the journals (periodicals) cannot be borrowed. 

Research and E-Resources

You can search in the Search All Sources field on the library homepage, or you can search in the Databases field.

Databases were initially created for electronic journal contents, and later on books were added to make it more comprehensive electronic information bank. They involve e-journals and e-books.
Databases may involve single subject (such as MathSciNet on math or Hein-Online on law), or) involve multi subjects (EbscoHost or ABI Inform Global)
Databases have their own search engines. Therefore, when you cannot find what you are looking for by using ACADEMIC SEARCH ENGINE, it is best to search through a specific database.  

First, you need to change the proxy controls of your computer in order to access the databases of the library. Click on the following link to have more detailed information on changing the proxy controls:

You can search in the Search All Sources field on the library homepage, or you can search in the Databases and Catalog Search fields.

Many of the e-books provide the option of printing out, saving, or sharing the content even though they may vary. 

Library Orientation

The library organizes orientation training, pre-planned by the Rector’s Office, for new students and academicians at the beginning of each academic year. Also, individual or group orientation training may be organized upon request throughout the year. 

Book Order

Academicians, students, and administrative staff may fill out a book order form online and request books. 

Reserve Collection

The books placed in the Reserved section are gathered by the Library upon the recommendation of the academics about textbooks taught in that year and are kept on the shelves next to the Circulation Desk. The information of these books can be accessed by scanning through the Catalog Search area. They are borrowed for 2 (two) hour to be used at the Library only in exchange for an ID card.


Yes, wireless internet access is available at the Library.

Yes, there are two rooms available for study groups. 

Group study rooms can be reserved by appointment. Reservations can be made on the schedules posted on the board next to the rooms. This reservation period is for two hours a day.

Working Hours

During the Academic Year
Weekdays 08.30- 22.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday Closed
Summer and Semester Breaks
Weekdays 08:30 - 17:45
Weekends Closed
Lower ground floor is open for 24/7

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