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British Institute at Ankara Ankara Library

Archaeological books andjournals

The Institute building houses the largest archaeological (and associated subjects) library in Ankara. There are currently approximately 42,000 volumes consisting of a broad range of monographs and an exceptional collection of periodicals which cover all archaeological and historical periods. The library also contains a large number of general history, art history, architecture and anthropological books. The Institute library has subscriptions to JSTOR, Dyabola and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) and some other e-journals.

Ottoman and Islamic collections

With a special grant from the British Academy in 2007, the BIAA now houses a specialist library and reading room for research into the Ottoman and Islamic worlds, including volumes in English, Turkish, and many other languages. The texts include historical, architectural, political and archival texts pertaining to the Ottoman and Islamic worlds and their influence in Anatolia and beyond.

Map collections

The library collections also include a large number of maps of different types; geographical, geological, administrative, historical and others. The institute also now has licences for the use of professional GIS computer applications.

Access to the library and collections

Access is free to members of the Institute. Photocopy facilities are available within the Institute, the use of digital cameras and scanners is also permitted.

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