The library assisted by the academic staff, acquires the most recent publications and contemporary works. The Rare Books Collection, on the other hand, houses a collection in excess of 10.000 books and printed material dating from the 16th to the 20th century. With the exception of the Rare Books Collection, the open-shelf system adopted by the library enables readers to have access to the library’s entire collection. The Near-Eastern Collection houses historical, cultural, linguistic and literary works that focus particularly on Turkey and neighbouring countries as well as the Ottoman Empire. Another collection that no other library in Turkey has is that of the US Historical Archives consisting of 2.500 rare books and other documents that date back to the 18th century. The Library no less than 9 distinct collections, strives to ensure, with the help of the university staff and friends of the Library, that readers have access to research material by means of tracking developments, whether it be in respect of electronic journals, internationally cited sources or software developed specifically for library use. Technological applications in library services including state-of the-art hardware and software allow efficiency in the provision of services to the readers.