Rare Books

ITU RARE BOOKS COLLECTION

Inheriting the heritage of Mühendishane (Imperial School of Engineering) Printing Press and the Library of Mühendis Mektebi (Ottoman School of Engineering), ITU Rare Books Collection comprises a primary resource for the study of history of science and technology in the Ottoman Empire and early Repuplican period of Turkey. Made up largely of 18th, 19th and early 20th century rare books and periodicals, this collection of approximately 6000 items, not only provides insight on the engineering and architecture education in the Ottoman Empire but also presents accounts of history, art, literature and sociology, cretaed in the Ottoman Empire.


TERMS OF USE FOR THE ITU DIGITAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS

ITU has digitized a significant portion of the materials in its Rare Books Collection. 
ITU Digital Collection of Rare Books is only available for research, teaching, and learning. The items in this collection may not be used for any commercial purpose and they may not be copied, printed or published without prior permission from the Directorate of ITU Library and Documentaion.

  1. Users may reach Digital Collection of ITU Rare Books through http://dijitalkoleksiyonlar.kutuphane.itu.edu.tr.
  2. If the material you are looking for,  is not yet digitised, you should request it by filling in the “Rare Books Request Form” and send it to aysaleilt. You may also request the form in the Reference Desk of Mustafa İnan Library.
  3. Please, bear in mind that the digitization of the item may take a few days. Upon the digitization of the requested material, users will be notified by e-mail and then they may reach the item through  http://dijitalkoleksiyonlar.kutuphane.itu.edu.tr.