National Library of Turkey

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National Library of Turkey
Millî Kütüphane
TypeNational Library
EstablishedApril 15, 1946(73 years ago) (1946-04-15)
Location Ankara, Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey

Millî Kütüphane is the National Library of Turkey, located in Ankara. It was founded on April 15, 1946. Milli Kütüphane has one of the richest collections in Turkey. The collection consists of 3,089,517 items, which can be categorized as follows: [1]

Turkey Republic in Western Asia

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city while Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 percent of the population.

Ankara Metropolitan municipality in Central Anatolia, Turkey

Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul, having outranked İzmir in the 20th century.


Number of BooksNumber of Books in the Old Orthography Number of PeriodicalsNumber of Non-textual MaterialsNumber of Manuscripts

National Library of Turkey, established in the Çankaya district of the city Ankara was established on April 15, 1946 under the Ministry of Education through the Directorate of Publications . Within the first year the library had outgrown it original building and on April 17, 1947, it moved to a temporary building. Construction for the building used for the National Library in started in 1965 and on August 5, 1983 the new building was completed. Since its completion in August 1983 the library has served its users in some 39000 square meters of space.

The library is member of the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).

References and notes

  1. "National Library Statistics". Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.

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