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About the Library


The European University of Lefke’s Library commenced its services with the establishment of the university in 1990. The library expanded in parallel with the growth and development experienced at the university. The library moved to where it is housed today in 1999. The 2500 m2 building houses seating for 503 people. There is around 50,000 printed publications and books as well as over 125,000 digital books or sources available. The European University of Lefke’s Ertuğrul Apakan Libarary is organized according to the Dewey Decimal System.

Library Floorplan:


Exhibition Hall
Seminar Hall

First Floor

Front Hall
General Collection
Check-out desk
Reading hall

Rear Hall
Reading section
Daily newspapers

Second Floor

Front Hall
General collection
RSV collection
Reference collection
Reading section

Rear Hall
Hardcover periodicals

Springer Nature-Author Academy Training Module

Springer Nature’s training module “Author Academy” is now available. This training module provides all the details related to article or book writing according to Springer Nature standards. Also, it will provide various subjects from peer reviews to open access and it will give a certificate at the end of training sessions.

Training module access link: http://academy.springer.com/

You can access to detailed information about article or book writing from this link: http://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors

Electronic Resources


IEEE Xplore


Science Direct


Taylor& Francis




E-uyar Hukuk


Kazancı Hukuk

http://www.kazanci.com.tr http://www.kazanci.com/urunler.htm http://www.kazanci.com/kho2/ibb/giris.htm



Web of Science









Ulrich Dergi Rehberi

Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory  is a bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription.


Emerald eJournals Premier


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global 

ProQuest Dissertation&Thesis access address    https://search.proquest.com/pqdtglobal/

ProQuest Dissertation&Thesis Turkish User’s Guide   https://proquest.libguides.com/pqdttr

Mendeley(Referans Yönetim Sistemi)




Nature Journals All


Palgrave Macmillan Journals


Academic Journals






Columbia Encyclopedia

International Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Ulakbim Süreli Yayınlar Toplu Kataloğu

TÜİK Yayınları

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to make book or magazine donations to the Library?

The library accepts reading materials (books, magazines, digests etc) on the basis of collection expansion policy.

Criteria for selection of reading materials suitable for donation:

  • Reading materials must be in good physical shape.
  • If the material to be donated is a periodical, the person donating the materials must ensure that the subscription continues.
  • The material donated must support the education provided by EUL.

Materials not suitable for donation:

  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals whose publication has ceased
  • Photocopied publications
  • Reading materials in poor physical conditions

Contact Info: library@eul.edu.tr

How lending to other libraries and Inter – Library lending processed?

The EUL Library welcomes other libraries to request items via the Interlibrary Loan. The service offered by the Ertuğrul Apakan Library allows members to request borrow or acquire books or materials which cannot be found in its collection from libraries across the TRNC abroad. The service allows users to access books, materials and other information at a distance is the quickest and most comprehensive way. It is for this reason that our library attaches great importance to collaborating with other libraries abroad.

Inter – Library Lending service is provided to support academic work in areas where the library does not have sufficient books or materials. Only academic staff can benefit from this service.

Who can benefit from inter library lending?

All academic staff can use the interlibrary service.

How to benefit from the Inter-Library Service (IIL)?

All users who would like to benefit from this service must fill in an online book lending/article request  application form or fill in the application in paper form at the check-out desk. Applications must be made between working hours. (Monday-Friday 09:00-12:00/14:00-17:00)

What to do before applying for the Inter-Library Service ?

Search for the book or article from the library catalogue to determine whether a copy exists in the library’s collection.
A scan of the material requested which is not part of the collection will be conducted by the librarian. Once found on the database, the librarian will file the request.

What are the rules applicants have to follow in inter-library service?

  • All expenses are the responsibility of the requestor who makes the ILL request from European University of Lefke Library.
  • All borrowers must return material or books before due date.
  • The materials or books must not be photocopied.
  • To pay for all damages or loss of books or documents.
  • The Protocol form should be delivered to the library within 5 days of issuing.
  • Protokol formu ile üye olan kullanıcılar 3 kitabı 1 ay süre ile ödünç alabilmesi,
  • Members with a protocol form can borrow 3 books for a period of 1 month. Borrower is responsible for all penalties.

Which items cannot be requested through the ILL service?

  • CD-ROMs and software
  • Reference sources
  • Audio-Visual Materials (films, cassettes, video, compact discs)
  • Special collections
  • All editions of magazines
  • Rare collections or classics
  • Books that can be borrowed for short periods of times.

How long it takes for delivery?

  • Books borrowed from Turkey: Private Cargo delivery only 5-15 days
  • Photocopy of articles sent from Turkey: Normal postal delivery only-15-30 days
  • Books borrowed from other countries: Private Cargo delivery only 30-45 days
  • Photocopy of articles sent from other countries: 15-30 days

Note: Delivery times are subject to change. Delays could be experienced due to postal services.

How are requested articles and books obtained?

Our library tries to meet the requests of other libraries in the TRNC, Turkey or Worldwide. Thesis’s, reference sources and materials belonging in the music listening section cannot be borrowed.

Book Requests

A maximum 3 books can be requested and borrowed at a time for a period of 1 month, by any library in the TRNC, Turkey and/or Worldwide.

Article Requests

All photocopies of articles requested from our library are copied for 0.50KRŞ per page. The total amount owed for the photocopies copied must be deposited at the Cyprus Science Foundation European University of Lefke’s 6806-199 numbered bank account. A bank slip received for the deposit must then be faxed to the Library Directorate.

What are the fees to lend books between libraries?

Article Request Fee :
Copy Fee + postal charges + 15% VAT

Book Request Fee:
Cargo fee (two ways) + 15% VAT

Library Rules and Regulations


  1. All academic, administrative staff as well as students are accepted as natural members of the EUL’s Library.
  2. Students or staff members wishing to activate their memberships must fill a library registration form and must submit a passport sized photo.
  3. Students and staff are required to revalidate or renew their library card every academic year.
  4. All members accept to abide by the rules and regulations of the library.
  5. Non-student or staff members may use the library but cannot become members or check out books.

Rule for Borrowing/Loaning

  1. Every member of the European University of Lefke (students, faculty and administrative staff) can register and become a member of the Library.
  2. Library Registration Forms (membership cards) are offered at the Circulation Desk in the Library.
  3. All applications must be made in person.
  4. All members must present their membership cards when borrowing, extending and reserving books.
  5. Users may only borrow, extend or reserve books using their own membership cards. Borrowed books or materials may be extended online.

Reserve Collection

Books reserved in the A-section of the reserve section may be borrowed for a period of 24 hours. Books reserved in the B-section may not be checked-out at any time.

Library Materials Overdue or Lost Books

  1. Borrowers who fail to return books on time will be sent a warning notification via their contact information (e-mail, telephone, address).
  2. The fine for each borrowed item is 50 Kuruş per day for each day overdue. The fine for overdue books or materials borrowed from the reserve collection is 2TL for each day.
  3. In cases where the borrower does not return borrowed item(s) in 1 months after the return date (due date), then the item(s) will be considered as “lost”. This period is 5 days for items borrowed from the reserve section. The membership of the individual who borrowed the book or material may be suspended as a result of this.
  4. Borrower who fail to return any borrowed item -lost or damaged the borrowed item- must report to the library immediately. In such cases the borrower must provides the same or a new edition of the lost item(s) or pays the value of the item, including postal costs.
  5. ndividuals who destroy or damage library property will be transferred to the disciplinary committee.

General Rules

  1. All bags must be left in the special lockers and compartments upon entry into the library. Entry with bags or backpacks is strictly forbidden.
  2. Food and drink are not allowed in the Library except water. Smoking is prohibited in the library.
  3. Use of mobile phones is prohibited within the Library.
  4. Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage of personal belongings.
  5. All books and materials are tagged with electronic chips and may not be removed from the library without permission. The University will take disciplinary and/or legal action against users who remove library materials from the Library Building without completing the loan procedures and/or without permission.
  6. The library is designed as a quiet place for reading, researching, or studying. Silence must be observed in the Library to maintain a quiet study atmosphere. All users are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner that will not disturb others.

Library Contact Details

Postal Address: European University of Lefke
Ertuğrul Apakan Library
Lefke, Northern Cyprus TR-10 Mersin, Turkey
E-mail:  library@eul.edu.tr
Fax:  +90 392 660 2163
Tel: +90 392 660 2000 – 2160

Working Hours

During Final Exam

Monday-Friday: 24 Hours
Saturday-Sunday: 24 Hours
will be open.

Throughout the Academic Year
Monday – Friday :  08:30 – 23:00
Saturday-Sunday       :  09:30 – 23:00

Monday – Friday : 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday :  CLOSED

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