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Information Center

Information Center serves on an indoor area of 9.165 m2 in the building having a giant dome, which was designed having been inspired by Ottoman architecture. It has a capacity of 600 seats and 300,000 volumes of shelf. In the Center, there are 13 group working rooms with 56 electronically-equipped personal working carrels. The users that are the members of Sabancı University may access to the Internet with the laptops provided to them by the University via wireless connection and totally 480 Internet connection ports and also search terminals found in Information Center.

Information Center, as a service department of Sabancı University established with the aim of becoming a "world university", conducted its foundation activities between 1997-1998 and it opened its gates to the users and started to render service in 1999 with the initiation of academic studies in the university.

Information Center supports education and research programs of Sabancı University and functions as a catalyzer in the studies, and tries to ensure that users access to the most accurate information within the shortest time. The Center aims at meeting any information and documentation requirements of faculty members, students, employees and graduates as well as contributing to the knowledge accumulation at national and international scale. Presenting its services and means to the service of all institutions, organizations and individuals, it also helps studies and researches carried out in the world of science, industry and culture.

The Center, adopting the concept of "Access to the information rather than ownership of the information sources" as a basic principle, provides rapid and effective access to the existing information instead of forming collections indicated in millions. With the perfectionist and user-oriented service understanding, knowledgeable and skilful employees, up-to-date collections consisting of information in any type and format and the technological means required by the age, it brings together the trio of information+user+access.

Information Center conducts its services and activities in line with the strategic targets of the university and prepares its strategic plan accordingly. The basic principles and policies of Information Center and its strategic plan containing information on its objectives and priorities etc. are included in the web page of the Center.

Mission

To meet effectively any information and documents need of Sabancı University Members consisting of faculty members, students and employees; to function as a catalyzer for the maintenance and development of education, study and research programs of the University; to support users' making habit of life long education and use of information; to contribute to the protection of knowledge accumulation, use, transfer and protection of the cultural heritage at national and international scale.

Vision

To bring together the trio of information+user+access with the perfectionist and user-oriented service understanding, knowledgeable and skilful employees, up-to-date collections consisting of information in any type and format and the technological means required by the age as well as to aim at contributing to the world of education, research and culture and being pioneer as an innovative and creative Information Center in our country in this context.

Values

  • User-oriented
  • Perfectionist service understanding
  • High quality service and product
  • Creative, innovative and flexible structure
  • Open communication
  • Proactive
  • Integrated system
  • Learning how to learn
  • Cooperative and participative
  • Respectful to the thoughts of the users and the copyrights

 

Working Hours:

Monday-Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday-Saturday: 08:30-17:00
Sunday: 13.00-24:00

Summer Holiday Period:
Monday-Thursday: 08.30-24:00
Friday-Saturday: 08:30-17:00
Sunday: 13:00-24:00

  • Present your identification card to check out materials
  • Observe the prohibitions against smoking, drinking and eating in the Center
  • Avoid excessive noise
  • Turn off your cellular phones when you enter the building
  • Use the information resources carefully and do not take them out of the Center withoutchecking hem out. Remember there is an electronic detection system at the exit
  • Materials used within the Center should be left on the tables and not reshelved by the users
  • Obey the copyright regulations as an indication of respecting the work of others.