Library Guide

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University started education in the 2011-2012 academic year. The IZU Library has also started to serve since the opening of the 2011-2012 academic year. Besides supporting the education in the university, the institiution aims to develop itself with the awareness of serving the local in Halkalı and around. With this idea, we provide electronic publications and databases in sufficient quantity  besides the likes of printed books, periodicals, etc. We are working to create a library that will be strong and exemplary in a short period of time with a good collection in every subject, with a priority of science subjects that are being taught in the institution.

Catalog Search        

You need to do a "catalog search" to find out whether a book you are looking for is in the library, or what resources it has in a library. You need to search for the key word you want to search by typing in the field "Enter your search". As you can generally scan the key words without making space restrictions, "work title, author, responsibilities, topic titles, classification, ISBN" etc. You can also scan by selecting one of the fields. If the resources you are looking for are in the library, the list will come up on the screen. When you click on a text in the list, the catalog information of the corresponding publication will come up on the screen.

Reading Catalog Information

You need to pay attention to the information given under the headings of classification and status in order to be able to access the publication from the catalog information.

• Classification and status information

The information you are looking for is exactly in rack and in what order it is located. In the following example image, the information on the right side (PL 248.3 A36 / A43) should be noted in order to reach the title "Amak-i Hayal". You will also be informed whether the works are in the library or not, from the "rack" and "return date" information marked in the picture below. If there is a "rack", the book is in the library, and if there is a "return date", the book is borrowed.

LC Classification System (Library of Congress Classification)

In the Library Classification System, letters from A to Z are used for expressing subjects.

In this system, the subjects are expressed in the following letters;

A - General Works

B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

C - History related side sciences

D - World, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc. history

E - History of America

F - History of America

G - Geography, Anthropology

H - Social sciences

J - Political science

K - Law

L - Education

M - Music

N - Fine Arts

P - Language and Literature                                                                

Q –Science

R - Medicine

S - Agriculture

T - Technology

U - Military science

V - Marine sciences

Z - Bibliography, Librarianship, General information resources

The Layout of the Rack and the Book You Are Looking to Reach:

Books are placed alphabetically on the shelves according to the "Classification" letters and numbers printed on the labels on their backs. In the ranking of books carrying the same letter (or letters), a lower number is taken into account. If the figures are the same with the letters, the information in the next row will be taken into consideration. For example; In the Library Classification System, the letter "D" indicates works related to history. By adding other letters beside the letter "D", subtitle headings in the field of history come into play.


The books above are arranged according to the library classification system. As shown above, the books are arranged alphabetically from left to right according to the letters in their classification.



Books starting with the letter "N" above are arranged correctly. The letters after the "N" are arranged alphabetically from left to right. In addition, it is seen that "N, NB, ND" comes first among the other books which has only "N".



Books with the classification "BP" above are sorted from left to right according to their numbers. Numerically small-valued classifications are on the left in order. For books you can not find, consult the library staff.

You need to leave the books you use on the desk before you put it on the shelves. Books should not be placed on the racks and should be left on the desk after use.