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OpenMETU is the Institutional Repository of METU that provides the accessibility of scientific information produced at METU through the internet without financial, legal, and technical limitations.

Our library serves as below due to COVID-19.


♦ Weekdays 08.45-17.15.
♦ Weekend and Night closed. 
♦ Study halls are closed. 
♦ Book borrowing and return operations are carried out by asking the staff for help at the entrance of the main building. 
♦ Thesis delivery processes are made by appointment. 
♦ ILL service is provided.

Postponement of Book Return Dates

Dear Library Users,

Within the frame of the announcement made by the Rectorate on the 2020-2021 Academic Year Fall Semester teaching method, the return dates of the books borrowed in all our users accounts’ have been extended until the end of the fall semester. Within the scope of Covid-19 pandemic measures, it is aimed to prevent problems that may arise when the borrowed books are brought to the library individually or returned by cargo with the security priority of our users.

We kindly ask our users to show the necessary sensitivity regarding the protection and security of the books during this period when the return dates are extended.
New book return dates defined by user type are given below;

Undergraduate  Students: January 19, 2021

Graduate Students : January 19, 2021

Faculty / Administrative Staff : January 19, 2021

Online Payment System For Library Fines

Due to the problem in the online payment system, library users can
pay their library fines via ODTÜ/ZİRAAT BANKASI IBAN
TR750001001537089807005024 and send their receipt copy to

Please do not forget to write your student number in the receipt
explanation section.

You can check your current fine info and your due dates at


The loan period of reserve books has been updated to 1 week.

About Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL)



We begin the Inter Library Loan (ILL) service. Now you can request printed books.

METU OpenCourseware

ODTÜ Library Trial Databases

Webinars on October


This guide is a short introduction to print and electronic resources in communication & information technologies. It contains information about resources available at METU Library as well as some links and information for resources on the Internet. 

Use the tabs above to find books, journal articles and other resources for your assignments or research. 

What is Information and Communication Technology?

Information and communications technology (ICT) refers to all the technology used to handle telecommunications, broadcast media, intelligent building management systems, audiovisual processing and transmission systems, and network-based control and monitoring functions. Although ICT is often considered an extended synonym for information technology (IT), its scope is more broad.