CSSU Library opened its doors the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year - the first academic year of the University. In addition to supporting education and training at the university, we aim to improve ourselves in serving the people of Nicosia and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. With this in mind, in addition to printed books, periodicals, etc. we provide sufficient electronic publications and databases to our users’ service. Our studies continue to create a strong and exemplary library in a short time by forming a good collection in every subject, especially the branches that the university provides education for.

Catalog Search

To find out if a book you are looking for is in the library, or what resources are available in the library on a topic, you need to do a "catalog search".

You need to search with the relevant keyword by typing it in the field that says “Enter your keyword”. You can browse the keyword in general without restrictions, as well as "title of the work, author, responsible, subject titles, classification, ISBN" etc. You can also search by selecting one of the fields. If the resources you are looking for are available in the library, the list will be displayed. When you click on an item in the list, the catalog information of the relevant publication will be displayed.

Accessing Catalog Information In order to access a publication using catalog information, you should pay attention to the information included under the classification headings and status.
  • Classification and Status

This is the information on exactly which shelf and in which order the item you are looking for is. In the sample image below, it is necessary to note the information on the right (PL 248.3 A36 / A43) in order to access the work named “Amak-ı Hayal”. In addition to that, by the information on the "shelf" and "return date" marked in the image below, we can find out whether the items are in the library or on loan. If there is a "on the shelf" note, the item is in the library, and if there is a "return date" note, the book is on loan.

Library of Congress (LC) Classification system: Letters from A-Z are used to represent subject fields as given below. A - General Resources B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion C - History and sub-fields of History D - World, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand etc. History E - American history F - American history G - Geography, Anthropology H - Social sciences J - Political sciences K - Law L - Education M - Music N - Fine arts P - Language and Literature Q - Science R - Medicine S - Agriculture T - Technology U - Military studies V - Marine sciences Z - Bibliography, Librarianship, General sources of information Shelving System and Locating your Item

The books are placed on the shelves alphabetically according to the "Classification" letters and numbers written on the labels on their backs. As in the dictionaries, while the letters from A to Z are listed, the numbers in the lower row are taken into account for the books with the same letter (or letters). If the numbers are the same as the letters, the information in the next row will be taken into consideration.

For example, the letter "D" in the LC Classification System shows the items in the history field. Subtitles in the field of history occur when other letters are added next to the letter "D". As an example, the "R" occurred with the addition of the letter "D" in the subset Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula is searched topics. The number after “DR” constitutes the next subset. For example, the "D 439" works on General History of Turkey.

  The above books are placed according to the LC classification system. As can be seen, the books are listed alphabetically from left to right according to the letters in the classifications. BP, DR, HF, PL Books starting with the letter "N" above are lined up correctly. The letters that come after “N” are listed alphabetically from left to right. In addition, it is seen that the book with the phrase "N" in the classification precedes the others "NA, NB, ND". N, NA, NB, ND”. Books with “BP” classification above are listed in a small to large collection order from left to right according to their numbers. Classifications with small numbers in numerical order are on the left in this order. Please consult the library staff for books that you cannot find. The books you use should be left on the table and not placed back on the shelves.