Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Office of the Counselor for Culture and Public Relations Newly opened “Rami Library”, the largest library in Istanbul with the largest indoor landscape area in Europe

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, Counselor’s Office for Culture and Public Relations
The new “Rami Library”, the largest library in Istanbul with the largest indoor landscape area in Europe

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Rami Library, the largest library in Istanbul
The new Rami Library, the largest library in Istanbul, has opened. The ‘Rami Library’ is Turkey’s first complex to be certified as a ‘Sustainable Museum’ and is expected to become Istanbul’s ‘first attraction’ in terms of culture, history and art. Based on the concept of a “living library,” it provides readers and researchers with millions of books, non-book materials, and digital resources, as well as lectures, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the year. will also be held.
Official website: https://ramikutuphanesi.gov.tr/en/
Official video: https://www.youtube.com/@ramikutuphanesi
[Video 2: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9sOPw9vpLg] President Erdoğan also attended the opening on January 13, commenting that “Rami was planned not only as a library, but also as a cultural center with many activities.”
The “Lami Library” was built by restoring and renovating the Lami Barracks, which was built in the era of Sultan Mustafa III of the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century. The Rami Barracks was also used by the Republic-era army and was frequently used until the 1960s. With an indoor area of ​​36,000 m² and a capacity of 2.5 million books, it also has a green area of ​​51,000 m² and an artificial pond of 1,000 m² surrounded by trees. It is It has a capacity of 4,200 people and features numerous sections (Baby & Kids, Digital, Youth, Adults, Specialized, etc.). In order to provide modern library services, the library is equipped with 24-hour self-study rooms, reading rooms, baby corners, barrier-free corners, group study rooms, and individual study rooms.
The first complex in Turkey to be certified as a ‘Sustainable Museum’ The Rami Library has been awarded Turkey’s first “Biosphere
Sustainable Museum Certificate”. It was certified for its full compliance with the principles of sustainability in all aspects, including restoration techniques and infrastructure systems, structures that support local cultural life, and green spaces for users. It also serves as a platform to transmit ancient resources and information to future generations.
Istanbul’s ‘living library’
Under the concept of a ‘Living Library’, the Lami Library was designed to meet the cultural, educational and artistic needs of society within the confines of the modern librarian. The library’s diversity ensures that visitors of all ages have the elements to experience a ‘whole new library’. One of the sections, the Ataturk Research Library, presents a rich collection of more than 20,000 volumes, as well as a Turkish library, especially for researchers and readers active in the fields of social sciences and humanities. Offering works related to the history, language and culture of the Republic, especially the history of Ataturk, it will be the largest library dedicated to Ataturk in Turkey.
The Past for the Future – Restoration Workshop Şifahane
Manuscripts and valuable printed materials registered in the library’s catalog are preserved in a restoration workshop called “Sifahhane” located in the manuscript library. Research conducted in the Library’s laboratories examines the various scrolls and books for deterioration, and expertly restores them. In addition, the works stored in the storage are stored under appropriate conditions and regularly maintained.
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Rami library hallway
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Rami Library site view
About Turkey
Situated on the Mediterranean coast and connecting Asia and Europe separated by the famous Bosphorus Strait, Turkey is a center of diverse climates and cultural exchanges that has resulted in a rich history, natural and cultural heritage reflecting centuries of diverse civilizations. It has gastronomy and welcomed about 30 million visitors in 2021. This country, where cultures intersect, is extremely tolerant of art and fashion that fuses tradition and modernity, and continues to attract visitors from all over the world with its dynamic shopping and entertainment life.
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