January 23, 2022

Samsung Digital Library Opens Inside National Library of Turkey

From Samsung Turkey:

[On Tuesday,] Samsung Electronics Turkey [opened] of the Samsung Digital Library, which offers free digital access to the valuable works retained in the archive of the National Library of Turkey, as well as contemporary e-publications. This project was realized in cooperation with the National Library with a total investment of 500,000 USD.



Visitors to the Samsung Digital Library, which is located within the National Library, can access the following works freely:

  • 27,000 volumes of handwritten work in Ottoman Turkish, Persian and Arabic,
  • Periodical publications day by day from Ottoman era to the Republic,
  • Periodicals and more than 2 million newspapers published since 1928,
  • Almost 60,000 Ottoman newspapers,
  • Paintings,
  • French and English publications in the Turkish Hearth Collection,
  • Karagöz & Hacivat archives,
  • Film posters,
  • Maps, notes, stamps,
  • Political posters,
  • More than 5,000 phonograph records.

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