Muhlis Learning Center  is located in the same building where the Dean’s Office is in the Faculty of Agriculture. Muhlis Erkmen Library was founded by Dr. Stummyoll in 1933 as the Institute of Higher Agriculture. Stummvoll. In the year of its establishment, it started its activities with a staff of 5 people consisting of library manager, officer, assistant and translators. In those years, the library has been serving with a reading room for 100 people, a three-story book store and a shelf and equipment made of fireproof material. The library is made up of tens of thousands of books and periodicals donated by the German government in the years it was founded. Yıldırım (1980) stated that at that time it was a modern library rarely found in the Middle East and the Balkans. According to the records of the Institute of Higher Agriculture (1939), the number of books available in 1939 was 47000. There are continuously 486 journals and 253 serials delivered to the library. The Higher Agriculture Institute was taken to the Ankara University under the Law No. 5234 dated 7.7.1948. Since then, the library has been linked to the Rectorate under the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. Central Library of Ankara University and the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine libraries were merged by The Senate Decree No. 445 dated 29.7.1983 and rearranged to their present structure. The reading hall was also called “Muhlis Erkmen Hall” on this date.

The reorganized Central Library has continued its activities with its staff consisting of 9 personnel, including Sadiye Yılam as director. Within the scope of the Rectorate 35 years, Ankara University Central Library has provided technical and readership services among other faculties and college libraries as well as coordination and standardization in managerial terms. Library and Documentation Department was separated from the Faculty of Agriculture campus in 2001. After this date, the Muhlis Erkmen Library lost its being feature as Central Library and was attached to the Faculty of Agriculture.

The library was renovated in 2014 with upper and lower salons, and serves as library counseling and technical services offices and internet units. The upper salon with the work desk of 78 people and with 84 work tables and the lower hall with 32 computers and internet units can be used as research and study places by the students.


Working hours:

Lower Salon and Upper Salon: 7/24 study and research hall,

Tecnic Offie : Weekdays 8.30-17.30 hours provide study, research, lending and consulting services.

Computer Unit : 8:30-21:00 hours open.

Lending Rules 1- Encyclopedia, dictionary, map and similar sources of information, unbound periodicals and their last issues, writings and rare prints and other works identified in units are not borrowed out of the library. Examination of writings and rare prints and archival material is subject to the permission of the library director.

  1. Academic theses are not borrowed out of the library. However, it is allowed to photocopy the entire thesis within the unit by taking the written permission of the thesis supervisor or the thesis preparing person.

3- Users from outside the university can use the library resources in the library.


University members can borrow materials with the following rules:

Lending Rules and Periods Academic Staff Students Administrative Staff
Books 15 days + Extension
(10 material)
15 days + Extension
(5 material)
15 days + Extension
(3 material)
Thesis Not Borrowed Not Borrowed Not Borrowed
Journals Not Borrowed Not Borrowed Not Borrowed
Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Map, etc. Counseling Resources Not Borrowed Not Borrowed Not Borrowed
CD 15 days + Extension
(5 material)
15 days + Extension
(3 material)
15 days + Extension
(3 material)



  1. Up to two “hardcover journals” are given to faculty members for a week.
  2. The conditions for lending of resources to lecturers, students, administrative staff and other users are determined by the unit management with the recommendation of the unit libraries.
  3. Those who have books and periodicals that are overdue will not be given newbies.
  4. For non-refundable and non-refundable library materials, a penalty shall be imposed on the amount determined by the Rectorate on the basis of the president’s recommendation at the beginning of each financial year. Unit managers are responsible for monitoring and collection of penalties.
  5. If the borrowed materials are lost or frayed:
  6. The library user is responsible for returning the lost material to the library within one month after obtaining it.
  7. If it fails to do so, it must pay 50% of the fair value of the material, if any.
  8. The price is determined by the market commission of the Library Commissions for the material that is not known or whose price is not known.
  9. Unless the library users who have been separated from their units for various reasons return the materials belonging to the unit library on them and receive the attached document of attachment, the unit managers can not break the relations with the institution.


 Electronic Resources