The Istanbul Modern Library provides resources on modern and contemporary art to visitors and researchers.

The regularly expanding library collection currently holds 12.500 books and 17 periodical publication subscriptions in Turkish and foreign languages. The library keeps the collection up-to-date with book and catalog donations, exchange programs, and collaborations with museums, cultural centers, and galleries from Turkey and around the world.

The Istanbul Modern Library collection specializes in the following subject areas:

  • History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Museum and Art Management
  • Artists from Turkey and Abroad
  • Local and International Visual Art Exhibitions
  • Corporate and Private Art Collections
  • Visual Arts
  • Architecture
  • Photography
  • Video, New Media, and Performance Arts
  • Cinema

Bibliographic information for publications in the collection can be accessed through the online catalogues in the library.