Library Hours

As part of the new precautionary measures against Covid-19, the Istanbul Modern Library is closed.


The Istanbul Modern Library is open on the same days and hours as the museum and is closed on Mondays, on January 1, and on the first day of religious holidays.

Museum visitors are welcome to enter the library FOR FREE with a “Library Visitor Card”.


Database and Internet Access

The Library’s computer terminals provide internet access to the websites of leading museums, galleries, art libraries and art institutions around the world.

The Library also provides DVDs and CDs of past film-related events held by the İstanbul Modern Cinema and of lectures relating to exhibitions.

In addition, visitors may consult the Directory of Arts & Museums of the World CD-ROM database, to obtain information about 
49,000 museums and 143,000 artists, galleries and publishers from 202 countries.


Photocopy Service

The Museum Collection’s noncirculating materials are for in-Library use only, but a photocopying service (both black and white and full color) is available.

Library Conract Information

Tel: 0212 334 73 18        
       0212 334 73 68

Fax:0212 243 43 19