Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Deparment of Culture, Directorate of Libraries and Museums has organized a workshop about realizing "Project of Istanbul City Library".
Workshop organized in 5-6 September 2015 in Sakarya Sapanca where librarians, publishers, academicians, writers, researchers, bookshops, bureaucrats and architects were attended.
Discussed headlines in workshop were; Does Istanbul need a city library? What should be the functions of Istanbul city library? What should be specialities and qualifications of collections?
Director of Directorate of Libraries and Museums Ramazan Minder has mentioned, there is serious expectation in cultural communities for a newer and biger city library.
As of the moment there is no big enough city library in our city that can represent Istanbul perfectly.
New city library should be bigger and should provide city in cultural aspect also it should represent our city in aspect of architecture. Additionally collections must cover needs of users, readers, researchers and specialists.
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