Telelift in the library of the nation, Ankara
Library of the nation, Ankara
The library of the Nation is the largest library in Turkey with 125,000 m2. Its holdings include two million printed books in 134 different languages, 2 million issues from about 13,000 printed magazines, 67 databases, 660,000 e-books, 6,650,000 electronic theses and 200,000,000 articles and reports from 77,000 e-journals.
The architecture of the library was designed with white and pink marble and decorated with Ottoman and Seljuk traditional and contemporary motives. The four towers of the library are connected by a ring in the basement.
In order to optimally network all parts of the building for book transport, an Integrated Library Solution from Telelift was installed in cooperation with bibliotheca.
Two return areas, each with two book return machines and one staff return station, ensure convenient book returns. From there, the media are transported on approx. 1,700 m of track by 100 UniSortCars and 50 UniSafeCars to 40 stations. The Library of the Nation relies on an RFID-based self-service concept in which the entire book stock is converted to RFID media identification and security.
Telelift trolleys in the library
By choosing an Integrated Logistics Solution from Telelift, the nation‘s library has one of the most advanced logistics systems on the market.