The first pivate music library of Turkey
The Borusan Music Library
Borusan Culture Arts has tried to cultivate an appreciation of polyphonic Western music among the masses and, in line with this goal, opened the very first private Music Library in Turkey. The Library provides an archive of classical, jazz, blues, Turkish folk, classical Turkish and world music. Focusing mainly on those genres, the Library features a collection of approximately 8,500 books, more than 7,000 musical notes, and around 10,500 CDs, 3,000 LPs, 150 videos and 100 DVDs.
Borusan Culture Arts, also features an archive consists of the rare recordings of the diva, Leyla Gencer. In the Borusan Music Library, Leyla Gencer’s 90 recordings are available for listeners. The Library serves for everyone, without any precondition. The Library is open every weekday from 09.30 to 18.00.
The Music Library was formed in 1997, with Borusan Culture Arts and aimed to be created as an exclusive library of music genres. While providing sources and notes of vocal and instrumental music, it also offers various recordings, CD’s, LP’s, and DVD’s from numerous artists. One of the most important sections of the library is the Contemporary Turkish Composers Archive.
In the library; BLISSPC Library Automation Program, the largest and the state of the art library system is being used. All books, CD’s and notes are catalogued with an automation system and classified with the “Library of Congress” system. Thus; the visitors may easily find and reach the material needed in the shortest amount of time.