Orient-Institut Istanbul's library is a scientific research library with an emphasis on the study of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Turkey, and of Turkic peoples from realms outside of Turkey. The library aims to serve the needs of various academic disciplines and holds about 35,000 volumes and ca. 1,300 periodicals, 140 of which are continuously received.
The library offers on-site reading privileges to all. Inter-library loan services are not available.