Examınatıon Of Publıc Lıbrary Examples In Ankara About Accessıbılıty Wıthın The Context Of Turkısh Standarts

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2016


Supervisor: CAN GÜNGÖR


Libraries are public spaces that are important indicators of the established reading habits and thus the level of development about the society they belong to. In this sense, due to being open to all public services, public libraries step forward compared to other types of libraries. The accessibility of such buildings is an important factor in order to form a society with developed cultural maturity. Besides, creating accessibility for the disabled to all spaces, notably public buildings and libraries, as well as providing their participation in society might create a healthy and modern way of living. The objective of this study is to examine the present condition of library designs so that individuals who are disabled throughout or for a certain period of their lives could benefit from library access as much as an ordinary individual. In addition, it is aimed to determine the ratio of accessibility of the places that form libraries with regards to their relation with each other by taking TS 12576 and TS 9111 as references and present solutions accordingly. In the study, four public libraries and their premises were selected among all the libraries in Ankara. These libraries were studied through using evaluation forms with taking into consideration these standards and data collection method based on observation and examination. As a result of the examination and the evaluation of the selected buildings and the data collected from the premises, we determine the values of general building accessibility, accessibility value percentage rate (A.V. %. R.) as well as the accessibility within the scope of the privatized areas under the certain form titles and in each form of these buildings. Since selected libraries have different qualitatives and features, they were evaluated with a result of reflection of their qualities instead of direct comparison. Solution propositions within the standards of TS 9111 and TS 12576 to the problems and deficiencies related to the libraries in the study have been presented.