Welcome to the Crisler Library Ephesos, “Your Branch Campus Abroad”

The Crisler Library Ephesos (CLE) is located in Selçuk, Izmir, a small city in western Turkey, near Ephesos. It is a short distance from the

Ephesos Museum, at the foot of Ayasoluk Hill, within view of the Basilica of St. John, near the Isa Bey Mosque, and across the street from the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is convenient to the Izmir airport and centrally located to other ancient historical sites, including Sardis, Pergamon, Aphrodisias, Hierapolis, Laodicea and Claros.

Mission Statement: To promote scholarship, research and education in order to foster a deeper understanding of the ancient history of Asia Minor by providing a library in Ephesus, Turkey.

Have Your Meeting or Seminar at CLE! The beautiful Library, designed in the Roman peristyle tradition, is available for rental. It has wireless internet and is climate controlled; has flexible meeting and events space for a variety of uses, including for faculty and students interested in using it as a “Branch Campus”  for  teaching and research, lectures and special events find its location unique and its state of the art technology equipment only enhances their programs. It can accommodate up to 100 individuals in its space, with its Reference Library and Cynthia Martin McBride Study Hall, Muharrem Kayhan Conference Room, landscaped courtyard, full kitchen, one bedroom, and Kitapevi Bookstore. See the Library Facilities page for further details.

A quote from a 2009 Leipzig University student who attended International Archaeology Summer Session :

The international atmosphere of Summer Session for students, coming from all over the world, really provided me with a wider view of the world and gave me an insight on some issues I was not aware of before…I am therefore not only grateful for having been given the chance to enlarge  my knowledge about the antiquities and to widen my scientific perspective but also for having been given the chance to meet people, wonderful people that probably I would not have met otherwise. It was a terrific, fascinating and completely precious experience.

Benjamin Wieland
Leipzig University, Germany
July 2009 CLE International Archaeology Summer School for Students

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