Platforms for reading and writing have been continuously changing since their first invention as clay tablets. Most recently, the digital platform surfaces itself as a viable medium widely used for reads such as books, magazines, newspapers, and course books. Today's readers generally have the option to choose between printed paper and a digital screen. Despite this fact, in certain situations, readers usually find themselves obliged to read either from paper or from a digital screen. Thus, the purpose of this study is firstly to survey reading platform preferences of Turkish university students, and secondly to identify potential reasons underlying such preferences with a focus on department and gender variation.