The section of acquisition of the book funds
The head of section Ibrahimova Gulnara Aydin gizi
The section of acquisition of the book funds of the National Library named after M.F.Akhundov was formed in 1923 and consists of several structure departments. The section’s staffs are of 13 employees.
The section of acquisition is designated for the centralised acquisition of the funds of the library by the documents, books, periodicals and the continuing publications, the music and audio-visual materials. The acquisition of the systems of funds of the library is carried out via the different sources:
compulsory free of charge specimen of the works of press;
purchasing of documents in the book-trade organizations (books shop, book exhibitions-auctions);
gifts of the organizations, authors and the other individuals;
inside governmental exchange;
On January 01, 2005 the fund of the library was consisted of 4.5513244 publications:
Books – 2.3391162
Different documents – 2.122082
There were received printings in 674 names to the sector of periodicals (889 specimens). 101 of them are in Azerbaijani language, newspapers in 51 names in Russian language, 313 names in Azerbaijani language, 47 names of magazines are in Russian language.
The section of the inter-republican book exchange
The head of the section: Sevdimaliyeva Sarigul Adigozal gizi
The section of the inter-republican exchange of books was established in 1961 under the section of acquisition and in 1978 it is acting as the independent section.
The section is designated for storing and using of the exchange and reserve funds of the libraries, as well as the specimens of printings, purchased at the expense of the budget of the library, entrance via the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic, books gifted by their authors.
The main duties of the section:
participation in forming of the organizations (receive, recording, library treatment, arrangement and storing) of the exchange fund of the National Library;
redistribution of the duplicates publications in the Central Library of the Republic, realization of the free of charge transfer of the duplicate and non profile publications to the other libraries and organizations in the pre-determined manner. The remarkable feature of this fund is their universality. In there complement there is local and foreign publications on the various fields of knowledge of wide chronological diapason.
The Section and cataloguing of books
Head of section: Mammadli Sayyara
The section of treatment of books and cataloguing was created in 1923. Before 1947 the section was engaged in processing and cataloguing of documentary of the library. In 1941 in the section of processing there were established 2 new sections: the section of acquisition and the section of treatment and cataloguing.
Form 1950 the section of treatment and cataloguing started to create the systematic catalogue for readers. The main duties of this section is to catalyse the non printed publications in the Russian language, the organization of the alphabetic catalogue. From 2004 the section started to process the national literature, published in Azerbaijan in Russian and Azerbaijani languages for the section “Books of Azerbaijan”.
The main and big catalogues:
Section of the scientific systematization of literature
Head of the section: Bakhshaliyeva Gozal
The section of scientific systematization of literature is an independent structure from 1980, the main function of which is the working out the classification systems on the fields of knowledge and organizing the corresponding thematic catalogues. And the main purpose of the activity of this section is the provision of the effective using of the funds of National Library via presenting the full and the full-aspects information on their content to the readers and the subscribers of the National Library.
The main tasks of the section are:
Department of service to readers
Head of the section:
Ismayilova Edibe Imash
The section of servicing the readers of the National Library named after M.F.Akhundov, formed in 1923 started to its activity as the reading hall. From 1928 it is the independent structure. It is the main department on the matters of the library servicing the readers. It provides 80% of servicing the readers of the library.
The main task of the department is:
The modern structure of the section includes:
section of users’ registration
section of auxiliary fund
section of scientific halls
section of periodical-press hall
department of protection of book funds
Head of the section: Ismayilova Khuraman
The section of book funds of the National Library is one of the biggest book-stacks of the republic. The section carries out its activity from 1923 as the independent structure unit.
The main task of the section is the realisation of the scientifically based forming of its funds with the purpose of the permanent storing and using in the library and information servicing of readers and subscribers of the Library. The section carries out the complex of works on organizing the provision of the safe keeping of publications.
The section of storing of the book funds of the National Library named after M.F.Akhundov has the following sectors:
section of Azerbaijan literature
section of classified literature on format
section of magazines and other editions
section of electronic information carrying
section of system literature
section of newspaper fund
section of the conservation and restoration of book funds
section of Rare books
section of special appointed normative literature
All publications, included to the main fund of the Library are reflected in the catalogues and the card index of the National Library.
The fund of Azerbaijan literature
The head of the department: Alieva Almaz Khalil
The fund of Azerbaijan Literature of National Library was established in 1947 and at the present it counts than 7000 books of single copy, more than 39 editions of newspapers dated from 1875 to 1928, 465 editions of journals since 1906, 716 copies of scientific works, 857 microfilm books and 852 newspaper-magazine microfilms. Since 2005 there has been created an electronic catalogue of the fund.
The department of printed music and sound recordings.
The head of the department: Mamedova Tamilla Ragim
Until 1960 the department of printed music and sound recordings of National Libraries was functioning as a section. Since 1961 it is an independent structure. It counts more than 121 000 of musical editions. It is an integrated department of National Library. The fund of the department counts more than 224 000 of copies of literature, which includes 200000 copies of printed music, 30000 of sound recordings, 4000 of music handwritings and 10000 books about music. The collection of the department includes printed music fund, sound recordings fund and a subsidiary fund.
The department has the only in the republic golden fund of national sound recordings and printed music copies. In 1981 the “Azerbaijani composers’ handwritings” fund was established.
The department funds are open to the musicians of all specialties, students and music admires.
The department has its own reading room with 20 places for the individual listening to the sound recordings.
The department of foreign literature and international book exchange
The head of the department: Mamedova Zubeida Akhmed
The department is an independent complex structure since 1965.
There are books, journals, magazines published in 40 languages. The sources of material are UNO, IBE various publishing houses, embassies and exhibitions. The department is a reserve library of UNO and OSCE. The books received from these organizations are revised by the department, processed by the library methods and given to the numerous readers. The department collection comprises the works of authors published abroad and the books about Azerbaijan. The department has been engaged in the International Book Exchange since 1965 and in the International Book Subscription since 1978.
The Mass Culture Department
The head of the department: Salaeva Natella Siradj
The Mass Culture Department is an independent structure since 1942.
It is the main department which organizes different kinds of cultural activities, such as historical festivals, significant dates, library books exhibitions and provides communication of information about the activities to the MEDIA.
Department on Library Policy and Methodical Guide
The head of the department: Bayramov Damir Amrax
Foundation of the department in the republic was connected first of all with organization of mass bibliographical network.
In 1960 the department of scientific and methodical library studies was established. It serves as guarantee for providing methodical assistance to all central library systems and other libraries as well.
Reference and Bibliographical Department
The head of the department: Aliyeva Zemfira Balakishi
Reference and bibliographical department exists since 1927.
It provides bibliographical help on catalogue and card-index system informs readers about reference and bibliographical knowledge as well as answers to written and oral inquiries from high state agencies and newly-established structures, companies, organizations and other groups of readers.
The department of ethnography scientific
The head of the department: Veliyeva Medina Alibala
The department of area studies and scientific bibliography of NL began functioning in 1940 on the basis of the Department of Information and Bibliography. But since 1974 it has been operating as a separate structure named “Area and National bibliography». The main task of the department is creating informational and bibliographical mechanism and providing informational services. The department makes up and keeps the fund of written references on area studies and publishes multi-profiled bibliographical indexes.
Scientific and Research Department on Library Study
The head of the department: Axmedli Sadaqat Aliyatdin
Scientific and Research Department on Library Study of NL has been functioning since 1975. It conducts scientific and research work on library, bibliography and book studies in the Republic.
The head of the department: Agamirova Tamara Jafar
It was established in 1980 as a sector on the basis of scientific and research department and has been operating as an independent publishing department since 1981.<br><br>
The department conducts editing of all publishing materials of library departments in NL and in the Republic.
Training Center of Library Workers
The head of the department: Guseynovas Nazli Kazim
Training Center founded in 2001 was completely equipped due to financial support of Soros Fund. Since 2006 the department has been functioning independently. Its main task is organization of continuously training program for its own employees as well as for employees of other libraries.
The department of Automation of Library and Bibliographical Processes
and Informational Technologies
The head of the department: Jafarov
Ilgar Vidadi oglu
Tel.: 4988852, 4984869
The section has been functioning since 2006 and started its work with making up electronic catalogue. For this the National Library chose “VTIS_Virtua” system.
Electronic Resources Creation Department
The head of the department: Asadova Rena Kurbanxan
Tel.: 498 88 52
The department was founded in 2006. Its main task is to create data of national literature coming to the library. The data is being created with the help of electronic catalogue, including typewritten bibliographical records on the following types of editions presented in ANL funds:
auto abstracts of theses
note and music materials
Department of Electronic and Information service
Head of the department:
Mirahmedova Shahnaz Derdail
Tel: 9994 12) 598 48 69
information about department
Internet Hall established with Aurasia Fund’s assistance is
functioning in Azerbaijan National Library named after M.F. Akhundov.
Department acting within the framework of the project, acts
independently as electron information service department from
February of the 2006.
from distance” (Virtual) section was arranged to better service for
readers since March of 2008.
get information about library from our website
March of 2010 our readers can get books from the Russian State
Library. This orders implemented by “Interlibrary Subscriptions”
section. All workers of Interlibrary Subscriptions section, readers,
Centralized Library Systems (CLS) of Baku, Sumgayit, Absheron region
and other libraries can use Interlibrary Subscription section.
implement order from distance (Virtual) in a short time;
extend relations with Russian State Library (in book, dissertation
attention of CLS libraries of Sumgait city and Absheron to IS
(interlibrary subscription) section and provide them with books;
Investigation of new ways of service to provide readers with fluent
information and improving ways of gathering information for readers.
Department of depositary literature
The head of the department: Kerimova Ragimova Rustam
The department was founded in 1978. The main task of it is finding out, keeping and providing readers with not often demanded and not often used literature from the general fund of the library. All books of the fund are in the Russian language.
The head of the department:Kasimov Vasif Nuraxmed
The department as an independent structure has been operating since 2006 and deals with questions on printing.
Department of National Bibliography and
Registration of Printed Editions
The head of the department: Talibova Liliya Xalil
The department started its activity in 2003. In a short time Annuals of the Azerbaijani book were edited in 1990, 1991, 2000 and 2001.
head of the department: Isayeva Saadat Isa qizi
(+994 12) 493 51 24
As an independent structure the department has been functioning since 2006 and carrying out all questions concerning staff.
department of the organization of electronic dissertation fund and
using of them
head of the department: Huseynova Gular Elchin qizi
About the department
2009, January the department of “The organization of electronic
dissertation fund and using of them” activates as the independence
structure. The dissertations protecting in Azerbaijan from 1994 till
today are covered maintenance at this department. It is also
possible to enter the virtual reader hall of Electron dissertations
of Russia State National Library by internet at the department. Now
it is made the electron version of the dissertations being at the
fund of the department for virtual service to users.
Protection of the
dissertation and service for readers
The virtual service
to readers on local dissertations, auto thesis and dissertations
of Russia State National Library
Realization of the
process creating of Electron Base of auto thesis and
dissertations keeping at the Fund of National Library.
The services to the
readers by the Electronic Base of creating auto thesis and
department of organization of analytic electron information base
head of the department: Sadigova Dilshad Shaban qizi
(+994 12) 493 98 96
independent department of the National Library as the Organization
of Analytic Electron Information Base continues its activities
serving in the field of culture, art, economics, medicine ant etc.
are 2 sections at the department.
section of foundation of Analytic Information Base
section of analytical information on culture, art and tourism