From the history of
the National Library named after M.F.Akhundov
Azerbaijan National Library is one of
the large well-known national libraries and bookkeepers not only in
Europe-in the Caucasus, but also is popular all over the world.
The library, celebrating this year its 85th anniversary
was founded in 1922 and its official opening was on May 23, 1923.
In 1939 the library was named after M.F.Akhundov, the great academic,
playwright and publisher.
Currently there are 25 sections and 26 sectors at the National
Library. 4 million 513 thousand publishing materials are covered
maintenance in the fund of the library.
It is not fortuitous that Haydar Aliev, the famous leader,
estimating the science and the culture highly, the President of our
country visited our library 4 times (July 06, 1995; March 04, 1996;
5-20 November 1997) and presented books more than 100 from his
In 2004, according to the order of the Cabinet of Ministers the
Library has been awarded the status of “National Library”, so that
is the very high estimation for its activity.
The National Library is realizing state policy in the field of
library, collecting and preserving the national publication, the
plays by the Azerbaijani authors and the literature about Azerbaijan,
published abroad National cultural treasure and the state bookkeeper.
There is much improvement on activities of some departments of
national library at last years.
It was published 4 editions rounded
books published in our republic, after registration of Publish
materials of National library and restoration of publication “One
years Azerbaijan Literature” of National Bibliographic department
after 15 years interval.
Since 2005 the specialized department of the foreign literature has
being started to carry out the international books exchanging, and
got relations with 60 more countries of the world.
As a result of these works, the materials and manuals, prepared by
the National Library are placed at the site of the library and
before the publishing are issued for using by the employees.
Today there are not any places where there would not be used
computers and the other information technologies. The National
Library named after M.F.Akhundov created the Internet hall in 2000.
It was opened the training centre at the library.
Since 2003 the National Library has being started to introduce they
automated system of management. With this purpose it was used the
The program providing of system was
realized by VTLS Cooperation of the USA-organization working special
automated programs for libraries.
It was started coping of electron
version of book fund –the texts of books to the memory of the
computer with the electron catalogue.
According to application of the information-communication
technological to library work, it was opened following new
departments at the National Library in 2006.
Automation and information technologies of library work.
Creation of the electron resources;
Educating and training centre of the library employees.
In 2005, the National Library was the
member of the International Organization of the European National
Libraries Conference. Azerbaijan was the second country after Russia
being a member of this organization among the post-soviet countries.
This organization unites 54 libraries
of the Europe. Uniting in the unique system of the European
libraries will give possibilities to create the all-European