The scientific library of the Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University is one of the largest pedagogical libraries of the republic.
The library was organized in 1928, simultaneously with the educational institution and it is the leading structural unit of the university, providing educational and scientific processes with literature and information.
The Scientific Library of the Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University (KazNPU) is a cultural and spiritual center for students, faculty and teaching staff. It contains textbooks, teaching aids, monographs, periodicals, wonderful examples of fiction. The library has a rich artistic fund, more than 4 thousand rare and valuable books of the 17th-19th centuries.
Since 1997, the library has been a regional methodological center for libraries of universities and colleges of the humanitarian profile in Almaty and Almaty region.
The library fund is more than 1 700 000 copies of publications.
The structure of the library consists of 6 departments: library and information technology, information and bibliographic, information services and support, acquisition and communications, cataloging and systematization, basic book collections. The library's readers are served differentially at 10 points of lending literature: on 3 subscriptions and 6 reading rooms, in the hall of electronic resources. The department of electronic information technologies is equipped with modern computer and copying equipment.
At the service of users there is an electronic catalog of the library, containing full-text databases: textbooks and manuals, teaching and methodological complexes for education (UMKDO), abstracts and dissertations, articles from periodicals, electronic resources, magazines.
The scientific library provides access to electronic resources: domestic databases KazNEB, RMEB, Elslantar.kz, Epigraph and foreign databases of Thompson, Springer, the electronic library system of the Elsevier publishing house, EBSCO, IPR-books, Oxford University Press, Onlinelibrary.wiley. com.
In order to promote the new literature received by the library, monthly reviews of new acquisitions are carried out. The library is working to promote the works of scientists - employees of our university.
The KazNPU library is a modern information center, a unique fund accumulated over 93 years, a stable efficient team, which consists of 30 highly qualified specialist.