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RARE BOOKS AND LIBRARY MUSEUM

Head of the department : Abdullayeva Gulsaida Idris

 

General information

 

Established in 1962, the unit “Rare books” started it activity under the name of “The department of Rare books and Library museum” after gaining the status of department in 2013. About 5000 items in 16 languages are preserved at the book collections of the department. The publications from 1953 which meet the criteria for rare books are kept there.

The following collections are displayed at the department “ Rare books and Library Museum”:

  1. The books which Heydar Aliyev, nationwide leader gifted from his own personal library in his visit to the library in 1995-1997.

  2. Poligraphically- well-compiled books by Heydar Aliyev Foundation .

  3. Old books in different languages, published early years of book  publishing.

  4. The works of Azerbaijani classics, which have been published in lithography.

  5. The works of prominent representatives of world literature.

  6. Unique publications.

  7. Miniature books.

  8. The book gifts from the guests invited from different countries on occasion of the 85th and 90th anniversaries of the National Library.

 

Duties

The primary duty of the department of  Rare Books and Library Museum is to collect, protect and disseminate items, as well as miniature books,  poligraphically well-compiled publications which are regarded valuable in terms of scientific, historical significance and date of publication. The department collects a copy of the books, meeting the criteria for rare books, irrespective of the date, place and language of the publication.

 

Main activities

  • The department collects a copy of the books, meeting the criteria for rare books, irrespective of the date, place and language of the publication.

  • There is a reading room at the department. Rare books-related -user references are responded either in written or oral form.

  • The items have been arranged in alphabetical and systematic catalogues with inventory indexes.