Azerbaijan National Library

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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LITERATURE AND INTERNATIONAL BOOK EXCHANGE

Head of the department: Ismayilova Khayala Vasif

Tel: (994 12) 493 18 06

E-mail: anl.fordept@anl.az

 

General information

 

The department established as a unit of Acquisition Department in 1923 continues its activity independently since 1965. It is a complex department.

Until 1965, there were 130 012 items at the collections of the department.  At present it has more than 301141 items at its English, French, German, Eastern and other language sections of its collections. Books and journals in about 40 languages have been collected there.

The books are received through various sources: UN, International Book Exchange, UNESCO, various publishing houses, embassies, exhibitions, gifts and books purchased from republic book-stores and other sources . Since 1994, the Department of Foreign Literature and International Book Exchange has been listed as a reserve library of UN and OSCE. The valuable publications received from these organizations are described in conformity with library standards and presented to the readers.

 3000 items in different languages are stored in the department’s 20 seat- reading room. There are also catalogues at the reading room.

 

The Structure

  • International Book Exchange Unit

  • Reading room

Duties

  • It collects the works of Azerbaijani authors and the materials regarding to Azerbaijan published abroad.

 Main activities

  • It has been dealing with International Book Exchange since 1965.

  • Under the Domestic Book Exchange Department, it creates the reserve collection of the items published in the republic for International Book Exchange;

  • The items received are described and added to the catalogue “Azerbaijan in foreign press”. The department gives a guide to foreign language learners.

  • It exchanges bibliographic records  with US Congress Library, National Library of Turkey and State Library of Russia.