The main objectives set for library is an attract of readers, increase in interest for reading, replenishment of fund the library with new literature, holding cultural events to significant dates, strengthening the material and technical base of library.
Scientific Library of the Atyrau State University named after Kh. Dosmukhamedov is one of the largest university libraries of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It`s founded in 1950 and is an integral part of history of development of the university. Together with the university, the library grew and developed, and with it entered the XXI century.
The total area of library - 1320.6 sq. m., the number of seats in reading rooms - 208. The general book fund - 765119 copies. In Kazakh language - 427384 copies., In Russian and foreign languages - 337735 copies.
Service of readers is conducted on 4 subscriptions and in 6 reading rooms. Six reading rooms of library serve visitors literature on traditional (paper) carriers. One of the reading rooms is electronic (academic building No. 1).
Visitors can get information about the availability of literature in the library's collection, its quantity and other information using traditional catalogs (alphabetic and systematic) and card files of articles from periodicals and also by means of the KABIS information retrieval system.
The fund of scientific library is completed with educational, educational and methodical, scientific, reference books and periodicals. The fund of the main educational literature for a profile of preparation is subdivided into agricultural, technical science, natural sciences, social and humanitarian sciences. The fund of scientific library is completed with additional literature: official, reference-bibliographic and periodicals according to a profile of faculties of the university. The fund of the university’s scientific library has publications that are of particular value. These are books received by the library as a gift from guests and various city organizations.
The fund of rare books, existing in the scientific library of Atyrau State University, represents a part of the cultural heritage and is a specialized collection in the system of existing documentary funds. Currently it includes 810 copies of the art, literary and critical, natural-science, historical and encyclopedic editions, dated by the end of the 18th - the beginning of the 20th of centuries.
The library receives more than 192 titles of republican, regional and Russian newspapers and magazines. On the basis of the contract signed with "Republican Interuniversity Electronic Library" it is possible to receive necessary literature on the website www.rmeb.kz
Addresses departments to service the readers:
Electronic reading room (academic building №1; room №106);
Department of Scientific Information and Rare Books (academic building №1; room №105);
Department of subscription of historical and fiction literature (academic building №1);
Department of completing and processing of book fund (academic building №1; room №106 a);
Methodical department (academic building №1; room №107);
Reading room of periodicals (academic building №1; room №106);
Reading room of the Faculty of Humanities and Art (main academic building, room №322);
Reading room of the Faculty of Economics and Law (academic building №4; 1st floor, room №110);
Department of subscription literature in economics, natural science and law (academic building №2; 1st floor);
Department of subscription literature on music (academic building №3; 1st floor);
Department of subscription and reading room of the Faculty of World Languages (main academic building; 4th floor, room №426);