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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTER

The mission of Khazar University’s Library Information Center (LIC) is to maintain and develop collections and services in support of the present and future teaching, research and learning needs of the university. The LIC has worked to develop a climate of openness by pursuing library policies that welcome all visitors.

Approximately 75 percent of the library materials are in English. The library also collects printed and electronic materials in Azerbaijani, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other modern European and Oriental languages in the fields of Business Studies, Economics and Management, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Education, Social Sciences, Political Science and International Relations, Legal Studies, Language Studies, Arts, Architecture, Philosophy, Literature, History, and Medical Sciences. Materials include textbooks published all over the world and publications of Khazar University Press, which are widely presented in the library. Khazar University LIC has an extensive reference collection, including monolingual and bilingual encyclopedias. LIC collections have grown through purchases, donations and various grants.

The university's Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is its Bibliographic database which users may use to search for materials such as books, periodicals, video recordings, and CD-ROMs in English, Azeri, Russian and other languages. The university provides online access to e-books, electronic journals, and academic databases. Access to EBSCO as well as Oxford University Press, The Royal Society have become available due to active participation of Khazar University in Azerbaijan Library Consortium.

The Khazar University Institutional Repository (KUIR), a suite of services offered by the Library Information Center, is an institutional repository (at http://dspace.khazar.org) maintained to support the university's researchers, collaborators, and students. Repository content consists of collections of research materials in digital format produced and selected by Khazar University faculty and their collaborators. The Khazar University Library Information Center manages, preserves and distributes these collections through DSpace software. Materials include pre- and post-prints copies of scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, as well as materials included in those articles, such as images, videos, and datasets.