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Library Orientation: Introduction

An Overview of Library Services and Resources


Welcome to NU Library! This guide is an overview of the resources and services we offer, all of which is covered in the Library Orientations that are held at the beginning of each semester. 

NU Library provides a wide range of resources and services. In addition to our regular collection of books, ebooks, audiovisual materials and online databases, we provide library instruction, subject guides and tutorials, citation guides, Inter Library Loan service.

The Librarians at NU are also available to users for consultation about resources to support teaching and learning, development of assignments that support information literacy, and the use of technology to enhance the discovery of knowledge.

Please feel free to contact us. We can come to your office for individual consultation, or you can meet with us in the Library.

About NU Library

The Nazarbayev University Library first opened in the fall of 2010. Every week our collection grows by thousands of new materials, including books, CDs, periodicals and reference materials. The Library has also subscribed to a number of electronic resources.

English is the official language of instruction at NU, which is why library materials are mainly in English as well. However, we also have a growing collection of Kazakh and Russian literature. The NU Library purchases study materials based on recommendations from faculty members. Most materials added to our collection are from Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Pearson, McMillan, McGraw-Hill and other authoritative publishers.

The NU Library is open to all the students, faculty members and staff of NU, and its affiliates. Graduate students and staff members of other universities can contact the Library administration at if they wish to receive a temporary visitor’s reading card.

                  Library shelves with books

Reference Librarian Department

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