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Library Orientation: Welcome

An Overview of Library Services and Resources


What is this Guide?

This guide is an overview of the resources and services we offer and complements the Library Orientations that are held at the beginning of each semester.

You can find the dates of the online sessions and on-site tours in the library calendar.

Use the tabs above to navigate and explore NU Library:

  • Find and Borrow tab to see what resources are available and how to use them.
  • Services tab for information about instruction and research and studying support.
  • Teaching Support tab for curriculum-related questions.
  • Recorded Orientation Sessions in case if you missed a live presentation.


Get Started with Key Features

The website is the first place to go for information about Library services and resources:

  • Contacts, Hours, Policies, Staff, Programs
  • News & Events
  • Primo & Databases
  • Room reservation
  • Your Subject Librarian
  • Online Chat & Appointments, FAQ.



  • Search for articles, ebooks, journals, newspapers, and multimedia found in Library subscribed databases and selected open access sources.
  • Links to the full text.
  • Citation tool.
  • Course reserves (textbooks, books for the courses)
  • Personal account to check, renew, reserve the books and get access to electronic resources.

repository interface






Nazarbayev University Repository (NUR):

  • open-access archive;
  • research results and intellectual products of Nazarbayev University: articles, theses, books, conference materials;
  • visible across the world.

To learn more about publishing policies and procedures, please visit NUR libguide or contact us at

search for information libguide interface


We create guides to provide instruction and display resources for research or study related subjects.

  • Browse by subject, course or search with keywords.
  • Find out what databases and books are most useful.
  • Develop research and study skills.


ask librarian page interface

If you need help with research or library use chose one of the ways to contact us through Ask NURIA

  • *Chat with a Librarian
  • Send email to your Subject Librarian
  • Request for assistance through video consultations or in-person consultation
  • FAQ to find answers to your questions during off-hours. 


*Find Chat with NURIA on every page on the website, libguides, Primo or A-Z Databases page 




A personal Subject Librarian will help you with your research and course needs in the specific subject or discipline:

  • answer reference and research questions,
  • provide in-depth research assistance in the subject areas,
  • teach how to use Library resources,
  • purchase new materials for Library collections and more.
  • course reserves.

Get to know your librarians and make use of our knowledge and services!


School of Medicine Library supports the research, instructional, clinical, and patient care interests of faculty, students, and staff since 2015.

The rich collection includes materials in the basic and clinical biomedical sciences in English and Russian languages.

You are welcome to visit or request book delivery service to the Main Library on campus.
Nursultan Nazarbayev in the library
library second floor, circulation desk
library second floor, study area
extension fourth floor, lounge zone
research team at work in a group study room,
video recording room
student is scanning
student is using self station
relax room
event in the relax room
students in the lobby
alia reading room
students read the book
opening of library extension. second floor lobby
library building from outside
library building from atrium
book display
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