Circulation Services Department of the ADA
University Library comprises the activities around the lending of library books and other materials to users. A circulation department is
one of the key departments of the library.
The main public service point is the
circulation desk, which is located on the entrance floor. It provides lending
services and facilities for return of loaned items. Renewal of materials is
also handled at the circulation desk. Circulation staff may provide basic
search and reference services, though more in-depth questions are usually
referred to Reference Librarian at the library reference desk.
Functions of the circulation desk staff
- Lending materials to library users
(books, magazines, journals, audiovisual resources, etc. and for on-site
use - headphones, pens, pencils, markers, rulers, flash drives,
converters, USB drives are also available at the Circulation desk);
- Checking in materials returned;
- Monitoring materials for damage
and routing them to the appropriate staff for repair or replacement;
- Troubleshooting circulation
technology, i.e. library circulation software, scanners, printers etc.;
- According to students’ requests making
reserve of Study Rooms for group studies for a stipulated time;
- Collecting statistics on library
use, i.e. patron transactions, material checkouts etc.
General collection – the current print holdings amount to 40,000 volumes, mainly in English
language, and we also offer on-site access to approximately 500,000 electronic
Rector Hafiz Pashayev’s collection – mainly contains books that were presented by the
authors themselves or by institutions to Hafiz Pashayev, the Rector of the ADA
Fiction Collection includes easy to read and popular fiction books and literature.
Reference Collection contains materials such as general
and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases and more that
support research in the fields of the social sciences, humanities, diplomacy,
history, law, business and etc.
Periodicals collection is located on the lower level and provides access to
approximately 50 subscriptions to academic journals and newspapers in print
format and many thousands of journals are available via our various online
Users may get in touch with Circulation Staff members via phone number - (+994 12) 437 32 35 / ext. 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.