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Circulation Services

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 include:

  • 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 books.
  •         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 University.
  •         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 databases.
       Users may get in touch with Circulation Staff members via phone number - (+994 12) 437 32 35 / ext. 216 or  circulationdesk@ada.edu.az e-mail address.