Scientific and technical library of Odessa National Polytechnic University (STL ONPU)
The library holdings constitute 1.35 million copies. Subjects of assemblies: engineering, mechanical engineering, computer facilities, microelectronics, the heating engineer, hydraulics, the electrical engineer, a radio engineering, processing of metals, transport, the organization of manufacture, the chemical industry, metallurgy, economy, humanitarian and political sciences. The library also has rich stock of fiction.
The present stage of development of library changes the basic priorities of activity: functions of a supply with information of educational and scientific processes, transformations of library into modern information center, provision of wide access of readers to own library information products, use of a global network and world databanks are added to traditional issues.
Annually, the library serves 35,000 readers. Delivery of books for a year makes over 840,000 copies, visiting – over 420,000. At the desposal of readers, there are five types of subscriptions: for teachers, science officers and employees of university; for full-time students; for students of the correspondence form of training; fiction; the philological literature and МBА. There are five reading rooms: for teachers, scientific employees; information publications; the technical and natural science literature; the humanitarian and political literature; there is a hall of the philological literature. At hostel №4, there is also a reading room available. 550 readers can work simultaneously in reading rooms of library.
The search device of library consists of a system of library catalogues and card files, the electronic catalogue, the electronic library, the specialized stock of bibliographic editions. Since 2001, the electronic catalogue has been conducted in the library, the local computer network that provides creation and use of EC is operational. Five databases (DB) of the electronic catalogue have been created: a DB of the books issued in the Ukrainian language, a DB of the books issued in Russian since 1991, a DB of dissertations, a DB of author's abstracts, a DB of the scientific and technical documentation. The retrospective DB of the books, issued in Russian until 1991, has been created.
The electronic library contains text-through electronic versions of scientific and technical collections issued by the University, and manuals, abstracts of lectures and methodical grants (manuals) of teachers and scientific employees of the University.
The library always cooperates with Institutes, faculties of University. Exhibitions of new arrivals are carried out (spent) in the reading room of information publications and they are updated weekly.
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