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International accreditation ACBSP (USA) / Institutional and specialized accreditation IQAA (Kazakhstan)



General Information


KAFU Library Structure – is a network of resource centers:

  • Resource Center (Prospect Nezavisimosty 86 (main hall)
  • Resource Center (Ulitsa Bazhova 68 (reading hall) 
  • Resource Center по (Ulitsa Voroshilova 160 (college reading hall) 


Resource Center for World Languages and Literature;

The “Heritage of Regional Authors” permanent.


Curriculum, teaching aids, scientific literature on majors;
periodical (more than 100 items);

  • fiction;
  • books on e- carrier;
  • software;
  • multimedia e-publication.

Exhibitions at KAFU Libraries:

  • “Alumni weeks” – annual exhibitions;
  • theme exhibitions, dedicated to different events at university and college;
  • permanent exhibition of member of the Naional Academy ofScience of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KAFU President E. Mambetkaziyev`s works;
  • permanent exhibition of faculty`s works;
  • the “Heritage of Regional Authors” (str. Bazhova 68), dedicated to works of M. Chistyakov and other regional authors.


Instructions for Use


Rules for use of librarys resources 


  1. Faculty, staff, under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate students can use library stock.
  2. Main services are free. 
  3. Reader registration is based on the documents, confirming readers belonging to the university. i.e. student ticket, ID card, and certificate of employment, also, first-time reader must have one photo (format 3*4 cm.).  
  4.  Reader is issued single reader's ticket, entitling him to use resource center. Registration and library cards are also provided. 
  5.  By registration, readers are shown library`s rules ad confirm this fact and assure their obedience, signing the library card.
  6.  Expiration date of reader`s ticket is one year. Readers are reregistered after return of all books. Readers, who were not reregistered, can`t use the library. 
  7. Before leaving the university, reader must return all the books and the reader`s ticket back to the library and have the round list signed.
  8. Reader must use the books carefully. To sign the text, turn down or tear the pages is not allowed. Reader, responsible  for books loose or damage,  must replace the book by the addition of the same value (recognized by the library), or, in case replacement is impossible, refund its real market price (tenfold price (Government decree # 565 as of May 12, 1999)
  9. In the reading hall and library resource centers books are given at sight of reader`s ticket or student tickets. Time:  
  •     Academic books and methodological literature – 1 day (not more than 3 books);
  •     Scientific and special literature – 3-5 days (not more than 3 books);
  •     Fiction – 10 days (not more than 2 books);
  •     Periodicals – 2 days (not more than 5 issues);
  •     Time can be prolonged, if editions are not demanded, or reduced, if there is only one copy of edition, or it is in great demand.

10. Reader signs reader`s card after getting a book, magazine etc.

11. Literature for use during the class is given only against professor`s written request and signature of student in duty in registration journal.Teacher is responsible for literature`s safety.  

12. To enter the library with personal and/or library books, journals, newspapers, cuttings from printed are not allowed. Reader can hold these materials only after their registration by the librarian.

13. To take literature away from the library without registration is not allowed. In case of breaking this rule, the reader is deprived to use the library for the period of time, determined by the administration and depending on the breach. 

 Rules for use of library`s e-resources

E-library – is a subject oriented system of access to local and remote resources of the library. Systematized in alphabetic order e-catalogue shows e-books that are available in Russian, Kazakh and English. Catalogue is designed in accordance with authors` names and books titles. The catalogue also shows whether the book is available at library stock. Term papers, diploma papers, books etc. are in alphabetic order at the catalogue, and classified according to particular criteria.
Systematized catalogue represents bibliography on branch of knowledge. The “E-Resources” systematic catalogue shows only computer-operated resources, available at the library.

Main stages of work at e-library:

  1. E-library is switched on by the e-resources manager;
  2. Files are available by the link;
  3. Reader must choose the catalogue to work with;
  4. The list will be shown (F.e.: psychology, economics, prose … etc.);
  5. Enter the chosen topic;
  6. After you find the material you need, you can ask librarian or e-resources administrator;
  7. Material you need, you can copy to the desktop;
  8. After that you can change data as you want.

The same procedure is applied for alphabet catalogue.



There are a number of resources for quick and qualitative service in the library:

KABIS – automatized system of library service management (integrated library information resources).

There are bases for easy-to-use search in KABIS on books e-catalog:

  • «Books in English»
  • «Books in Russian»
  • «Periodicals»

State Interuniversity E-Library

Kazakh American Free University entered into the agreement with State Interuniversity E-Library, providing full access to its resources.  State Interuniversity E-Library is a united database, joining e-educational resources of Kazakhstan. Main aim of this full-texted database is providing faculty and students with modern, informational, educational resources, and interactive, multimedia, educational resources.  Web-site:

the Springer database

Kazakh American Free University made an agreement with National Center for Scientific and Technical Information, providing full access to full-texted e-resources of the Springer database. Resource includes the fallowing products: 

  • e-books
  • e-manual
  • journals
  • archives of on-line-journals
  • archives of on-line-books etc


the G-Global portal

«G-Global Communicative Platform» - is unique system, allowing the Internet users all around the world to participate in the fallowing sections of the portal:

  • books – informational educational resources.
  • publications – results of researches, analytical works and experiments. 
  • debates – platform for two and more opponents to discuss relevant political, economic, business issues etc.
  • polls
  • forums (since 2009) – scientific ideas and experience exchange among experts from the whole world. 
  • experts reviews – opinions of specialists, concerning modern relevant problems. 
  • projects – opportunity to show specialists business ideas, get advice, and the most important attract investors. 
  • blogs – new views of usual things, unprofessionals` opinions, concerning world events.   

This communicative platform was initiated by President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev. December 15, 2011 at solemn assembly, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan he spoke about this idea

January 12, 2012 on the web-site of Astana economic forum ( the unique project "G-Global Communicative Platform" was launched. The project joined famous scientists, business communities, authorities all around the world.   G-Global Communicative Platform is for citizens of all social levels, interested in development of domestic and world economy. Today G-Global Communicative Platform includes social net-works of intellectual elite from Kazakhstan and other countries. During the last year, daily attendance increased from 50 users up to 2 000. There are more than 10 000 registered users. The number of countries involved is 128. Main peculiarity of a new interactive platform is “Person of the Month” on-line conference, in which brilliant minds from Kazakhstan and other countries take part. Monthly, during the conference invited “Guest” will share his opinion, and answer questions of other participants. All comers can participate.

ADVANTAGES for faculty and students in publishing their works:

  • Issue of the best works for forum – best publications on the web-site will be chosen for printed editions;
  • Scientific ideas and experience exchange among scientists from around the world; 
  • Establishing contacts on the world level; 
  • Giving the status of official publications to all articles on the G-Global web-site is working out;  
  • Contest for the best decision of relevant global problems, f.e. creating of united world currency. 


the Polpred database

Archive of significant publication is done manually. Database with rubricator: 26 branches / 600 resources / 8 federal districts of the Russian Federation / 235 countries and territories /main materials / 5000 articles and publications of first party.Thousands of news with full text on Russian daily, millions of best plots of information agencies and business press during the last 15 years can be found here. Full-text search, keywords, export to Word and other text processors, materials sorting according to themes, personal selections of plots and marks, Internet-services by branches and countries are offered, and available from each user device. Access to Polpred.соm is opened from all computers in the library and domestic networks.



The electronic catalog of the university, the movement of accounting literature and resources, completing and organization of the book fund; service for readers and other information and analytical functions are based on the program "KABIS."

The resource centers of KAFU use the program of Library Automation "KABIS." This program is a model integrated solution for the automation of library technology and is designed for use in all types of libraries and profile. The system allows creating and maintaining any number of databases that make up the electronic catalog (EC) or which are problem-oriented bibliographic databases (BD). The system is the technology of automatic creation of dictionaries, which is implemented on the basis of a quick search on any element of description and their combinations.

Cataloging tools can process and describe any type of publications, including non-traditional, such as audio and video, computer files and programs, cartographic materials, music, etc.

The system implements all types of library technologies, including staffing, classification, cataloging, reader search, circulation and administration, based on the interconnected operation of the six types of automated workstations (AWS): "Acquisitions", "Cataloguer", "Reader", "Circulation", "Administrator", and "Barcoding".

  • AWS «ACQUISITION» is a workplace of a library employee performing the functions of acquisition and integration of the library on the basis of doing a special database. The system operates any number of AWS «ACQUISITION» to simultaneously recharge (adjustment) of one database;
  • AWS «CATALOGUER» - is a workplace of a library employee performing the functions of the formation (replenishment and correction) of the electronic catalog databases. In the context of the LAN system operates any number of " CATALOGUER" workstations to simultaneously recharge (adjustment) one database;
  • AWS «READER» - is a workplace of an electronic catalog user and is intended for a comprehensive search in the electronic catalog, view or print the information found and the formation of an order for the issuance of the literature found. In the context of the LAN system provides the ability to simultaneously search in the same electronic catalog databases for arbitrary number of users;
  • AWS «CIRCULATION» - is a workplace of a library employee performing the functions of issuing literature in accordance with the generated orders and its age;
  • AWS «ADMINISTRATOR» is a workplace of a specialist performing the system operations on the database data in general, to maintain them up to date;
  • AWS «BARCODING» includes an auxiliary pointer containing digital basic bibliographic information about the book or the reader.

The electronic catalog of the university is presented in the reading room at Nezavisimosti ave., 86, 3rd floor, accessed on a local network. Library Information Center has the following KAFU own full-text databases: «KAFU Herald» (, «KAFU Academic Journal» (, links to which are presented on the official website of the university.

At present, users have access to the domestic full-text electronic resources of the library: "National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (; Republican Interuniversity Electronic Library (

In order to expand the information resources of library and information center on a monthly basis it exposes its own scientific and educational resources in the database of the Republican Interuniversity Electronic Library ( Today 2613 bibliographic records with a link to the full text are passed.

University Library has full-text access to the international resources such as Thomson Reuters «Webof Knowledge» (, Springerlink (, Sci Verse Science Direct of the Elsevier company (, Scopus (

Access to all databases is available in the library electronic reading rooms and computer rooms in the university. Qualitative selection of electronic information and educational resources allows faculty, students and staff to have access to the latest research materials, to receive an authoritative peer-reviewed content, and to identify the most cited publications in the specialized fields of knowledge.

The University Digital Library provides its users with the formed base of intrainstitutional publications, full-text equivalents of educational and scientific literature, educational-methodical complexes of disciplines in educational programs, and other types and kinds of electronic resources.

10 user workstations connected to the Internet are organized in the library. The library is constantly working to increase the book collection as paper copies and in electronic media.





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