The National Library of Uzbekistan, which has resources of 8 million copies, has been working 24/7 around the clock and seven days a week for three months. An object with 321,240 readers can serve 740 users at a time. Kun.uz has prepared an exclusive photo report from the center of wisdom and knowledge.
In May 1870, the public library of Tashkent was opened, in 1920, it received the status of a state library, and in 1948, it was named after Alisher Navoi. In 2020, this institution, operating in the building of the “Center of Education” in the center of the capital, merged with the Republican Scientific and Technical Library and received the name of the National Library.
In total, the library has 20 rooms, 15 of which are educational. Two floors of the 7-storey building are basements, and 4 floors are available to readers.
The library does not work when events of national importance are held and when a sanitary day is announced. Users are informed about this in advance through the official website and social networks.
As Kun.uz was informed in the information service of the National Library of Uzbekistan, the number of users is growing every day. The library becomes a crowded place not only during the day, but also at night. As of February 1, the readers of the National Library are 321,240 users.
The number of readers visiting the library per day is, on average, 1500-2000 people. The National Library can serve 740 users at the same time.
From January 1 to January 30, 8,117 people (3,025 men, 1,733 women) visited the library. Of these, 1,394 are schoolchildren, 5388 – undergraduate students, 366 – employees, 784 – applicants, 110 – graduate students, 54 – researchers, 21 – foreign citizens.
The total fund of the National Library is 7,876,079 copies, including 7,032,804 printed publications and 843,275 e-resources. It also has 689 audiobook titles. The library fund contains books in 75 languages of the peoples of the world.