Fund formation

The procedure for the formation of a single fund of the library al-Farabi

Subjects of al-Farabi Library fund is defined by profile of basic educational programs running in the university and by directions of research activities of the university departments. The selection of documents corresponds to backgrounds of specialists, bachelors and masters of the University and conducted in accordance with the thematic plan of acquisition approved by the Rector of the University. Execution of orders for documents is carried out throughout the year upon receipt of information materials of publishers, bookstore organizations and written applications of the University departments.

Academic documents are complemented at the request of the departments in the amount determined by “The requirements for licensing educational activity” (The resolution of Government from 23 May 2014 № 538, 19.12.2014 №1332) according to the curricula and programs of the university. Departments determine the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the order (name, academic purpose of document, copies, etc.) and give preference to the academic documents stamped MES / UMS Rums.

Scientific publications and other types of documents are acquired from the principle of satisfying readers’ requests. Application form is available for download here. 

Acquirement of periodicals is made at the written request of the department or faculty, which are formed by catalogues of JSC ‘Kazpost’ (, TOO Agency “Eurasia-Press” (Address: Almaty, Zhibek Zholy Avenue, 6, of. 2. Tel: 7 (727) 382-34-87, +7 (727) 382-25-11. e-mail: et al.)

Applications of departments are corrected by Council of Library acquisitions and members of Library Council. The library has a right to make changes in the copies of acquired documents based on user demand.