Library and Information Center
The history of the Library and Information Center started in 1976 with the establishment of the Alma-Ata Institute of Railway Transport Engineers (ALIT).
Today the Library and Information Center is a structural division of the Academy of Logistics and Transport, providing library and information-bibliographic services, provision of educational and scientific activities. The ALIT Foundation has a unique collection of literature on the development of the railway since 1925, including the best classic publications of the past years on road construction and transport equipment .
The unified information and library fund consists of 876 thousand copies of books and more than 6 thousand electronic resources.
Library and information center of the Academy implement the government policy in the field of culture and education through active development and improvement of the city’s library system, as well as ensuring residents’ access to literary and informational resources. Library and information center for socio-cultural interaction that engages users in information discovery, encourages reading, and serves as a communication hub for diverse populations. Library and information center provides an accessible intellectual “platform” for self-development and creative growth.
Automation of library processes is implemented in KALIS (Kazakhstan Automated Library and Information System), which is available on the website for authorized users.
The total area of the Library and Information Center is 1879.6 sq. m., the book storage area is 950 sq. m. The total number of seats in the reading rooms is 240, 30 of which are equipped with monoblocks and personal computers, a local network is wired and wireless Wi – Fi with free Internet access is set , there is an access to domestic and foreign databases.