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Library Resource Centre

Mission and Vision

Vision

To become a hub of knowledge to ensure quality and diversity of teaching, learning and research activities at BMU.

 

Mission

To provide quality and reliable print and electronic resources and innovative services to the BMU community to stimulate creativity, intellectual inquisitiveness, and to facilitate learning and research outcomes.

Physical Library Collection

The BMU library provides access to academic textbooks and a collection of general and fiction literature, organized in accordance with the Dewey Decimal Classification system. For daily operations, BMU is using the Library Management System (LMS). The library premises are divided into the following zones: main zone, restricted zone (book depository), and open access space.

Digital Resource Collection

A fully equipped computer lab is available for students with access to electronic books and databases including EBSCO and Science Direct.

EBSCO host grants access to full text materials for nearly 1,700 periodicals, 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents.

Science Direct contains articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and 11,000 books. To access either database, users must be present on campus and be using the BMU IP address.  Please follow the links below:

https://www.ebsco.com/

https://www.sciencedirect.com

LRC staff will organize a training session once a month on How to Use E-Resources Effectively. Please contact the information desk for more information.

Events & Activities

 

“Reading is one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castle of possibilities”

Ben Okri

Library Agreements

Full access to the National Library of Uzbekistan is open to BMU students. The National Library consists of 120 million physical sources of information and provides access to more than 30 databases, including: JSTOR, Pro-Quest, Springer Nature, EBSCO, e-Library, Eastview, and many others. The National Library also organizes events, seminars, and conferences dedicated to different aspects of literacy skill development, study skills, and research methodology. It is located within a 15-minute walk from the BMU campus on 1 Navoi Avenue, Tashkent. 

Rules and Regulations

All users must fully comply at all times with the rules and regulations governing the use of LRC services. These are embodied in the printed document entitled “Library Regulations” available at the information desk.

 

Some of the main regulations require students to demonstrate:

    • Acceptable standards of behavior;
    • Proper treatment and permissible use of materials and equipment;
    • Legal copyright requirements;
    • Return or renew all borrowed materials on or before the due date.

 

*Everyone who uses the Library services and computing facilities undertakes to observe these regulations. Users who infringe them risk temporary suspension or exclusion from these services.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If I don’t see the book I want, what can I do?

  • Approach the library information desk and make your request to include this title in the learning resource provision.

 

Is the library open on holidays or weekends?

  • Library hours can be extended on demand before and during exams.

 

How can I access the digital database?

  • You must be present on BMU campus to access the digital library and database. The databases are subscribed using BMU IP address therefore neither login or password are required.

 

Do I have to register for Poetry Club or Creative Writing Club?

  • Clubs are open to all students without restrictions or registration.