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Repository of scientific knowledge

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Repository of scientific knowledge

This can be called the Central Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, which keeps in its funds extensive literature on various sciences, published in different years in many countries in different languages. The main task of the Central Scientific Library of the Ant is to promote the development of science and technology, the introduction of their achievements into production, assisting in the scientific search for innovative solutions for the economy and culture. It provides library and bibliographic services to scientific institutions of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, specialists in various fields of the national economy, cultural workers, conducts research work on library science, bibliography and the history of the book, and performs other important functions.

Already in the foyer of the library you can see a stand with publications telling about the library, bibliographic and book business in Turkmenistan, about the history, publications and awards of the Central Library. It also contains materials about scientists who headed the Academy of Sciences in different years, its academicians and corresponding members.

There are several book exhibitions in the reader service department these days. At the entrance, they are greeted by a large exhibition of socio-political literature related to the motto of 2022 "The era of the people with Arkadag". Another thematic exhibition is devoted to the Turkmen national skill of making the dutar and the art of playing it, accompanied by singing, included by UNESCO in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The richness of the book collections of the Central Scientific Library, in which there are many rare and valuable publications, is evidenced by the exposition of books on medicinal plants, which presents numerous sources on the topic - from the XIII volume of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's encyclopedic work "Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan" to "Pharmacognosy" by Biruni, published by the Uzbek publishing house FAN in 1973. The fundamental work of Biruni is the most valuable source on the history of medicine in the medieval East, which describes over a thousand medicinal plants, animals and minerals, indicating their names in many languages and dialects.

In addition to these exhibitions dedicated to important topics and significant events in the life of the country, the CSL service department regularly replenishes the permanent exhibition of new literature in a special room where library visitors can get acquainted with new books, including those published this year. In the coming days, a significant replenishment of books on these shelves is expected - as the head of the service department Aina Kurbanovna Nuryagdiyeva said, the Central Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences recently received a gift from the National Institute of Language, Literature and Manuscripts named after Magtymguly, two copies of 30 books prepared by Turkmen scientists for 30 anniversary of the country's independence. This series of books about various stages in the development of the Turkmen language, about the national heritage and traditional moral values, about the work of Makhtumkuli and other thinkers of the East is currently being processed in the department of acquisition of printed publications and will soon be available to a wide range of library readers.