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RA, Vanadzor, st. Tigran Mets 36, tel. +374 322 46387

VSU library together with the Institute has moved from Yerevan, having about 110 thousand pieces of literature.

The library of Vanadzor State University after H. Tumanyan was established in 1969, July 9, as a structural subdivision of Kirovakan Pedagogical Institute based on Armenian State Distance Learning Institute. The book collection of the library consisted of 110 thousand volumes at the moment of its establishment.

During the decades as the whole institute, the library also passed through a series of hardships (the devastating earthquake of December 1988, locomotion, etc.), during which the book fund has had serious losses. Nevertheless, the consistent work ensured the growth of the book fund. Nowadays, the book fund of the library counts more than 216 thousand volumes, among which are educational and scientific books.

The library has 2 reading rooms that can simultaneously host more than 100 readers. Apart from these, the library has also 7 professional studies (history, foreign languages, Armenian language and literature, pedagogy and psychology, jurisprudence and philosophy, journalism, economy and geography) with 2318 volumes of books.

The department of old publications of the library has 343 volumes of old books, 2138 volumes of valuable books, and 67 magazines of Pre-Soviet period.

The library receives 13 newspapers (11 in the Armenian language, and 2 in the Russian language) and 15 different magazines (5 in the Armenian language, and 10 in the Russian language).

The library fund is replenished through commercial deals, as well as through donations of other higher education institutions, foreign embassies, individuals and social organizations.

About each new book there is a notification in the web-site, in the “Bibliographic Directory” of the journal “Vanadzor State University”, and in the bibliography submitted to the chairs.

The local electronic library (e-library), the replenishment of which is a continuous process, is in use since November 6, 2015. There are more than 3500 books of 43 specializations in Armenian, Russian, English, French and German (December 1, 2015).

The library consists of the following departments:

-          Service

-          Replenishment and development

-          Bibliography

-          Local e-library.

The directors of the library were Vladik Martirosyan (1969-1994), Qristine Zatikyan (1994-2007), Valeri Piloyan, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor (2007-2013).  By the resolution of the rector of VPMI, September 2, 2013, the director of the library was appointed Arthur Meliqyan, Candidate of Historical Sciences.

Who can use the library?

The academic staff, students, PhD students, postgraduate students and employees of the Vanadzor State University, the teachers and pupils of the college of the university, and the teachers and pupils of the high school of the university have the right to use the library, including the e-library. Students of other higher education institutions and individuals can use the library only with the permission of the Directorate.

How to become a subscriber?

In order to become a subscriber of the library, the following documents should be submitted to the service department:

-          Copy of the passport

-          One photo (size 3x4)

The members of the academic staff and the employees of the university can use the library according to their employment contract, BA and MA students, PhD students and postgraduate students - as long as they study in the university.

Books or other printed materials are given to the subscriber maximum for one academic year. The last book of the academic year should be returned.

No books can be taken out of the reading rooms.

The one, who spoils books or other printed materials, should be subject to liability.

The one, who loses a book, should restore it or return other book which costs tenfold of the value of the lost book.

The reader should keep silence in the library and reading rooms.

In order to enter the local e-library, one should click the “Register” button and write his personal login and password on the window. Opening the section he is interested in, the reader can search for the book he needs by writing the title of the book or the name and surname of the author on the corresponding window.

Library of VSU

Tel.  41854 (41855) 151

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