One of the greatest skills you can learn today is the ability to know what information you need and how to find it. The dedicated library staff will help you gain the critical skills to explore a whole world of online, print, or multimedia information. With over 70,000 volumes of books and periodicals in print and electronic format, in addition to a growing collection of audio/visual resources, the library plays a crucial role in the informational support of your education and research needs. The staff strives to provide the most up-to-date titles, journals, and reference materials in the humanities and the social and technical sciences.
Open seven days a week, the library aims to provide easy access to information and resources for students, faculty, and staff of the University through its online electronic catalog and nearly a dozen online databases and reference sources, like EBSCO, JSTOR, Columbia International Affairs Online, LexisNexis Academic, Oxford Journals Online, Taylor&Francis Journals Online and others. We provide the large variety access to full-text electronic books and monographs through EBRARY and EBSCO eBooks. Besides this, AUCA Digital Library is a very new resource where the University academic records of AUCA editions, theses and abstracts, published articles, methodological materials of academics, are compiled and kept. The library also provides frequent training sessions for all students and faculty on effective research strategies and bibliographic projects.
Several international organizations support the library to replenish its resources and collections. Library partners include the Open Society Institute, Indiana University, the SABRE Foundation, the U.S. Embassy-Kyrgyz Republic, and the World Bank. The library also founded the Kyrgyzstan Library Information Consortium (KLIC) in 2003 and is an active member of the American International Consortium of International LIbraries (AMICAL).