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August 28, 2013
UNESCO Director-General delighted by the National Library of Uzbekistan
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova visited the National Library of Uzbekistan after Alisher Navoi.

During the visit, the delegation had a guided tour of the Palace of Symposia and the National Library, equipped with modern information technologies, embedded in its daily activities, reports the website of the National Library of Uzbekistan after Alisher Navoi.

On the ground floor of the library, Irina Bokova visited the Museum of the book, where among the exhibits was the original manuscript by Abu Hassan al-Mavardi \"Al-Ahqam as-Sultanniyah wa al-valayat ad-diniya,\" written in 1058 in Baghdad. Irina Bokova also visited the Children\'s room of the library where visitors could leave their children while in the library, bookstore or Book Café, which has Wi-Fi service, and where one can rent netbooks and tablets with full-text publications. Afterwards, she became the honorary member of the National Library and underlined the quality and speed of service.

On the second floor visitors were shown spacious reading halls, equipped with modern computers, the information desks that allow users to learn about the latest activities of the library and finally the online and audio resources provided by the library.

Library’s high attendance rate by the youth marked the visitors. UN resource room, which opened on August 12, 2013, was a pleasant surprise for the guests, in which visitors can get information on the UN activities in Uzbekistan and around the world and can access latest research materials of all UN agencies.

It should be noted that the UN Resource Room was initiated by the project \"Social Innovation and volunteering in Uzbekistan\", with which library collaborates in the framework of the Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the National Library and the United Nations Development Program in Uzbekistan. The guests also visited the reading room of foreign literature \"Jahon\", which has publications in 75 languages. It is widely popular among the users of the library, studying foreign languages. UNESCO Director-General said that the National Library of Uzbekistan should serve as a standard model for the XXI century, where all the necessary conditions for the convenience of users. In the end, Irina Bokova, has left an note in the guest book, expressing admiration for the modern library and the quality of the services provided. (Source: UzReport.uz)


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