The library services for readers are based on two circulation divisions and are provided in six reading halls.
On the ground floor of the library there are:
• circulation division for educational literature, a hall of catalogues (Room №129) – here readers join the library. Students of all courses, college students, master’s students, PPS (faculty), and employees are served here. The collection represents educational materials, SNiPs (construction rules and regulations), and ENiRs (unified norms and prices). There is also a card system of book supply. Materials are lent out for the period of one semester. Upon the completion of the autumn semester readers must extend the period of use of materials. Upon the completion of the spring semester (before 1 July) readers must return all materials on hand. Materials in few copies are lent out for a short term. The following services are available on this floor: individual and group (lending out sets of textbooks for a semester) servicing.
• reading hall №5 – Room №129 – a reading room for senior and master’s students. The reading room presents materials on architecture, construction, ecology, and reference and periodical editions. The kinds of servicing provided – individual services. In the reading room there is a multifunctional device “Bizhub-250”which enables readers and the staff to copy and print materials with the help of chip-cards. Students can use the facility all by themselves.
On the 2st floor there are:
• the exhibition hall of the library – Room №237 – where exhibitions with new incoming materials and events such as “Days of Diploma Student”, “Days of Faculties”, and “Days of the First Year Student” take place. The proceedings of the Faculty (PPS) are often on display in the exhibition hall, and large-scale thematic exhibitions are often held here.
• information centre and reading hall №4 – Room №240 – there are 9 PCs at the readers’ disposal in the reading hall. The PCs contain Auto CAD-14, Auto CAD-2000, and Corel Draw programs for readers to perform graphic works. Here readers can also search for materials through the library electronic catalogue. There are materials concerning the issues of higher education (reference and periodical editions), fiction in English – 250 volumes of wonderful collection of “The Library of the Outgoing Epoch”, “Encyclopedia Britannica” in 22 volumes, and “American Encyclopedia” in 30 volumes. Readers can visit the permanent exhibition “Proceedings of the Faculty (PPS) of KazGASA”.
• a hall of catalogues (Room №241) — there are traditional library catalogues designed for the whole collection available in the library. They help search required materials and make orders.
• electronic multimedia reading hall №3 – Room №243 – there are 30 Internet-connected PCs at readers’ disposal installed in the hall as well as electronic bases “Zakon” and “Yurist”, a scanner, and a printer. PCs are provided for the library readers to type texts related to the educational process (front pages, reports/summaries, course and diploma papers, and etc.) free of charge. The operating time for PCs is limited, from one to two hours. The kinds of services provided are as follows: printout of texts and drawings, scanning materials are made for a consideration as per established tariffs. Readers can also search for materials using the library electronic catalogue.
• a department for compiling and processing materials – Room №244 – provides for the formation of the library’s collection for educational process, educational research and development, and for research activities of the Academy. The department places orders for new editions on request of the faculties and subscribes readers to periodicals. The department provides for arranging, cataloguing and technical processing of new incoming materials, as well as keeping main readers’, internal and electronic catalogues. Kinds of services provided: putting UDK (UDC, Universal Decimal Classification) and BBK (LBC, Library Bibliographic Classification) indices on dissertations, reports, faculty (PPS) and students’ publications.
On the 3nd floor of the library there are:
• reading hall №1 and the “Winter garden” reading hall №2 — Room№343 – these are reading halls for junior students. The reading hall presents materials on social and humanitarian disciplines, legal literature (history, philosophy, political science, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, ethics, aesthetics, religion, law basics, basic laws for business), materials for general scientific training (mathematics, physics, chemistry), materials on the Kazakh, Russian, and English languages; materials on economic disciplines; reference and periodical editions. There is also fiction in the hall which is lent out for the period of 20 days in quantity of 1 or 2 books.
Reading hall №2 is the “Winter garden” with exotic green planting.
In the basement floor premise of the library there are:
Circulation division for scientific literature – circulating library serves students of all years, college students, master’s students, faculty, and employees. The collection represents scientific books to help educational process and research work, reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, versatile informative materials, educational materials/study materials for college students, and courseware for part-time education students/off-campus students. Materials are lent out for 20 days in quantity of 2 or books in one of the fields. If the quantity of copies is enough, it is prescribed to lend books for the period of one semester. If there are few copies, books are lent out for a short period of time. Upon the completion of the autumn semester readers must renew the period of loan. Upon the completion of the spring semester (before 1 July) readers must return all materials on hand. Service type – individual.
• Reading hall №6 – A reading hall under the circulation division for scientific literature with an open access to materials.
• circulation division for college students – is under the circulation division for scientific literature where college students can receive educational materials. Upon the completion of the autumn semester readers must extend the term of literature use. Upon the completion of the spring semester (before 1 July) readers must return all materials on hand. Service type – individual servicing, group servicing (providing with sets of textbooks for a semester).