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Information and Resource Centre

Dilshoda Zakirovna Mansurova

Acting Director of the Information and Resource Centre

Register time:

Mon-Sat: from 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.

Phone: 66 2332863
Fax: 03662337175
Address: 18, Amir Temur st. Samarkand

Information and Resource Centre

According to a presidential decree dated 20 June 2006 “On the organization of information and library services for the population of Uzbekistan”, the libraries of higher education institutions began to function as Information Resource Centres (IRCs).

The IRC duties are developed in accordance with the Charter of Samarkand State Medical University, laws of the Republic of Uzbekistan, decrees and orders of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, decrees of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Resolutions and Orders of the Cabinet of Ministers.

  The Medical Library of Samarkand Medical University plays an important role in the development of science. The collection of the Information and Resource Centre is replenished with the latest medical, related and other literature published by leading national and foreign publishing houses.

The fund of the Samarkand State Medical University’s IRC contains more than 350 thousand printed units of academic, scientific, educational and methodical, fiction and foreign literature.

  There are 110 950 copies of educational literature, 182 861 copies of scientific literature. In addition to books in Uzbek (in Latin and Cyrillic) and Russian, the departments have foreign editions of fundamental textbooks and study guides in English and German. The foreign literature collection includes about 10,000 printed items.

  Annually the IRC receives more than 70 titles of republican periodicals and about 40 titles of Russian scientific medical journals.

The Centre's services are used by more than 9 thousand users and the number of issued sources exceeds 500 thousand copies. IRC of SamSMU services students, master's degree residents, clinical residents, professors and teachers of medical academic lyceums, cadets of Postgraduate Education Faculty, doctors of city and region as well as allied health professionals and others. The number of visits per year is more than 200,000.


The Medical Library of Samarkand State Medical University was established in 1934 and was located on the territory of the present multi-profile clinic of Samarkand State Medical University (Clinic No.1).

  From its first steps, the library faced many challenges. It was necessary to organize and systematize the book collection, and to conduct laborious work on creating catalogues.

  A lot of energy and work was devoted to the organization and strengthening of the library by its first Director, Head of the Department of Histology and Embryology Prof. G.M. Semenov..

During the first years of its existence, the library's collection consisted of about 30,000 printed items. Later, it was enriched with literature donated by Prof. G.G. Abdullaev, P.N. Karlenko, F.M. Golub, I.P. Mishchenko, P.M. Isayev, F.I. Shevchenko, Associate Professors H.R. Farkhadi, M. Asadulin, M.G. Iren, D.H. Rakhmanov and others.

  During the Second World War, the Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov was evacuated to Samarqand, and unique and rare editions were left as a kind of remembrance. Many of these editions could be called rarities, since most of the books were published as early as the 19th century and early 20th century. These are well-known "Encyclopaedic Dictionary" by F.A. Brockhaus and I.A. Efron (1890-1907), "Real Encyclopaedia of Medical Sciences (1891), there are books on anatomy, physiology, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, etc., also doctoral and candidate theses. The works of Sechenov, Pavlov, Pirogov, and other founders of medical science, which are of great cultural and scientific value, are widely represented in the collection.

By the beginning of 1939, the library had 37,000 books, by the end of 1949 it had 78,000, and now it has more than 350,000 books.

  In the early years, the library had only 200 readers, including 105 students and 56 teachers, and now has more than 8,000 users.


  • - Grigory Mikhailovich Semyonov.
  • - Pasternak N.I.
  • - Ketchko Nina Efimovna
  • - Kalantarov Mikhail Yefimovich
  • - Melikov Babajan Melikovich
  • - Alizade Larisa Nikolaevna
  • - Fayzieva Khadicha Abduraimovna
  • - Abduhamidova Elmira Agzamkhanovna
  • - Mansurova Dilshoda Zakirovna
  • - Khudaiberdiyeva Gavhar Ismailovna
  • - Mansurova Dilshoda Zakirovna.


is to regulate relations in the field of information and library activities. In the light of current requirements, conditions have been created for a wider and more systematic provision of information to users, aimed at satisfying the intellectual needs of the younger generation and preserving cultural and spiritual-moral values.

The Information and Library Activities Act was adopted in March 2011. Its main tasks are:

- Providing users with access to information and library resources;

- Creating conditions to meet the intellectual, spiritual, moral, cultural and educational needs of users;

- Assisting in the revival and further development of national culture and the preservation of the historical, spiritual and cultural heritage of the people of Uzbekistan;

- Ensuring mutual use of information and library resources on the basis of information and communication technologies

 SamSMU Digital Library is a comprehensive information resource containing:

- necessary for students and health care professionals, constantly updated and reliable medical information, presented in electronic form and on the Internet, necessary for training and information support;

- software products that allow to quickly and conveniently find the necessary informationю.

The aim of the Digital Library is to improve the quality of medical education and the efficiency of medical care.

At present, the digital library collection includes more than 20 thousand electronic versions. These are textbooks, tutorials, reference books, manuals, lectures, atlases, encyclopedic materials, teaching aids, journal articles, works of fiction and other publications.

  SamSMU IRC maintains close liaison with major medical libraries of the country's higher education institutions: TashMA, Tashfarmi, TashSI, AndMI, BukhMI, etc.; State Research Medical Library of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Samarkand Regional Scientific Medical Library, scientific-medical libraries of I. M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical University, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Ternopil National Medical University named after I. Y. Gorbachevsky, Ministry of Health of Ukraine and many others.

  During the whole history of its existence the library has been awarded many times with honorary diplomas, it was the first in the list of medical libraries organized by the republican organizing committee and has a "First degree Diploma" from the Ministry of Culture. First Class Diploma of the Ministry of Culture. Many librarians have been awarded certificates of honour from the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Health, the rectorate and the local committee for their high performance..


Mansurova Dilshoda Zakirovna - Acting Director of IRC. Head of Foreign Information and Library Resources Department

Khodasevich Svetlana Vladimirovna - Director of Scientific-Methodological and Information-Reference Department

Erkulova Manzura Alikulovna - Head of cataloguing and systematization department of information library resources

Fayzieva Khadicha Abduraimovna - Head of Information and Library Resources Servicing Department

Ortikova Mahbuba Khaitboevna - Chief of department of electronic information resources

Kim Bena Vladimirovna

Bazarova Shokhista Nizamovna,

Maksudova Bakhora Sultanovna,

Khudaiberdieva Gavhar Ismailovna - Chief librarian

Jabborukulova Nafisa Ishankulovna,

Martaba Ashurova,

Obida Sayfiyeva Ataeva,

Barnoeva Adiba Fayzulla kizi,

Yulduz Kanoatova,

Tursunova Mahbuba Kholmirzaevna,

Turdiyeva Mehriniso Abdusamatovna,

Rashidova Sevara Ruziboy kizi,

Mirzaeva Navruza Kamaliddinovna,

Bobokulova Aziza Kurashboyevna,

Pirmamedova Fotima Dilmuradovna,

Farangiz Fakhriddinovna Nazhmiyeva,

Charos Bobirovna Bazarova,

Zainieva Afiza Furkatovna.