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occupies the first two levels of the Culture of Palace, with
the entrance from George Enescu street and represents one
of the most important compartments, due to the current information
offered regarding condition for subscription and rental, as
well as the services offered by the library to its users.
It has a fund of over 100.000 books, organized on domains,
using the shelves access system, within two sections:
- socio- human literature section which contain : generalities,
philosophy, psychology, religion, politics, economy, law,
education, medicine, sport, history, geography. It is situated
downstairs and represents the place for obtaining the entrance
- Belletristic literature section in : Romanian, Hungarian,
English, French, German, occupying the first floor of the
In order to facilitate the users'
access to the publications, the rental section has traditional
information tools: alphabetic and systematic catalogs, on
titles, as well entrance bulletin of the new publications.
The fund purchased after 1995 is registered into the data
base. As well, the data base of users is being prepared.
Along the book fund destined
for rental, the section has a special fund with reference
works: general bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias,
guides, atlases. The fund is situated next to the librarian
desk in order to be over watched, to be easier to find and
to offer fast indication to the unfamiliar users. These works
can not be rented for home, as well, the princeps and luxury
editions are not exposed on the shelves.
About 75% of the books are exposed
on the shelves. Documents are exposed after the systematic
-alphabetic criteria, each place being given by the book's
quota. The biggest advantage is that the same domain is situated
on the same place.
In case of works with same quotas, it is taken account of
the author, their name, titles.
In order to avoid a hard circulation
and difficulties in finding of books, the most wanted groups
are exposed on thematic shelves. Ex SF, RAO, love novels,
In order to easy the findings of publication, at the sections'
entrance the room plans are exposed, with the repartition
of each domain.
We try to answer the needs for
information and lecture of different socio - professionals
categories of users regarding school and university bibliography,
promotion of some exams, professional re orientation, legislation,
managerial techniques, etc. Reservation of book can be made
upon request, direct in the section or over the phone.
Every year, the rental section
for adults has 12.000 users, renting 180.000 of books, in
all domains. There are almost 100.000 visits and 70% of the
users are students, pupils and young people.
The value of a library is not
measured by the number of users only, but by the quality of
information services, capitalizing its value. There are a
series of initiatives meant to enhance the attraction of users.
For ex: organization of thematic shelves, temporary or permanent
exhibitions, displays with new editions. Periodically, art
exhibitions of local artists are organized.