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Central library

History

The role of the Central Library of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) in the life of the academic 'citadel' and in the universe of individual knowledge is to design a new pedagogy adapted to the contemporaneous world.

The close connection between library and school, specific to our cultural tradition, is evident in the case of the Central Library, whose beginnings are inseparable from those of the ASE the former is a part of.

The Central Library of AES has an over 90-year long tradition, as the law setting up the "Academy of High Commerce and Industrial Studies" (AHCIS) in 1913 also stipulated "the setting up, maintainance and obligatory functioning of the practical seminars and laboratories, as well as of the library".

1913

The Academy of High Commerce and Industrial Studies and its library are established .

1924 -1926

The new buildings of the Academy are built in Piata Romana.

1927

The library is organized based on the principles of biblioteconomy.

1935

The new location of the library is inaugurated, with 2 Reading rooms, 3 Study rooms and the Book Depository.

1948

The education law is adopted in the People's Republic of Romania, which stipulates that Marxism-Leninism and Dialectical Marxism will be studied compulsorily.

1955

The Library branch number reaches 38.

1990

The process of collection renewal begins, through international exchange and donations.

1996

The modernization of the Central Library begins, with a view to rendering a more scientific support to the teaching and learning process.

2005

A new redesign period begins, aiming to render the Central Library capable of supporting the research activity necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the ever more complex economic environment. During this period, the Central Library has been re-organized both functionally and aesthetically, in the attempt to comply with the new European higher academic standards and not only.

 

Mission

The mission of the Central Library of The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE) is to offer students the most valuable resources and the most professional services so as to enable them to attain performance in economic higher education.

 

Library website

The library website: http://www.biblioteca.ase.ro/

A modern and stable portal offering access to information regarding over 170,000 volumes, with more than 500,000 visitors in the last year and a 6 Google Page Rank, the library website is on top of Romanian websites.

By visiting the Central Library's website you have access to:

- General information about the Library, news about the library locations, changes in the working hours, guidance on how to use various resources, functioning regulation, the latest titles acquired or accessed.

- Online databases with periodicals or e-books (ScienceDirect, Emerald Management Xtra, ProQuest, JStor, Springerlink)

- The Central Library's databases (old books, Doctoral dissertation summaries etc.)

- Internet resources classified on domains (economic organizations, libraries, cultural sites, search engines etc.)

- The Central Library's electronic resources (course books, Doctoral dissertation abstracts, Journals of The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), old books)

- Tutorials for database access

 

Working hours

The reading rooms and loan centres are open:

  • Monday to Friday : 8.30-20.30 (all the reading rooms and loan centres)

The Virgil Madgearu Reading room:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30-16.30
  • Friday : 8.30-14.00

The Library is closed during University-observed holidays.

 

Assistance

Users may obtain general information about the Central Library (working hours, locations, tariffs, services etc.) from librarians in each reading room or from the Service for Bibliographical Research and Public Relations. In addition, the librarians in each reading room and the members of the Service for Bibliographical Research also provide specialized information about the content of the Library's collections.

Information about the Library are also available on the Internet at: http://www.biblioteca.ase.ro/

The Central Library's webpage offers:

- News and general information about the library

- Tutorials and guidance

- Access to the Library's online catalogue

- References by mail: http://www.biblioteca.ase.ro/servicii/referinte/email.php

- Thematic references upon request

- Access to the Library's databases, electronic resources catalogues etc.

The Central Library offers assistance and guidance to all its users.

Upon request, a tour of the library may be organized.

Users are provided assistance and guidance as regards the access to the library's catalague, databases and online resources.

 

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