The library of NMetAU, as obligatory structural subdivision of higher educational establishment, functions from 1930. She is founded on the base of library of metallurgical faculty of mountain institute after his converting into a metallurgical institute. First years of existence a library consisted of two parts - are libraries daily and evening separations. From 1932 library employees submitted to the administrative deputy on educational part, and employment came true to direction of labour exchange.
In the state of library 15 - 17 persons worked at first, managing with 1934 - V.N. Zlatina (Ipatenkova). Worked under her guidance M.I Gureeva, L.B.Umanskaya, E.B. Globinova (Kuul), M.A. Lipnitskaya, N. Bulavintseva, D.L.Suhaya and other. With development of institute, for their providing library composition broadened the increase of amount of disciplines and textbooks as basic provider of the methodical providing: positions of bibliographer, classifier, cataloguer, librarian II and I of digits, bookbinder appeared. The reading-room of research workers began work. The cabinet of the diploma planning completing of that engaged V.N. Zlatina was open in 1936.
Organization of work of institution of higher learning libraries came true in obedience to by "Model position about the library of higher educational establishment" from 1936. From October, 1940 library advice, organized at a library, monthly examined questions on completing, library and bibliographic work. In the complement of advice entered: professors A.N. Pohvisnev (chairman), A.P. Chekmarev and S.I. Telniyy, associate professors of N.P. Kublanov, Е.А. Dani-chek, К.F. Starodubov, I.V. Radchenko.
On the state on 1941 there were about 300 thousand copiesin the book fund of library. Almost all of them were destroyed as a result of fascist occupation.
Renewal of fund began after liberation of Dnipropetrovsk, the libraries of entirecountry gave help and already in 1943 the library of metallurgical institute again began to serve readers.
| In the period of 1943-1946 headed a library to Shevchenko Е.P., with 1946 for 1952 - Uman L.B., and with 1952 for 1988 – Ganzerovskaya E.G., participant of battle actions of Great Patriotic war, which was awarded two Orders of the Patriotic War I and II degrees and other awards of the Motherland.
The next stage of development of library began in 1952. There ceivabless of educational literature increased due to state assignations. As a result a book fund increased to 137325 copies, responsibility for his safety lay down on the shoulders of employees.
In 60s certificate-bibliographic work developed actively, informative activity broadened. In particular, popular were the thematic viewing of literature, reader conferences. From 1960 by the department of bibliography the course of bibliography was bibliography was inculcated for students 2 and 3 courses.
The new student reading-room of scientific literature and periodicals appeared in 1968, was actively completed, including by foreign periodicals (71 name of magazines from 9 countries).
In course of time for the comfortable placing of editions there was a necessity for expansion of library area, in this connection in 1993 to subscription of educational literature a new apartment was given in 340 м2, and a becoming free place is used for valuable work of subscription of scientific literature and periodicals.
For 33 considerably the amount of library visitors grew from 3625 persons in 1953 to 10497 persons in 1985.
The librarystate in 1980 made 49 workers. Accordingly, subdivision gets a ІІ category, and position of manager was sub-stituted by position of library director.
Library branches worked also in other cities, in particular library of the Nikopol-general technical faculty (1964-1987), library of the Zaporozhye evening faculty (1966-1975), and library of the Krivoyrogsky metallurgical faculty (1962-2011), a methodical help appeared that by the main library of institution of higher learning.
Thematic reviews of literature in the ZSNL Student Reading Room The lesson with students is conducted by Fahrutdinova S.N.
In a summer period the library of health-sporting camp worked "Friendship". Addition to the book fund proceeded and in 70-80s on the average on 30 thousand copies annually. Since 1988, the director of the library is S.N. Fahrutdinova.
The staff of the library with the director E.G. Gantserovskoy in the center. 1980 Director Fahrutdinova S.N. with the staff of the library. 1988
The mini version of library information system "IRBIS" works from 2004, creation of electronic catalog proceeds.