The Training Center, established on June 5, 2000 under the Azerbaijan State Library named after M.F.Akhundov, has played an important role in the development of continuous training and education system of librarians in modern times and instilling technical skills.
The Training Center has trained librarians who meet the requirements of modern readers, are able to work on a computer, can use Microsoft Office programs, search the Internet, and have an intermediate level of English. Introducing its website at the opening of the Training Center in 2002, the department proved that it has done a great job in a short time.
Participants from not only Baku, but also from all urban and rural libraries of the republic took part in the Training Center. This was followed by two-week courses on "Modern libraries and their tasks" and training courses organized by IRTCL directors under the the US Embassy, Paul Miller and Sevelina Kolarova, on how to work in the international MARC-21 format.
In 2014, Azerbaijan National Library regularly organized 10-day trainings for employees of city and district libraries on the implementation of ALISA (Automated Library Information System of Azerbaijan) program.
In 2015, the training "ALISA – Integrated Library Management System and MARC – 21" was completed within the framework of the program "Improvement of Information Technology Infrastructure in Libraries" held at the Training Center of the National Library.
In 2017, participants from region and rural libraries sent by the Republican Training and Professional Development Course of Cultural Workers were taught the “ALISA – Integrated Library Management System and MARC – 21” program at the Center.