What is important to know when visiting the library


The Library often changes the order of visitor‘s service, the conditions of issuing and returning books, so the library users may be disturbed by the abundance of information. Find below the basic information the library users need to know today.

From the 17th of June the Open Space for Youth opens.

Trainings and events are organized, information is available in the Events calendar.

Computer use, scanning, and copying services are renewed.

Book issuing

Books are issued from Lending Department in the Central Palace, The Main Reading Room, Arts Reading Room, Region’s Cultural Heritage and Informational Publications Reading Room, Children‘s Literature Department, Juozas Miltinis‘ Heritage Study Centre. Periodicals can be read in the Main Reading Room.

Visitors are allowed to choose books without assistance. Books are issued at permanent book issuing points and using a self-service machine. We recommend pre-ordering books remotely in order to reduce your visit time.

10 books at a time are issued to visitors.

Return of books

Books can be returned in contactless way – to the book return box located at the main entrance on Respublikos Street. You can also leave them in a designated place on a table (shelf) during the Library’s working hours in the Central Palace (Respublikos St. 14) and the Children’s Literature Department (Aukštaičių St. 4).

Books returned by visitors continue to be quarantined. A librarian takes them to a quarantine room where books are kept for at least 24 hours.

Follow safety requirements

We recommend wearing protective masks in the library premises, and choose books wearing protective gloves in open collections.
Reading periodicals is available only while wearing protective gloves.
To ensure the hygiene of visitors’ hands, we invite you to use hand sanitizers at the entrance, in the Lending Department and in the reading rooms.

Working hours

From June 1st until August 31st the Library works on a summer schedule:

Monday to Friday 9.00-18.00;
Saturday 9.00-15.00;
The Library is closed on Sunday.

Phone for information: +370 45 501 650.