Municipal public libraries of Panevėžys Region

Municipal public libraries of Panevėžys Region

Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library works in the area designated by the Ministry of Culture. It is the centre of library research, coordination, and methodological assistance among all public libraries (except academic) of Panevėžys and Utena regions. The library aims to develop professional competencies of library specialists, coordinates interlibrary loan services, and the services of bibliography, ethnography, and information.

On January 1st, 2007 the rights to govern activities of Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library were taken from The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and were appointed to Panevėžys County administration. Since July 1st, 2010 the rights and obligations of library ownership are implemented by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

On June 29th, 2010 The Order of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania ĮV-372 ‘Dėl apskričių viešųjų bibliotekų veiklos teritorijų’ was issued. Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library was assigned with a new work area in Panevėžys and Utena regions.

About Panevėžys County

Panevėžys County is one of the oldest administrative units of Lithuania known since the establishment of the Lithuanian state. In historical sources issued in 1254 it is mentioned as the Land of Upytė.

The county consists of the municipalities of Panevėžys and its district, and the municipalities of the districts of Biržai, Kupiškis, Pasvalys, and Rokiškis.

Population: 295 000 (5th place in Lithuania)

Area: 7881 sq. metres (4th place in Lithuania)

About Utena County

In 1919, Utena County was established as one of the counties of the independent Lithuania. This district is a region of highlands, hills, and dense forests. It is known for having the most lakes. There are 1002 lakes in the region.

The county consists of the municipality of Visaginas city, and municipalities of the districts of Anykščiai, Ignalina, Molėtai, Utena, and Zarasai.

Population: 172 500 (8th place in Lithuania)

Area: 7201 sq. metres (5th place in Lithuania)

Libraries of Panevėžys County

Biržai District Municipality Public Library
J. Radvilos g. 3
41175 Biržai
www.birzai.rvb.lt
Kupiškis District Municipality Public Library
 Krantinės g. 24
40117 Kupiškis
www.kupiskis.rvb.lt
Panevėžys City Municipality Public Library
Topolių al. 12
36010 Panevėžys
www.panbiblioteka.lt
Panevėžys District Municipality Public Library
Beržų str. 50
36145 Panevėžys
www.panrbiblioteka.lt
Pasvalys Marius Katiliškis Public Library
Vytauto Didžiojo a. 6/1
39149 Pasvalys
www.psvb.lt
Rokiškis District Municipality Juozas Keliuotis Public Library
Kauno g. 7
52115 Rokiškis
www.rokiskis.rvb.lt

Libraries of Utena County

Anykščiai District Municipality
Liudvika and Stanislovas Didžiuliai Public Library
Vyskupo skveras 1
29145 Anykščiai
www.anyksciuvb.lt
Ignalina District Municipality Public Library
Atgimimo g. 20/1
30113 Ignalina
www.ignalinosvb.lt
Molėtai District Municipality Public Library
Inturkės g. 4
33141 Molėtai
www.moletai.rvb.lt
Utena A. and M. Miškiniai Public Library
Maironio g. 12
28143 Utena
www.uvb.lt
Visaginas Public Library
Taikos pr. 52
31203 Visaginas
biblioteka.visaginas.lt
Zarasai District Municipality Public Library
D. Bukonto g. 20/1
32132 Zarasai
www.zarasubiblioteka.lt