Frequently asked questions

General information

The Library’s services are available to all members of the academic community at KTU who have a valid Lithuanian Student Identity Card (LSIC), employee ID card, personal identity card or passport. Other visitors who want to use the Library’s services should register at the Information Desk of the Central Library or the Faculty Libraries.

If you have lost your ID card or passport, please notify the Reader Services immediately by email or telephone (8-37) 300 655. If this information is not provided, the account holder is held responsible for all the actions related to the account, including a failure to return the borrowed books.

The Central Library’s working hours in summer:
8:00–17:00 Monday to Thursday
8:00–15:45 Friday

On the eve of the public holidays the Library closes one hour earlier.

The Library is closed for visitors on every last working day of the month from 8:00 to 12:00 (except in April, May, October and November). On these days, it provides services after 12:00, as the first part of the day is devoted to the revision of stacks and computers.

Please visit the Central Library or contact Birutė Vailenkienė by e-mail

The copies of the publications should be brought to the Research Information Services (Central Library, Gedimino Street 50, Room 123). If you have questions about uploading your publications, please contact Rita Jašmontienė at or Edita Ražanskaitė at

The self-service multifunctional photocopiers are in the Reading Room of the Central Library and in the Reading Rooms of every Faculty. The price is 0.04 EUR per A4 page for photocopying or printing and 0.02 EUR for scanning.

The premises of the Central Library (Gedimino Street 50) and the Library of Faculty of Informatics (Studentų Street 50) are adapted for the people with movement disabilities.

The adjustable tables and chairs for the readers with movement disabilities are located at every Library of Kaunas University of Technology. In addition, the specialised computer mice and keyboards for the readers with kinetic disabilities can be found at every Library.

For more information

All the email sent by the Library can be found on KTU email system e-mail system provides a possibility to forward messages to your personal email. A preview of the messages is available on Office 365 email system.

Computers for group or individual work and the internet are available to all members of the academic community.

Students who participate in library organized trainings can learn how to search for information, use information resources for papers, cite them and prepare a list of references. Students who participate  in at least 3 training sessions during the semester can receive a badge.

Library Catalogue and e-resources

All the information about the documents in the Library’s storage can be found in the Library Catalogue and KTU Virtual Library.

In KTU Virtual Library, you can find all the information resources from KTU Library Catalogue, subscribed databases, Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa) and open access databases. In the Library Catalogue section, you can order items, extend a loan period of an item, add comments to resources, upload search results and submitted inquiries into a personalized electronic shelf.

This information can be found in KTU Virtual Library select  Science Publications (KTU eLABa PDB) Database.

Yes, the results can be sorted into the main and additional literature.

In the Catalogue, please choose Other Resources and then Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library eLABa (publications, theses & dissertations). Also at the Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa).

Please do not hesitate to contact the Library by email or telephone (8-37) 300 655.

Book searching and ordering

Yes, it is possible. You may login to the Library Catalogue from any computer at any time.

The information is sent by e-mail (KTU e-mail system In addition, the information is provided in the Catalogue > My account >Activities>Order items or by telephone (8-37) 300 655.

If the column Due Date is empty, a book is available. If the date is indicated, a book is borrowed by other readers until the indicated date. You can put this book on hold.

Please search for it in KTU Virtual Library. You will receive the search results not only from KTU Library Catalogue and databases but also other information resources.

This is a paid service available only to the members of the University’s academic community. Please, place your requests by email at:

Lending services, loan period of a book extend, return

Students can not borrow books from the reading room, there is a possibility to scan / take pictures / copy  excerpts from a book. University teachers, researchers and PhD students can borrow books from the reading room for 3 days.

Yes, it is possible. The books are lent if a person provides a personal identity card or a passport.

– Standards
– Lithuanian dissertations and dissertation summaries;
– Periodicals
– Electronic documents (on data storage devices)
– Rare books

You can receive the items at the library where they are being stored (please ask at the Information Desk in the Central Library or the Faculty Libraries). The orders are kept on the shelf for three days.

From one day to one semester.

Up to 20 books can be borrowed.

Yes, it is. At the time of placing your order, please notice in which library the book is being stored.

You can extend the loan period of a book online, by email, telephone or at the Library:
•    Library > Catalogue > Login > My account
•    Library > KTU Virtual Library > Login > My account
•    Email
•    Tel. (8-37) 300 655
•    in the library

The number of extension periods is unlimited unless you have penalties (your debt cannot exceed 5 EUR) or a book has been placed on hold by another user.

Yes, an identity card is not required to return a book to the Library.

Search for other items

The course papers and the Bachelor’s theses are kept at the respective academic departments. The Master’s thesis, the PhD theses and summaries are registered in the Lithuanian Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD) database and available online at

The periodicals of the current year can be found in the Reading Room of the Central Library or the reading rooms of the Faculty Libraries’. Other items are kept in the closed stack. You can find the information about the location of periodicals in the Catalogue and KTU Virtual Library.

Please search in the Catalogue >KTU rare books; a search on rare periodicals can be performed in the Catalogue > KTU serials. The items can also be found in KTU Virtual Library. If you cannot find an item, please contact the Rare Publications Group (Gedimino Street 50, Room 125).

Yes, it does. They can be found in the Library CatalogueKTU Virtual Library and the Library’s website at the link e-Resources.

The research articles can be found in the journals kept at the Library, subscribed databases and KTU Virtual Library.

They can be found in KTU Virtual Library (please select Science Publications (KTU eLABa PDB)). If you can not find full-text publication, please contact to ask a copy of the publication.


The information about the subscribed databases is accessible on the Library’s website, please select e-Resources.

The content of the subscribed databases is available to all the members of the University’s community and the registered users of the Library.

The members of the University’s community can access the subscribed databases from home via VPN (Virtual Private Network) and EZproxy. EZproxy is integrated into KTU Virtual Library. The access to EZproxy service is available by using a single sign-on.

Access to these databases is a free trial access to get acquainted with the content of a database.

Advice will be provided at all the Faculty Libraries. For more information about the databases, you are welcome to contact the Information Services at the Central Library (Gedimino Street 50, Room 122.), also by telephone (8-37) 300 657.

Before you graduate from KTU

In accordance with the Rector’s order No. A-101 of 18 March 2013, all the students who are about to graduate from the University or to terminate their studies have to close their library account: to return all the borrowed items, to replace the lost items and to pay the fines if there are any. Students can close their library account by logging into the Academic Information System (AIS).
Login to the AIS:
In the section Settlement with the University,- click on Details;
Confirm that you are not going to borrow any other books.
Then your status Active will be changed to Settled and you will need to visit the Library in person to close your account.

The user should pay a fine for each book which is not returned on time (in accordance with Rector‘s order No. A-248 of 18 May, 2017), 0.10 EUR for each delayed day – for the items from the closed stack and 0.30 EUR for the items from the open stack.
Note: the items from the open stack (reading rooms) are lent only to teachers, researchers and PhD students. The amount to be paid should be checked in the Library. The payment is accepted by bank transfer. The information about the payment will be transferred to the Library in several days. Therefore, the users who want the fine to be eliminated instantly should provide a payment confirmation document. It can also be e-mailed at

In case a book has been lost or damaged irreparably, you have to replace it by a copy of the same item or an equivalent book, selecting from the list of recommended books. Before replacing a lost book, please consult with the Library you have borrowed it from.

An invoice is uploaded to the Academic Information System, for employees – at the section Payments, for students – at the section Outstanding Payments > All payments. Detailed invoice information can be viewed in MS Word or HTMF.