Lending services

  • The University Library is the most important resource of information required for studies and research. There are six libraries at KTU, situated in the city centre and on the student campus.
  • All KTU libraries are open to the public. The rules and regulations of the University Library apply to the library visitor/user according to his/her status: a student, a University’s employee or a member of the general public.

The Student Card

  • The students can use the Lithuanian Student Identity Cards (LSIC) and the International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) (hereinafter — Student Card) as library cards. All other Library users are required to present a passport or a (personal) identity card. The Student Card is a valid document. The borrowers are responsible for all the loans made with their Student Card until the loans are returned. The loss of the Student‘s Card must be reported immediately to the University Library, and the Student Card will then be blocked.
  • All borrowers must use their Student Card/Identity Card each time a loan is made.

Loans and Reservations

  • Most of the latest (recent) items are freely accessible on open shelves. The University’s students and employees can borrow (or book for later usage) books and other items from the Library’s collection. Before the borrowing, the users have to order items from the Library Catalogue or book them at KTU virtual library. The loans should be registered at the information desk. The borrowers must treat the property of the Library with care and protect it from damage.

Loan Period

  • The loan period for the course books varies from 7 days to 6 months.
  • For other items, it may range from 1 to 30 days.
  • All borrowed items must be returned before the end of the loan period. Knowing when the Library’s items are due, and returning or renewing the loans on time is the borrower’s responsibility.

Renewal of Loans

  • The loans can be renewed if the item has not been reserved by another person and your debt does not exceed 5 EUR.
  • The renewals can be made via the catalogue or KTU virtual library’s website; you can also renew your loan by telephone or visit your nearest library information desk.

Items not to be borrowed

  • The following items cannot be borrowed from the Library: reference literature, journals, daily newspapers, official statistics, dissertations and their summaries, old items and literature which is necessary for study and research at the Library.

Overdue Items (loans)

  • When the loan period has ended you will receive an e-mail from the Library reminding that you should renew or return the loan. If you fail to do this you will be charged a fee of 0.10 EUR per day for one overdue item.
  • For the payment voucher, please telephone, email or visit your nearest library information desk. Students can also ask the Library to form the payment voucher via AIS (Academic Information System).

Interlibrary Loan Services

  • Researchers and students can request an interlibrary loan of the material that is not stored at any library of the University.
  • All interlibrary loans are fee-based. The users have to cover the sending expenses.
  • You can make an interlibrary loan request at the Social Sciences and Humanities Library by email biblioteka@ktu.lt

Closing a library account

In accordance with the Rector’s order No. A-331 of 30 June 2017, all the students who are about to graduate from the University or to terminate their studies have to close their library accounts: 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 in the Academic Information System (AIS).
Log into the AIS:
– Click on Details in the section Settlement with the University;
– Confirm that you are not going to borrow any other books.
Then your status Active will be changed to Settled and you will not need to visit the Library in person to close your account.



  • Knowing when the library items are due and returning items on time is the borrower’s responsibility.
  • Any borrower who does not return his/her loan on time will be suspended from the Library and will be liable to pay compensation. The suspension ceases when the items are returned and/or all debts to the Library are settled.
  • Upon losing or irreparably damaging the item, the borrower has to replace it with a new copy of the exact book or an equivalent item from the provided list approved by the Library. Before repurchasing the book, you should consult with the library from which you have borrowed the item.
  • All the graduating students (before the diploma awards or termination of their studies) as well as all the employees who have terminated the employment contract or left for a long-term internship or vacation are required to return the borrowed items or to pay for the lost ones.
  • The students can check their current status with the Library in KTU Academic Information System (AIS). The process is explained in the brief guide. When the settlement with the Library is confirmed in the AIS, it is not required to come to the Library.

Software installed on Library computers

Chemical Technology Library

  • Aspen
  • Autodesk AutoCad 2024
  • Avogadro
  • BIOVIA Draw 2021
  • Bonjour
  • ChemAxon Marvin Suite
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 27
  • MatLab R2023a
  • MestReNova
  • Microsoft Visio LTSC profesional 2021
  • SOLIDWORKS 2023 SP02.1
  • Spectragryph
  • Strawberry Perl
  • VNC Viewer 6.22.826

Mechanical Engineering and Design Library

  • Autodesk AutoCad (computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7)
  • Autodesk Inventor Professional (computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7)
  • Autodesk Inventor Content Library (computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7)
  • Autodesk Revit (computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7)
  • Autodesk 3DSMax (computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7)
  • Lectra (automated clothing design system) is installed on the computer no. 7
  • MathCad (computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6, and no. 7)
  • MatLab (computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7)
  • SolidWorks (application for instructional design and 3D modelling; is installed on computers no. 4, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 7)

Social Sciences and Humanities Library

  • ABBYY Formfiller 25v6 (installed on all computers)
  • Cameo business modeler (installed on all computers)
  • EViews 13 (computers on 204 room)
  • Microsoft Project (computers in 204 room)
  • IBM SPSS 27 (a computer program for statistical analysis,  is installed on all computers)

University Campus Library

  • Autocad 2024
  • Autodesk DSMax 2024
  • Autodesk Revit 2024
  • eDrawings 2023
  • MatLab R2023a
  • SolidWorks 2021

Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library

  • Autodesk
  • Solidworks
  • Matlab
  • SPSS

Attention! Access, Excel, IBM SPSS Statistics 27, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Word software is available via KTU network:

    1. In the browser type address: vdi.ktu.lt
    2. Type user name and password: sc\KTU user name and password

Self-service copying and printing

  • Photocopying with self-service photocopiers and printing from the Library’s computers are charged 0.04 EUR per page.
  • Photocopying with self-service photocopiers and printing in colour from the Library’s computers are charged 0.29 EUR per page.
  • Scanning of documents is charged 0.02 EUR per page.
  • The price for A3 format page is double.
  • Instructions for using the self-service copying, printing and scanning system.

If there is no printer available when you connect to your computer, you can install one yourself:

  •  Type Run in the browser’s Search box;
  • Enter the code \\NK-Print1\, click OK, select e.g. Print blac, and wait for it to install;
  • close the window and select the document to print.

For students with special needs

The adjustable tables and chairs for the readers with movement disabilities are located at every Library of Kaunas University of Technology.

Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library:

  • Alternative mouse for people with motor disorders TRAXSYS ROLLER JOYSTICK II
  • Keyboard for the visually impaired HIGH CONTRAS KEYBOARD
  • Software EASYCONVERTER with Lithuanian synthesiser WINTALKERVOICE with voices GINTARAS and AISTIS 2
  • BELLMAN audio domino transmitter and receiver

For more detailed information, please contact your local library.

The SARA CE (Scanning and Reading Appliance, Camera Edition) is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for the blind and those with low vision:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Library.

SuperNova software for readers with vision impairment:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Library, Reading Room, computer no. 15

Video magnifier Topaz XL XD 24′ for readers with vision impairment:

  • Silent Reading Room at the Social Sciences and Humanities Library
  • University Campus Library
  • Mechanical Engineering and Design Library
  • Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library

Workspace equipped with Braille printer ViewPlus COLUMBIA and TSS software for readers with vision disability:

  • University Campus Library

KTU Alumni

Information resources at the Library

The graduates can use the resources stored in the reading rooms and stock. The items and documents cannot be borrowed for reading at home.

The services are provided to the users according to the Description of Procedure for Use of Library Services at Kaunas University of Technology and the Rules for Use of Rare Publications.

Library events

KTU Alumni are welcome to participate in the training sessions, conferences and other events organised at the Library. Timetable of the training courses.

Unique Library Treasures Tour

The Library of Kaunas University of Technology has many early printed books – incunabula – and quite a few interesting items from the libraries of famous personalities and manors. KTU graduates can see the cultural heritage and get acquainted with the rich history of the Library while taking part in the Tour which should be booked in advance.


Not for University Community Members

Not university community members who want to use KTU Library services have to register at the library.

A person who wants to become a registered library user have to provide valid identity document and fill-in and sign application. A person can fill-in the application upon physical arrival at the library.

A person should renew registration data annually.


Guided tours

Guided tours are organised at the Library.

Unique library treasures
Duration: 45 min.

During the guided tours, you will hear the history of the establishment of the Library, visit the book stocks, see the oldest book preserved at the libraries of Kaunas, the oldest printed books – incunabulum, the library fragments which belonged to famous people or manors.

If you are interested, please fill the form below or contact:

Register for Guided tours

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Vilija Dzingienė

Head of Information Services

Gedimino g. 50-127, Kaunas
phone: +370 (37) 300 659
email vilija.dzingiene@ktu.lt