Services

The Library offers services to all KTU members: students, researchers and other members as well as guests of the Library. All KTU members can use equipment in the libraries, book group workrooms, order books, register for consultations and excursions.

 

Lending services

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 Central Library by email valdemara.polzunoviene@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.
 

Group working rooms

The members of KTU community can book the Library’s group workrooms here. For booking, use KTU Single Sign-On system.

Central Library

Rooms 203a, 203, 204, 206

CB203a

Informatics Library

Rooms 1 and 2

grupiu darbo kambarys1

Mechanical Engineering and Design Library

Room 435

ME435
 

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.

 

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. In addition, the specialised computer mice and keyboards for the readers with kinetic disabilities can be found at every Library.

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:

  • Central Library, Room 206

SuperNova software for readers with vision impairment:

  • Central Library, Reading Room, computer no. 15

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

  • Silent Reading Room at the Central Library
  • Chemical Technology Library, Room 221
  • Informatics Library
  • Mechanical Engineering and Design Library

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

  • Informatics Library
 

KTU Alumni

Information resources at the Library

The graduates are registered and can use the Library’s services after providing a valid passport or an identity card.

The graduates can use the resources stored in the reading rooms and stock, subscribed databases (only at the Library). 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.

 

Excursions

Excursions are organised at the Central Library (Gedimino st. 50).

Unique library treasures
Duration: 45 min.

During the excursion, 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 Excursion

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Vilija Dzingienė

Head of Information Services Department

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

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