A graduate is considered cleared by the library when he/she:

  • Has no outstanding fines (fines not exceeding 1 Euro are automatically cancelled). Please note that fines are not incurred during the quarantine, therefore it is necessary to pay only the fines that were incurred before the quarantine;
  • Has returned all borrowed books;
  • Has returned all borrowed library’s devices (headphones, charging cables for mobile devices, keys from lockers and rooms for individual work). 
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This year Vilnius University Library marks its 450th anniversary. Rich history of the Library is closely intertwined with the history of Vilnius University, Lithuanian science and culture. The Library has successfully survived many ebbs and flows, wars, fires and plunders; it was cherished by rulerspatrons, and the entire University community.

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As morning stalks behind the night, as relief follows an embrace, thus through recollection and silence of Easter, let us observe the nature's rebirth, joy and precious hope of eternal life.
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Entry to Vilnius University Library (Central Library, Scholarly Communication and Information Centre, faculties’ reading rooms) is not possible.


Electronic resources

Users are encouraged to explore electronic resources – there are more e-resources in the Library than printed materials!
If you have any questions regarding electronic resources, please contact your subject librarian.
  • During the quarantine period fines for overdue items will not be incurred, therefore users can keep borrowed books.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at  (queries will be responded to on working days from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

Aiming to ensure safe and steady study process during the quarantine, Vilnius University Library has launched non-contact book borrowing service only for members of VU academic community (students, professors, researchers). 

Search for books in Virtual Library

To place a request for a book:

  1. Indicate the book’s title and author;
  2. Indicate the book’s storage area (storage area and call number of the book are indicated in the Virtual Library next to the book title, for instance: Economics Reading Room (330.1/Ma516)).
  3. You can borrow up to 5 books at a time
  4. Send your request via e-mail at . Please indicate your student card number in your e-mail as well.

To take out requested books:

  1. You can come to take requested books only when you have received a message from VU Library about the completion of your request. Please observe the time indicated in the message, as that will ensure a safe flow of users.
  2. The requested books will be kept in the place that will be indicated in the message. Places where requested books will be kept: Central Library, SCIC and faculties’ reading rooms.


Members of VU community can order a small number of digitally copied books (in chapters only) and periodicals (specific articles) at .


Check for updates on VU Library website

Contact for queries


On March 10th (Tuesday) the Scholarly Communication and Information Centre (SCIC) and VU Central Library will be open until 9 pm.

On March 11th (Wednesday) SCIC and VU Central Library will be closed — Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania.

On March 12th (Thursday) SCIC and VU Central Library will open at 9 am.

In order to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus in the University and to ensure optimal ventilation and cleanliness, the VU Library's Scientific Communication and Information Centre will be closed 9 PM to 9 AM from 28 February to 16 March.

VU Central Library's working hours will stay the same.

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