Information about services is provided 24/7.
Contacts: , (+370 5) 219 5051.
You can consult with a librarian working at the Information Desk about the issues related to the Library services.
Librarians are not available in the reading rooms the entire time – they only spend some part of their working hours in the reading rooms. At other times you can use self-service facilities.
Rules for using reading rooms
- Users that use the services in Vilnius University Library have to be familiarized with General Rules Concerning the Use of Services Provided by Vilnius University Library.
- Areas for discussions and phone calls. We ask our users to observe silence in the reading rooms – make as little noise as possible and avoid having phone conversations. If you see users that disregard this rule, please ask them to be more understanding. If they fail to comply, address the information desk. Areas where speaking is allowed include the cafeteria, lounge room, lobbies and rooms for group work.
- Food. Coffee, tea, non-alcoholic beverages as well as light snacks are allowed in the reading rooms (except special collection reading rooms). However, it is forbidden to take full meals that require cutlery and might stain or ruin furniture, equipment or other property. If your eating will disturb other users, we reserve the right to ask you to do so in designated areas – cafeteria or lounge room.
- Safety. Please don't leave your personal belongings unattended. The library will not be held responsible for lost items.
- Outerwear and bags. Please leave your overcoats, raincoats and other kinds of outdoor clothing as well as bags, cases and similar personal belongings in the cloakroom or the lockers. Don't leave your outerwear and bags in other workspaces – when kept on chairs, tables and other places not designed for this, your things prevent other users from accessing bookshelves or using the free workspace.
- Lighting. Please conserve power – switch off the table-lamp or floor-lamp after finishing your work. The library tries to participate in energy-conserving initiatives, so during night-time (starting at 22:00) all reading rooms that are open 24/7 will be left with minimum (local) workspace lighting (with consideration to the number of users and with their consent).
- Order. After taking a book out of the shelf, please put it into the nearby trolley.
After finishing with your work, leave your workplace clean and tidy. Return the chairs, chaise-longues and other furniture back to their respective positions so they wouldn't inconvenience other users. Furniture in the library are placed in a way that would ensure safety of all users, allow less-abled, disabled and wheelchair-bound users to move freely, as well as keep the access to bookshelves unobstructed.
The library staff is responsible for keeping order in the reading rooms, so please hear out their remarks and suggestions. Users that refuse to follow order will have their privileges restricted for some period of time.
- Lost and found. If you have lost or found something in the library, please contact employees at the Information desk.
- User ID card. The staff of the library has the right to ask the user to provide their user ID card to make sure they have the right to use the provided services.
Breaks and meals
Among the areas designated for conversation and relaxation are the Communication Corner (3rd floor, at the end of Lithuanian Studies Reading Room corridor), the lobby next to the Professor’s Reading Room, Exhibitions’ corridor, and stairway of the Oriental Studies Reading Room.
At the SCIC you can take your meals, engage in loud conversations with friends and relax with a cup of tea in Anteroom and the Café situated on the 1st floor in block C.
Users can heat up their food in a microwave located in the Café.
Cold and hot water dispensers are located on every floor in blocks A and B.
Each reading room has a space with lounge chairs and armchairs for relaxation, silent conversations with colleagues. You are welcome to lay down on lounge chairs for a short time relaxation.
Coats, jackets, wet umbrellas and big bags have to be left in the cloakroom or lockers. Show solidarity with other users and cleaning personnel, do not crum free space with your personal belongings.
Lockers are available in the lobby at the entrance to the Central Library. Please take a note that these are coin return lockers, so you will need 1 € or 2 € coins.
At the SCIC you have to leave your personal belongings in the lockers. The lockers are locked with a 3 digit combination. Each locker has an instruction on how to use it. If you have forgotten your combination, please contact librarians working at the Information Desk.
Cubes and lockers for personal belongings
If you come to the Library daily and bring along heavy bags with books, you are welcome to use a cube or a locker where you can leave your personal belongings: borrowed books you don’t want to take home, your personal books, cups for tea or coffee et ect.
You can book a cube (a small locker with a transparent door) for one month at the Information Desk of the SCIC.
You can book a locker for your personal belongings at the Information desk of the Central Library.