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Central Library Reading Rooms

Central Library Special Reading Rooms:

 

Information Desk

Universiteto g. 3 (1st floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7147
Attendants: Gražina Kisieliūtė, Audronė Karalienė, Ada Gervytė , Ingrida Masalskytė.

Information Desk provides the following services: registration of new library users, administration of various payments, coupon printing as well as lending of headphones and memory card readers.

For payment purposes, the Information Desk is available from 9:00 to 21:00 on workdays and from 9:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays.

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The White Hall


Universiteto g. 3 (4th floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7122
Attendants:  Audronė Rūkienė, Karolina Urbanovič

Opening hours

18 workplaces.
Wireless network.

Open stacks hold 2,101 items – linguistic thesauri, multilingual dictionaries and dedicated encyclopaedias.

VU community members may reserve a work place in the White Hall. Priority is given to VU doctorate students and lecturers.

The White Hall is situated in the former premises of the old Observatory. Here you may also find remaining exhibits of the old Observatory (globes, telescopes and other equipment as well as their descriptions). Thematic exhibitions are organized in the Hall, too.

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History Sources Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (3rd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7125
Attendants: Nijolė Vasiliauskaitė, Vanda Valinskienė

Opening hours

24 workplaces, including 3 workplaces with computer access.

Open stacks contain more than seven thousand documents, related to historical sources, various historical research and studies.

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Joachim Lelewel Hall 

Universiteto g. 3 (3rd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7124

The reading room stores publications documenting the biographical facts as well as scientific and creative activities of Joachim Lelewel. You may also find publications from the history of Vilnius University. All questions regarding publications should be addressed to the employee of Historical Sources Reading Room.

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Czeslaw Milosz Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (1st floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7146
Attendants: Audronė KaralienėGražina Kisieliūtė, Ada Gervytė, Ingrida Masalskytė

Opening hours

3 informal study/leisure areas, 17 armchairs

Open stacks contain about 8,300 items of fiction. The core of the collection is awarded and classic literature in Lithuanian, English, German, French, Russian and Polish languages divided in prose, poetry, children fiction, ancient literature and fiction of lithuanian authors translated in foreign languages.

Inter-library loan services.

 

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Philosophy Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (3rd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7140
Attendants: Evelina ŠarnienėAušrinė Nekrošienė

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–21:00
Saturdays 9:00–16:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

32 workplaces, 12 of them with computers;
Wireless network;
Open stacks include 40 000 items.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository. Books are delivered on working days from 09:00 to 18:00.

Other services provided in the reading room:: 
Document scanning for free. Possibility to work with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).

Open stacks include literature on educology, philosophy, psychology sociology, social work and medical studies.

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Philology Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (2nd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7109
Attendants: Rita GruodytėJoana Bartkevičienė.

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–21:00
Saturdays 9:00–16:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

51 workplaces, among them 10 with computers.
Wireless network.
Open stacks include over 20 000 items.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository. Books are delivered on working days from 09:00 to 18:00.

Other services provided in the reading room:: 
Document scanning for free

Interlibrary loan services are available.

Open stacks contain literature related to philology in different languages: literature science, folklore, linguistics, general dictionaries, manuals, encyclopedias, periodical and „Library of German Publications“.

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HIC Journalism and Media Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (2nd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7114
Attendant: Jolita Jurėnaitė

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–20:00
Saturday 9:00–16:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

31 worplaces, 10 of them with computers.

In open stacks users can find the newest publications on journalism, media management, economics of media and creative industries, the modern humanities. The reading room provides many more publications in the field of humanities and interdisciplinary studies. It also has Mediateque and DVD players.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository. Books are delivered on working days from 9:00 to 18:00.

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Group Work Room B2 (reservation form):

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Group Work Room B1 (reservation form):

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Periodicals Reading Room

Has 5 workplaces with wide tables. In open stacks – the newest journals on politics, culture and art published in Lithuania and abroad.

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Lithuanian Studies Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (3rd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7132 arba (8 5) 268 7130
Attendants: Aida Jokimčiūtė.

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–20:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

20 workplaces, 7 of them with computers.

Possibility to work with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).

Wireless network.
Open stacks include 10 000 items.

Lithuanian reading room contains research documents and books as well as periodicals on Lithuanian history, language, literature, geography, ethnography, religion, culture and art.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository. Books are delivered:

Working days 9:00 to 18:00

Open stacks include fiction in Lithuanian and foreign languages.

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Professor Jurgis Lebedys Room Reference Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (3rd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7132 arba (8 5) 268 7130

This room houses Professor Jurgis Lebedys’ private library, reference materials (reference books, indices) related to linguistic, literary and cultural research.

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Oriental Studies Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (4th–5th floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7157
 

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–20:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

17 workplaces, 6 of them with computers.

Oriental reading room consists of two separate reading rooms:

Oriental Studies Reading Room:

10 workplaces, 5 of them with computers.

Wireless network
Document scanning for free
Open stacks include 7 000 items.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository. Books are delivered on working days from 09:00 to 18:00

Interlibrary loan services are available.

The Orientalistics reading room collection includes Research and studies in Asian languages, cultures, religions, philosophy, anthropology and art history releases, publications in original languages, fiction in foreign languages.

The Orientalistics reading room is established in the Library premises, that have not been used up to now. They are architecturally rather complicated however also most interesting and highest-situated part of the Library. This reading room is the most silent place in the library.

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Reading Room of Alfred Binder:

Universiteto g. 3 (5th floor)

Phone: (8 5) 268 7157

7 workplaces, 1 of them with computers.

Open stacks contain Alfred Binder‘s oriental collection.

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Professors' Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (3rd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7119
Attendants: Rita Jackevičienė, Daiva Mulvinaitė

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–20:00
Saturdays 9:00–16:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

76 workplaces, 8 of them with computers.
Wireless network.
Open stacks include 10600 items.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository. Books are delivered on working days from 09:00 to 18:00.

Other services in  the reading room:
scanning for free
possibility to work with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
VU doctorants and lecturers may reserve a workplace.

Open stacks include all scientific works published by VU, newest works of other Lithuanian scientific institutions, encyclopaedias and dictionaries, handbooks, summaries of dissertations defended in Lithuania.

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Rare Book Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (2nd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7200
Attendants: Aušra Rinkūnaitė, Indrė Trapnauskaitė, Evaldas Grigonis, Ina Kažuro.

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–18:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

11 workplaces, among them 1 with computers.
Wireless network.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository by phone or email. Orders taken from 9:30 to 14:00.
Orders are delivered on working days from 10:30 to 15:00.

Copying or digitizations of rare documents are for fee.

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Manuscript Reading Room

Universiteto g. 3 (2nd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7129
Attendants: Evelina Padrėzaitė, Laura Molytė.

Opening hours:
Monday–Friday 9:00–18:00
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

10 workplaces, among them 1 with computers.
Wireless network.
Open stacks hold 5212 items

The main dictionaries, reference books, encyclopedias, books about Lithuania and foreign countries history, heraldry, archival, bibliography and card catalog in Lithuanian and foreign languages one can fond in open access.

Publications may be ordered to the reading room from the repository. Books are delivered:

I-IV –from 09:00 to 16:00; V – from 09:00 to 15:00.

Document scanning for fee.

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Department of Prints and Drawings

Universiteto g. 3 (2nd floor)
Tel. (8 5) 268 7197
Attendants: Linas Jablonskis.

Opening hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 – 17:00, Friday 9:00 – 15.45.
Opening hours may be changed before public holidays as well as on summer vacation.
Changes of opening hours are published in news section.

1 workplace.
Wireless network.

Graphics Arts Cabinet holds the old graphics (including the sixteenth-nineteenth century), contemporary Lithuanian artist’s graphics prints, book illustrations, drawings, sketches, posters. is Foreign artists works, collection of bookplates and books with authorship are stored in Graphic Arts Cabinet.

Copying or digitizations of Graphic Arts Cabinet documents are for fee.

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