Lending period extention:



Opening Hours

Library On session  On holidays

Central Library (K. Donelaičio St. 20)
I–V 8–21
VI  9–18
I–IV 8–17
V 8–15:45
Informatics Library (Studentų St. 50)
Civil Engineering and Architecture Library (Studentų St. 48)
Mechanical Engineering and Design Library (Studentų St. 56)
I–V 8–21
VI  9–17
I–IV 8–17
V 8–15:45
Chemical Technology Library (Radvilėnų Rd. 19)
I–V 8–18
VI 9–17*
I–IV 8–17
V 8–15:45
Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library (Nemuno St. 33, Panevėžys)*** II-V 9-18
VI  9-16
I–V 9–17:30

The library is closed for users 8.00-12.00 am. on the last working day of every month (except April, May, October, November)
* Open each second and third Saturday.

Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Library is closed for visitors on the last day of the month.

Subscribed Databases

The Information retrieval page contains basic information about searching for information from databases. To use e-resources from home computers is required an access via VPN (Virtual Private Network), KTU Virtual LibraryEZproxy.

Academic Search Complete  (EBSCO Publishing) A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database, with more than 5,300 full text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.

Video guide.
AccessEngineering An engineering reference tool for professionals, academics, and students that provides access to the collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. AccessEngineering also comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional, faculty made videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts. More.
ACM Digital Library The ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books covering the field of computer science.
ACS (American Chemistry Society) ACS provides access to 51 peer-reviewed journals covering various fields of chemistry science. 
AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO Publishing)
  • More than 1,450 detailed records for prescription drugs from the American Hospital Formulary Service, with information couched in layman's terms. Available in both English and Spanish.
AIP: American Institute of Physics
  • Access provided to 6 subscribed peer-reviewed journals published by  American Institutes of Physics. Journal list is here (link to PDF file).
APS Journals Subscribed peer-reviewed journals in physical sciences published by American Physical Society. Journal list is here (link to PDF file).
Annual Reviews  Peer-reviewed journals in physical, technological and social sciences. Access provided to journals published from 1996. Journal list is here (link to PDF file).
Bentham Science Publishers (archive)
  • Archive of fulltext journal articles and book chapters in medicine, chemistry, biomedicine, pharrmacy areas. Access provided to documents published in 2006.
Business Source Complete (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Updated monthly. A scholarly business database providing a collection of bibliographic and full text content in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Cambridge Journals Online (archive) Provides full text for archive of journals published by Cambridge University Press. Includes titles in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Fulltext access to journals published from 2003 to 2006.
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCO Publishing) Computer & Applied Science Complete (CASC) covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. CASC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 1,000 periodicals. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional context. 
Ebook Central (Ebrary) Ebrary offers more than 120 000 authoritative e-books in a wide range of subject areas, like social sciences, humanities, medicine, science and more.
eBooks on EBSCOhost More than 140 000 e-books covering various fields of sciences.
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO Publishing) EconLit with Full Text contains all of the indexing available in EconLit, plus full text for nearly 600 journals, including the American Economic Association journals with no embargo (American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the four American Economic Journal titles). This database also contains many non-English full-text journals in economics and finance. Volume and issue browsing is available for all full-text journals.
Education Source (EBSCO Publishing)

Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The collection provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Subject matter includes Adult Education, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, Government Funding, Multicultural/Ethic Education, Social Issues, Student Counseling, Vocational Education as well as many others. 

Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection Peer-reviewed journals with fulltext articles in science and engineering. Journal list is here (link to PDF file).
Emerald Management eJournals Collection Peer-reviewed journals with fulltext covering field of social sciences. Journal list and archive. Journal list is here (link to PDF file) and archive is here (link to PDF file).
  • A tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.
ERIC (EBSCO Publishing)
  • An authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources.
Essential Science Indicators (Clarivate Analytics) Database allows users to conduct on-going, quantitative analyses of research performance and trends in science. Possibility to rank top scientists, institutions, countries, and journals in various specific fields of research based on journal article publication counts and citation data.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Bibliographical database containing more than 32,000 entries of documents covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.
GreenFILE (EBSCO Publishing) Database indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. opics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO Publishing) A full-text database covering a wide variety health topics, like fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health and more. 
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOPublishing) A full-text database that offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. It covers topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.
IEEE Xplore Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) published journals, conference proceedings, standards and other publications since 1988. and single releases from 1950.
Topics: electrical, electronics, engineering, technology, and so on.
IOP Science A database published by Institute of Physics providing a full-text articles fron peer-reviewd journals in physics, mathematics and related disciplines.
(Clarivate Analytics)

It is a customized web-based research evaluation tool allowing users to view research output performance at an organizational, regional, individual or journal level. Academics can conduct analyses on their productivity and benchmark their research output against peers worldwide.

Further information about InCites is available at

Journal Citation Reports 

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is the offical source to find a journal’s impact factor. Database provides data about  more than 8000 journals of science and over 2600 journals of social sciences.

Journal of Structural Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineering)

Journals by ASCE covering various fields in engineering. Learn about how the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE is leading the profession with innovative approaches to parctice and education.


The JSTOR archival collections feature the back issues of more than 2,400 scholarly journals across 60 disciplines. JSTOR works with a diverse group of nearly 1,200 publishers from more than 57 countries to preserve and make their content digitally available. You will find more information here

KTU leidyklos "Technologija" e. knygos Ebooks published by Kaunas University of Technology publishing house „Technologija“. Database covers various disciplines including science, social sciences, physics, chemistry and more. Attention: This database is not accessible via EZproxy.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing) Database provides cover-to-cover indexing, abstracting and full-text for key library and information science periodicals.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO Publishing) MasterFILE Premier provides full text for over 1,800 general interest, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,500 periodicals.
MEDLINE (EBSCO Publishing) An authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.
  • Nature magazine is an interdisciplinary, weekly, science journal. Full-text access is available to journal published from 2006 to present.
Newspaper Source (EBSCO Publishing) This database provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks. 
OECD iLibrary Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. Themes: economics, finance, trade, agriculture, energy, transport, education, environment, management, etc.
Oxford Journals Database includes academic and research journals published by Uxford University Press and it is covering a broad range of subject areas.
Passport Market research reports about various consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International.Includes economic indicators, demographic data, foreign trade statistics, and sources of information. More information about Passport.
Regional Business News (EBSCO Publishing) Full text newswire database that incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Reaxys Theme: chemical science.
  • A tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

RSC Gold excluding Archive

Database contains the full-text of the Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 43 peer-reviewed journals.

SAGE Journals Online

Full-text journals by the SAGE Publications covering topics in business, humanities and social sciences.

SAGE IMechE Journal Collection

SAGE IMechE Journal Collection cover all aspects of mechanical engineering from 1847 to the present day. Collection consists of 18 scholar journals.

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher.

ScienceDirect Journals Database contains the full-text of Elsevier Science journals in fields of Science and Social Sciences. The subscibed content is marked by green icon. Full-text access is available back to 2012.
ScienceDirect E-Books Ebooks by Elsevier covering various fields in Science and Social Sciences.

Theme: chemical science. 


Please register to create your user account here and create your own user name and password. Here you will find instructions on how to register.

University community members who have already registered (during free trial period) and have created their user account please use the following link

SciFinder contract also includes access to PatentPak and MethodsNow.

 - MethodsNow source can be found in upper- right corner of SciFinder database, in subsection CAS Solutions. SciFinder user login credentials are required for the first login. MethodsNow is research methods database which stores methodologies of various chemical reactions, these chemical reactions can be compared with each other while selecting the most appropriate one.
- PatentPak is a patent database integrated in SciFinder.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in   the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and   visualize research. 

SPIE Digital Library

The database provides access to ebooks, monographs, peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. 

Springer LINK E-Books Permanent access provided to ebook collections Chemistry & Material Science Library and Engineering Library. Both lits are here (link to PDF file). Both collections consists of the books published between 2005 and 2007.
Springer LINK Journals
  • Peer-reviewed journals published by Springer Verlag and Kluwer Academic Press. Database covers topics in various disciplines. List of journals is here (link to PDF file).
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO Publishing) Sociological database including indexes of journal articles as well as full text of books and conference proceedings.
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO Publishing) Sociological database including indexes of journal articles as well as full text of books and conference proceedings.
Target. International Journal of Translation Studies Sholarly journal published by John Benjamins. Full-text access is available to journal published from 2017.
Taylor & Francis Peer-reviewed journals in various fields of Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Access provided to issues published back to 1997. List of journals is here (link to PDF file).
Taylor & Francis eBooks Permanent access to ebooks published by Routledge that are covering topics in Social Sciences and Humanities. List of the ebooks is here (link to PDF file) and user guide is here (link to PDF file).
Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO Publishing) Teacher Reference Center provides indexing, abstracts, citations, and full-text for nearly 300 periodicals. In addition, most of the journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed.
VGTU eBooks 150 ebooks in variuos disciplines, published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University publishing house „Technika“. List of the books is here (link to PDF file).
Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
  • The database provides bibliographic content and tools to access, analyze, and manage research information. Subject coverage includes sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Wiley Online eBooks 111 online books by Wiley covering topics in Finances, Engineering, Physics, Computers Sciences, Chemistry and more. List of the books is here (link to PDF file).
Wiley Online Library (archive) Archive of peer-reviewed journals (list of 483 titles) published by Wiley. Access available to Social Science and Humanities collection (list of 370 titles), Science Technology Medicine (list of  417 titles) published before 2013.
Zentralblatt MATH Database of indexed information in theoretical and applied mathematics.

Free Trial Databases
MGG Online Until 9th of December, KTU community members have access to MGG Online database. MGG Online is the dynamic online edition of the comprehensive and authoritative German-language music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, designed to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community. MGG Online included over 19,000 articles with some 200 updated articles or sections and over 1500 minor revisions. 
Flipster Until 30th of November, KTU community members have access to bestselling digital magazines. Access via EBSCO database.

EBSCOhost web

All KTU members are invited to browse new EBSCO databases:
Academic Search Ultimate –  The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
Business Source Ultimate – it offers an unprecedented wealth of peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business that spark discussion on future developments and changes in the business world.
Applied Science & Technology Ultimate – Providing coverage of a wide range of topics including artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, plastics, hydroponics, computer science, chemical engineering, energy resources and robotics, as well as the business and social implications of new technologies, this comprehensive database is essential for STEM programs.
Humanities Source Ultimate – offers access to key content covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It also includes hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in leading subject indexes to round out student research.
Sociology Source Ultimate – provides the must-have materials for students studying aspects of human behavior and interaction. Coverage of topics ranges from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology.
One Belt One Road Reference Source – It is the only comprehensive source of Full text journals and publications published in, and about the 65 countries which make-up the One Belt One Road initiative.

The access to the Databases is provided until 30th of November, 2017.

KTU Science Publications Database

Science Publications Database. The database contains entries of publications by employees of the University. The entries are combined with the University information system administration data. It enables university employees to analyze their publications, generate statistical reports, print lists of bibliographies.


Questions about publications upload – Rita Jašmontienė, Edita Ražanskaitė
Phone: 8 (37) 300 652

Technical and login questions – Mindaugas Muckus

Uploading Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

1.    At eLABa website choose link Deposit to eLABa repository.
2.    Choose institution: Kaunas University of Technology
3.    Login with KTU single sign-on account.



Library collection covers all subject fields of KTU education and research. In printed collections there are text books, monographs, reference books, scientific journals and other printed materials. The collections of the faculty libraries contain material on specific study and research fields.


  1. The University faculties and students can login with their KTU Single Sign-On account. Non-university community members can access using ID and password provided by the Library.
  2. After the request is made you will receive a notification via an e-mail. You can follow your booking requests and information about your borrowed items at the My account.
  3. You can borrow a book at that library where your requested book is allocated.
  4. Your book request is valid for you 3 workdays. After this time your request is canceled.

For help and support you can ask at the Information Desk, by phone +370 37 300 655 or e-mail

KTU Research Journals

In 2012 KTU integrated ePublishing System for its research journals – Open Journal Systems (OJS). The system provides an opportunity to orgnanise and manage all the necessary steps for publishing journals interactively from start to finish. At the moment it accomodates 14 KTU research journals.


Physical, biomedical and technological sciences

Environmental Research, Engineering and Management

Print ISSN: 1392-1649

Online ISSN: 2029-2139 

Editor in Chief Prof. Dr. Visvaldas Varžinskas

Chemical Technology

Print ISSN: 1392-1231
Online ISSN: 2029-719X

Editor in Chief Prof. Dr. Habil. Vytautas Mickevičius

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Print ISSN: 1392-1215
Online ISSN: 2029-5731

Editor in Chief Prof. Dr. Algimantas Valinevičius

Information Technology And Control

Print ISSN: 1392-124X
Online ISSN: 2335-884X

Editor in Chief Prof. Robertas Damaševičius


Print ISSN: 1392-1207
Online ISSN: 2029-6983

Editor in Chief Prof. Dr. Romualdas Dundulis

Materials Science

Print ISSN: 1392–1320
Online ISSN: 2029–7289

Editor in Chief Prof. Dr. Habil. Sigitas Tamulevičius


ISSN: 1392-2114

Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Habil. Rymantas Jonas Kažys

Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering

Print ISSN: 2029–9990
Online ISSN: 2335–2000

Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Žymantas Rudžionis

Humanities and Social Sciences

European Integration Studies

Print ISSN: 1822-8402
Online ISSN: 2335-8831

Editor in Chief Prof. Dr. Rasa Daugėlienė


Economics and management

Print ISSN: 1822-6515
Online ISSN: 2029-9338

Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Edita Gimžauskienė

Engineering Economics

Print ISSN: 1392-2785

Online ISSN: 2029-5839

Editor in Chief Prof. Dr. Bronius Neverauskas

Language Studies

Print ISSN: 1648-2824
Online ISSN: 2029-7203

Editor in Chief Prof. dr. Vilmantė Liubinienė

Social Sciences

Print ISSN: 1392-0758
Online ISSN: 2029-7319

Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Brigita Janiūnaitė

Public Policy And Administration

Print ISSN: 1648-2603
Online ISSN: 2029-2872

Editor-in-Chief  prof. Dr. Algis Junevičius/ prof. Dr. Tadas Sudnickas

Co-Published with Mykolas Romeris University

Journal Archives (until 2012 m.) » 

Subject Guides

  • Subject Guides | Subject guides are lists of e-resources created by librarians to assist students with their research needs. These lists of resources may include books, journals, databases, websites and etc. about various topics related to choosen field of science. 
  • Subject Librarians

Open Access

Kaunas University of Technology has adopted the Regulations on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data. The document is fully aligned with the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data (2016) by the Research Council of Lithuania, the Horizon 2020 Open Access Mandate and Open Research Data Pilot, and the Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020. The Regulations on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data defines the requirements for depositing research publications and data at KTU. This document seeks to improve dissemination of research results and exchange of scientific knowledge, the visibility and usage of research results.

Enquiries about the implementation of the Regulations will be answered at KTU Library. Contact person: Ieva Cesevičiūtė, e-mail:, telephone: 8 37 300 284.

Open access enables unrestricted, free of charge access to research publications in digital format. Kaunas University of Technology library participates in OpenAIRE2020 project.

OpenAIRE2020 project is a large scale initiative, with 50 partners from all EU countries, that aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data. The initiative brings together professionals from research libraries, open scholarship organisations, national e-infrastructure and data experts, IT and legal researchers. The Open Access Centre is established at Kaunas University of Technology where National Open Access Desk (NOAD) provides consultations, organizes workshops, collects H2020 project outputs, and supports research data management. Backing this vast outreach, is the OpenAIRE platform, the technical infrastructure that is vital for pulling together and interconnecting the large-scale collections of research outputs across Europe. The project will create workflows and services which will enable an interoperable network of repositories (via the adoption of common guidelines), and easy upload into an all-purpose repository (via Zenodo).




Seminars and Conferences


Developing information literacy skills to make the most of our rich information environment at the University is not only important to you whilst you are studying at the University, it is also vital for your future employability and career progression. Being able to demonstrate your familiarity with using databases widely used within your intended industry/profession will be highly valued by potential employers.

It is important that you develop an understanding of the information resources available to you, learn how to use them effectively and most importantly how to evaluate the content they provide. We offer training in a group or one-on-one training to ensure that you are able to make the most of our resources. We also help you to develop your study skills by offering courses on how to evaluate information sources and references correctly and avoid plagiarism.

The training is provided to teachers and students on the following themes:

More information and registration for the training is available at the Central Library, room 127, tel. no. 300 659 or by e-mail:

Video Guides



Search of an item in the e-catalogue (video guide)

How to order an item (video guide)

How to extend the loan period of items (video guide)

How to find and use items in the reading room (video guide)

How to get a voucher to pay your fine (video guide for students)

How to get voucher to pay your fine (video guide for employees)

Information about self-service copying, printing and scanning service (payment for services) (video guide)

Payment for copying, printing and scanning services by prepaid vouchers (video guide)

Payment for copying, printing and scanning services by LSIC (video guide)


Printing in KTU library (video guide)



eLABa repository (video guide for student)


Searching for information in databases

Search guide for Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) (video guide)

Access Engineering DataVis (video guide)

Ebrary Academic Complete. Search. (video guide)


Reference manager and PDF organizer:

EndNote (video guides). Getting Started Guide.

Mendeley (video guides). Help guides.

RefWorks (video guides)Quick-Start Guide.
Export Citations from RefWorks to Mendeley (video guide).


American Chemical Society Basic Search (video guides).

Credo Online Reference Service Basic search (video guides).

Ebrary Basic search (video guides).

EBSCOhost Basic Search (video guides).
EBSCO eBooks Search  (video guides).

IEEE Xplore Basic Search (video guides). More video guides.

SpringerLink Basic Search (video guides).

Web of Science (video guides).


Services for library users are provided in accordance with Description of procedure for use of library services at Kaunas University of Technology and Rules for use of rare publications.

Group workroom reservations

Members of KTU community can reserve Library group workrooms here. In order to reserve a room use KTU Single Sign-On account system. 
Group workrooms are in the following libraries:

  • Central library (rooms 203a, 203, 204, 206);
  • Informatics library (rooms 1, 2);
  • Mechanical Engineering and Design library (room 435);
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture library  (room 130);
  • Chemical Technology library (room 217).

Lending Services

The University Library is most the important resource in supplying information to studies and research. There are six libraries situated in the centre of the city and in the University campus.

The Library is open to the public. The rules and regulations of the library apply to the library visitor/user according to his/her status as a student or an employee of the University or as a member of the general public.

The Student Card

The Lithuanian Student Identity Cards (LSIC) and the International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) (hereinafter — Student Card) can be used as library cards for the students. All other library users are required to present a passport or a (personal) identity card. The Student Card is a valid document. Borrowers are responsible for all loans made with their Student Card until they 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 (resent) items are freely accessible on open shelves. University students and employees can borrow books and other items from the library collection (or make reservations). Before borrowing users have to order items from the Library catalogue or in KTU virtual library. Loans should be registered at the information desk. Borrowers must treat the property of the Library with care and protect it from damage.

Loan period

  • The loan period for the course books is from 7 days to 6 months;
  • For other items — from 1 day to 30 days.

All borrowed items must be returned before the end of the loan period. Knowing when the Library items are due, and returning or renewing the loans on time, is the borrowers‘ responsibility.

Renewal of loans

Renewal of loans may be made if the item has not been reserved by another person or your debt does not exceed 2 EUR.

Renewals can be made via the Catalogue or KTU virtual library homepage, contact by phone or visit your nearest library information desk.

Items not to be borrowed

Items which may not be borrowed from the Library are: reference literature, journals, daily newspapers, official statistics, dissertations and their summaries, old items and literature which is necessary for study and research in the library.

Overdue items (loans)

When the loan period has ended you will receive an e-mail from the Library suggesting that you either 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 payment voucher please contact by phone, e-mail or visit your nearest Library information desk. Students may also ask the Library to form the payment voucher via AIS (Academic Information System).


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. Suspension ceases when the items is returned and/or all debts to the library are settled.

Borrower, upon losing or irreparably damaging the item, will have to replace it with a new copy of the exact book or an equivalent item, approved by the Library from the included list. Before repurchasing the book you should consult with the Library from which you borrowed the item.

All graduating students (before diploma awards or termination of their studies) as well as all employees who have terminated the employment contract or left for a long-term internship or vacation are required to return the borrowed items or pay for the lost ones.

Students can check their current status with the library in KTU Academic Information System (AIS). The process is explained in short guide. When the settlement with the Library is confirmed in the AIS, coming to the Library is not required.

The library lends laptop, projector for use in the library

  • University community members can borrow a laptop, projector (library use only), users must provide a valid Lithuanian Student Identity Card (LSIC), employee ID card, personal identity card or passport.

Self-service Copying and Printing

  • Photocopying with self-service photocopiers and printing from the library computers are charged at 0,04 EUR per sheet.
  • Photocopying with self-service photocopiers and printing in colour from the library computers are charged at 0,29 EUR per sheet.
  • Scanning of documents is charged at 0,02 EUR per sheet.
  • Price of A3 format sheet doubles.
  • Instructions for using the self-service copying, printing and scanning system

Interlibrary Loan Services

  • Researchers and students can request Interlibrary Loan of the material that is not held at any Library of the University.
  • All Interlibrary Loans is fee-based. The expenses are covered by users.
  • You can make Interlibrary Loan request at the Central Library by e-mail


Reading Rooms

The work places in the reading rooms are used for studying and doing research.

Group work Computer Room

There are special places equipped with computers allocated for the students’ group work needs in the Central Library. The group work rooms 203a, 203 and 204 located in the Central Library can be booked in advance at the Information Desk or by phone +370 37 300 655.

Group work rooms can also be found in faculties libraries.

Computer Workstations and Printing

The Central Library and Faculty Libraries provide access to computers and the Internet. The computers can be used either individually or for group work. The users can browse the Internet, use Microsoft operating system, Microsoft Office package and other application programmes, USB ports, memory card slots and CD/DVD writers. The subscribed and free trial databases are available for the University faculties and students. To use computer work stations a login with University faculty and students KTU Single Sign-On account is required. The use is limited to KTU students and staff.

Usage of computers is regulated by the Rules on Computer Use. Photocopying with self-service photocopiers and printing from the library computers are charged at 0,04 EUR per sheet. Scanning of documents is free of charge.

Internet Connection

Students and faculties can access the Internet using the Library computer workstations. The users can use their own laptops and connect to the internet via wi-fi. User name or password is needed to use wireless network. Please, login with University faculty and students KTU Single Sign-On account.


About Library

The Library of University is one of the largest in Lithuania, it stores and continuously replenishes one of the richest collections of printed books and periodicals on engineering, technology and sciences in Lithuanian and foreign languages, it provides access to e-resources.

Throughout the entire period of its activities the Library of the University has been open to both the University community and to the public: it renders services to general academic community of the city, specialists of industrial enterprises, businessmen.

The Library‘s mission – to provide effective services which are oriented to current and future teaching, learning and research needs providing access to preserved in Library and available online scientific knowledge and information resources.

The Library's vision – center of modern studies and resources of scientific information with integrated physical and virtual spaces ensuring favourable for studies and research information environment, services and access to scientific knowledge and information resources.

Library history: dates, events, facts
In 1923 on January 1                                         A library was founded at the University of Lithuania. The core of its collection was formed from the library of the School of Higher Studies, and the personal library of Adalbert Bezzenberger, professor of Konigsberg University.
1922-1940 The University had 7 Faculty libraries working independently.
1923-1944 The office of Library Director was held by prof. Vaclovas Biržiška.
1924-1944 The Institute of Bibliography was working on the basis of the Library.
1926 Publication of a facsimile edition of Postilla Catholicka by M. Daukša (originally published in 1599).
1928-1943 Bibliografijos žinios (Bibliography News)the journal of national current bibliography, was prepared by the library staff and published since 1936.
1929 The Library was moved to the Main Building (now Building 2). Publication of a manuscript by S. Daukantas Darbai senovės lietuvių ir žemaičių, 1822, (Labours of Ancient Lithuanians and Samogitians).
1930-1946 The Library was known as the Library of Vytautas Magnus University.
1934-1941 J. Tumas-Vaižgantas Museum was open to visitors at the Library.
1934 Publication of the first volume of Istorijos archyvas (The History Archives) compiled by historian Konstantinas Jablonskis covering the inventory records of the 16th century estates stored in the manuscript depository.
1937 The Library joined the international interlibrary loan service system. Publication of Mūsų senovė (Our Ancient Times) a serial edition of Lithuanian history was resumed.
1940 The Library had its branch libraries opened at the Faculties of Medicine (until 1950), Philology (until 1948), and Technology (now the Chemical Engineering faculty Group).
1943 Nazi invaders closed the University and took over the Library premises. 
1944 The University and the Library resumed their activities.
1944-1946 The office of Library Director was held by prof. Augustinas Janulaitis.
1946-1948 The office of Library Director was held by Vincas Ruzgas.
1946-1950 The Library was known as the Library of Kaunas State University.
1948-1976 The office of Library Director was held by Stefanija Užkurytė.
1950 The University was reorganized to the Polytechnic and Medical Institutes. The Library premises and majority of books and periodicals passed into the possession of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute.
1951-1974 The Library was known as the Library of Kaunas Polytechnic Institute.
1953 A branch library was opened at the Civil Engineering faculty (now the Civil Engineering faculty Group).
1956-1969 The Library had its branch at Vilnius Faculty. Later, it was handed over to Vilnius Civil Engineering Institute (now Vilnius Gediminas Technical University).
1961-1991 The Library had its branch at Klaipėda Faculty. Later, it was handed over to Klaipėda University.
1962-1997 The Library had its branch at Šiauliai Faculty. It was handed over to Šiauliai University.
1963 A library branch was founded at Panevėžys Faculty (now the Library Panevėžys Institute).
1963-1983 Four scientific conferences were held to commemorate anniversaries of the Library.
1965 A lending department was founded at the Machine Building faculty (now the Mechanical Engineering faculty Group).
1966-1989 A bibliographical index of Lithuanian architecture Lietuvos architektūra (Lithuanian Architecture), six indices of institute publications, a coursebook Informatikos pagrindai (Basics of Informatics), reader's guides, etc. were published.
1969 A branch library was set up at the Radioelectronics faculty (now Informatics faculty Group).
1974-1989 The Library was known as the Library of Kaunas Antanas Sniečkus Politechnic Institute.
1976-1991 The office of Library Director was held by Genovaitė Romanovienė.
1978 The Rare Books Department was set up.
1984 A branch library was set up in new premises of the Design and Technologies faculty (now the Design and Technologies faculty Group).
1987 Prenumerata – a computer program for subscription to periodicals was installed.
1990 Since 1990 the Library has been known as the Library of Kaunas University of Technology.
1991 Since 1991 the office of Library Director has been by Genė Duobinienė.
1992 The Library entered into the contacts with colleagues of the Nordic counties, West Europe and the USA.
1993 Since 1993 the database Publikacijos (Publication) covering the scientific publications by the University staff has been exploited. 
The Central European conference – exhibition of Information Science and academic libraries Information Users in the 21st Century was held at Lithuanian Technical Library. The University Library was one of the organizers of that event.
1995-1999 An integrated library information system CICERO (DANTEK, Denmark) was functioning at the Library. In 1997 the circulation module was implemented in the Central Library.
1996 Since 1996 the annual exhibitions of scientific and academic books of the Western publishing houses have been held jointly with the books trade companies.
Since 1996 search for information in the world DBs has been started.
A memorial bas-relief was unveiled for professor Vaclovas Biržiška, former director of the Library (sculptor Stasys Žirgulis). The seminar Readings from Vaclovas Biržiška was held.
Konstantinas Savickas Reading Hall equipped from his sponsorship to Kaunas University of Technology was opened.
Since1996 the Library computer catalogue has become accessible to users on LAN and on the Internet.
1997 The 450th anniversary of the first Lithuanian printed book was commemorated by an exhibition Lithuanian History in Books held at Tonsberg Public Library (Vestfold Country, Norway) organized in co-operation with the Kaunas County Public Library.
1998 Two Internet Reading Rooms were opened to users.
1998-1999 Participation in the user distance learning project DEDICATE 
(Distance Education Information Courses with Access through Networks) financed by EC DG XIII.
1999 In accordance with the project of the Lithuanian Academic Library Network (LABT), the integrated library information system ALEPH 500 (Ex Libris, Israel) was installed.
2001-2004 The premises of the Central Library (its first floor) were renovated – the up-to date Reading Hall was opened.
2001 In accordance with the program Information Technologies for science and studies (ITMIS) 2001-2006 adopted by the Department of Science and Studies, the project Concept of the LABT Development: Virtual Library of Lithuania was prepared with a team of authors.
2002-2004 Participation in the EC 5 FP project PERINE (Pedagogical and Educational Research Information Network for Europe in 2002-2004) together with the Institute of Educational Studies (KTU).
2002 In accordance with the ITMIS program, a study Analysis of Needs and Potentials in the Development of Full-text DBs and Electronic Publishing was prepared collectively with a team of authors.
Doctoral (PhD) degrees were awarded to: Nijolė Lietuvninkaitė for her thesis Kaunas Book Culture in 1843-1918 (Humanities, Communication and Information 06H); Edita Korzonaitė for her thesis Development of Human Behavior with Dead persons Spirits in Legends and Traditions (Humanities, Ethnology 07H).
The library of the Mechanical Engineering faculty moved to new premises in Building 8, its Reading Room was provided with open access and computer-equipped work places.
2003 Since 2003 the Library participates in the State program of Lithuanian Millenary.
2004 The new database Elektroninės tezės ir disertacijos (Electronic Theses and Disertations) went into operation.
The catalogue Stanislovo Didžiulio asmenine bioblioteka (Stanislovas Didžiulis` Personal Library) compiled by dr. Nijolė Lietuvninkaitė was published.
2004-2005 The Library participated in the research program Development of Research by Applying Full-text Databases for Meeting the Needs of Study and Research Information (under Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pranas Žiliukas) financed by Lithuanian Science and Studies Foundation.
The library of the Chemical Technology faculty was renovated and an Internet Reading Room opened.
2005-2008 The library participates in two ES SF projects Lithuanian Virtual Library and Creation of Full-text Databases and Accumulation and Presentation of Lithuanian Science and Studies E-Documents to Users.
2005 The library of Panevežys Institute moved to new premises at the Management and Administration faculty, its Reading Room was provided with open access and computer-equipped workplaces.
Gintarė Tautkevičienė was awarded Doctoral (PhD) degree for her thesis University Library Education Factors Empowering Students into Learning Environment.
2006 The scientific monograph Kaunas Old Book: it's Significance and Development in the Period of 1843-1918 by Nijolė Lietuvninkaitė was published.
The library at the Electronics Building was renovated: its Lending and Reading Rooms were incorporated into one space, open access shelves were arranged, computer-equipped workplaces were provided, and the security system 3M was installed.
The library Design and Technologies faculty underwent the renovation: its Reading Room was provided with open access and computer-equipped workplaces.
2006-2007 The collection of Kaunas old iconic photographs (1863-1940) and the Old Lithuanian writing record Ewangelie polskie y litewskie (1647) by Jonas Jaknavičius were recognized as the objects of national and regional document heritage and were catalogued into the Lithuanian national register of the UNESCO program Memory of the World.
2007 Dr Nijolė Lietuvninkaitė, Head of Rare Books Department, received the Martynas Mažvydas Award by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for her work in the field of the Lithuanian language, the history of writing and the art of the book.
2008 Genė Duobinienė, Library Director, received an award from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for achievements in the field in librarianship, bibliography, book science, research and practical activity in the library.
DB Electronic Academic Library of Lithuania (eLABa) went into operation.
The study “Quality and Meeting the Teaching/Learning Needs at the Libraries of Comprehensive Schools and Higher Education Institutions” initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania was carried out.  
2008-2009 Participation in the project “Libraries for Innovation“(coordinated by the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium): teaching the course “Internet resources and new library services“ and developing the course “Internet resources for library visitors“.
2009 The premises of the first floor in the Central Library were renovated and the closed stack of the Rare Books Department was modernized.
2009-2011 Participation in the project  “EMoDB.LT: Opening of the Online Research Databases for Lithuania“(coordinated by the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium”):  the research “Assessment of Demand and Scope of Training Scientists and Other Researchers on the Use of Online Research Information“ was carried out, training modules were developed and training sessions for researchers were held.
The premises of the Civil Engineering Faculty Library (the Civil Engineering and Architecture Faculty Library at present) were renovated, as well as the Library homepage; the open stack was developed and the security system implemented.
2009-2012 Participation in EU FP7 research project OpenAIRE (European Research Open Access Infrastructure).
2010 Dr. Gintarė Tautkevičienė, Head of the Information Services Department, was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for her achievements in the field of librarianship, bibliography, book science, research and practical activity in the library. 
Two major publications: 
the monograph “Educational Power of the University: Response to the Challenges of the 21st Century” (Genė Duobinienė and Dr Gintarė Tautkevičienė among the co-authors); 
the research study “Assessment of demand and scope of training of scientists and other researchers on the use of online research information“.
2010-2013 Participation in the project coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania “Developing and implementing the models for HE students’ carrier education and carrier monitoring, qualification development and relevant materials for specialists in vocational orientation (Stage I).“
2010-2014 Participation in the national project on the national traditions and heritage to mention Kristijonas Donelaitis’ anniversary of 300 years.
2010-2014 Participation in the project funded by the Research Council of Lithuania and the European Social Fund devoted for the development of international research database Lituanistika.
2010-2014 Dr Gintarė Tautkevičienė held the Chair of Advisory Council in the international organization EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries).
2011 Participation in the project coordinated by the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium “Let’s encourage Open Access in Lithuania“: videos created, a survey carried out, the scientific conference “Let’s Open Scientific Knowledge to the World” organized.
2011-2014 Participation in the EU FP7 project OpenAIREplus (“2nd Generation of Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe“).2013 Seminar “Open Access Infrastructure, Legal Issues and Continuity Ensurance” was held. Subsequently, the project application for Horizon2020 was developed and funding received for the project OpenAIRE2020.
2012 The project “Open Access from the Perspective of Young Researchers” funded by the international organization EIFL was implemented: a series of seminars (“Open science: why does it matter?“, “Intellectual property, creative commons and open access“, “Why open access is important for researchers“) and the discussion “Development of Open Access in Lithuania“ were held.
2013 The project on the renewal and development of the Library in line with the Resolution on the renewal of the research and study at the University renewal programme for 2013-2014 No. V7-T-6 approved by the Council of Kaunas University of Technology on the 28th of March, 2013  and the Senate Resolution of the 4th of July 2013, No. V-3-S42.
2013 Dr. Gintarė Tautkevičienė took the chair of Open Access to Scientific Information and Research working group in the Lithuanian National UNESCO Commission.
2014 Participation in the research proposed by the project LIBITOP (“Optimization of the Opportunities for the Optimization of Network of Lithuanian Libraries”):  research report “Research on the Lithuanian National and Municipal Public Libraries’ Strategies and Quantitative Performance Indicators” by Zinaida Manžuch and Gintarė Tautkevičienė.
2014 Dr Gintarė Tautkevičienė became EIFL Open Access coordinator in Lithuania.
2014 Participation in FP7 project FOSTER: training sessions are carried out for researchers in Lithuania “Promoting Open Science among Young Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Since 15th of December, 2014 Gintarė Tautkevičienė holds the office of Library Director.
2015 Participation in “Horizon2020” project “Open Access Infrastructure for Research OpenAIRE 2020“.


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Civil Engineering and Architecture, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Studentų St. 48, LT-51367 Kaunas
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Informatics Library
Informatics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas
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Mechanical Engineering and Design Library

Studentų St. 56, LT-51424 Kaunas,
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    On the 16th of November in the University of Cambridge was held conference OpenCon 2017 Cambridge. It is a satellite event of worldwide open access and education initiative OpenCon. In this event participated head of Research information Ieva Cesevičiūtė. More information:
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    On the 15 th of November, University of Cambridge hosts a conference „Engaging Researchers in Good Data Management”. In the conference participates Library director Gintarė Tautkevičienė and Head of Research Information Services Ieva Cesevičiūtė with the presentation “Towards Research Data Management Training at...
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    2017-11-02 10:30
    In November library organizes training sessions for international students. We kindly invite students to participate in the training sessions. Central library, K. Donelaičio st. 20-203, phone 8 37 300 659, 8th of November,  3 pm. - 3:45 pm. " How to cite information resources and create a...
    2017-10-31 16:00
    Until 30th of November, KTU community members have access to bestselling digital magazines. Access via EBSCO database.
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    KTU Virtual Library services are temporarily not available until 30th of October, KTU Virtual Library services will not be available. For search, order or extend the loan term of items use the services of Library catalogue available at We apologise for the inconveniences.
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    We kindly invite all the members of KTU academic community to SciVal webinar on Wednesday, 25th of October , 2017  at 1:00 PM  (duration 1 hour). This webinar will show how to analyse research output of Kaunas University of Technology using bibliometric indicators. It will also focus on how to create...
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    We kindly invite all the members of KTU academic community to read full text e-books published by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University ( In the database you will find 580 ebooks on various subjects. The access is available until 19th of November, 2017.
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    In the National library of Greece, on the 6th-8th of September, Open Science Fair 2017 conference took place. In conference participated Library director dr Gintarė Tautkevičienė, Head of research information services dr Ieva Cesevičiūtė and senior informarmation manager Rasa Dovidonytė from Information services...
    2017-10-02 10:45
    In October library organizes training sessions for international students. We kindly invite students to participate in the training sessions. Central library, K. Donelaičio st. 20-203, phone 8 37 300 659, 2nd of October,  1.30 pm. - 3:15 pm. "How to cite information resources and create a...
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