Lietuviška versija

Vaclovas Biržiška Library

K. Donelaičio St. 52–218
LT-44244 Kaunas
Tel.: +370 37 327863, 5402 (internal)
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Opening hours

Readers are not serviced on Library clean-up day and public holidays.
Gitana Virganavičienė
Responsibility – information services for the Faculty Of Humanities and the Institute of Foreign Languages.
Giedrė Vilėniškytė
Responsibility – information services for the Faculty of Arts.
Simona Grušaitė
Responsibility – information services for the Faculty of Catholic Theology.

Library of the faculties of Humanities, Arts, Catholic Theology and the Institute of Foreign Languages. It was opened in 1990 and in 2003, celebrating the 80th anniversary of University library, it was named after professor Vaclovas Biržiška. On community iniciative "100x100" of Philosophy Department, philosophy items are moved to this reading room.
In 2015 the interior of the library was renewed (architect Guoda Zykuvienė) and awarded a nomination of “Event of the Year“ at the 10th University talents and nominations evening, won the third place in the contest „Dry Buildings in Architecture“, and was recognized as the best interior in the exhibition-contest „Architecture: Kaunas 2015“.

Information resources:

  • Print information resources: more than 45 000 items on philosophy, history, art, theology, philology, literature, foreign languages study books, the latest dissertations, habilitation works and their summaries, daily papers. Stock is open for users.
Special collections:
  • „100x100“collection of philosophy publications;
  • Rūta Staliliūnaitė personal library;
  • Asian books space (the stock of Ch. Sugihara House Library was moved in 2016)

Item arrangement scheme in the library.

Item search and request: information about print publications is presented in the library catalogue and VMU virtual library. Items lent for longer term can be ordered in advance.

Item loan/return: items are read on site or lent home for 3 weeks (possibility to request through library catalogue) and a semester. There is self-service facility of item loan and return in the library and one facility of return outside the building (K. Donelaičio St. 52) operating 24/7.


Trainings and consultations:

  • Library staff give consultations about library services and resources, search of information in the library website, search of print and electronic information resources in library catalogues and databases, and other library services.
  • TrainingsYou can request trainings in advance by e-mail, phone or coming to the library.

Work places:

170 work places for readers, 3 individual/group study spaces (for 1-4 persons). Booking

Space for disabled persons provided with special equipment.

Relaxation space (12 settees).



There are 54 computers for study and research and 33 work places for work with personal computers in the library.

Wireless network “Eduroam” is available. Computer configuration instructions are provided in the University intranet.  


Specialized software:

Qualitative data analysis program „SPSS IBM Statistics 22“ can be used by 5 University community members at a time.

Qualitative data analysis program „NVivo 10“ can be used by 2 University community members at a time.