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Agriculture Academy Library: dates and events

1924, September 3   Agricultural Academy in Dotnuva was established. At the same time the Library was founded and originally composed from Dotnuva Agricultural Technique Library, containing 5043 items.

1939 – 29 300 stock items, 278 readers. Most books in German; a lot of rare books on agriculture and Lithuanian studies.

1944, July Library was burned by retreating Germans.

1944, November Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture was opened, and the library was also restored.

1946 – library moved to Kaunas – Central Academy House in Kęstučio Street.

In the first post-war years, Library fund grew quite rapidly. It was given the items from the libraries of the Chamber of Agriculture and the Ministry of Agriculture; a lot of items were received from Lithuanian and Russian higher education institutions.

1946-1951 – The great damage for newly completed library was done by the libraries’ “clean-up” campaign at that time. Over 5,000 items published in Lithuania or abroad in 1918 and 1944 were removed from the stock and destroyed.

1950 – more than 38 000 items in stock, 150 periodicals subscribed.

1964 – Library, together with the Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture, moved to Noreikiskes, a specially equipped premises in the Central House.

1980 – A department in the Third House was established – Textbook Lending Department and Students’ Reading Room.

1995 – Library automation begins: library information system ALISE, developed at Riga University, is installed.

1996 – Library of Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

1998 – Library became a member of AGLINET, the global network of agricultural libraries.

2000 – integral library system ALEPH500 (Israel, Ex Libris) is installed.

2011 – Library of Aleksandras Stulginskis University.

2013-2014 – Library reconstruction: all premises renewed, open stock available for readers.

2019 – Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy Library.


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