1. Are group work rooms available in the Library?

Rooms 203A, 203 and 204 in the Central Library (K. Donelaičio st. 20) are available for group work. To make a reservation, please call at (8-37) 300 655 or e-mail at biblioteka@ktu.lt.
To make a reservation of a group work room in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design Library, please call at (8-37) 353817. Your reservation will be canceled if you are late for more than 15 minutes.

2. Are library services accessible for people with movement disabilities?

The premises of the Central Library (K.Donelaičio st. 20) and the Faculty of Informatics Library (Studentų st. 50) are adjusted for people with movement disabilities.

3. Are ‘Clean-up-the-Library-Days’ held in the Library?

The library is closed for visitors on every last working day of the month from 8:00 to 12:00 (except in April, May, October and November). The Library provides services after 12:00, as the first part of the day is devoted for the revision of stacks and computers.

4. Can another person return the book you have borrowed?

Yes, as identity card is not necessary to return a book to the Library.

5. Do Faculty Libraries provide services only for their faculty members?

Faculty Library services are available for all registered library users.

6. Do I have to close my library account, if I have not borrowed any books?

Yes, this procedure is applicable to all students.

7. Do the search results provide both main and additional literature?

Yes, the results can be sorted into main and additional literature.

8. Does the Library have e-books and journals?

Yes, it does. They can be found in the Library Catalogue, KTU Virtual Library and the Library homepage at the link eResources.

9. Does the Library keep course papers, Bachelor and Master’s theses?

Course papers and Bachelor theses are kept in academic departments. Master’s thesis, PhD theses and summaries are registered in the DB Lithuanian Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD), available on the internet at http://etd.library.lt.

10. For how long a book can be borrowed?

From one day to one semester.

11. For how long is the order valid? Can it be modified?

Order is valid for half a year. The expiration period of the order can be made shorter or longer at the time of ordering an item. At the end of academic year all orders will be canceled.

12. How many books can be borrowed?

Up to 20 books can be borrowed.

13. How many times the loan period of an item can be extended?

The number of extension periods is not restricted, unless you have penalties (your debt cannot exceed 2 EUR) or a book has been placed on hold by another user.

14. How research publications by the University academic staff are registered?

Copies of the publications should be brought to the Research Information Services (Central Library, K.Donelaičio st. 20, Room 207). If you have questions about uploading your publications, please contact Rita Jašmontienė at rita.jasmontiene@ktu.lt or Edita Ražanskaitė at edita.razanskaite@ktu.lt.

15. How to close your library account?

In accordance with the Rector’s order No. A-101 issued on the 18th of March, 2013, all students who are about to graduate from the University or terminate their studies have to close their library account: to return all the borrowed items, replace lost items and pay fines if there are any. Students can close their Library account by logging into the Academic Information System (AIS).
Login to the AIS:
-in the section ‘Settlement with the university’ click on ‘Details’;
-confirm that you are not going to borrow any other books. 
Then your status ‘Active’ will be changed into ‘Settled’ and you do not need to visit the library in person to close your account.

16. How to extend the loan period of a book online?

Login to the Catalogue:
-click on the button Login, register, and press the button My account;
-in User Profile choose loans / renewals;
-select the book and choose Renew selected;
-check if the loan period of the book was extended;
-logout by clicking on the button Logout.

17. How to extend the loan period of a book?

You can extend the loan period of a book on-line, by e-mail, telephone or in the library:
•    Library>Catalogue>Login>My account;
•    Library>KTU Virtual Library>Login>My account;
•    e-mail biblioteka@ktu.lt;
•    phone (8-37) 300 655;
•    in the library.

18. How to find and order a book in the Catalogue?

Please use the main catalogue menu service – Help.

19. How to find out if the item is available?

If the column Due date is empty, a book is available. If the date is indicated, a book is borrowed by other readers until the date which is indicated. You can put this book on hold.

20. How to find out that your order has been processed?

Information is sent by e-mail (KTU e-mail system https://pastas.ktu.lt). In addition, information is provided in the Catalogue > My account >Activities>Order items or by telephone (8-37) 300 655.

21. How to find out the number of copies of an item kept in the Library?

It the catalogue search:
-In the search box type word or a phrase. Select Search.
-Select the item from the provided list.
-In the search results column Locations, items you will find in which library department the item is kept and how many copies of it are available. For example, in The Main Library (5/2) – in the Central Library there are 5 copies, 2 of them can be borrowed.

22. How to find the study module literature recommended by your teacher?

In the Catalogue, please select Other resources and then KTU STUDY MODULES LITERATURE:
-    type a word or a phrase in the search field (for example, module code (H130B010)); 
-    select the criterion in the search field;
-    click on the Search.

23. How to get a book from other library in Lithuania or overseas?

This service is paid and available only for the University academic community members. Requests are welcome by e-mail at: valdemara.polzunoviene@ktu.lt.

24. How to order a book if it is borrowed by another user?

Please fill in the period of your order (period when a book is necessary). A message about processed order will be sent to your KTU e-mail.

25. How to pay for books which were lost or not returned on time?

The user should pay a fine for each book which was not returned on time (in accordance with Rector‘s order No. A-369 of September 1, 2015) for each delayed day 0,03 EUR- for items from the closed stack and 0,30 EUR for items from the open stack.
Note: Items from the open stack (reading rooms) are lent only for teachers, researchers and PhD students. The amount to be paid should be checked in the Library. Payment is accepted by cash or by internet banking services. The information about payment will be transferred to the Library in several days. Therefore, users who want the fine penalty to be eliminated instantly should provide a payment confirmation document. It can also be e-mailed at biblioteka@ktu.lt
In case a book has been lost or damaged irreparably, you have to replace it by a copy of the same item or an equivalent book, selecting from the list of recommended books. Before replacing a lost book, please consult with the Library you have borrowed it from.
 

26. In the Catalogue or KTU Virtual Library a link is provided to full text online. Is it possible to use this item from your home computer rather than KTU computer network?

Yes, it is possible. E-resources from home computers can be accessed via VPN (Virtual Private Network) and KTU Virtual Library. Using remote access and KTU Virtual Library there is no need to install software (as for VPN). KTU community members can login with their single sign-on account.

27. Is it possible to borrow a book from the branch libraries of other Faculties?

Yes, it is. At the time of placing your order, please pay attention in which branch library the book is kept.

28. Is it possible to borrow a book without a student ID card?

Yes, it is possible. Books are lent if a person provides a personal identity card or a passport.

29. Is it possible to bring a laptop and have access to the internet?

Yes, it is possible. In the Library, a wireless internet network eduroam is available and provides internet access for all members of the institutions on this network.

30. Is it possible to order a book from home?

Yes, it is possible. You may login to the Library Catalogue from any computer at any time.

31. Is it possible to use the Library services after graduating from the University?

Yes, but no longer according to KTU community member status or rights. Please see for more information.

32. Is it possible to use the subscribed databases from computers not on KTU network?

The members of the university community may access the subscribed databases from home via VPN (Virtual Private Network) and EZproxy. EZproxy is integrated into KTU Virtual Library. The access to EZproxy service is available by using a single sign-on.

33. Is the Library open during summer?

The Library opening hours during summer:
8:00–17:00 from Monday to Thursday;
8:00–15:45 on Friday.
Before public holidays the Library closes one hour earlier.

34. Library opening hours during exam weeks

The opening hours of the Central Library and the Library of Informatics Faculty:
8:00-21:00 from Monday to Thursday;
8:00-19:00 on Friday;
9:00-17:00 on Saturday.
The Civil Engineering and Architecture Library and Mechanical Engineering and Design Faculty:
8:00-18:00 from Monday to Thursday;
8:00-17:00 on Friday;
9:00-17:00 on every second and third Saturday of the month.

35. Should I use the Catalogue to search for other resources?

Yes, but an item can be accessed more quickly when you search in a specific part of the Catalogue.

36. What is specific about trial databases?

Access to these databases is a free trial access to get aquainted with the content of a database.

37. What kind of information you can find in KTU Virtual Library?

In KTU Virtual Library you can find all information resources from KTU Library Catalogue, Science Publications, subscribed databases and open access databases. In the Library Catalogue there is a possibility to order items, extend the loan period of an item, add comments to resources, upload search results and submitted enquiries into a personality electronic shelf.

38. What kind of items cannot be borrowed?

-standards;
-Lithuanian dissertations and dissertation summaries;
-periodicals;
-electronic documents (on data storage devices);
-rare books.

39. What other premises are available in the Library?

In the Central Library (K. Donelaičio st.20) there are two spaces for special purposes: the Silent Reading Room for individual work (Room 206) and the Leisure Zone is the Reading Room.

40. What to do if a book is only available in the reading room?

Book excerpts can be scanned/photographed/copied. The university teachers, researchers and PhD students may borrow books from the reading room for 3 days. Please see for more information.

41. What to do if there is no possibility to login into the Catalogue or Virtual Library?

Please do not hesitate to ask by e-mail biblioteka@ktu.lt, Skype or telephone: (8-37) 300 655.

42. What to do if you cannot find a book in the Catalogue?

Please search for it in KTU Virtual Library. You will receive search results not only from KTU Library Catalogue and databases but also other information resources.

43. What to do if you have lost your identity card or passport?

Please notify the Reader Services immediately about the loss by e-mail at biblioteka@ktu.lt or telephone at (8-37) 300 655. If this information is not provided, the account holder is held responsible for all actions in relation to the account, including failure to return borrowed books.

44. Where can I find a new invoice?

An invoice is uploaded to the Academic Information System, for employees- at the section Payments, for students - Outstanding Payments > All payments. Detailed invoice information can be viewed in MS Word or HTMF.

45. Where can I get an invoice for paying the fine?

Settlement with library for books which were not returned on time (fine penalty) order of voucher in AIS instruction for employees.
Settlement with library for books which were not returned on time (fine penalty) order of voucher in AIS instruction for students.

46. Where to find articles written by the University academic staff?

They can be found in the Catalogue (please select KTU Science Publications), in KTU Virtual Library (please select All Library Resources-KTU Science Publications). Select an article, note the journal it was published in and search for this journal in the Library Catalogue. If you cannot find an article in the Catalogue, write down the article Entry number XXXXXX. A copy of the article is kept in the Central Library (K. Donelaitis st.20, Room 207).

47. Where to find e-mail messages sent by the Library? (processed or rejected orders, reminders, etc.)?

All e-mail messages sent by the Library can be found on KTU e-mail system https://pastas.ktu.lt The KTU e-mail system provided a possibility to forward messages to your personal e-mail. A preview of the messages is available on Office 365 e-mail system.

48. Where to find information about documents kept in the Library?

In the Library Catalogue and KTU Virtual Library.

49. Where to find periodicals?

The periodicals of the current year can be found in the Reading Room of the Central Library or in reading rooms of branch Faculty Libraries. Other items are kept in the closed stack. You can find the information about the location of periodicals in the Catalogue and KTU Virtual Library.

50. Where to find publications written by the academic staff of the University?

In KTU Science Publications Database and KTU Virtual Library.

51. Where to find rare books?

Please search in the Catalogue>KTU rare books; a search on rare periodicals can be performed in the Catalogue>KTU serials. Items can also be found in KTU Virtual Library. If you cannot find an item, please contact the Rare Publications Group (K.Donelaičio st.20, Room 125).

52. Where to find research articles?

Research articles can be found in journals kept in the Library, in KTU Science Publication database, subscribed databases and KTU Virtual Library.

53. Where to make a photocopy, print or scan documents?

Self-service multifunctional photocopiers are in the Reading Room of the Central Library and Reading Rooms of every Faculty. The price of photocopying or printing is 0,04 EUR per A4 sheet and 0,02 EUR for scanning.
 

54. Where to search for standards?

Please search in the Catalogue>KTU standards or KTU Virtual Library.

55. Where to search for statistical releases?

Please search in the Catalogue or KTU Virtual Library.

56. Where to seek advice about searching the subscribed databases?

Advice will be provided in all the branch Faculty Libraries. For more information about the databases you are welcome to contact the Information Services at the Central Library (K. Donelaičio st. 20, Room 205.), also by telephone (8-37) 300 284.

57. Where to take the items you have ordered? How long will they be available?

You can receive the items at the library where they are kept (please ask at the Information Desk of the Central Library or branch Faculty Libraries). The orders are kept on the shelf for three days.

58. Where you can find information about electronic theses, dissertations and dissertation summaries?

In the Catalogue please choose Other resources and then Lithuanian Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD).

59. Which databases are subscribed by the Library?

The information about the subscribed databases is accessible on the Library homepage, please select eResources.

60. Who can use library services?

Library services are available for all members of the academic community at Kaunas University of Technology who have a valid Lithuanian Student Identity Card (LSIC), employee ID card, personal identity card or passport. Other visitors who want to use library services should register at the Information Desk at the Central Library or Faculty Libraries. Please see for more information.

61. Who can use the library computers and internet connection?

Computers for group or individual work and internet are available for all members of the academic community.

62. Who can use the subscribed databases?

The content of the subscribed databases is available for all the members of the university community and registered Library users.

63. Who to contact in order to get a UDC index for your research publication?

Please visit the Central Library or contact Birutė Vailenkienė by e-mail at birute.vailenkiene@ktu.lt.

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