• 11 June 2020

    The History of the Golden Compass: Books by the Officina Plantiniana Throughout the Centuries

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    11.06.2020 – 19.07.2020

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  • 9 June 2020

    Frequently asked questions after resuming user service

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    After the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania opened its doors for visitors, we were asked a great many of questions regarding service provision. We have drawn a list of most frequently asked questions, which may give answers to your concerns. If you do not find answers here, please go to the dialogue section on the Library’s website or write at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • 1 June 2020

    National Library’s opening hours from the 1st of June

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    Dear visitors! Please be informed that from the 1st of June National Library’s opening hours will be as usual.

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  • 25 May 2020

    The Most Relevant Information About Resumed Activities of the Library

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    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania guarantees compliance with all the requirements for safety and disinfection of the public premises set by the Government and, therefore, its traditional physical services are provided with restrictions that apply until 31st May. We expect awareness and responsibility from the part of the visitors.

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  • 21 May 2020

    11 June – 19 July: exhibition “The History of the Golden Compass: Books by the Officina Plantiniana Throughout the Centuries”

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    Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania presents the exhibition “The History of the Golden Compass: Books by the Officina Plantiniana Throughout the Centuries” commemorates the 500th anniversary of the birth of Christophe Plantin (1520-1589), the founder of the famous publishing house, the Officina Plantiniana.

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  • 11 May 2020

    National Library offers more resumed services

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    With the quarantine conditions being eased by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the National Library opens for its visitors the increasing number of spaces and opportunities to work and study.

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  • 7 May 2020

    Works by the National Library‘s Experts Within the National Research Panorama

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    There has been a decision by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania that information about research and experimental development be presented for the evaluation by the Research Council of Lithuania not only by Lithuania‘s universities and research institutes but also national level libraries. This year, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, for the first time, presents information about research publications from the fields of humanities and social sciences by its staff members. They will be evaluated by experts from the Research Council of Lithuania. The first stage of this process will be presentation of works from the field of humanities within the system for the evaluation of the results of research activity “Vieversys”. During the second stage, which will last until June, this system will be supplemented with social research works.

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  • 6 May 2020

    A Rise in the Use of the National Library‘s Remote Services During the Quarantine Period

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    After quarantine was declared, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania suspended physical servicing of users and entirely focused on providing remote services. Such a decision justified itself to a full extent: statistics shows that virtual visitors willingly embraced the possibilities to work, learn and spend meaningful leisure time. The demand for some services increased even manifold.

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  • 27 April 2020

    31 January – 31 May: Paulina Mongirdaitė Photography exhibition

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    Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania presents the exhibition of Paulina Mongirdaitė known as Lithuania’s first female photographer in the history of Lithuanian photography.

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  • 27 April 2020

    Lithuanian Libraries Helping Outlast the Quarantine

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    The National Library Week, which proceeds in the virtual environment this year and has moved into its end, allows taking a closer look at how libraries as cultural institutions contribute to fostering progressive society and reducing digital and social divide. For more than a decade, libraries have been teaching citizens to use the internet and digital technologies and thus prepared people for outlasting the complicated circumstances of the quarantine: shopping online, using electronic services, communicating virtually, etc. Recent initiatives, which gained wide public attention, also show their significant contribution: during the quarantine, libraries voluntarily started to print protective face screens for medical professionals by using 3D printers (over 6500 such screens have been already printed) and offered to put at the provisional disposal of local authorities newly obtained computers for supplying the needs of schoolchildren involved in the process of remote learning.

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  • 26 April 2020

    9 March–14 June: Exhibition “The Road to Freedom. Lithuania in the Years 1988–1991”

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    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invites to the exhibition of photographs by Zenonas Nekrošius and Virgilijus Usinavičius.

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  • 10 April 2020

    Happy Easter!

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    Easter 2020.

    With quarantine. With remote work. Different. These are the words accompanying this year‘s Easter. Even during this troubled period, festive traditions persist. A majority of them pass on to a virtual environment, but I am confident that temporary challenges will not defeat our Resurrection awareness.

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  • 9 April 2020

    New Library Computers in Aid for Schoolchildren and Teachers During the Quarantine

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    The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania together with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania is seeking ways how to assist Lithuania‘s teachers and schoolchildren during the quarantine. Timely investments into the modernization of libraries during this complicated period allow helping those who are in need for computers.

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  • 30 March 2020

    Lithuanian libraries offer support to healthcare professionals

    Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania in cooperation with the country’s public libraries are actively involved in the Robotics School’s initiative to help produce 3D printed face shields for healthcare workers. Over 50 public libraries of Lithuania have joined this initiative.

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  • 20 March 2020

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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    Is your library open for public during the quarantine period?

    The services of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania are currently only available via remote access.

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  • 20 March 2020

    How to access foreign online resources subscribed by the National Library remotely

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    We would like to remind library users that they can use foreign online resources subscribed by the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania from the comfort of their home.

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  • 18 March 2020

    Open-access ebooks platform Open Research Library

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    During the current extended quarantine period, library users are welcome to read books at home. 

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  • 17 March 2020

    Listen to Naxos Music Library from the comfort of your home!

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    You can remotely access Naxos Music Library, an online music database subscribed by the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. It offers an extensive catalogue of high-quality audio recordings including classical music and other genres as well as audio books, film scores and lectures on the history of classical music and opera. The library also contains synopses and librettos of over 700 operas, glossaries, descriptions of various pieces of music and other information resources.

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  • 13 March 2020

    For the National Library‘s borrowers

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    We remind you that from 13 March until 13 April, the National Library is temporarily providing only remote services and has cancelled all events.

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  • 13 March 2020

    The National Library Is Cancelling Events And Will Temporarily Not Provide Part Of Its Services

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    In accordance with the regulations of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, starting with 13 March, the Martynas Mažvydas National Libray of Lithuania is cancelling all events at its premises and is temporarily withdrawing services for visitors and provision of part of its services. The National Library will be closed for visitors until 27 April.

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