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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a form of cooperation between libraries in which one library lends documents or provides copies of articles to another library.

The National Library provides ILL services:

  • for registered users of the National Library;
  • Lithuanian libraries and institutions holding a ILL certificate;
  • foreign libraries and institutions.

Information is provided to:

Tel.: (8 5) 239 8633, (8 5) 249 7028

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information and Registration Desk (2nd floor)

Registered users of the National Library, Lithuanian libraries and institutions can:

  • order documents or copies of articles (no more than 5 items at a time) from other Lithuanian and foreign libraries;
  • use documents obtained from Lithuanian libraries (up to 1 month) and from foreign libraries (up to 1 month).

Please note that:

  • ILL services are chargeable (see chargeable services);
  • if you lose or damage your item in any way, you will have to pay for the damage caused;
  • reference books, periodicals, art albums, audio-visual recordings, sheet music, manuscripts, maps are not issued;
  • no publications are ordered for users from libraries in the same city, with the exception of library users with disabilities;
  • orders sent to foreign libraries are not cancelled.

Information for foreign libraries and institutions

  • Orders are accepted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  • Interlibrary Loan Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 51, LT-01109 Vilnius;
  • The fee for lending or making copies of a document is in accordance with IFLA’s international voucher rates.

You can pay for the following services:

  • in the library, at the Information and Registration Desk (2nd floor);
  • by bank transfer:

Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka
Gedimino pr. 51, 01109 Vilnius
Company code 290757560
VAT payer code EN 100000031710
SEB bank, bank code 70440
The purpose of the payment must be indicated.