Gedimino 51, 6th floor, Room 607
Opening hours: September - June, July - August
Adolfas Damušis Democratic Studies Centre (ADDSC) is a specialized structural unit of the Documentary Heritage Research Department at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania involved in the research of the ideas of the democratic political thought of the 20-century Lithuania undergoing the process of modernization and its historical heritage.
The mission of the centre:
The centre houses a gradually expanded fund of some 1000 publications including the collections donated by the following sponsors, among many others:
On 16–19 July, the Judaica Research Centre will be closed for technical reasons. We apologise for inconveniences.
Judaica Research Centre is an open institution with a focus on cooperation in the field of education actively disseminating information about the Jewish documentary culture preserved in the collection of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The activities of the Centre include ensuring development of research of Jewish documentary heritage, organization and implementation of educational and information projects and dissemination of comprehensive information about their results.
The constantly growing open collection of printed documents includes publications on the following topics:
Publications available in the Judaica Research Centre:
Everyone interested in Judaica is welcome in the Judaica Research Centre.
Please order the documents in the Centre. Ordering via the Library's information system is not available.
Monday to Thursday 8.00 - 17.00 (Lunch break 12.00 - 12.45)
Friday 8.00 - 15.45 (Lunch break 12.00 - 12.45)
The purpose of the Statehood Centre is to foster the public’s need to get to know the history of their country’s statehood and the processes through which a modern state is developed as well as to contribute to the establishment of democratic values and civil society.
The Statehood Centre is used for the purpose of hosting cultural and educational activity, encouraging the development of citizenship, taking an in-depth look at the country’s history and the transformations of the state, today’s political and societal phenomena as well as current events.
The open collection includes the private library of Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, Chairman of the Lithuanian Supreme Council-Reconstituent Seimas, which includes the following items:
The library is gradually adding to the collection housed in the space, which also includes publications on a variety of topics not just in Lithuanian, but in English, German, French, Polish, Latvian, Estonian, Russian, Swedish, Finnish and other languages. The collection includes works from the following fields:
The open collection housed in the library’s reading rooms is freely accessible to visitors, and its publications cannot be ordered via the information system of the library. Information about all of the publications available at the library can be found in the library’s online catalogue. Publication codes begin with the letters LV.
Visitors can order documents from depositories (codes begin with the letters LVF) Monday to Thursday until 4 p.m. and on Fridays until 3 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the library only issues documents that have been ordered in advance. Visitors can order publications by filling in an order form at the Information and Registration Point on the 2nd floor.