Services provided at the library

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How to join the library?

To sign into your personal account, select the “Sign in” link in the top right corner of the directories page. Use the general username and password of the university systems to log in.

Reader account allows you to check what publications you have borrowed, track the progress of your orders, check lending terms, and extend them. The lending period will not be extended if at least one copy of the publication you have taken is ordered by other users. If you repay late or do not extend your loan on time, you will be shown details of the default interest.

LSMU Library user manual.

Book search. You can find information about borrowed books in the LSMU library. Here you will see all publications and information about all copies of the same name, their storage location, current availability, loan terms.

Ordering books. You will need to order publications stored in the repository. Choose an available one, and if there are none, then find the copy to be returned soon and find the active “Order” link on the left side of the page. In the same way, you can also book textbooks from open funds that are not on the shelves at the moment. When ordering textbooks, it is not necessary to select a copy based on the return date. If at least one copy of the textbook of the same name is ordered by other users, the system will queue your order according to the time the order was placed.

Collecting books. You will need to find books on loan in open funds on your own, based on the information provided in the catalogues. Memorise the storage location of the book and the cipher that indicates the layout sequence on the shelf. You can also search for books only by shelf notes. Register the issue at self-service computers or at service points.

Collecting ordered books. Completed orders will be picked up at BIC (Eivenių st. 6) 2nd Floor service desks or at the Veterinary Academy Library (Tilžės st. 18), depending on the storage location of the book you have selected and ordered. Books are stored on the order shelf for 2 working days. The specific deadline by which you must withdraw your order will be specified in your account. We issue the ordered books upon presentation of the document and only to the persons who ordered them. Available books ordered from the repository are delivered to the service point on weekdays from 8:00 to 17:00 within 30 minutes.

Services provided at the Library

Payment for paid services:

Copying and printing is paid for with a general payment card, which must be purchased from the card vending machine located in the computer room on the 4th floor VA Library. The price of the payment card – 3 €. The card vending machine only accepts 10, 20, 50 euro ct, 1 € and 2 € coins. The staff of the library and information centre does not perform the function of exchanging money, the readers take care of the coins of this denomination themselves.

All other paid services are paid for at the till by cash, bank card or bank transfer. The service employee provides complete billing information.

Bibliographers. BIC, 3rd floor, Room 304, phone: (8 37) 39 60 40 ( internal 5330), e-mail

  • Compilation of bibliographic lists – 1.50 Eur;
  • Registers scientific publications of LSMU employees;
  • LSMU issues bibliographic lists of personal and departmental scientific publications to members;
  • Consults on matters of compilation of bibliographic lists.

Information specialists (Tel.: (8 37 ) 32 72 22, internal 5309, LSMU BIC, 3rd floor, Room 304):

  • Consult on literature search issues in the main biomedical databases, full-text article search issues in subscribed databases, preparation of systematic reviews;
  • Consult, help to place and approve meta-data, summaries and works of master’s theses and doctoral theses in the ETD IS database;
  • Order copies of magazine articles, books from Lithuanian and foreign libraries (TBA);
  • Prepare various training courses;
  • Conduct tours.

Copying, scanning (BIC 2nd floor, VA branch)

  • One-sided copy of A4 format – 0.03 EUR;
  • Double-sided copy of A4 format – 0.06 EUR.

Printing (BIC 4th floor, VA branch)

  • A4 black and white – 0.06 EUR.
  • A4 colour – 0.48 EUR.

Scanning (BIC 2nd floor, VA branch)

  • Free of charge. You must have your own USB key;

Plain covers:

  • Spiral – 0.60 Eur;
  • Metal channel – 1.20 EUR.


  • Metal channel – 3.00 EUR.

Procedure for ordering publications

When ordering a document or a copy of it, the exact data must be provided:
1.1. for an article – author(s), title, publication source data (journal name, year, volume (No.), page);
1.2. for the book – author(s)/editor(s), title, year, publisher.

The return time of borrowed documents is specified by the library lending the document. The number of orders is not limited.

The customer is informed about the sent publications or copies by e-mail or phone. Ball fees are paid according to the Rector’s Order No. V-375 of 20 April 2017 confirming the fees for services:
1. The document lending fee (specified by the library lending the document) and the postage costs are paid by the customer.
2. Copies of the articles are paid for by the customer and become the property of the customer.

  1. Copies of journal articles can be ordered from the SUBITO network of the German library service:
  • copy of the article up to 20 pages – 8.00 EUR;
  • a copy of an article from magazines with a contractual copyright fee – 12.00 EUR;
  • lending a book – a lending fee of EUR 15.00 and the costs of returning the book according to the postal service tariffs in force in the Republic of Lithuania.
  1. Searching and downloading a full-text article from the Internet – 1.5 EUR.
  2. Copies of magazine articles ordered from other foreign libraries and information services are paid for according to the submitted invoice, including bank transaction fees.
  3. The book lending service from foreign libraries is paid according to the invoice provided by the lending library, the costs of ordering and returning the book according to the postal service tariffs in force in the Republic of Lithuania and bank transaction fees.


  1. The submitted order does not guarantee the receipt of a document or a copy.
  2. The following documents are not lent through TBA:
  • Information publications: encyclopaedias, manuals, dictionaries, etc.
  • Periodicals.
  • Old, rare and valuable documents.
  • One-of-a-kind documents.

In the computer room

It is possible to:

  • Use various computer programs (Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Search for information in Medline, Cochrane Library, ScienceDirect, ClinicalKey, EBSCO, etc. databases;
  • Read subscription magazines online.


In the reading rooms

II floor (Newspapers. Preclinical sciences. Medicine.)

  • Publications are read on site. Only publications with a special mark are issued to the home;
  • Newspapers of the current year are stored;
  • Newly received books are exhibited;
  • Copying/scanning (scanning with a visual scanner) self-service service;
  • WHO publications are stored.

III floor (Scientific journals. Medicine and Related Sciences)

  • Publications are read on site. Only publications with a special mark are issued to the home;
  • Medical journals of the current and past 4 years are stored;

IV floor (Medicine. Humanities, social, physical sciences. WHO documents.)

  • Publications are read on site. Fiction publications and publications with a special mark are issued to the home (1 month);
  • Newly received books are exhibited.


In the department of the Veterinary Academy (Tilžės str. 18)

  • A subscription is active (issue of books to the home);
  • There are 2 reading rooms with 86 workplaces, 20 of which are computerised, 45 with login;
  • Internet and wireless Internet access is provided;
  • Paid copying and printing services are provided at rates approved by LSMU;
  • Consulting on information search issues in subscribed databases;
  • Bibliographic and factual information is provided;
  • Consulting on issues of bibliographic description of publications and compilation of literature list;
  • Information users are trained, introducing the basic working principles of the electronic library;
  • Thematic and new book exhibitions are organised.
Ordering new books

The LSMU academic community has the opportunity to order books for research and studies. The fund of the Library and Information Centre is completed according to the research and study fields of LSMU.

Information: Document acquisition and storage department tel.: 37 327 269 40 (internal 5317), e-mail

If you want to order more publications, you can fill in the request forms:

Email the completed request form to

At the LSMU library, you can check if there are any books in the library fund.

For students with special needs

As a result of the project “Ensuring the Accessibility of Studies for Students with Special Needs” implemented by the State Studies Foundation and LSMU as the project partner, LSMU offers students the following tools:

Device / SoftwareStorage location

BELLMAN AUDIO DOMINO PROIt is a digital, coded intercom system that uses unique audio processing and wireless broadband technology to help you understand speech in difficult situations for hearing. The Domino system consists of a transmitter and a receiver with unique microphones. The sound is “caught” by the transmitter or receiver and converted into digital data. Speech is highlighted and background noise is removed.
A digital radio communication channel transfers the sound from the lecturer’s transmitter directly to the listener’s receiver. The speech is clean, clear, without any extraneous interference. If you want to communicate with a student who is nearby, simply turn on the internal directional or omnidirectional microphone and communicate with them. Even if you wear a hearing aid, you won’t need to switch anything on it.   The system is suitable for use with hearing aids of any brand, as long as they have a T mode. The system is also well-recommended among cochlear implant wearers, for whom high-quality, noise-free sound is extremely important.   The Bellman Audio Domino system has a whole range of features that other systems do not have: digital data transmission between the transmitter and the receiver (the quality of the connection in the reception area is always ideal: no distortion or extraneous noises, regardless of the distance between the transmitter and the receiver and the electrical devices in the premises) , the receiver has its own microphone with a separate volume control. The user can adjust the sound and timbre of the signal coming from the transmitter and the sound of the environment (without switching hearing aids and using them in “pure” T mode). The transmitter and receiver have two microphone modes: directional, when the voice of the person in front of you is received clearly without interference or extraneous sounds (in the transmitter, for example: the lecturer’s voice); omnidirectional when ambient sounds are heard, and room acoustics are felt. The transmitter microphone modes can be switched remotely from the receiver.   Receivers and transmitters need batteries, like mobile phones, they need to be fully depleted and fully charged for the first three times. Bellman Audio Domino Pro user manual Bellman Audio Domino Pro (youtube) Pre-booking at the service desk on the 4th floor or by e-mail at
4th floor Reading Room

JAWS 14 for WindowsIt is a software that analyses the information on the screen and passes it to a speech synthesiser, which turns text into sound.

WinTalker Voice 1.6It is a program (speech synthesiser) that transmits the information on the computer screen to the user in Lithuanian. Using the JAWS for Windows program, students with visual impairments can work with all applications running on the Microsoft Windows operating system environment.
4th floor Reading Room (computer by the bookshelf)

Image magnifier TOPAZ XL HDIt is a tool for the visually impaired that allows you to choose the size and position of the image of the document you are reading on the screen.
4th floor Reading Room;

VA Library

SARA CEIt is a tool for the visually impaired that analyses the information on the screen and transmits it to a speech synthesiser, which converts the text into sound in Lithuanian and English.

User guide
VA Library (computer area)

Humanware Brailliant
It is a Braille display with VoiceOver functionality. The VoiceOver program transmits the information on the computer screen in Lithuanian.

User guide
VA Library (computer area)