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Country: Lithuania

Description: Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library, founded in 1925, is the main library of Kaunas, second largest city in Lithuania. It is one of the oldest municipal public libraries in Lithuania. During long years of existence, the library has repeatedly changed its premises and name. The library was opened in the current premises in 1960. In 1988 it regained the original name of Vincas Kudirka. During 95 years, the library has changed and grown. Now the library consists of five functional departments, which were set up after centralization of public libraries, and 18 branch libraries, located in the different areas of the city.

Main activities of the library include service of readers, fund completing, information services, cultural education and project arrangement and implementation. Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library has more than 30 000 registered users. Library organises cultural events, meetings with writers, exhibitions, various lectures and courses. ICT is very important in library activities. Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library allows its users to use computers and laptops, tablets and E-Book Readers

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Type of library: Metropolitan

Population served: More than 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Activities for children and young adults
  • Language courses (and other activities for language learning)
  • Technology Literacy (Digital Literacy)
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise

Languages spoken by staff: Lithuanian, English

Languages spoken by patrons: Lithuanian, English

Preferred countries for cooperation: Baltic states, Finland, Sweeden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Great Britain, France

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No