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Country: Lithuania

Description: Biržai public library collects, organizes, preserves and disseminates information. The main objective of the library is to become the inovate and modern culture institution raising lifelong learning and a comfortable space for self-expression for the various social groups. Library users are children (4-16), youth (16-18) and adults, of which a significant are seniors. The structure of the library consists of the following divisions: Administration, Accounting, Readers Service Department, the Department of Information with reading room (contains computers too), Document department and Child Service Department. It consists of 29 workers. There are also 26 village libraries which work as separated branches but are ruled by the same administration. Library works not only at information field. It organizes cultural events such as meetings with writers, books presentation and so on. It also takes part in cultural project activity.

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Type of library: Library service with branch libraries

Population served: Between 10.000 and 100.000

Current library programs:
  • Book presentations (also meeting with authors)
  • Conferences and seminars
Activities you want to do with your sister library:
  • Exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Exchange of information

Languages spoken by staff: Russian, English

Languages spoken by patrons: Russian, English

Preferred countries for cooperation: Russian-speakers

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No

Searching partners for European program: Yes

Participating in any European Union program: No