About the Library

About the Library

The history of the Klaipėda University Library starts with 1991, the year of the establishment of Klaipėda University. The Library operates as an independent KU unit in accordance with its own regulation. At present, it has branches in different places of the Klaipėda City.

The KU Library consists of four main units:

  • Administration
  • User Servises Department (consists from 5 Faculty/Institute Libraries)
  • Department of Scholarly Communication
  • Department of the Development of Information Resources (includes the Unit of Rare Documents)

The Library is proud of its rare publications on the history of Samogitia and Lithuania Minor stored in Dr. Kazys Pemkus library-archives, the Archives of Lithuania Minor, and the Archives of Culture and Arts of Lithuanian emigrants in the Main Library. The majority of those publications are donations of Lithuanian emigrants from abroad.

The Library is one of the constantly developing and improving units of the University. Since 2001, all the Library services are based on an integrated library system ALEPH 500.

The Library collection consists from 155 881 titles (311 552 copies) of print books, periodicals, rare documents and manuscripts. They are acquired taking into account the study programs and research areas at the University.

The Library provides the University community with access to 28 databases:

  • 26028 full-text journals,
  • 407850 e-books,
  • 38931 other documents,
  • 59225 LSD standards.

The KU Library participate/participated in various projects:

The KU Library is a member of the following national and international library organisations: