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Books in the Library

In the Library e-catalogue  <http://kk.library.lt> , you can find the printed publications (books, magazines, standards) available at the Library as well as  e-textbooks:

  • click on the link English;
  • write down in the search field the title of the book, the topic or the author;
  • choose the book needed from the list provided;
  • click on the link Library, items, check the loan status the book: read in the Library (Skaitoma vietoje) or  borrowed, the period of lending. The books with green stickers marked Skaitoma vietoje (used in the Library) are not lent home;
  • put down the book call number, which refers to the location of the book on the Library shelf. You can look at the interactive Library map.

How is a book found by its call number?

The book call number (e.g. 005.7 Or-41) is the number of UDC (005.7) and the author’s mark (Or-41).

Having found the Library shelf with the specified number of UDC, look for the book in alphabetical order according to the author’s mark.

In case a problem arises, the Library staff will assist.

How are books borrowed?

In order to borrow a book home, you need:

  • to have an ID or Student Card,
  • to record the loan of the book using a self-service machine or address a librarian.

When and how are the books to be returned?

Books can be returned by using self-service machines in the Library, or, in case the Library is closed, the self-return machine at the entrance to the Library on the first floor.

Books should be returned on time or their loan period should be extended by e-mail (biblioteka@go.kauko.lt). Fines are charged for overdue items. It is your responsibility to manage your library borrowing and to renew or return your books on time. To check the loan term, use the service My Account.

Having lost a library book, you should buy another book from the list provided.

What is UDC?

UDC is a universal decimal classification, according to which library books are grouped depending on the topic. UDC’s most innovative and influential feature is its ability to express not just simple subjects but relations between subjects. This facility is added to a hierarchic structure, in which knowledge is divided into ten classes, then each class is subdivided into its logical parts, each subdivision is further subdivided, and so on. The more detailed the subdivision, the longer the number that represents it. The first number of UDC indicates the main section (e.g. 3 – Social sciences, 33 – Economics). The library bookshelves have the signs with the UDC numbers and topics specifying the books stored on them.

Advice: indicate the main UDC number in the library e-catalogue and write a question mark (e.g. 159?),  and you will find all of the books on this topic available in the Library!

What makes the Library rich?

The Library is rich in various kinds of information resources: textbooks, scientific and educational publications, personality development and leisure books, standards, etc.

The KK Library stores about 110 thousand copies of printed documents of 30 thousand titles. The funds of the Library are regularly supplemented with new publications.  Every year, new books of about 1,500 titles are acquired,  and about 200 printed periodicals (newspapers, professional and scientific journals) are subscribed.

The KK community members can read the subscribed e-books and about 17 thousand scientific journals and other publications available in 14 international subscribed databases (Academic Search Complete, Business Search Complete, etc. from EBSCO Publishing, Taylor&Francis, Emerald Management).

The Library also offers a selection of the best Lithuanian and foreign open access resources and organises various counselling and training sessions on how to search and use information.

How are Library funds accumulated?

While acquiring books and subscribing to databases, the study programmes implemented in KK and the needs of KK community are taken into account. The academic staff of all the faculties,  responsible persons and the Library staff cooperate while making orders to purchase sources of information. The high-quality items that meet the needs of the community are selected and acquired by fields of study under the responsibility of the Head of the Unit of Managing Information Resources and thematic librarians.