About the Library

The Library and Centre of Scientific Communication is the Kauno kolegija Higher Education Institution (KK) division providing professional information services and access to information resources needed for collegial studies as well as applied research, and offering modern learning environments. The Library services are provided in the new building of the Study Centre (Pramones Av. 22A, Kaunas).

The Library is open to everyone. Anyone can visit the Library to read publications. Kauno kolegija Higher Education Institution community members can borrow books home; read the publications; use computers in the Library; connect to  the wireless Internet; use the databases subscribed in the Library and other places; participate in the courses and training sessions organised by the Library, etc. The Library has rooms for self-study and  teamwork, video and consultation rooms, spaces for relaxation and study. The services are provided according to the Rules of  Using the Library and Centre of Information Resources.

The Library is rich in various types of information resources. The KK library’s collection contains about 27,000 titles and 96,000 copies of printed documents. The Library is constantly supplemented with new publications, acquiring about 600 titles of new books and other physical documents per year and subscribing to over 30 printed periodicals. Most Library books are in the open funds and are stored according to the UDC classification. The Library has RFID security equipment for using the funds. Library readers can use self-service book borrowing and return machines. The information about the publications available in the Library funds and their location can be found in the Virtual Library. Publications can be read in the Library or borrowed home for a term specified.

Members of the KK community can read about 280,000 e-books and about 22,000 scientific e-journals from 13 international subscribed databases (EBSCO Publishing, Springer Journals, Taylor & Francis, EBSCO Book Academic Collection, Passport Euromonitor International, O’Reilly for Higher Education), as well as over 200 Lithuanian e-textbooks from Lithuanian databases (Vitae Litera, KVK, KU, VDU, KTU, and VGTU e-textbooks). Access is also provided to all LST e-standards (over 30,000), legal acts in the Infolex database, statistical information in the Passport database, and other sources. Searches for necessary sources can be performed in individual databases or through the Virtual Library. Students and staff can use subscribed databases in the KK and elsewhere, logging in with the KK email on the website db.kaunokolegija.lt, the Virtual library, or through the KK network via VPN. The Library also selects and offers the best Lithuanian and foreign open access resources, provides various consultations and trainings, both traditionally and remotely, creates various educational materials (videos, publications, leaflets, etc.), and offers a Moodle academic literacy course.

The Library uses modern library programmes (Alma, Primo VE), other systems for source publication and registration (eLABa PDB, OJS, institutional repository), and the Turnitin text similarity checking tool for plagiarism prevention. The Library offers the use of computers, wireless internet, smart boards, devices, and programmes for students with hearing or visual impairments. The Library provides readers with relevant electronic services: resource search in various databases, login to their account, email reminders, online book ordering and loan extension, online help, news, and updates on Facebook and Instagram.

The Library and Centre of Scientific Communication of Kauno kolegija Higher Education Institution cooperates with other academic libraries, participates in joint activities and projects, professional events, etc. It is a member of  the eLABa Consortium, the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and the Consortium of Libraries of Lithuanian Applied Sciences Universities.

You can find more information in the Library Guide 2023/2024.
Also, see the Library Guide 2023 leaflet.

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