Books can be read in the Library or borrowed home for a week, a month, or a semester. The book lending period depends on the status of the book, its demand, and the number of copies. Readers can learn the time of the book return in their account by logging in to the Library e-catalogue or the Virtual Library. The Library also e-mails readers reminders to their institutional accounts. Readers can order books online and pick them up upon arrival at the library. Books can be ordered by logging in to your account.
How to find and borrow books?
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 of 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. The books with green stickers are not lent home. 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.
How to order books?
Readers can order books online and pick them up upon arrival at the library. Books can be ordered by logging in to your account. Find the book in e-catalogue or Virtual Library and click on the storage location, then find a book call number, click on it, and order a book. After you received a confirmation letter, you are welcome to pick up your books from the library.
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 catalogue and write a question mark (e.g. 159?), and you will find all of the books on this topic available in the Library!
How to renew and return books?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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. List: (2021 02 10)
How to log in to a library account?
Open https://biblioteka.kaunokolegija.lt/en and click on My Account, then log in using KK e-mail name (till @) and the password. After logging in, click your last name and then My Library Card.