With the quarantine conditions being eased by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Kaunas County Public Library opens for its visitors the increasing number of spaces and resumes more services.
Library‘s specialists have prepared answers to the most frequently asked questions at the moment.
What are the working hours of the library?
Readers are not served during disinfection breaks.
Is there a fine charged for not returning publications at the required time during the quarantine period?
No fine is charged during the quarantine period.
Is it possible to borrow publications and visit reading rooms?
Publications are issued at the giving points of: Radastų st. 2 II a. in the foyer, the Music Publications Department (K. Donelaičio St. 8) and the Children's Literature Department (K. Donelaičio St. 8 / Lydos St. 2). It is recommended to order publications in advance (online, by phone or e-mail) and to arrive at the library after receiving the order confirmation.
From May 18 readers can visit some of the reading rooms. Radastų st. 2: the reading rooms of fiction, humanitarian, natural sciences, as well as the reading room of art publications. At K. Donelaičio st. 8: reading room of the old and rare prints. Publications in the reading rooms are provided by the employee at the request of the user. The periodical reading room does not serve readers – periodical publications and newspapers are not issued.
How (where) to return borrowed books?
You can return the books with a 24-hour self-service device (library service entrance, Radastų str. 2).
Publications can also be returned to specially equipped boxes:
- Radastų st. 2: 2nd floor lobby at the service places, Fiction (3rd floor foyer), Humanitarian literature (418 room), Natural science literature (415 room), Art publications reading room (406 room);
- K. Donelaičio st. 8: 1st floor in the lobby and in the reading room of the Department of Old and Rare Prints;
- K. Donelaičio st. 8 / Lydos st. 2 (Children's Literature Department): 1st floor in the lobby.
Returned publications are quarantined for 24 hours. It is not possible to borrow quarantined publications.
Are books delivered to your home?
During the quarantine period, in order to increase the availability of services and to protect people at risk over the age of 60, the service of lending and / or reserving publicatios is provided by delivering publications to the home, the consumer can order this service by telephone ((8 37) 32 43 57). Delivery of publications to the home is carried out 1-2 times a week.
Is it possible to register for new users?
New users are registered and a reader's card is issued using the ibiblioteka.lt system. New users can also be registered in the library.
What security measures should be followed upon arrival at the library?
Upon arrival at the library, it is mandatory to observe a safe distance of 2 meters, wear protective equipment covering the nose and mouth, and observe the hygiene norms established during quarantine.
Visiting the library is not recommended for people at risk group (people over the age of 60 and / or those with chronic diseases).
Are there events, trainings, etc. in the library?
From May 18 activities are organized in open spaces, and from May 30 – events, trainings, educations will also take place indoors, with the participation of a maximum of 30 people and a distance of 2 meters.
Is it possible to use public Internet access computers in the library?
From May 18 computers with public Internet access are available in the library (Radastų St. 2, 2nd floor lobby). In case of high user stream, the duration of one session per user is 1 hour. Visitors can also use their personal computers and free Wi-Fi in the 4th floor‘s reading rooms.
Is it possible to get a consultation remotely?
Remote consultations are provided during customer service time from 11 am to 7 pm. You can contact the relevant department directly by e-mail.
Can I access KAVB databases remotely?
Yes, you can. In the electronic resources of the library you will find free open access databases, subscribed and time-limited databases, which can be accessed by readers registered by KCPL from home by simply writing an e-mail: [email protected].
Is it possible to use an interlibrary exchange or an international interlibrary exchange?
The interlibrary and the international interlibrary exchange service are provided remotely (orders are accepted by e-mail [email protected]).