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Borrowing books

Only the students, faculty and staff of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) may take the books home from the library.  

Book search

All information about available books can be found in the LSMU Virtual LibraryYou can browse through the publications and get the information on available number of copies, their location, accessibility at a given time and loan periods. 

Ordering books

You need to place an order for any publication available in the storage. Choose a currently available copy of a desired publication or, if none is available, choose one that is to be returned in the nearest future and then click on an active link "Holdon the left side of the page. You can also order textbooks from open access funds that are not currently available in the library. When ordering textbooks, you do not need to select a copy based on the return date. If at least one copy of the same title has been requested by another user, the system will automatically place your request based on the time and date of order. 

User account

Log in to your personal user account by clicking on the Sign in icon in the upper right corner of the catalogue page. Enter your general username and password which you use for all university systems.

My Account contains information on the publications you have borrowed and allows you to monitor the progress of your orders, verify and renew loan periods. Please note that a loan period cannot be renewed if at least one copy of the publication you have checked out has been requested by other users. In case of failure to return a book or renew the loan period on time, you will see detailed information on the pending overdue fine.

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Collecting books

You will need to personally find and collect the books from open access funds based on the information provided in the catalogues. Make sure to memorize the location of the book and its code marking the placement of the book on a shelf. You can also search for books by shelf labels alone. Check the books out at the self-service computer terminals or at the librarian’s desk.  

Collecting orders

You can collect your orders at the service desks on the 2nd floor of BIC (Eivenių g. 6) or at the service desk of the Veterinary Academy Library (Tilžės g.18), depending where your ordered item is stored. The respective service desk will keep your ordered books for 2 business days. The exact term during which you must collect your order will be shown on your personal user account. Ordered books can be collected only personally. The user must have an ID with a photo on it.  

Ordering textbooks

Number of copies to be ordered at a time Unlimited
Loan period for each textbook is different From 1 week to the entire term
Number of possible renewals 6

 

 Borrowing books from open access funds

  User groups Number of copies to be ordered at a time Loan period Number of possible renewals
Books with green labels LUHS students and all employees 6 11 days 1
Books with red labels Faculty staff Unlimited School year 9
Popular fiction books without labels LUHS students and all employees 6 30 days -
Science fiction and educational books from the 4th floor reading room LUHS students and all employees 6 21 days 1

  

Borrowing books for a short term

Loan period Number of copies to be ordered at a time 
One night 4
One weekend 3
1 day 5
3 days 8

  

Borrowing books from storages

Loan period 10 days One month
Number of copies to be ordered at a time  5 5
Number of possible renewals 3 4

 

Available books ordered from the storage are delivered to service desks in 30 minutes from 8:00 to 17:00 on business days.  

Returning books

Please make sure that the barcode on the label of the book you wish to return is the same as the indicated in your personal user account. If different copies of the same book get switched, the system will register the return under the name of the user who received the book with the particular barcode.  

Overdue fine

 Failure to return a book on time will result in overdue fine of 0.14 Eur per each borrowed item for each calendar day of delay. If the pending overdue fine becomes higher than 11.58 Eur, you will not be able to borrow any more publications. The overdue fine can be paid in installments at the cash register of the library or by wire transfer.

How to pay

 

Reimbursement for damaged or lost books

The library accepts books of the same value as replacement for damaged or lost library books. The books that are accepted are listed in the Lost books replacements. Please discuss all replacement details with the responsible librarian. 

 

Check the books out at the self-service computer terminals or at the librarian’s desk.