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About Library

Mission: to be Lithuania’s knowledge space, creating value for society.

Vision: to be an integrating part of the advancement of public information policy, culture, education, science and economy.

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is a national cultural institution open to all users, active in the areas of dissemination of information, culture, science and education, performing library activities and ensuring implementation of the national information policy falling within its competence. Objectives of library operations:

  • to collect, store and bring up-to-date the national documentary cultural heritage, ensure its dissemination and integration into the digital content space of Europe;
  • to ensure access to information and knowledge, develop information and cultural competence of the society;
  • to encourage the society to seek new knowledge and ensure the dissemination and application of that knowledge;
  • to carry out applied research of information and communication sciences as well as consulting and expert activities.

  • Strategic vision and priorities of the National library of Lithuania, 2021–2023 (Download PDF ›)
  • Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Report 2020–2022 (Download PDF ›)