The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania has digitized and made available online 75 out of 91 currently known incunabula housed at the National Library. The publications can be found in a digital freely accessible collection of the first printed books on ePaveldas.lt. It is in the Public Domain.
The National Library of Lithuania invites you to the exhibition “Metaphysics of the frame”, which presents a retrospective of the early work of the Lithuanian cinematographer Audrius Kemežys (1973-2018).
Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on the 11th of March.
The Library’s opening hours are one hour shorter on a day before a public holiday thus our Library will be open until 8:00 pm on the 10th of March.
As part of the celebration of the 700th anniversary of Vilnius, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invites researchers and practitioners to the international conference, “EUROPE. CAPITAL. TRANSFORMATIONS: Vilnius in the 19th-21st Centuries,” which will take place on October 19-20, 2023 at the National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius.
Dear visitors! Please be informed that the opening hours of the National Library from the 1st of March are as follows:
The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania kindly invites you to the international conference “Printing Centers and Peripheries in the Early Modern Period,” which will be held on October 5-6, 2023 at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania in Vilnius in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation.
Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on the 16th of February.
The exhibition The City Passes Through Time at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania present two projects by two well-known Lithuanian contemporary artists, Mindaugas Navakas (b. 1952) and Arūnas Gudaitis (b. 1973) – the former’s Vilnius Notebook No. 1 (1981–1985), and the latter’s Vilnius Postcards (2009).
The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania is pleased to present a new publication—an open-access collection of articles in English "Theatrum libri: Book Printing, Reading and Dissemination in Early Modern Europe" (Vilnius, 2022), compiled by the researchers of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit of the Documentary Heritage Research Department of the National Library of Lithuania, Dr. Milda Kvizikevičiūtė and Dr. Viktorija Vaitkevičiūtė.
The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania invite you to the exhibition of the project “Wanderings of Moses” by the Chairman of the Council of National Minorities, Daumantas Levas Todesas.
2022 has demanded our focus and courage. The year was marked by Russia's unprovoked war against Ukraine. In the face of aggression, Lithuania maintained its respect for democratic principles and humanity. We have reaffirmed our unity and belief in the fundamental values of freedom.
Dear visitors, the National Library is closed on public holidays. On the last working day before the public holiday, namely on the 23rd and 31st of December, the library will close one hour earlier.
On December 7, 2022, the Commission for the Cause of Freedom and the National History Memory of the Lithuanian Parliament (Lith. Laisvės kovų ir valstybės istorinės atminties komisija) held a discussion on the history policy-making in Lithuania at the Seimas.
On 28–29 November, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (NLL) organised a training programme devoted to the historical Jewish press in Lithuania-. Reports were delivered and workshops conducted by the professor at the University of Portsmouth, UK, Susanne Marten-Finnis and the manager of the historical Jewish press project ‘JPress’ implemented by the National Library of Israel. The collection of the historical Jewish press preserved at NLL was introduced by the Head of this Library’s Judaica Research Centre Dr Larisa Lempertienė. The seminars were organised by the National Library of Israel together with NLL.
On the 7–8th of December The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invites you to participate in the Early Reading Forum. It is a yearly event by the National library that aims to promote a professional and credible message on the benefits of early reading. The event is meant for parents, future parents and experts working with the reading education of toddlers – librarians, experts in formal and non-formal education. We invite you to watch the live event broadcast.
On the 14th of November 2022, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania celebrated the centenary of the friendship between Lithuania and Japan. The official diplomatic relations between the two countries began on 20 December 1922, when the Government of Japan signed the Act of Recognition of the Republic of Lithuania, symbolically marking the beginning of diplomatic ties. In 2022, at a meeting of the Lithuanian and Japanese Prime Ministers in Japan, it was agreed to raise bilateral relations between Lithuania and Japan to the level of a strategic partnership. On this occasion, the National Library has launched a series of events aimed at getting to know the history and culture of Japan better, discovering unexpected episodes of the century-long friendship between the two countries, and discovering the personalities who have linked the two countries: diplomats, historians and artists. On November 15th, the series of events officially opened with an exhibition of books and other documents linking Lithuania and Japan through cultural and diplomatic ties, entitled “Bonds / Kizuna”. It was organised by the Embassy of Japan and the National Library. The guests were greeted by the national anthems of Lithuania and Japan and, after the opening speeches, were entertained by the Vilnius City Choir “Jauna muzika” (Young Music), which had just returned from a tour of Japan.
Dear visitors, please be informed that on the 14th of November the National Library's opening hours end at 17:00.
Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on the 1st and 2nd of November.