24-hour library: what you need to know?
Today, Paulius Vaitiekus, the President of Vytautas Magnus University Student Representatives (VMU SR), met with the Head of the Library of Vytautas Magnus University, Lina Bloveščiūnienė. There was a final agreement for on an around the clock library-reading room at L. Donskis library, during the spring session, located at V. Putvinskio str. 23, on the ground floor.
The library – reading room will run from May 13 to June 1 without interruption (both on weekdays and on weekends). From 9 o’clock in the evening, access to the library will be possible only through the inner courtyard, when the VMU student status document (LSP, ISIC or a status reference) is presented at the entrance. It is important to note that only the library will be open from 9 am, so it is strictly forbidden to go to other parts of the building (except toilets on the basement floor). It is also mandatory to follow the university library rules.
“It is a pilot project for a 24-hour library so far,” says P. Vaitiekus, “we’ll see how many students gather, at what times the flow is the highest, and if the idea works out, we’ll plan further action.”
In November 2018, VMU SR collected 710 signatures from students supporting the idea of a 24-hour library. The application was presented to VMU rector prof. Juozas Augutis, who instructed VMU Library Head Lina Bloveščiūniene to develop a 24-hour library-reading room strategy.