The Children's Activity Centre Žaisloteka (Toytheque) is a space in the National Library, where the parents who wish to use the library services may leave their young readers and explorers in the care of professionals. The service is free of charge.
Monday to Thursday 10.00 - 19.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.45
Lunch break 14.00 - 14.45
Žaisloteka is located in the Children and Youth Literature Department of the National Library, on the ground floor at Gedimino ave. 51, Vilnius.
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The Cinema is an excellent space for organizing chamber movie nights, film retrospectives, educational events about cinema, competitions for cinema fans, animation festivals and meetings with film makers.
The hall accommodates 22 people. It has all equipment necessary for film screenings (a projector, a 7.1 surround system, and a computer). The films can be watched in DVD, Blue-Ray and VHS formats. Internet access is also available. The computer has a Windows 10 operating system. Films can be brought in and watched using a USB flash device in a MOV or MP4 format.
Note: All equipment is designed and intended for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Users are not permitted to disassemble the equipment.
The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library; you will find it on Gedimino 51, 5th floor, Room 507.
The atmosphere in the Education Lab makes it possible to leave the usual surroundings and routine behind, offering opportunities to release creative energy, share one’s art with others and discover art created by them. We use this space to organise meetings with artists, professionals of art history, theory and criticism, educators, curators, culture managers, publishers and other specialists of different fields of culture. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in diverse cultural exchange and enjoy first-hand creative experience. We encourage you not only to participate, but to initiate these activities as well.
The space will be used for:
We are open to people with different experience levels, backgrounds and age groups, professional artists and amateurs, educators in the field of art, art therapists, young people who are part of the academia – everyone willing to learn more about the world of art and discover and develop their creative powers.
We seek to create favourable environment for your creative expression making it possible to discover both traditional and contemporary cultural phenomena, expand the limits of perception and communicate. We hope that the art space will become a unique place to learn and serve as a source of creative inspiration for many of its visitors.
The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library; you will find it on Gedimino 51, 5th floor, Room 535.
A space in Martynas Mažvydas National Library dedicated to personal, noncommercial, projects in various media: sound, video, software code, 3D models and virtual reality.
The Space is for those who seek greater possibilities for their creative projects than can typically be found at home.
You can do all that stuff at Media Makerspace! You need to work with your projects individually, but you can always get technical help from our curators.
Makerspace has 10 individual workplaces with computers adapted to various activities: photo film scanning, video and audio editing, 3D graphics, coding, development of virtual reality. Makerspace has a photo lab, equipment to watch 16mm or 8mm cinema film, VHS cassette tapes, audiotapes and cassettes.
Visitors can use the space dedicated for projects with microcontrollers, like Arduino, and test various sensors and accessories.
For your project, you also can use equipment from PATS SAU Makerspace: 3D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, laser cutter and other tools.
Tel. (8 5) 239 8580
If you want to reserve a workplace describe your project idea and equipment you plan to use.
If you just want to stop by for a look around, we can arrange a time for a tour with you.
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The Music Lab is open to all visitors of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania who play, write or wish to learn more about music. The space is designed for rehearsals, creative and educational meetings, experience sharing and musical improvisations individually or with friends. We are planning to organise thematic meetings, lessons and lectures here too.
Those wishing to improve their skills or simply relax playing music with friends are welcome to bring their own instruments (acoustic, electric guitars, other string instruments, synthesizers, small percussion instruments, etc.). The space can be used to record and replay your own rehearsals.
The Music Lab offers:
Requirements for the use of the Music Lab:
The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library (you will find it on Gedimino Ave. 51, 5th floor, Room 536).
Cannot find a quiet place to finish an important school project? Or maybe you are into building things or handicrafts? The makerspace offers a space for the realisation of your ideas and a box to hold the resulting creations. Feeling out of ideas? No problem – we have plenty and are eager to share. Uncomfortable to come alone? Come with your friends!
PATS SAU: open makerspace of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania for school-age children and young people. PATS SAU: create, discover, preserve, be curious, achieve, recognise, record.
Visit the National Library: here you will find over two dozen well-equipped individual workstations, 3D printer, vinyl and thermofilm cutter, thermal press, mini sublimation printer, robotics and electronics kits, programming microcomputers, computers with the necessary software and various materials to realise your ideas. If tired or waiting for your industrious workers, enjoy the relaxation and reading space.
If it is obvious that you are no longer of school age, we reserve the right to ask you to show a valid student card. Unless you are accompanied by a holder of such student card.
Groups of schoolchildren are also welcome: we will offer a variety of creative programmes – from robot building to film-making.
Tel. (+370 5) 239 8580
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Are you looking for suitable conditions to realise your musical ideas? Would you like to release a music album or present to a friend an audio book recorded with your own voice? Visit the sound recording studio in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.
Our professionally equipped studio offers high-quality specialised services of the music industries. The studio is equipped to create 5.1 surround sound; here, you can record piano music with our new Yamaha C3X piano. Sound director will edit your recordings according to your needs, mix and prepare them for release.
|Services||Prices, VAT excluded:|
|Sound recording service||Calculated depending on individual needs|
|Sound editing service||1 hour: EUR 21.02|
|Sound mixing service||1 hour: EUR 21.02|
The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library; you will find it on Gedimino 51, 5th floor, Room 509.
The National Library’s TV Studio is furnished with professional equipment for recording and editing programmes, conversations, and discussions, and for streaming live online broadcasts to the country’s libraries and public internet access points.
The TV Studio hosts broadcasts on a variety of topics ranging from financial management, healthy living, latest IT services to analysis of current affairs, fashion and design to art and literature.
The state ministries, educational institutions, various agencies, associations and other organisations use the National Library’s TV Studio to broadcast their programmes.
To reach your target audience, you can choose either a live broadcast or a pre-recorded video.
The cost of live streaming is EUR 260 (excl. VAT) per session (up to 1 hour in duration).
Our TV Studio is available for rent if you wish to use our professional facilities. The hourly rental fee is EUR 157.50 (excl. VAT). If you rent the studio space, you are allowed to independently make video recordings, arrange photo shoots, etc.
Live broadcasts or pre-recordings can be arranged during the National Library’s opening hours, address: Gedimino Ave. 51, 6th floor, Room 610.
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