Creative and Leisure Spaces

Children's Activity Centre

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.

Please read the rules of Žaisloteka:

  1. The parents are asked to read the rules of Žaisloteka, sign a registration log and fill out a questionnaire.
  2. To ensure cleanliness and cosiness for all of us, we ask the children to take off their shoes in Žaisloteka and go in socks or other footwear suitable for wearing inside.
  3. Please leave food, drinks and your own toys outside Žaisloteka (e.g. in the lockers on the 2nd floor of the National Library).
  4. All inventory kept at Žaisloteka is the property of the National Library. It is intended to be used by all Žaisloteka visitors so please use it carefully and sensibly.
  5. We shall not hold sports Olympics at the Children Activity Centre. This place is intended for peaceful play.
  6. Žaisloteka only accepts children of the parents who are using the services of the National Library. Children's age – from 3 to 7 years.
  7. Staff shall only be responsible for the supervision of children who participate in educational activities at Žaisloteka.
  8. Adults accompanying children may stay with them at Žaisloteka. In such case the accompanying adult shall be responsible for the supervision of the child.
  9. The parents must immediately pick up the child, if:
    a) the staff notices any signs of sickness;
    b) the child is crying and cannot be calmed down;
    c) the child disobeys the library staff.
  10. If a child who has been left at Žaisloteka fails to observe the rules, misbehaves, causes damage to the Centre’s property or attempts to harm other children present at the Children Activity Centre, he/she may be denied future use of the centre.
  11. The children may stay in the Children's Activity Centre for no more than four hours. Meals are not provided in Žaisloteka.
  12. Only the person who has brought the child to Žaisloteka may pick them up.

Opening hours

September - JuneJuly - August

Žaisloteka is located in the Children and Youth Literature Department of the National Library, on the ground floor at Gedimino ave. 51, Vilnius. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel. +370 5 239 8676.

We are waiting for you! Let's grow together!

Cinema

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.

Regarding all issues related to the engagement of the Cinema for events, please, write at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the numbers (8 5) 239 8522 or (8 683) 44756. We will provide all the necessary information or reserve the Cinema.

Education Lab - Laimė Lukošiūnienė Hall

The Lab is dedicated to the cultural, intellectual, cognitive, educational, learning, creative and self-expressive needs of visitors. It showcases the archives of the National Library, and invites visitors to educational sessions, chamber art and archival exhibitions, and other events organised by library specialists. The Education Lab is an opportunity to get away from the usual environment and activities, to discover new cultural phenomena and tools for developing and developing creative thinking.

In the Education Lab you can find:

  • Educational programmes, projects, activities, educational thematic exhibitions and events organised by National Library specialists;
  • Presentations of the National Library's documents, collections, collections and thematic publications, and restored objects;
  • Presentation of valuable documentary heritage, its studies, restoration works, and the actualisation of significant cultural signs, events and personalities;
  • Exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art.

In the year 2022, the Education Lab is named Laimė Lukošiūnienė Hall. Laimė Gabrielė Lukošiūnienė (1934-2021) worked at the National Library for almost four decades. On her initiative, the National Library started to organise exhibitions of works of art, national and international exhibitions. L. Lukošiūnienė organised their ceremonial openings, made sure that the artworks were placed in the traditional space of the library, thus developing the readers' aesthetic perception.

In the late Soviet era, the library's Art Department was famous as a place where, thanks to the efforts of L. Lukošiūnienė, high quality art was presented, but it did not quite fit into the canons of the Soviet official fine arts. Thanks to L. Lukošiūnienė, the National Library hosted the first exhibitions of today's most famous Lithuanian artists who have received international recognition. Šarūnas Sauka, Algis Skačkauskas, Vaidotas Žukas, Dalia Kasčiūnaitė, Vincas Kisarauskas, Leonardas Gutauskas, Živilė Jasutytė, Ričardas Bartkevičius, Dalia Matulaitė, Vladas Vitkauskas, Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Paulius Normantas - these are just a few of the famous artists who have graced the Library's spaces with their work.

"At that time, we did not have stands suitable for exhibitions, hanging equipment, or even suitable ropes, paper, glass, workers to hang the paintings, or transport for the exhibits. All we had was enthusiasm, empty walls and a five-metre-high ladder that could only be moved by two strong men", - L. Lukošiūnienė recalled. 

Lithuanian National Television has produced a programme "Legendos" about L. Lukošiūnienė, which you can see here.

In the Education Lab - Laimė Lukošiūnienė Hall, we are open to people of different backgrounds, experiences and ages who want to take part in activities promoting creativity and self-expression, as well as to the visitors of the National Library, who would like to get acquainted with the heritage of the library.

The Lab is open during the opening hours of the National Library and can be found at Gedimino pr. 51, 5th floor, room 535. For any questions about renting the Education Lab for events, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on Lab's rent for events, please click here ›.

Media Makerspace

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.

  • Did you find old photo film in the closet with your parent's adventures and would like to transfer it into a digital format?
  • Do you have dreams about developing photos in a photo lab?
  • Do you want to record and edit video or audio?
  • Perhaps you’d like to convert VHS video cassette tape into digital, but do not have the equipment to play the cassette tape?
  • Or dream of using microcontrollers, sensors, and parts from an old printer to create an automatic cat feeder, smart-greenhouse or little cute home robot?
  • Or an easy escape from your life through a VR headset that will immerse you in virtual reality?

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.

What is there?

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.

Open hours

September - JuneJuly - August

Registration and information

Tel. (8 5) 239 8580
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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Important

  • We cannot guarantee the workplace if you arrive without registration
  • Media Makerspace is in the basement of the National Library (Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius), room 001. You also can get information about Media Makerspace in PATS SAU Makerspace in room 114.
Music Lab

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:

  • A piano;
  • A computer with 2 speakers (Mackie CR4);
  • 2 guitar cubes (Laney IRT30-112);
  • 1 bass cube (TC Electronic BG250);
  • 3 guitar stands;
  • 2 sheet music stands;
  • 4 microphones (with their stands);
  • 1 concert chair for a guitarist.

Requirements for the use of the Music Lab:

  • The Music Lab shall be used free of charge for 2 hours a day by users possessing the reader‘s card registered at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Without the reader‘s card or if the 2 hour limit has been reached, 1 additional hour will cost 56,00 EUR (before VAT).
     The Music Lab can be reserved one week in advance at the reservation website menai.lnb.lt or at the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the National Library in the Music and Visual Arts Reading Room.
  • In case of any changes of the schedule, please, withdraw the reservation. The user who fails to inform in advance about the cancelling of the reservation twice shall deprived of the use of the Music Lab for two months.
  • If the user is late for 15 minutes, the reservation of the Music Lab is cancelled.
  • Before using the Music Lab, the user must get acquainted with the Rules for the Use of the space.

In case of any questions regarding the reservation of the Music Lab, the equipment available in it or the possibility to use other music making tools, please, write at the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library (you will find it on Gedimino Ave. 51, 5th floor, Room 536).

PATS SAU Makerspace

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!

What is this?

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.

Opening hours

September - JuneJuly - August

Registration and information

Tel. (+370 5) 239 8580
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important

  • Groups of schoolchildren are required to register in advance. They should be accompanied by a teacher or supervisor.
  • Individual visitors (under 12 years) of the makerspace should be accompanied by an adult guardian.
  • We do not guarantee free workstations for visitors without advance registration.
  • You will find the makerspace on the ground floor of the National Library (Gedimino 51, Vilnius), Room 114.

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Recording Studio

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.

Prices

Services  Prices, VAT excluded:
Sound recording service Calculated depending on individual needs
Sound editing service 1 hour: EUR 23.39
Sound mixing service 1 hour: EUR 23.39

You can order the service by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in the National Library at the registration and information desk (1st floor) or the Music and Visual Arts Reading Room.

The space is open during the opening hours of the National Library; you will find it on Gedimino 51, 5th floor, Room 509.

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TV Studio

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 169 (excl. VAT). If you rent the studio space, you are allowed to independently make video recordings, arrange photo shoots, etc.

If you have any enquiries regarding the TV studio, please do not hesitate to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (+370) 675 70591.

Live broadcasts or pre-recordings can be arranged during the National Library’s opening hours, address: Gedimino Ave. 51, 6th floor, Room 610.

Click here for examples of live broadcasts made in cooperation with state institutions, associations and other organisations ›