About library

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 11:20


Head of the library: Astutė Noreikienė

Address: Basanaviciaus 15, LT-75136 Silale
Phone: +370 449 74297
Fax: +370 449 74297
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Šilalė Municipal Public Library was founded on March 15,1937 . It began its work on June 1,1937   when head of the library  was appointed.

Library  aims and objectives: to collect, preserve and create opportunities for individuals to learn the written, audio and visual cultural heritage, with particular emphasis on the cultural district of the population and information needs, and contribute to information and knowledge society, regional development, to introduce democracy, intellectual freedom, freedom of information, culture of openness and respect for intellectual property assets.

Library functions: to form a universal pool of documents conforming to Šilalė historical traditions, economic and cultural development, demographic situation, the needs of the population,to collect a fund of documents about the European Union in the European Information Centre premises, to organize  various events related to the European Unijon, to collect local history documents as well as information about the documents related to the history of the district, to organize their searches and acquisitions, to develop local history work, providing our customers with bibliographic information services, to facilitate access to the Internet.

Network: the network of libraries consists of the public library and 25 rural branches.

Fund: the fund comprises  195,766 phys. pc. documents. The public library - 36068 phys. pcs., rural branches - 159698 phys. pc. documents. The data of January 1,2011

Users: The library provides services to 7,397 area residents.The Public Library has 1841 readers, rural branches - 5,556 readers of the district population . The data of January 1,2010

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 to 18:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 14:00
Sunday: Closed