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Povilas Višinskis Public Library of Šiauliai County 

  Povilas Višinskis Public Library of Šiauliai County  is the largest library in Northern Lithuania. As for 1 January 2012, the  Library's collections comprised almost 600 00 items in a variety of formats .

Aims 

• Developing a universal collection of library materials in line with the needs of the region's population, its historical traditions, economic and cultural development, and demographic situation;
• Satisfying informational and cultural needs of the region's community;
• Providing conditions for life-long learning and personal self-expression .
 

 The Library is a member both of Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and the Association of Regional Public Libraries. It serves as a centre for investigation of  library activities, methodical assistance, interlibrary loan as well as a bibliography, local history and information centre.
In 2001 there was the Exlibris Museum established at the Library, and in 2005 at the initiative of the American Embassy in Lithuania the American Reading Room was founded.

   Development of the Virtual Electronic Heritage System (VEPS )

   Since 2010 the Library has been taking part in the project "Development of the Virtual Electronic Heritage System". During the project 12,000 objects were digitized. It became possible due to the modern digitization equipment that had been purchased. The digitized objects include rare publications from the interwar period published in Šiauliai as well as manuscripts related to the history and culture of the city of Šiauliai. Our strength of participation in the project lies in finding other partnerships along with being the partner of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. Our new partners are the Šiauliai Aušros Museum and the Šiauliai Drama Theatre. The Museum selected for digitization unique documents of the Kurtuvėnai  Manor from the 17th-19th centuries and the correspondence of the 20th century famous local public figures. The Theatre provided for digitization its valuable archives about performances in the period of 1931-2000.

 
 
Projektas „Virtualios elektroninio paveldo sistemos plėtra“ įgyvendintas pagal VP2 Ekonomikos augimo veiksmų programą
Projektas „Lietuvių literatūros klasikos kūrinių perkėlimas į elektroninę erdvę“ įgyvendintas Ekonomikos augimo VP3 prioriteto „Informacinė visuomenė visiems“ lėšomis