REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                               LAW                                              
                               ON                                               
                            LIBRARIES                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter I                                           
                       GENERAL PROVISIONS                                       
                                                                                
     Article 1. Objective of the Law                                            
     The Law  on Libraries  of the  Republic of  Lithuania  shall               
establish the  library system  of  Lithuania,  relations  between               
libraries, financing  and state  administration of libraries, and               
define the library collections of Lithuania and their protection.               
     Basic statutes of the Law :                                                
     printed matter  and  other  documents  (books,  periodicals,               
manuscripts, music  notes, microfilms, audio-visual, cartographic               
materials, graphics,  electronic materials,  Braille publications               
and other  documents), assembled  and protected  in state and non               
government libraries,  as well  as, those located in libraries of               
other states,  archives and  private collections,  which however,               
legally belong  to the  Republic of Lithuania, shall comprise the               
property of  the Republic  of Lithuania, protected by the laws of               
the Republic  of Lithuania  and the procedure established through               
international agreements,                                                       
     printed matter  and other  documents,  regardless  of  their               
authorship or  the political  or ideological orientation, must be               
accessible to everyone, free of charge.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 2. Description of Library                                          
     The library  is an  institution of  culture,  education  and               
information, wherein  printed  matter  and  other  documents  are               
collected, organised  for  use  and  kept,  and  the  information               
contained in  them is  systematised  and  disseminated,  for  the               
purposes  of   knowing,   associating,   preserving   information               
collected by  people, training  and recreation, and is registered               
in the procedure established by this Law.                                       
                                                                                
     Article 3. Legal Administration of Library Activity                        
     In their  activities, the  libraries of  Lithuania shall  be               
guided by  the Constitution  of the  Republic of  Lithuania, this               
Law, other  laws of  the Republic  of Lithuania, decisions by the               
Government of  the Republic  of Lithuania,  normative acts of the               
Ministry of  Culture and  international agreements  made  by  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
     Each library,  regardless of  whether it  shall possess  the               
rights of  a legal  person, shall  act  in  accordance  with  the               
library charter approved by the founder.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 4. State and Non Government Libraries                              
     The Republic  of Lithuania has both state and non government               
libraries.                                                                      
     State libraries  are libraries,  which have  been founded by               
state governing  institutions, municipal  governments  and  other               
institutions.                                                                   
     Non government  libraries are  libraries,  which  have  been               
founded by  non government  enterprises, institutions, as well as               
political,  professional,  religious,  public  organisations  and               
natural persons.                                                                
     Non   government   libraries   may   obtain   methodological               
assistance from  state libraries  and other  centres  of  library               
science.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 5. Library Rights                                                  
                                                                                
     Provisions approved  by  the  founder  shall  determine  the               
rights and  obligations of libraries which do not have the rights               
of a legal person.                                                              
     A library which has the right of a legal person, may:                      
     1) maintain active national and foreign currency accounts in               
one of  its selected  Republic  of  Lithuania  Banks,  and  also,               
pending permission  of the  founder, one foreign currency account               
in any foreign state;                                                           
     2) establish,  pending permission  of the founder, branches,               
maintaining their  own  separate  premises  and  having  obtained               
permission of the founder, hold an active account;                              
     3) basing  themselves  on  the  general  provisions  of  the               
library, administer, employ and dispose of the property and funds               
assigned to it;                                                                 
     4)  draw   up  agreements,   assume   obligations;   pending               
permission of  the founder,  draw up agreements regarding the use               
of library property and funds;                                                  
     5) establish its internal structure;                                       
     6) pending  permission of  the founder, create funds as well               
as personal enterprises;                                                        
     7) determine  fees for the services rendered, provided these               
have not been established by the library founder;                               
     8) settle  accounts for  goods supplied,  work completed and               
services rendered  in any form previously agreed upon, which does               
not contradict  the laws  of the  Republic of Lithuania and other               
legal acts;                                                                     
     9) join library associations;                                              
     10) enjoy  other civil  rights and obligations not specified               
by this  Law, provided  these do  not contradict  the laws of the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter II                                           
        LIBRARY SYSTEM, LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT AND CLOSING                       
                                                                                
     Article 6. Library System                                                  
     The library  system  of  Lithuania  shall  be  comprised  of               
general and specialised libraries.                                              
     General  libraries   shall  serve  readers  according  to  a               
regional principle,  fulfilling complex  information  demands  of               
readers of  various professions,  diverse levels of education and               
different age  levels, shall  assemble printed  matter of general               
content and  a collection  of other  documents, with attention to               
the economic,  cultural and  demographic characteristics  of  the               
territory it serves.                                                            
     Specialised  libraries  shall  satisfy  special  information               
demands (of  science, manufacturing,  education etc.) and develop               
collections of  printed matter  and other  documents, taking into               
consideration the founder's functions.                                          
     General libraries shall include:                                           
     1) The National Library;                                                   
     2) public libraries:                                                       
     a) district libraries;                                                     
     b) regional and city municipal libraries.                                  
     Specialised libraries shall include:                                       
     1) libraries of scientific institutions;                                   
     2) university libraries;                                                   
     3) educational institution libraries;                                      
     4) other libraries.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 7. National Library                                                
     Martynas Mažvydas  National Library of Lithuania is the main               
public scientific  library, national  press archive, and also the               
depository for  Lithuanian publications,  as well as for the most               
significant  scientific   and  general  publications  of  foreign               
countries, and  a co-ordination centre for national bibliography,               
state  registration   of  Lithuanian  publications,  information,               
scientific research work and methodological activity.                           
     The Government  of the  Republic of  Lithuania shall approve               
the National Library provisions.                                                
     The Ministry of Culture shall be the founder of the National               
Library.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 8. District Public Library                                         
     The district  public library  shall be  responsible for  the               
implementation  and   development  of   state   library   science               
programmes within  the district  and  shall  be  the  centre  for               
district   public    library   methodology,    bibliography   and               
information. It  shall guarantee  district library  access to the               
library  collections   of  Lithuania,  and  shall  perform  other               
functions, established  by the  Ministry of Culture in the public               
district library provisions.                                                    
     The district  public library  shall assemble  an appropriate               
general collection  of printed  matter that fulfills the needs of               
the district, and other documents pertaining to the district.                   
     The Ministry of Culture shall be the founder of the district               
public library.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 9. Rural or City Municipality Library                              
     A rural  or city  municipality library  shall  accumulate  a               
general collection  of printed  matter and  other documents  that               
suit the  general needs of a region or city and are relevant to a               
region or  city; shall  collect and  protect printed  matter  and               
other documents  that are  relevant to  the region or city; shall               
maintain the  ties  established  between  all  libraries  located               
within the municipal territory with the collections of Lithuanian               
libraries.                                                                      
     The rural  or city  municipality shall be the founder of the               
rural or city municipality library.                                             
     A regional  or city  municipal library  must be  established               
with branches in the city micro-regions and/or rural settlements.               
     Township or  city  municipality  library  branches,  serving               
children, may be established in townships and cities.                           
     The municipal  government, together  with  the  Ministry  of               
Culture shall  determine the number of regional or city municipal               
library branches  and  their  location  according  to  population               
density.                                                                        
     Rural  or   city  municipality  library  branches  shall  be               
established as follows:                                                         
     in rural  areas one  library branch shall be established per               
700-800 population on the average;                                              
     library branches  shall be established in a township if they               
have a population numbering up to 10 thousand;                                  
     city  library   branches  shall  be  established  per  20-30               
thousand population  on the average, in cities which contain over               
10 thousand population.                                                         
     A library  shall be  established  in  resort  cities  per  5               
thousand of population.                                                         
     In a  city  containing  both  city  and  rural  municipality               
libraries, one  library can  exist per agreement between city and               
rural municipality  authorities, to  serve both  city  and  rural               
populations. Under  these circumstances,  this library  shall  be               
financed  by  the  budget  funds  of  both  the  city  and  rural               
authorities.                                                                    
     Rural or  city municipality libraries shall organise library               
services in  city  hospitals,  and  other  medical  institutions,               
prisons, care  and welfare  institutions, as well as other social               
institutions,  according   to  an   agreement  made   with  these               
institutions, and  they shall also ensure conditions enabling the               
disabled  to   avail  themselves  of  printed  matter  and  other               
documents and information.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 10. Educational Institution Libraries                              
     Educational   institution   libraries   shall   assemble   a               
collection of  printed matter  and other  documents, which  shall               
satisfy the  needs of  the institution  which they serve, to make               
use of  printed matter  and other documents and information; they               
shall  take   part  in   the  formation  of  Lithuania's  library               
collection and the library information system.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 11. University and Educational Institution                         
               Libraries                                                        
     University and  educational institution  libraries are those               
libraries which shall assemble a collection of printed matter and               
other documents  in order  to  guarantee  an  opportunity  for  a               
university  or   an  educational  institution  to  implement  its               
scientific, pedagogic  and developmental  goals  and  to  improve               
instructor  (teacher)   qualifications,  and   which  also  shall               
participate  in  the  formation  of  the  library  collection  of               
Lithuania and the library information system.                                   
     Libraries must  be established  within universities,  higher               
and professional and general education schools.                                 
     Based upon  the decision of a regional authority, it may not               
be necessary  to establish  a  library  in  a  rural  primary  or               
principal school,  provided a  regional municipal library branch,               
able  to   supply  these   schools,  exists  there.  Under  these               
circumstances, the  municipal authority  must allocate additional               
financing for the public library.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 12. Other Libraries                                                
     Juridical and  natural persons  may establish libraries that               
satisfy their needs for use of printed matter and other documents               
and information.                                                                
     Library services  must be  provided in all regional and city               
hospitals, children's  homes, welfare  institutions and  prisons.               
For this  purpose, libraries  shall be  established within  these               
institutions  or   agreements  shall  be  drawn  up  with  public               
libraries with respect to library services.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 13. Libraries of National Significance                             
     Libraries whose  collections are of exceptional significance               
to science, education, culture, or the state economy and comprise               
the basis  of Lithuania's  library collection,  are libraries  of               
national significance.  They shall be obligated to preserve their               
collections  as   well  as   their  integrity   and  satisfy  the               
fundamental public  needs for  use of  printed material and other               
documents  and   information.  The  following  are  libraries  of               
national significance:                                                          
     Vilnius University Library,                                                
     Library of the Academy of Sciences of Lithuania,                           
     Technical Library of Lithuania,                                            
     Medical Library of Lithuania,                                              
     Lithuanian Library for the Blind.                                          
     Libraries of  national significance  shall  be  the  library               
methodology centres for their network.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 14. Library Networks and Library Consortia                         
     The library  network shall  comprise an organised complex of               
libraries united  by  similar  goals  as  well  as  other  common               
characteristics.                                                                
     In  order   to  resolve  common  tasks  libraries  may  form               
associations, consortia  and other  groups, based upon agreements               
among themselves.                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 15. Registration of Libraries                                      
     All  libraries   shall  be   registered  in   the  procedure               
established by  the  Cultural  Institution  Register  provisions,               
confirmed by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                       
                                                                                
     Article 16. Library Property                                               
     Library property  may be comprised of buildings, facilities,               
other  long  term  assets,  printed  matter  and  other  document               
collection, financial  resources and  other property  related  to               
library activity. State libraries shall administer state property               
they have  been assigned,  shall utilise  it free  of charge  and               
shall preserve and protect it.                                                  
     Buildings and  facilities leased  by regional  libraries  or               
otherwise employed by them, are included on the balance sheets of               
these libraries.                                                                
     Buildings and facilities, that house state libraries as well               
as the property of these libraries, shall not be privatised.                    
     The library  founder must  ensure that  the library  has the               
necessary funds,  library specialists,  facilities and  equipment               
adequate for its activity.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 17. Removal of State Library to Another                            
               Facility                                                         
     A library  may be  moved only  to  better  facilities,  more               
suited for library functions than its former location.                          
                                                                                
     Article 18. Reorganisation of Libraries                                    
     In  seeking   to  reorganise   a  library,  the  responsible               
government administrator must prepare a draft reorganisation plan               
regarding the  reorganisation of the library and submit it to the               
Ministry of  Culture, one  month prior to the day the decision is               
expected to  be made,  and obtain  its permission to proceed with               
the reorganisation.  The draft  reorganisation plan  must contain               
the  library's   name,  address,   reorganisation  means,   goal,               
duration,  basis   for   reorganisation,   property   assessment,               
assumption of obligations and their duration terms, functions and               
tasks as  well as  exhaustive information concerning distribution               
of printed matter and other document resource distribution of the               
library being  organised, or  one already  organised. The plan of               
the library activity statutes, following its reorganisation, must               
be added to the reorganisation draft plan.                                      
     The Ministry  of Culture must adopt a decision regarding the               
library's reorganisation,  within the  course of  two weeks, from               
the date the plan is submitted.                                                 
     The library administrator shall have the right to register a               
complaint with  the court,  regarding the  Ministry's refusal  to               
permit reorganisation of the library.                                           
                                                                                
     Article 19. Closing of Libraries                                           
     Public libraries and libraries of state significance may not               
be closed.                                                                      
     In order  to close  a library, administrators of other state               
libraries must prepare a draft plan for its closure and submit it               
before the  Ministry of  Culture one and half months prior to the               
decision being  taken regarding  the library's closing. The draft               
plan must  include the  library's  name,  address,  closure  time               
schedule, basis,  property assessment,  comprehensive information               
concerning  the   use  of   printed  matter  and  other  document               
collections, as well as other library stock.                                    
     The Ministry  of Culture  must within  one month's time from               
the day  of the  appeal's submission, adopt a decision concerning               
the closing  of the  library. In  the event  the reply  is in the               
negative, motives prompting the decision, must be furnished.                    
     The administrator  shall have the right to lodge a complaint               
with the  court, in  the event the Ministry of Culture refuses to               
close the library.                                                              
     The library  administrator, having  acquired the Ministry of               
Culture concurrence to close the library, must form a commission,               
in which the participation of the representatives of the Ministry               
of Culture,  the library  being closed and its methodology centre               
shall be required.                                                              
     In closing  a state  institution containing  a library,  the               
requirements of  Articles 17  and 18 of this Law shall be applied               
in this library's closing.                                                      
     Non government  libraries shall  be closed  per decision  of               
their administration, with prior two-week notification concerning               
this, to the Ministry of Culture.                                               
     State libraries  shall have  priority to acquire the printed               
material and other documents offered for sale by a non government               
library, that is being closed.                                                  
     Documents of libraries being closed, that comprise a portion               
of Lithuanian  Archive collection,  shall be  used in  accordance               
with the  procedure established  by the  Law on  Archives of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
                           Chapter III                                          
                       LIBRARY COLLECTION                                       
                                                                                
     Article 20. Library Collection of Lithuania                                
     Library collection  of Lithuania  shall be  comprised of the               
total joint  library collections,  based upon general information               
system.                                                                         
     Regulations of the library collection of Lithuania, approved               
by the  Ministry  of  Culture,  shall  establish  the  structure,               
formation principles,  library rights  and obligations in forming               
and using these resources.                                                      
     The  state   library  collection   shall  constitute   state               
property. Its order of accounting, preservation and use, shall be               
regulated by  library standards,  that have been confirmed in the               
procedure established  by laws, which shall be obligatory for all               
state libraries.                                                                
     A library,  which receives a request from a subscriber, must               
employ  the  possibilities  of  the  Lithuania's  entire  library               
collection, in order to satisfy the needs of the patron.                        
     Library documents  which  comprise  the  archive  collection               
portion, shall be preserved and used in the procedure established               
by the Law on Archives of the Republic of Lithuania.                            
                                                                                
     Article 21. Acquisition of Library Collection                              
     The library  collection shall  be assembled  from obligatory               
depository printed  matter issues,  from publications  and  other               
documents  obtained  from  legal  and  natural  persons,  through               
exchanging publications  and other documents with Lithuania's and               
other states'  libraries and  from gift, or otherwise obtained as               
inheritance, publications and other documents.                                  
     The National Library, Libraries of National Significance and               
regional public  libraries shall  receive the obligatory, no cost               
depository issues  of printed  matter and  other  documents.  The               
Government of  the Republic  of  Lithuania  shall  determine  the               
number of issues and the procedure of their distribution.                       
     Rural district and city publishers must send one obligatory,               
no cost issue of publications and other documents, to the library               
of this rural or city municipality.                                             
     The Government  of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
the procedure  of sending  printed matter  and other documents to               
libraries and the tariffs thereof.                                              
                                                                                
     Article 22. Depository Collection                                          
     Printed matter  and other  documents that  are not in use or               
are in  small demand,  in Lithuanian  libraries but have not lost               
their scientific  or historical  value, may  be transferred  to a               
depository collection,  which shall  function in  accordance with               
provisions confirmed by the Ministry of Culture.                                
                                                                                
     Article 23. Exchange Collection                                            
     Materials not  needed for  the library collection, duplicate               
copies, items  of small  demand and  items intended  for exchange               
purposes and  other documents, may be transferred to the exchange               
collections.                                                                    
     The Ministry  of Culture  shall establish  the procedure  of               
transfers to and sales from the exchange collection.                            
                                                                                
     Article 24. Protection of Library Collection                               
     Standards of  library collection  accounting and protection,               
approved in  the procedure  established  by  laws,  regulate  the               
conditions and accounting procedure of library collection.                      
     Library patrons  (or users) must observe the regulations for               
use of  the library  and must  protect printed  matter and  other               
documents being  used. Library  patrons, who  have  lost  printed               
matter and  other library  collection documents  or have  damaged               
these beyond  repair, shall be obligated to replace them with the               
same, or  else substitute  them with  others  which  the  library               
recognises as being of equal value, and if impossible to replace,               
are obliged  to compensate  equivalent to  tenfold  their  market               
value.                                                                          
     A fine whose size will be established by the standard reader               
service regulations,  confirmed by the Ministry of Culture, shall               
be incurred  for failure  to return  library printed  matter  and               
other documents, within the prescribed period of time.                          
     Readers who  hold  a  temporary  reader's  permit  shall  be               
allowed to  take home  printed matter  and other  documents, upon               
leaving a deposit equivalent to their market value.                             
     Library   employees,    who   are    responsible   for   the               
disappearance, seizure, destruction and damage to library printed               
matter and  other documents,  shall be  held responsible  in  the               
procedure established by laws.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 25. Protection and Restoration of Library                          
               Manuscripts, Old, Rare, Particularly Valuable                    
               Printed Matter and Other Documents                               
     Procedure of protection and use of library manuscripts, old,               
rare and particularly valuable printed matter and other documents               
shall  be   established  by  the  provisions  for  Protection  of               
Manuscripts and  Old and  Particularly Valuable  Printed  Matter,               
approved by the Minister of Culture.                                            
     Manuscripts, old,  rare and  particularly  valuable  printed               
matter and  other documents  may be  restored  within  libraries,               
whose provisions  allow for  the restoration function, and within               
other institutions,  which hold  a licence issued by the Ministry               
of Culture, to restore cultural value items.                                    
     Restorers    (individuals,     holding    the     restorer's               
qualification, issued by the Ministry of Culture) and the persons               
supervised by  the restorers,  shall have  the right  to  restore               
manuscripts, old,  rare and  particularly valuable printed matter               
and other documents.                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter IV                                           
                        LIBRARY FINANCING                                       
                                                                                
     Article 26. Library Financing                                              
     The amount  of funding  for  support  of  Mažvydas  National               
Library and  libraries of  national significance is included as a               
special line-item in the National State Budget of Lithuania.                    
     District public  libraries shall  be financed from the state               
budget through the Ministry of Culture.                                         
     Rural and  city municipality libraries, as well as libraries               
of general  education schools  shall be  financed from  municipal               
budgets.  Rural   and  city   municipality  library   funds   for               
acquisition of  printed  matter  and  other  documents  shall  be               
allocated from  the State Budget through the Ministry of Culture.               
Funding of libraries in general education schools for acquisition               
of printed  matter and other documents shall be allotted from the               
State Budget through the Ministry of Education and Science.                     
     Other state  and non  government libraries  shall be  funded               
from their administration's (or institution's) funds.                           
     Norms of state library financing shall be established by the               
Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
     State library development and scientific research programmes               
shall be  funded from  the state  budget and  the funds  of state               
budget and co-operative state and library founder funds.                        
     State libraries  may offer  services requiring remuneration,               
the list  of which  shall  be  established  by  the  Ministry  of               
Culture.                                                                        
     State library income shall not be subject to taxation.                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter V                                           
                 REGULATION OF LIBRARY ACTIVITY                                 
                                                                                
     Article 27. Authority of the Ministry of Culture within                    
               the Scope of Regulation of Library Activity                      
     The Ministry  of Culture shall be the institution authorised               
to regulate  state administration of libraries in the Republic of               
Lithuania, which shall:                                                         
     1) along  with the  Library Council,  establish the strategy               
for library development;                                                        
     2) prepare and finance library science programmes;                         
     3) establish,  close, fund  and manage  libraries under  its               
jurisdiction;                                                                   
     4) appoint managers of libraries under its jurisdiction, co-               
ordinate in  writing appointments  and dismissals  of managers of               
regional and city municipal libraries within its jurisdiction;                  
     5) register libraries that are being established;                          
     6) issue permit to reorganise or close a state library;                    
     7) prepare, co-ordinate, and confirm documents that regulate               
library activity;                                                               
     8) order and finance scientific research topics;                           
     9) co-ordinate the activities of Lithuania's state libraries               
and their  participation  in  inter  state  programs  of  library               
science, information and documentation;                                         
     10) finance  regional and  city  municipal  library  printed               
matter and other document acquisition;                                          
     11) be able to offer financial support to libraries, outside               
its administrative  area, that  are  implementing  state  library               
developmental programmes;                                                       
     12) supervise  adherence to  documents of this Law and other               
documents regulating library activity;                                          
     13) have  the right  to collect  statistical data concerning               
library activities, in accordance with the forms confirmed by the               
Statistics Department of the Republic of Lithuania;                             
     14) establish  categories of  qualifications for  librarians               
and library  staff, confirm  standard  obligatory  library  staff               
instructions,  librarian   qualification  refresher  courses  and               
procedures of  qualification renewal  and certification,  present               
suggestions to  educational institutions  regarding questions  of               
librarian preparation, qualification, refresher and qualification               
renewal.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 28. Municipal Authority Competence in Library                      
               Activity Regulation                                              
     Municipal authorities shall be empowered to:                               
     1)  establish   municipal  libraries,   and  determine   the               
municipal library  network, in co-ordination with the Ministry of               
Culture;                                                                        
     2) finance  and administer  municipal libraries  and  supply               
their material base;                                                            
     3) following  co-ordination with  the Ministry  of  Culture,               
appoint and dismiss municipal library administrators;                           
     4) upon  permission of  the Ministry  of Culture, reorganise               
municipal libraries.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 29. Library Council of Lithuania                                   
     The Library  Council of  Lithuania is an institution, which,               
as an  expert and consultant, shall deliberate the most important               
issues of  library activity.  The Library  Council  of  Lithuania               
shall  be   comprised  of   representatives  of  National,  state               
significance, regional  district libraries,  librarian societies,               
unions and  associations, and scientists and other specialists in               
library science.                                                                
     The Library  Council of  Lithuania shall submit proposals to               
the Ministry  of Culture  and the  Government of  the Republic of               
Lithuania,  concerning   the  strategy  of  library  development,               
library science  programs and  the funding  thereof, budget funds               
earmarked for  library development,  distribution, precision  and               
quality  of   the  documents   regulating   library   activities,               
directions in scientific research and financing thereof and other               
vital questions in library science.                                             
     The Minister  of Culture  shall approve the structure of the               
Library Council  of Lithuania  and the Government of the Republic               
of  Lithuania   shall  approve  the  provisions  based  upon  the               
Minister's proposal.                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter VI                                           
                  LIABILITY FOR LAW VIOLATIONS                                  
                                                                                
     Article 30. Liability for Law Violations                                   
     Individuals who  are in violation of the Law on Libraries of               
the Republic of Lithuania, shall bear liability for violations of               
the  Law,  in  accordance  with  the  laws  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                 Chapter VII                                                    
       INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION AMONG LIBRARIES                               
                                                                                
     Article 31. International Co-operation among Libraries                     
     Libraries of  the Republic  of Lithuania  have the  right to               
establish direct  ties with  libraries of other nations and other               
institutions, to  join international  library associations and to               
participate  in   the  activities  thereof,  in  the  established               
procedure to exchange experts, printed matter and other documents               
through direct agreements and according to international cultural               
co-operation agreements.                                                        
                                                                                
     I promulgate  this Law  passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania                                                                    
                                                                                
ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS                                                             
President of the Republic                                                       
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
June 6, 1995                                                                    
No. I-920