EIFL in Lithuania

EIFL has been working in Lithuania since 1999. We supported the creation of the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA), and through this partnership, libraries in Lithuania are providing access to a wide range of scholarly e-resources. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in Lithuania to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at waived or discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Libraries in Lithuania also benefit from EIFL programmes on open access, copyright and innovation in public libraries.

EIFL has supported open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in the launch of open access publishing platforms for Lithuanian journals, and the creation of a number of institutional open access repositories and policies. In addition, EIFL has built the capacity of librarians to become open science trainers for faculty and students.

We supported implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities in Lithuania, and then we worked with the Lithuanian Library for the Blind (since 2023, known as the Lithuanian Audiosensory Library) to put the treaty into practice, including through cross-border regional cooperation.

Our engagement with public libraries has resulted in innovative pilot projects that are helping libraries meet the information needs of their communities.

Library Consortium Information

Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA)
Type of members:

University libraries, college libraries, the National and special libraries, research institutes, and county public libraries.

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resourcestechnology products and Article Processing Charges that have been negotiated for members of LMBA. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in Lithuania. For more information please contact the Licensing coordinator for Lithuania.


Lithuanian Science Research Council interview with Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma



EIFL started working in Lithuania in 1999.


EIFL works with 53 institutions in Lithuania through the library consortium.


EIFL has supported the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium (LMBA) in open access advocacy which resulted in the adoption of a new law in 2009 requiring online access to publicly-funded research.




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