The specialized Music Academy library, established on the 4th floor of the Music Academy building (V. Čepinskio str. 5 in Kaunas), is rich in its funds necessary for music studies:


Funds of Library:

Background information Traditional documents Electronic resources
Total fund (in units) 1,216,523

(including 22,302 in the Music Academy Library)


58 licensed DB,

Works published by University and researchers in VMU science management system (VMU CRIS),

VMU Virtual Library

Resources for music field studies (in units) ~ 27,647 thousand

(including 21,200 in the Music Academy Library)


164,811 (151,339 audio and video recordings of musical works, 12,183 e-books, 854 e-journals, 435 ETD works)
Documents in open funds

(in units)


(including 22,302 in the Music Academy Library)

Access to e-resources in VMU computer network and remote computers around the clock
Total use of documents 241,648

(including 16,738 in the Music Academy Library)


4,050,675 (over 4 million searches)

1,419,880 (over 1.4 million full text document downloads)

Library purchased information resources (2019) in EUR 152,027.33 529,786.11 (University and project funds)
Expenses for music field studies in 2019, EUR 11,748 139,611


Databases used in the study process should also be mentioned:

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO). Multi-topic, including music theory, music history, music pedagogy, singing, vocals, performance. Full-fledged.
  • Cambridge Core. Humanities, social sciences, including music pedagogy, pedagogy, music history. Full-fledged.
  • E-book Central (Academic Complete). E-books. Multi-topic, including music. Full-fledged.
  • EBSCO eBook Academic Collection. E-books. Multi-topic, including music, singing, music pedagogy. Full-fledged.
  • Humanities International Complete (EBSCO). Humanities, including music, performance art, jazz, singing. Full-fledged.
  • InCites Benchmarking & Analytics (Clarivate Analytics). Tool for evaluating scientific productivity.
  • InCites Journals and Highly Cited Data (Clarivate Analytics). Tool for evaluating scientific productivity.
  • JSTOR (Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV collections). Multi-topic, including music, music history, music theory. Full-fledged.
  • KTU publishing house e-books. Multi-topic, including Lithuanian music. Full-fledged.
  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO). Multi-topic, including music, singing, performance, music pedagogy. Full-fledged.
  • tv EDU. Classical music video collection – concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries about musicians, singers, ballet dancers, recordings of music Master Classes.
  • Naxos Music Library. Classical, jazz, folk, popular, rock music recordings, biographical information of composers and performers, guide to pronunciation of names, libretti of operas, glossary of musical terms, etc.
  • Oxford Journals Collection. Multi-topic, inter-music. Full-fledged.
  • SAGE Journals Online. Multi-topic, including music, music pedagogy. Full-fledged.
  • Multi-topic, including music. Full-fledged.
  • Taylor & Francis. Multi-topic, including music, music culture. Full-fledged.
  • Wiley Online Library (Social Sciences and Humanities collection). Multi-topic, including music. Full-fledged.
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics). Tool for evaluating scientific productivity.
  • Bibliographic link management Programme


Research Management System VMU CRIS is an open science infrastructure that has been in use since 2019. With its help, the University’s study and research production is accumulated and its dissemination in the world is ensured. The interactive cross-links among scientific publications, their authors, departments and ongoing projects help the user to fully get acquainted with the scientific production and activities of the University. Currently, VMU CRIS stores about 9 thousand full-text documents (books and articles of scientific journals published by the University, students’ final theses) and over 60 thousand records of scientific publications with external interactive links to full-text documents. The archives of 33 electronic University scientific journals have been prepared in the VMU CRIS repository. Users can review 5 000 publications of the pedagogical field in the University Research Management System.