All you have ever wanted to know about libraries and their information services in Lithuania

With the aid of statistics, the author describes the Lithuanian library network, the missions of the various different types of establishment and their performance. She emphasizes the development of automation, Internet access and electronic services. She details modernization programmes set in place and the innovative projects for public libraries. To bring about these changes, she stresses the directional role of professional organizations, the importance of quality training in information science and the need for continuing education for staff.