The Science and Encyclopaedia Publishing Centre (hereinafter – Centre) is a State-owned scientific publishing institution that was established by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (www.smm.lt).

The Centre publishes universal and branch encyclopaedias, monolingual, bilingual and multilingual glossaries, linguistic and school dictionaries, manuals and directories, works of the Lithuanian and world cultural, scientific and technical heritage, memorials of the Lithuanian writing and ethnical culture, scientific, technical, fiction works, popular science and pedagogical literature, textbooks for higher and further education schools, information publications, and a journal Gimtoji kalba (Native Language).

Main tasks of the Centre:

  • to prepare and publish fundamental scientific and cultural publications, to accumulate and systemize scientific (encyclopaedic and lexicographical) information, and to carry out scientific researches on methodology and bibliography of scientific information;

  • to implement the programmes of national publishing trade; to prepare and publish universal and branch encyclopaedias in Lithuanian and other languages, Lithuanian, bilingual dictionaries, glossaries, manuals and directories; works of the Lithuanian and world cultural, scientific and technical heritage, memorials of the Lithuanian writing and ethnical culture, scientific, technical literature, textbooks for higher and further education schools, information publications, and periodical journal of general language Gimtoji kalba (Native Language);

  • to prepare the long-term programmes of preparation and publishing of scientific literature at its own discretion or on the ground of orders, to collect information base for multi-volume encyclopaedic publications;

  • to expand programmes of preparation and publishing of literature, to collect information base for multi-volume encyclopaedic publications;

  • to create computerized processing methodology of scientific information (encyclopaedic, lexicographic) and bibliography.

Where to buy?

Our publications may be bought without any commercial mark-up in the Commercial Unit (bookstore).
The unit’s employees may provide consultations on any issues of retail and wholesale of the Centre’s publications.

Our contact details:

23 L. Asanaviciutes str., 04315 Vilnius
Phone/fax: (8 5) 245 77 20
E-mail: knygynas@melc.lt
Opening hours:
I–IV 9.30–17.45.
V 9.30–16.30.


If you are searching for some particular publication, use the search window on the top of the page. You may enter there an author, the whole title of the book or part of it.
You may order delivery of the publications in Lithuania on the Centre’s website. If you want our books to be delivered abroad, contact us by e-mail: info@melc.lt.

The foreign publishers and readers are welcome to visit the National Catalogue of Trade in Books at http://ltbooks.nkpk.lt/ , where they may find a list of publications published by the Lithuanian publishing houses in foreign languages. Centre’s publications in foreign languages.