Digitized books and Periodicals collections – in open access

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Digitized books and Periodicals collections – in open access
Digitized books and Periodicals collections – in open access

Until further notice, the Periodicals and Book Collections (periodika.lv and gramatas.lndb.lv) of the National Digital Library of Latvia (NDLL), which are normally protected by copyright, will be available to everyone (regardless of geographical location).

Online Periodicals storage contains more than 1 400 digital versions of newspapers and magazines – from 1748 till nowadays. However, the Book portal owns about 10 000 books that are in non-commercial status – from the 16th century to the beginning of the 21st century. The content of both is mainly in Latvian.

The National Library of Latvia (NLL) express gratitude to AKKA/LAA (Copyright and Communication Consulting Agency / Latvian Authors' Association) for the issued copyright licences and the Ministry of Culture for the support.

The NLL is aware that it has not obtained the consent of the authors of all works available on the Book Collection Portal within the existing license, therefore invites those authors and / or publishers who object to the publication of the work in open access during the Emergency to contact the NLL by sending an e-mail to: lnb@lnb.lv.

The Library will be open from 26 May. Until 25 May, the NLL Reference and Information Centre will provide remote consultation on access to digital resources between 09.00 and 17.00 on weekdays (phone: +371 67806113, e-mail: konsultants@lnb.lv).

Until 25 May, no public events planned for the NLL will take place and the NLL will be closed to the public.


Information prepared by:
Augusts Zilberts
Head of Public Relations
National Library of Latvia
Phone: +371 26472501
E-mail: augusts.zilberts@lnb.lv