Collection Management Department

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  • acquisition of the national publications that are statutory within the Legal Deposit Law;
  • acquisition of the national and foreign information resources by ordering, purchasing and receiving donations;
  • implementation of the international exchange with the NLL partners;
  • acquisition, cataloguing and processing information about the library collection size and nature;
  • allocation of the international standard numbers (ISBN, ISMN, ISSN) and facilitation of their accurate usage;
  • gathering of the statistical data on publishing output in Latvia;
  • cooperation with publishers, counseling, educational, research and methodological work.


  • distribution of the Latvian legal deposit copies among the beneficiary libraries;
  • allocation of the international standard numbers (ISBN, ISMN, ISSN) for publications, including allocation of the ISSN derived barcodes;
  • consultation on the information resources acquisition and use of the international standard numbers (ISBN, ISMN, ISSN);
  • inquiries about the publishing statistics in Latvia, book publishers, sheet music publishers and serials in Latvia and over the world.

Working hours
Mon.-Fri. 9.00-17.00

Mūkusalas iela 3, Rīga, LV-1423, Latvia


Head Ansis Garda
Phone: +371 67716192

Collection management expert Mārīte Upeniece
Phone: +371 67806148, +371 26607274

ISBN and ISMN expert Aiva Gailīte
Phone: +371 25486320

Publishing statistics expert Gunta Lodziņa
Phone: +371 67716201, +371 22029325

Stock taking expert Māra Ruva

National digital information resources acquisitions expert Dace Ūdre
Phone: +371 67716201, +371 22029325