From 20th till 22th April 2016 the joint Conferences – 20th Conference of Map & Geoinformation Curators Group (MAGIC) (former Group de Cartothécaire de LIBER) and 11th International Cartographic Association (ICA) Conference of Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage – will be held in the National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
From March 2016 we warmly welcome you to the exhibition (Dis)continuous Line: Borders of Latvia in Maps at the National Library of Latvia. It is located in exhibition halls No. 2 and No. 3 on the 1st floor. Entrance – free of charge.
European Union program "Erasmus+" supported project "Andragogy: virtual learning environment for librarians" has started with a first transnational meeting on 18th-19th of February, 2016 at the National Library of Latvia in Riga. It was the first time when representatives from 6 partnering institutions from libraries, training centers and librarian's association from Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria have met to discuss main topics of the project implementation.
The BBC World Service is holding a series of debates across Europe as the continent grapples with the big issues of migration, the economy and security.
National Library of Latvia (NLL) is closed for public on the 2nd Monday of each month (Maintenance day) and on Latvian public holidays. Summer opening times apply from 1 July until 31 August.
The conference "Open Science - the 21th century benefits for researchers" will be held on 20 October 2015 at the National Library of Latvia (NLL), within the annual international Open Access week.
On Friday, 10 July, 12:00 PM we will ceremonially open the main entrance of the National Library of Latvia (Uzvaras Boulevard).
Until 9 July, please, use the entrance from Valguma Street!
This year on 10 June, in the National Library of Latvia (Alekseja Apīņa Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room, 5th floor) the renewed exihibition of "Cimelia" – exposition of luxurious, rare, unnusal and specific printworks – will be opened. It will be available during working hours until the 15 October. Admission is free.
On October 15 2014, 17 000 tulips were presented as a gift from the Embassy of the Netherlands to the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and planted in front of the National Library of Latvia. The tulip bed has a special design: the thousands of red and white tulips have been planted in such a way that they represent the Latvian Presidency logo. The red tulip has been specially created for this event and during the ceremony on April 23 has received its name - "Latvija".
On April 29 at the Riga Summit on the Multilingual Digital Single Market, Latvian Minister of Culture Dace Melbārde and the R&D Manager for Europeana, Antoine Isaac, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Europeana and the Latvian Ministry of Culture. The Memorandum foresees the integration of Latvia's machine translation service Hugo.lv into Europeana, thereby expanding multilingual access to Latvia's cultural heritage data.