Opening hours

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Summer opening hours from 1 July until 31 August:

Mon.:   Exhibitions are open 10:00-17:00 on Level 1. Reading rooms are closed. 
Tues.:   9:00-17:00
Wed.:   12:00-20:00
Thurs.:   9:00-17:00
Fri.:   12:00-20:00
Sat.:   10:00-17:00
Sun.:   closed

Interlibrary loan from 1 July until 31 August is closed also on Saturdays.
 

Library is closed on public holidays. On special occasions (with prior notice) - the Library is closed during state level events. You can find list of these dates HERE.

NLL opening hours from 1 September:
Mon.-Fri. 9:00-20:00  •  Sat., Sun. 10:00-17:00

Excursions available in the National Library of Latvia building. Duration of the tour - 1 hour. Pre-booking on weekdays (Mon.-Fri.) from 9:00 to 17:00, phone +371 22022920, e-mail: ekskursijas@lnb.lv.

Reading Room Level Opening hours
Welcome Desk
Phone: +371 67806135, +371 25627640
E–mail: welcomedesk@lnb.lv
Level 1              

Mon., Sat.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sun.

10.00–17.00
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
closed
Aleksejs Apinis Rare Books and
Manuscripts Reading Room

Phone: +371 67716025
E–mail: retumi@lnb.lv
Level 5 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Alfreds Kalnins Music
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67716064
E–mail: muzika@lnb.lv
Level 4 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Archives of Latvian Folklore
of the Institute of Literature, Folklore
and Art (University of Latvia)

Phone: +371 67228632
E–mail: lfk@lulfmi.lv
Level 5 Closed from 1 July until
31 August
Audiovisual Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716065
E–mail: av@lnb.lv
Level 4 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Baltic Research Centre for
East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes)
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67716172
E–mail: asiaresbibl@lnb.lv
Level M Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Book issuing point
Phone: +371 67716204
E–mail: klasitava@lnb.lv
Level 2 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Children's Literature Centre
Phone: +371 67716041
E–mail: berni@lnb.lv
Level 7 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Economy and Rights
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67806121
E–mail: jurzin@lnb.lv
Level 2 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed

Humanities and Social Sciences
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67806122
E–mail: soczin@lnb.lv

Level 2 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Interlibrary loan
Phone: +371 67806124
E-mail: loan@lnb.lv
Level M Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat., Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
closed
Internet Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716178
E-mail: ilasitava@lnb.lv
Level M Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Reading Room

E-mail: jfk@lnb.lv
Level 3 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat., Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
closed
Konrāds Ubāns Art
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67806140
E–mail: maksla@lnb.lv
Level 4 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Lettonica and Baltic
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67716023
E–mail: letonika@lnb.lv
Level 5 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Library and Information Science
Reading Room

E–mail: zlasitava@lnb.lv
Level 8 Closed due to reorganization
Maps Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716031
E–mail: karte@lnb.lv
Level 6 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Periodicals Reading Room
Phone: +371 67806126
E–mail: periodika@lnb.lv, prese@lnb.lv
Level 3 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Reference and Information Centre
Phone: +371 67806110
E–mail: uzzinas@lnb.lv
Level M Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Room -15+
Phone: +371 67806068
E–mail: konsultants@lnb.lv
Level M Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Personal Loan
Phone: +371 67716204
E–mail: pers.abonements@lnb.lv
Level 2 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Silence and Meditation Room
Phone: +371 67716063
E–mail: tereze.veinberga@lnb.lv
Level 4 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Small Prints Reading Room
E–mail: sikdarbi@lnb.lv
Level 6 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Technology and Science
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67806132
E–mail: tehnologijas@lnb.lv
Level 3 Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun., Mon.
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed

Exhibitions

Restaurant, bistro and cafe "Klīversala"

Friends room Shop and Information Centre for Latvia's centenary celebrations