30th March 2020

National Library of Latvia Goes Online

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The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is providing remote access to its digital resources and e-services during the state of emergency (due to COVID-19) declared by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia. The NLL Digital Library has 12 collections. In addition, more than 20 full-text foreign subscribed databases, the National Encyclopaedia, as well as lecture, discussion, conference, reading and other audio and video content on NLL social networks are available for study and research purposes.

Digital collections (most of the content is in Latvian):

Online subscription databases: EBSCO, ScienceDirect, Scopus, ProquestDissertation and Thesis Online, Bibliorossica, Cambridge Journals Online, Credo Reference, Emerald, Encyclopaedia Britannica Academic Edition, Dawsonera e-books

In order to gain individual access (if you have not already done so) to the online databases, NLL readers with a reader card must fill out an APPLICATION (PDF) and send it – in scanned or photographed form – to konsultants@lnb.lv(link sends e-mail).


Recordings of lectures, conferences, discussions, readings:

Latest news:

Until 14 April, the NLL Reference and Information Centre will provide remote consultation on access to digital resources between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays (phone: 67806113, e-mail: konsultants@lnb.lv(link sends e-mail)).

The Welcome Desk will operate through remote access between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays (phone: 67806135, 25627640, 67806137, e-mail: welcomedesk@lnb.lv(link sends e-mail)).

Remote registration of NLL readers: https://lasitajs.lnb.lv

Personal-subscription and SBA applications will be considered.

Until 14 April, no public events planned for the NLL will take place and the NLL will be closed to the public.

Most public libraries in Latvia will be closed until 14 April (this information can be clarified on the library or municipality website).

Information on the national epidemiological situation is available on the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website at www.spkc.gov.lv


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

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