Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka. National Library of Latvia, Riga

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The National Library of Latvia is a national cultural institution under the supervision of the Latvian Ministry of Culture. The National Library of Latvia was formed in 1919 after the independent Republic of Latvia was proclaimed in 1918. The first supervisor of the Library was Jānis Misiņš, a librarian and the founder of the Latvian scientific bibliography (1862–1945).Today the Library plays an important role in the development of Latvia's information society, providing Internet access to residents and supporting research and lifelong education.CollectionsOne of the characteristic cornerstones of the NLL, which characterizes every national library, is the formation of the collection of national literature, its eternal storage and long-term access.The NLL is a centre of theoretical research and practical analyses of the activities of Latvian libraries. The Library carries out the functions of the centre of Latvia Interlibrary Loan, ensures the library and information service to the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia – the Saeima, implements the standardisation of the branch. Since the very outset, its main concern has been the national bibliography. The massive union catalogue "Ancient Prints in Latvian 1525 -1855 "(published in Riga, 1999), received Spīdola Prize in 2000 and was awarded "The Beautiful Book of the Year 99".In 2005 "The Index of the Authors of Letonica Books (1523–1919)" was published, providing information about versatile branches of science and representatives of various nations, Latvia being the main focus of their publications.The NLL includes several collections of posters (artists Oskars Šteinbergs (1882–1937), Sigismunds Vidbergs (1890–1970), Raoul Dufy (1877–1953), Bernhard Borchert (1863–1945), Niklavs Strunke (1894–1966) and others).
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  • We were here at the library for a Convention, remains beyond the bridge that leads to the old town. glass architecture completely soundproofed, a modernist form, inside there are installations and exhibitions and the library has an arrangement with interior design very original
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  • I have visited this facility twice and am still in awe at the beauty of the architecture and the fantastic interior. Do ride the elevator to the top and come down the stairs and enjoy the atrium and f...  read more »
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