The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is providing remote access to its digital resources and e-services during the spread of COVID-19. 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.
On 8 October 2021, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) and the Information and Documentation Terminology Subcommittee of the Terminology Committee at the Latvian Academy of Sciences plan to hold their annual terminology conference.
November 2020 saw the launch of intensive online training in the art of debate in the partner countries of the Erasmus+ youth debate project Debate Your Issue. Young people in Serbia will soon join their peers in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Project partners received applications from more than 300 young Europeans, half of whom have been accorded the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed by debaters taking on diverse and socio-political issues. The training is scheduled to run until spring 2021, and will be followed by an international competition and a closing conference*.
Wednesday 13 January, from 10:00 to 14:30, will see the conference X stunda. Barikādēm 30 (X Hour. 30th Anniversary of the Barricades) marking this significant anniversary of the January 1991 Barricades. It will feature active participants in those Barricades, members of the People's Front, former representatives of the government and the Supreme Soviet, looking back at the events of January 1991 and reviewing, in the main, topics not widely discussed previously: preparations for the Barricades and the media's role as messenger. At the same time, the conference will consider those people who, led by their own initiative, unselfishly supported the Barricades.
The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is closed to visitors on public holidays, on Maintenance days and during diplomatic events.
In the year that the 250th anniversary of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven is being celebrated widely around the world, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) is also preparing a large-scale exhibition – Beethoven. Orbits. It will be on view in the new year – as soon as the NLL opens its doors to visitors again.
From 10 November till 6 December 2020 an exhibition Icons – an Exhibition About the Right to Exist – will take place at the National Library of Latvia (Conference Centre lobby, Level -1). Free entrance.
On Tuesday, 3 November, at 15:00 religious studies scholar Michael Strmiska will give a public talk titled Why Latvian Higher Education and Latvian Society Need Religious Studies. The event will take place online. To attend the event online, please register HERE. The link to the event Zoom session will be sent via e-mail, as well as made available on the Facebook page 30 min before the start.