Opening hours

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NLL opening hours from 16 June until 31 August:
Mon. 10.00–15.00 Library is open for visitors (including exhibitions and observation deck on Level 11 and 12). Reading rooms are closed
Tues., Thurs. 9.00–17.00
Wed., Fri. 12.00–20.00
Sat. 10.00–17.00
Sun. closed

22 June  9.00–16.00
23 June  closed (Midsummer Eve)
24 June  closed (St John's Day)
25 June  closed (working day is moved to 19 June)

The Library is closed to visitors on public holidays, on maintenance days and during diplomatic events. You can find list of these dates in 2021 HERE.

Friends Room – shop: Mon. 11.00–15.00  •  Tues. 11.00–16.00  •  Wed. 12.00–17.00  •  Thurs. 11.00–16.00  •  Fri. 12.00–16.00  •  Sat., Sun. closed

The restaurant and café are currently closed.

LEVEL MAP

Reading Room/Service Level Opening hours
Welcome Desk
Phone: +371 67806135, +371 25627640          
E–mail: welcomedesk@lnb.lv
Level 1                     Mon.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
Sun.
10.00–15.00     
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
closed
Archives of Latvian Folklore
(
University of Latvia, Institute of
Literature, Folklore and Art)

Phone: +371 67228632
E–mail: lfk@lulfmi.lv
Level 5 Temporarily closed  
Art Reading Room
Phone: +371 67806140
E–mail: maksla@lnb.lv
Level 4 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Audiovisual Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716065
E–mail: av@lnb.lv
Level 4 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Baltic Research Centre for
East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes)
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67716172
E–mail: asiaresbibl@lnb.lv
Level M Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Book issuing
Phone: +371 67716204
E–mail: klasitava@lnb.lv
Level 2 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Children's Literature Centre
Phone: +371 67716041
E–mail: berni@lnb.lv
Level 7 Open upon request
Tue., Thu. 9.00–17.00
Wed., Fri. 12.00–20.00
Sat. 10.00–17.00,
please use e-mail or phone
for contacts
Economy and Law Reading Room
Phone: +371 67806121
E–mail: jurzin@lnb.lv
Level 2 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Humanities and Social Sciences
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67806122
E–mail: soczin@lnb.lv
Level 2 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Interlibrary loan
Phone: +371 67806124
E-mail: loan@lnb.lv
Level M Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Internet Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716178
E-mail: ilasitava@lnb.lv
Level M Open upon request
Tue., Thu. 9.00–17.00
Wed., Fri. 12.00–20.00
Sat. 10.00–17.00,
please use e-mail or phone
for contacts
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Reading Room
E-mail: ircriga@state.gov
Level 3 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Lettonica and Baltic Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716023
E–mail: letonika@lnb.lv
Level 5 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Library Science Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716047, +371 29336112
E–mail: zlasitava@lnb.lv
Level 8 Open upon request
Tue., Thu. 9.00–17.00
Wed., Fri. 12.00–17.00,
please use e-mail or phone
for contacts
Maps Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716031
E–mail: karte@lnb.lv
Level 6 Open upon request
Tue., Thu. 9.00–17.00
Wed., Fri. 12.00–20.00
Sat. 10.00–17.00,
please use e-mail or phone
for contacts
Meditation Room
Phone: +371 67716063
E–mail: tereze.veinberga@lnb.lv
Level 4 Temporarily closed  
Music Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716064
E–mail: muzika@lnb.lv
Level 4 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Periodicals Reading Room
Phone: +371 67806126
E–mail: periodika@lnb.lv
Level 3 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Permanent exhibit "Book in Latvia"
Phone: +371 26420065
E-mail: gramata.latvija@lnb.lv
Level 1 Mon.
Tue., Thu., Sat.
Wed., Fri.
Sun.
10.00-15.00
10.00-17.00
12.00-20.00
closed
Personal loan
Phone: +371 67716204
E–mail: pers.abonements@lnb.lv
Level 2 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Reading Room

Phone: +371 67716025
E–mail: retumi@lnb.lv
Level 5 Open upon request
Tue., Thu. 9.00–17.00
Wed., Fri. 12.00–20.00
Sat. 10.00–17.00,
please use e-mail or phone
for contacts
Reference and Information Centre
Phone: +371 67806110
E–mail: uzzinas@lnb.lv
Level M Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00
Room -15+
Phone: +371 67716068
E–mail: konsultants@lnb.lv
Level M Temporarily closed  
Small Printed Items Reading Room
Phone: +371 67716032
E–mail: sikdarbi@lnb.lv
Level 6 Open upon request
Tue., Thu. 9.00–17.00
Wed., Fri. 12.00–20.00
Sat. 10.00–17.00,
please use e-mail or phone
for contacts
Technology and Science Reading Room
Phone: +371 67806132
E–mail: tehnologijas@lnb.lv
Level 3 Mon., Sun.
Tues., Thurs.
Wed., Fri.
Sat.
closed
9.00–17.00
12.00–20.00
10.00–17.00

 
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