Interlibrary and international interlibrary loan

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Interlibrary and international interlibrary loan
Interlibrary and international interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan offers possibility for the library readers to use materials from the National Library of Latvia or other research libraries collections at the library closest to them.

International Interlibrary Loan (IILL) offers possibility to receive materials from foreign libraries if they are not in the collections of National Library of Latvia, National Library of Latvia online subscription databases or other Latvian research libraries.

To use IILL services you must be the reader of National Library of Latvia and fill application form in the reading rooms. See our PRICE LIST.

The following regulations apply to the use of ILL and IILL services:



Foreign libraries can request materials for their readers from the National Library of Latvia collection. Before submitting request, please check the availability of items in the Electronic Union Catalogue of Latvian Libraries of National Significance or Scanned card catalogues.

  • As payment we accept IFLA Vouchers:
    • For European countries 1 to 2 IFLA Vouchers per unit
    • For other countries 2 to 3 IFLA Vouchers per unit
    • Copies up to 20 pages 0,5 IFLA Voucher
    • Copies more than 20 pages 1 IFLA Voucher
  • The library has the right to increase the cost of the loan lending.

The loan period of the items are from two to four weeks. Libraries are obliged to respect the time limit and our rules and regulations.

To order, please contact us by e-mail:


Information Services and Interlibrary Loan Department
Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga, LV-1423
Level M, Reference and Information Centre, Room M03
Phone: +371 67806124

Opening hours:
Monday 12.00–20.00
Tuesday 9.00–17.00
Wednesday 12.00–20.00
Thursday 9.00–17.00
Friday 12.00–20.00
Saturday 10.00–17.00
Sunday closed