Welcome to the Latvian National Library Foundation website!


The Latvian National Library Foundation is a public organization, established to support the National Library of Latvia and raise funds in Latvia and abroad. For the first time, a library was built in Riga and has become the symbol of education and culture in Latvia, and perhaps even the symbol of Latvia and its people all over the world. The new building of the National Library of Latvia was opened in 2014. We call the library our ‘Castle of Light’ — the centre for the nation’s accumulated intellectual treasures, a hub for contemporary culture and exchanging information, and a platform where new ideas are born and nurtured, to be passed along to next generations.

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