Every Monday from 10:00 to 15:00 starting 6 July, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) invites tourists and other interested parties to visit the ground floor of the Castle of Light. Visitors can tour a number of exhibitions, learn fun facts about the NLL and its history, take in the People’s Bookshelf and enjoy coffee or lunch at the Klīversala restaurant.

The following exhibitions await:

  • The Book in Latvia permanent exhibition – a true 21st century take on the history of book publishing in Latvia. Inspired by the new face of the library.
  • The Singers of Folksongs. 1991 in exhibition hall number 2 (until 15 August) – a multimedia story on the history of Latvia’s folksong collectors and singers.
  • The Castle of Light and the Glass Mountain – the Story of the National Library of Latvia in the orangery by the main entrance. Insight into the history and construction of the NLL building.
  • Riga Photo Month exhibition in exhibition hall number 1 (from 17 August).

Visitors will be able to meet NLL staff, learn interesting stories and facts on the history of the library, its building, special guests and events. Short films on the NLL and the Path of Light – Chain of Book Lovers campaign will be screened.

The Draugu Telpa (Friends’ Space) book, souvenir and design shop and Klīversala restaurant on the ground floor will observe the same opening hours as the NLL. The restaurant entrance is located at the front of the building on the Daugava river side.

Visitors are reminded that the NLL is open for study and research purposes at the following times:

Tue, Thur, Sat 10.00–16.00
Wed, Fri 14.00–20.00

Information provided by:
Anna Muhka
Head of Corporate Communications
National Library of Latvia
Tel.: 29474534