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1 Modern Libraries in Latvia: eight of the most architecturally significant, recently renovated or finished library buildings and one future building project Author: Enija Blūmīte, information management and library science student from University of Latvia 2014

2 Presentation Content: 1.Main facts about Latvia 2.Overview of eight libraries from different districts of Latvia 3.Future upcoming project 4.List of used sources

3 The Republic of Latvia Image available at: Capital city: Riga Currency: EUR Population: 2, 023, 825 (2013) Area: 64,589 sq.km President: Andris Bērziņš Parliament: Saema with 100 members elected by people Ethnic groups: Latvians (59%); Russians (28,3%); Byelorussians (3,7%); Ukrainians (2,5%); Poles (2,4%); Lithuanians (1,4%); other – 2,1% ; Official language: Latvian

4 National Symbols of Latvia National Anthem: Dievs, svētī Latviju! (God, Bless Latvia!) Image available at: Image available at : atOfArms/

5 Līvānu Central Library (Līvānu Centrālā bibliotēka) Image available at: 11&view=L%C4%ABv%C4%81nu+novada+Centr%C4%81l%C4%81+bibliot%C4%93ka

6 Līvānu Central Library: location Image available at: 4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x46e9d41a0a1b2b85:0x300cfcd68f30110!2m2!1d !2d

7 Līvānu Central Library: The total floor space: m 2 The total number of readers: 2150 Total number of units: brach libraries Renovated library building opened on July 24, 2011 Integrated Library Information System: ALISE The number of digitized documents: 141 Coordinating and methodological center for other libraries; Available services: user training and consultation, interlibrary loan; international-interlibrary loan; self-service devices (M3 „SelfCheck”V4), access to 4 subscription data bases; printers; scanners; reference work; art exhibitions;

8 Book catalogue of 2 districts: Screenshot taken from:

9 Rītausma Library (Rītausmas bibliotēka) Image available at:

10 Rītausma Library: location Screenshot taken at: ,7z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x46e8c7de0ced23c1:0xc3ee8b95c2bbcdd9!2m2!1d !2d !1m5!1m1!1s0x46 e8c7de0ced23c1:0xc3ee8b95c2bbcdd9!2m2!1d !2d

11 Rītausma Library: The total floor space: 573m 2 Total number of units: 9639 The total number of readers: 608 Integrated Library Information System: ALISE Local business support library Latvian - Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme ( ) Available services: Individual counseling on business topics; user training and consultation; interlibrary loan; exhibitions; access to 3 subscribed data bases; printers; scanners; book reviews; accessible for disabled persons; tours and creative activities for children

12 Catalogue of books: Screenshot taken at:

13 Kuldīgas Library (Kuldīgas novada bibliotēka) Image available at:

14 Kuldīga Library- location Screenshot taken from: 99, ,7z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x46efda :0x846e381e935d7637!2m2!1d !2d !1m5!1m1!1s0x46efda :0x846e381e935d7637!2m2!1d !2d ?hl=lv

15 Kuldīga Library: The total floor space: m 2 Total number of users: 3478 Total number of units: The former synagogue house of prayers; The library is composed of three building complex The number of digitized documents: 621(3 digital collections) Integrated Library Information System: ALISE Offered services: acces to 7 subscribed data bases; trainings and consultations ; interlibrary loan; international-interlibrary loan; printers; scanners; exhibitions; events; access for disabled persons; reference work; workshops; document binding and laminating; electronic delivery of documents; tours;

16 Book catalogue of three districts: Screenshot taken form:

17 Valmiera Integrated Library (Valmieras integrētā bibliotēka) Image available at:

18 Valmiera Integrated Library Screenshot taken from: 1m1!1s0x46ebee832598c807:0x400cfcd68f30400!2m2!1d !2d !1m5!1m1!1s0x46ebee832598c807:0x400 cfcd68f30400!2m2!1d !2d ?hl=lv

19 Valmiera Integrated Library The total floor space: 2497 m 2 ; Total number of users: 7569 Total number of units: Library Learning Centre; Integrated Library Information System: ALISE Two libraries united: Valmiera Integrated Library and the University’s of Vidzeme library; Coordination and consultation center in the region for public and school libraries ; European Commission's " Europe Direct" information center; Offered services: acces to 6 subscribed data bases; trainings and consultations ; interlibrary loan; printers; scanners; exhibitions; events; access for disabled persons; lamination, stitching, binding, fax; electronic delivery of documents; DVD subscription; introductory tours (plus virtual tour); reading room reservations; multimedia projector rent; Participation ir organizations: International Network of Emerging Library Innovators - Cohort 2 (INELI); Latvian Association of Librarians; Latvian National Commission for UNESCO network "Story time in libraries“; Latvian Academic Library Association; CombiLib; World Tourism Organization depository;

20 Book catalogue: Screenshot taken from:

21 Pārventa Library (Pārventas bibliotēka) Image available at:

22 Pārventa Library Image available at:

23 Pārventa Library- location Screenshot taken from: x46f1c895254b0dad:0xc4507d fd?hl=lv

24 Pārventa Library: The total floor space: 1544 m 2 Total number of users: 3789 Total number of units: Opened in summer 2009 Citizens information center Branch library of the digital center Integrated Library Information System: ALISE Simultaneously provides both library functions and cultural events conducted; Received highest architectural awards for both Latvian and abroad; Offered services: access to 9 data bases; trainings and consultations ; interlibrary loan; international-interlibrary loan; printers; scanners; exhibitions; events; access for disabled persons, fax; tours; amphitheater for rent; night and holiday loan; Original scanning, digital photography; concerts;

25 Book catalogue: Screenshot taken from: 2

26 RTU Scientific Library (RTU Zinātniskā bibliotēka) Image available at:

27 RTU Scientific Library-location Screenshot taken from: s0x46eecfe :0x27addabb7b9b6937

28 RTU Scientific Library The total floor space: 5003 m 2 Total number of users: Total number of units: brach libraries 3 digital collections Also very antique units included Mission: Develop a library of modern education and information center (..) Integrated Library Information system: ALEPH Importance of the State Library Information Network and the National Holdings component; Planned changes after renovation: 24/7 opened reading room; open access stock; rarity reading room; lecturers reading room; individual cabins and group rooms as well as a transformable conference room; Offered services: acces to 36 data bases; Inquiries and advice on the spot, by e- mail, phone or Skype; group tours and training; UDC allocation; printing works; international-interlibrary loan; Bibliographic index and e-bibliography creation; exhibitions; bibliographic reference list and bibliography list editing; Creation of new acquisitions newsletter; printers, scanners;

29 RTU Scientific Library book catalogue: Screenshot taken from:https://lira.lanet.lv/F/UVU6HK1IIK7TB686G85Y38UT824G144VXM5UMMXXYVSKC92MFJ-33232?func=find- b&request=library&find_code=TIT&x=0&y=0&filter_code_1=WLN&filter_request_1=&filter_code_2=WYR&filter_request_2=&filter_code _3=WYR&filter_request_3=&filter_code_4=WFM&filter_request_4=

30 LU Library (Latvijas Universitātes bibliotēka) Image available at:

31 LU Library-location Screenshot taken at: https://www.google.pl/maps/dir/Latvijas+Universit%C4%81tes+bibliot%C4%93ka/Latvijas+Universit%C4%81tes+bibliot%C4%93ka,+Kalpak !1d !2d !1m5!1m1!1s0x46eecfd1bfa23f03:0x4b22280a7394a422!2m2!1d !2d ?hl=lv

32 LU Library The total floor space: m 2 Total number of users: Total number of units: brach libraries National cultural monument The number of digitized documents: 638 (8 digital collections) Integrated Library Information system: ALEPH Latvian University of Humanities and Social Science Research Center and Library Remarkable late 19th century sample of interior culture Renovation was completed on January 15, 2013 National significance largest Latvian university library Offered services: inter library loan; international-library loan; electronic delivery of documents; access to 237 subscribed data bases; printers, scanners, copy machines, multifunctional equipment; self-service devices ; events; exhibitions; publishing; project development; reference work; user training and consultation; thematic information resource scheduling; scientific research and development; tours; Digitization on demands; night loan;

33 Book catalogue: Screenshot taken at: https://lira.lanet.lv/F/3BNXY96AP576A8IHDUFQLRX9R9TQ6HNF8HB433AEAXK52EQN1T-17138?func=find- b&request=library&find_code=TIT&x=0&y=0&filter_code_1=WLN&filter_request_1=&filter_code_2=WYR&filter_request_2=&filter_co de_3=WYR&filter_request_3=&filter_code_4=WFM&filter_request_4=

34 National Library of Latvia (Latvijas Nacionālā Bibliotēka) Image available at: bibliotekas-projekta-gaitu-2012-gada-aprili/

35 National Library of Latvia Image available at:http://www.ir.lv/2013/9/27/lnb-vaditajs-atslegas-uz-gaismas-pili-jaiedod-decembri

36 National Library of Latvia Image available at:

37 National Library of Latvia-location Screenshot taken at: z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1zbGF0dmlqYXMgbmFjaW9uxIFsxIEgYmlibGlvdMSTa2E!3m1!1s0x :0x77efd7d3e5abc8fc?hl=lv

38 National Library of Latvia “Castle of Light” (architect – Gunārs Birkerts) Total number of units: Area: m 2 95 years of existance Total number of users: around Total cost: about 268 million EUR Cooperation: together 61 partner of 21 countries. On 6 June 2014, the building was put into operation (started at year 2008) Latvian Technological Libraries and Information Center Mission - to promote creative cultural and scientific heritage in supporting the growth of Latvia as well. Offered services: reference and consultation work; reader training; tours; interlibrary loan; international-interlibrary loan; thematic summaries of information material; press reviews; the creation of thematic bibliographic lists; electronic delivery of documents; copying, binding, digitization on demand; home unit subscriptions; personal unit subscriptions; access to more than 76 subscribed data bases;

39 Book catalogue: Screenshot taken at: https://lira.lanet.lv/F/3BNXY96AP576A8IHDUFQLRX9R9TQ6HNF8HB433AEAXK52EQN1T-25115?func=find- b&request=library&find_code=TIT&adjacent=N&x=0&y=0&filter_code_1=WLN&filter_request_1=&filter_code_2=WYR&filter_request_2=&filter_co de_3=WYR&filter_request_3=&filter_code_4=WFM&filter_request_4=

40 Future upcoming project- Bauska library Image available at: architects/51c5c469b3fc4b9dc _library-building-in-bauska-winning-proposal-a2sm-architects_4_-_a2sm-jpg/

41 Future upcoming project- Bauska library Image available at: bauska-winning-proposal-a2sm-architects_6_-_a2sm.jpg

42 Future upcoming project- Bauska library Image available at: architects/51c5c4c9b3fc4b29c100007a_library-building-in-bauska-winning-proposal-a2sm-architects_15_-_a2sm-jpg/

43 Location of upcoming project Screenshot taken at: 1m5!1m1!1s0x46e8c62e27309add:0x400cfcd68f30800!2m2!1d !2d !1m5!1m1!1s0x46e8c62e27309add:0x400cfcd68f308 00!2m2!1d !2d ?hl=lv

44 Future upcoming project- Bauska library Area: 2500 m 2 Total cost: about EUR Lithuanian architectural office A2SM work called “Meeting at the crossroads” (Contest winners) Within the project "Business Support Libraries cross border cooperation networking“ (from 2 May 2012 to November 1, 2014) Four building blocks, connected by a spacious foyer Planned innovations: business information center; conference hall; energy-efficient and modern; coffee shop; administration building; children's library; reading room at several levels; interactive space; common space; “various floors”; Library is not anymore only a part of information’s society and culture, but also a part of town’s economical life.

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