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Latvian National Library
The new Latvian National Library building, also known as the “Palace of Light”, was designed by the famous Latvian-American architect Gunārs Birkerts. The library opens the year Riga is designated the European Capital of Culture.
The Latvian National Library is located on the left bank of the Daugava. It is home to over one thousand reading desks and rooms for group lectures, exhibitions, public debates, presentations and other such happenings.
The new library is arriving in tandem with the uniform library information system or “Network of Light”, which makes it possible to access Latvian National Library materials from any other library in Latvia.