About library

The LiepU library is housed in the central building of the University at Lielā iela 14, e-mail:

The library was founded in 1954; its stocks contain 100 000 different items: 80 000 books, about 10 000 periodicals, collections of laws, dissertations, audio-visual and other materials. The library attends to the needs of the students of the University, its teaching staff and other personnel. The readers can use the lending library, the reading room and the electronic resources reading rooms with free access.


To borrow books, one needs an ISIC card valid for a year. Since 1992 system “Alise” (Advanced Library Information Service) has been functioning in the library. The readers have an opportunity of using the electronic catalogue, which includes both the alphabetic and systematic catalogue.


A bibliographer-consultant will help you in your search for the necessary information. If the necessary printed matter is not held in the library the reader can get any item from other libraries of Latvia, as well as from foreign libraries through inter-library loans system (SSBA).


The library is equipped with free access computers, with the help of which students can obtain information not only about the library funds and services, but also use them for writing qualification papers. Everybody in need can make use of the paid services in the library - binding the printed matterials, copying etc.