January 23, 2022

Latvia’s “Castle of Light” National Library Building Officially Opens in Riga

From the Latvian Institute:

“I am glad that since the commissioning of the new library building, the library’s team has taken care of the library’s content and its values, by making open, creative space for human spiritual growth. The Castle of Light is not only a gift from world-famous Latvian architect Gunnar Birkerts to his native country, but a building of national importance, which was constructed in independent Latvia, and is an important national symbol,” highlighted the Minister of Culture of Latvia, Dace Melbārde.


The Inauguration Ceremony honors all who have participated in and supported the library’s project for 25 years.

From the National Library of Latvia Web Site

Additional Material From LIBER (Assoc. of European Research Libraries)

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