Scientific Library

The Scientific Library of RTU is an academic library of state significance accredited within the State United Library Information System with the largest collection of traditional sources on engineering and architecture in Latvia – approximately 1.5 million items. The library provides access to a number of electronic resources – databases with 47 000 e-journals and 148 000 e-books – which are available at the library premises and remotely to the registered users.

The Scientific Library of RTU is the first library in Latvia in terms of RFID (Radio Frequencies Identification) technology application. The library's self-service system automates a quick and convenient issuing and collection of books including the opportunity to return books outside library working hours.

There is a spacious reading hall with library stock in open access, rare book reading room, overnight reading room, individual booths and team rooms, cozy kitchenette for visitors, as well as a transformable conference hall.

Library regulations

Opening hours and contacts

Opening hours and contact information of the library administration, departments and branch libraries.

Ask librarian

Librarians will answer your questions

Search and Find

PRIMO, electronic catalogue. Subscribed databases, trial access databases. Databases, created by RTU Scientific Library

Branch information

Find out about information resources in RTU branches, cooperate with the librarian of your branch.

User training

The Scientific Library offers group trainings and individual consultations for users to make the most of our resources.


Library services, charges and fines.