Library catalogues and databases

Online Catalogue collects musical scores, books, sound recordings, video materials, photographs, manuscripts and student theses. Quick video instruction see here.

JVLMA Visual Materials database collects photos and historical testimonies of Latvian music history to the present day.

Online subscription databases

Oxford Music Online (Grove Music database) has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music. is a portal providing reference information, terminology of various sectors, translation dictionaries, unique and high quality resources on Latvia in Latvian. At present it is possible to read and search for information in 10 encyclopaedias, use dictionaries in more than 10 translation directions, to view separately graphic pictures, audio and visual recordings, search for information in Latvian Internet and Internet catalogue in the portal.

Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall offers video streamed concerts in high definition and with excellent sound. Each season, around 40 concerts are broadcasted live and they can also be viewed at a later date in the concert archive. The archive already contains hundreds of recordings with all the great artists of classical music. There are also fascinating documentaries and bonus films.

Naxos Music Library is invaluable resource for universities, music schools, public libraries, schools, music professionals and collectors.

Naxos Music Library Jazz offers invaluable resource for jazz music enthusiasts. There are enowned jazz labels, first-class performances, over 18,950 albums (216,700 tracks) available on the database and new albums are added weekly.

ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the world's peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of nearly 2,200 journals and close to 26,000 book titles. ScienceDirect supports research and education with interactive elements in articles such as audio, video, graphs, tables and images, and offers tools so users can easily set alerts.

SCOPUS, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus delivers the most comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. As research becomes increasingly global, interdisciplinary and collaborative, you can make sure that critical research from around the world is not missed.

Web of Science is the world’s largest publisher-neutral citation index and research intelligence platform.

Open Access resources

National Digital Library of Latvia -The aim of the Latvian National Digital Library is to ensure digitizing collections of the NLLand partner organizations, by making them accessible on the Internet. At present the Digital Library holds digitised
collections of newspapers, maps, books, sheet-music, audio recordings and pictures.

Directory of Open Access Books- Provides open access to over 8 000 Academic peer-reviewed books from 224 publishers.
Directory of Open Access Journals- Covering all scientific and scholarly subjects.More than 9000 e-journals are available.
Journals can be browsed by title or by broad subject area, or searched at article level.
OAPEN Library- The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.