The National Library of Latvia is cultural institution of the national importance under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, acting in accordance with the law “On the National Library of Latvia”, other laws and Regulation is approved by the Cabinet.

The mission of the NLL is to promote a creative use of cultural and scientific heritage supporting the growth of Latvia.

The vision of the NLL: The NLL is a cultural, scientific and educational center of national importance, which safeguards the published heritage of Latvia and the world, ensures its public accessibility and promotes its creative use. The NLL provides to its clients user-oriented services in both physical and digital environment. To implement this vision the NLL co-operates with other libraries and cultural institutions of Latvia and engages in international cultural processes.