Director of the Library


The Director of the Library shall have administrative and economic activities in order to ensure the effective functioning of the library, as well as methodically consulting work with the libraries of Smiltene, Stenči, Valka county.



Reader service department




Visitors have access to a range of fiction, poetry stocks, sectoral literature in Latvian and Russian, and individual copies in English, German and French.


Periodical reading room on 1 st floor


In the reading room, each visitor has access to the library's subscribed press publications and the Internet. See the list of the subscribed press publications here.



Children's literature department


The available range of books are for readers of different ages. We have books for the smallest ones, books for school-age children and young people: fairy-tale books, exciting stories, adventure novels; reference literature: encyclopedia, dictionaries. Journals for children and youth are available in the reading room. Small readers have a playing corner.


A free Internet point is available to all visitors of the Library, with Internet usage free of charge. We also have free Wi-Fi, that any visitor can use in personal devices.


For more information, see the separate section “Children, Youth” on the library's home page.



Cataloguing and automation department


• Creates a new bibliography of the libraries of Valka, Smiltene and Strenči municipalities in the electronic catalogue of the region, monitor its quality, perform the necessary editing;

• compiling the inventory unit and summary accounts of all libraries in the Valka region,

• prepare reports on the collection of libraries in the region and its movement;

• carry out monitoring of the essential requirements of the work of regional public and school libraries, provide consultative and practical assistance to regional libraries in matters of collection, cataloguing, classification and accounting;

• distributing non-reimbursement costs to regional libraries from different publishers, institutions and individuals;

• assembling the exchange stock of libraries in the Valka region, organising work on it.



Master bibliographer, administrator of BIS ALISE


• is responsible for automation of librarian processes in the region;

• carries administration and configuration activities in the library information system;

• gives library specialists the passwords, training and advice of system users;

• controls the quality of the data entered;

• organises and performs automated inventory checks (inventory) of libraries in the region;

• makes descriptions and supply them to the National bibliography analysis database;

• is responsible for reference and information work for regional libraries.



County research work


The work of the county research shall be based on the accumulation and preservation of the evidence of the cultural and historical heritage of the county.



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