While many items were available freely even before, part of the archive was only accessible from public libraries – now closed throughout the country. The library however has come to an agreement with AKKA/LAA, a copyright body that mediates and lobbies the interests of right holders, and with Culture Ministry support the entire archive is now available online.
In addition, 11 other digital access collections are available online from the National Library, alongside twenty foreign databases (registered access), the National encyclopedia, as well as content available on the library's social media profiles.
Pateicoties @AKKALAA un @KM_kultura atbalstam, līdz 14.04. brīvā piekļuvē pieejama Latvijas Nacionālās digitālās bibliotēkas kolekcija https://t.co/Tf4ybcxQji. Tajā apkopoti vairāk nekā 1400 laikrakstu un žurnālu digitālās versijas – no 1748. gada līdz mūsdienām.#Ēkultūra pic.twitter.com/cHsitZku7V— Nacionālā bibliotēka (@LNB_lv) March 25, 2020
And as pointed out by historian Gustavs Strenga, there is plenty of content available in English, too, including lectures by distinguished academics.