The foundation of the Library holdings has been laid by historically inherited stocks of Riga Polytechnical School, Riga Polytechnical Institute and The Higher School of Latvia.

Thanks to this heritage of valuable donations to the University from legal persons and individuals, there are unique collections in the Library holdings:

  • Special collections – created by the Library itself, or obtained from the owner of the collection.
  • Donations of private collections – the greatest treasure of the Library, as the creators of collections have been notable personalities of the University.
  • Historical holdings of the UL institutions – historically preserved constituent parts of the libraries of various structural units of the University.

Library stock contains noteworthy collections and donations from eminent scientists, as well as culture and public officials.