Jelgava City Library

Jelgava City Library is the largest public library in Zemgale. The building of the library is an architectural monument of local significance: the balcony of its facade is decorated by the cast iron ornaments of the 19th century, and it is an architecture testimony of its time with an unusual fate of which you can find out if you participate in excursion.

The library holds the only hall of Krišjānis Barons in Latvia with the wall paintings of the artist Andrejs Zvejnieks and stained-glass windows, the work of the old master of stained glass art – Estere Bormane. The hall was made in the library in 1985. Krišjānis Barons is at the centre of the paintings of Barons' hall and is surrounded by 10 more paintings reflecting the human life through Latvian folk songs. The hall has been renovated in 2018 and is open for visitors again. Krišjānis Barons was a Latvian folklorist, writer and journalist, one of the significant national identity symbols to every Latvian.


The library offers free thematic excursions and library lessons to children, school children, students and adults on topics of the world of books, history of the library building, history of the municipality and much else, providing education and entertainment to everyone. Length of excursions and library lessons is up to one hour.

Novelty! Visit to the renovated hall of Krišjānis Barons and library building during excursion Walls that Talk.

Book the excursion by calling: +371 26429647; 26367743; 63046721 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Open hours

Open hours in summer: 10.00-18.00, open hours in winter: 10.00-19.00, closed: Saturday and holidays.

Additional information

  • Lease of premises for seminars, celebrations (maximum number of persons 80);
  • Lease of premises for training (maximum number of persons 14);
  • Equipment: multimedia devices, interactive board, projector;
  • Lease fee of premises: EUR 10,00/1 h.
Jelgava, Akadēmijas iela 26, Jelgava, LV-3001
63007747, 63046721
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