BA library is located at 161 K. Valdemara Street in Riga on the third floor. It consists of two units – the lending department and the reading– room. The library ensures the study process and scientific work providing students, academic staff and other customers with library, bibliographic, informative and copying services. The library stock has been created taking into consideration the specialization of BA and is being supplemented. The stock is mainly related on banking, finance and entrepreneurship. To provide students with self-study opportunities the library offers access to the legislation and other normative documentation of Republic of Latvia, monographs, reference publications, statistical data, internet resources and other materials and services. The library is used not only by BA and other higher educational institution students, but also BA graduates. They highly appreciate the convenience of free access to the stock and its quality.
There are more than 16000 copies of monographic publications and other information units, more than 1400 copies of continued publications in the library. The electronic catalogue contains almost 5000 entries. BA library regularly receives newspapers and magazines published in Latvia and abroad. The library receives publications of Bank of Latvia and other informative sources as well as subscribes to foreign publications such as Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Focus, etc. and electronic data bases BBS, EBSCO (4500 magazine articles), EMERALD, SPRINGER, etc.
The library has an electronic catalogue which is formed within the integrated library system ALISE. It provides the search of publications according to different parameters and is available also in internet. All the library activities – stock building, the reader service, preparing reports and references are also carried out in the system ALISE. Any user can search information in the electronic catalogue, clarify the number and location of copies and read the description of the source of information. The library system ALISE enables the authorized users to check the state of their account, to request the time-limit extension and to make the reservation of the book. The librarian can provide authorization data.
The BA library participates in the project „The Virtual Catalogue of 12 Universities and Special Libraries” that enables the readers to search information in 12 libraries at the same time. The state agency „Culture Information Systems” provides information on the trials of foreign data bases.
There is 21 computerized seat with access to internet in the reading-room as well as printing and copying services. All the books, statistical data, periodicals and data bases are available in the reading-room. It is possible to use laptops and the wireless internet. The librarian consults on the methods of the search of information. You can also buy books published by BA School of Business and Finance. The Library of BA School of Business and Finance has been the member of the Association of Academic Libraries of Latvia for 9 years. The membership in the association ensures the cooperation of BA with other university libraries and access to the latest information.
Library opening hours:
Library: +371 67387314
The purpose of BA School of Business and Finance library is to ensure academic staff and students with necessary literature and data basis.
In library there are approximately 16’000 books and magazines, statistics collections, yearbooks, as well as various data basis in electronic format. Electronic catalogue (“ALISE”) is available here.
Authorized electronic data basis *:
|Web of Science – database of scientific journals /in English/|
|EBSCO – full text magazine data basis /in English/|
|Emerald – world leading Publisher of management research /in English/|
|Dienas bizness /in Latvian/|
|LETA – national news agency (available “Archive”) /in Latvian/|
|Nozare.lv /in Latvian/|
|BNS – Baltic news service (available “Archive”) /in English/|
|BBS – Baltic business information /in Latvian/|
|Latvijas Vēstnesis /in Latvian/|
www.ft.com (ask librarian for access)
www.ifinanses.lv (magazine in Latvian, ask librarian for access)
Dienas Bizness Rokasgrāmatas
www.handbooks.lv (electronic books in Latvian, ask librarian for access)
Digitālā biznesa rokasgrāmata
www.rokasgramata.lv (electronic books in Latvian, ask librarian for access)
http://www.juristavards.lv/ (magazine in Latvian, ask librarian for access)
http://bilance.lid.lv/arhivs/ (magazine in Latvian, ask librarian for access)
Open access resources, accessible from any computer
Google Scholar, search engine for academic resources https://scholar.google.lv/
Directory of Open Access Journals: https://doaj.org/
E-resource repository of the University of Latvia: http://dspace.lu.lv/dspace/
Open access book collection http://bookboon.com/
*data basis are available using computers of BA School of Business and Finance
The books and magazines that are not handed out for bringing home may be used only in the reading-room. Necessary materials may be printed out accordingly to the library usage instructions. Library usage instructions is available here.