Lizuma Parish Library

"Akācijas", Lizums, Lizuma parish, Gulbene district, LV - 4425, tel. 26498261,

The library is open to visitors:

Working hours in winter: from October 1 to May 31
Tuesday 8.00-12.00 12.30 - 17.00
Wednesday 8.00-12.00 12.30 - 17.00
Thursday 8.00-12.00 12.30 - 17.00
Friday 8.00-12.00 12.30 - 17.00
Saturday 9.00-15.00

Working hours in summer: from June 1 to September 30
Monday 8.00-12.00 12.30-17.00
Tuesday 8.00-12.00 12.30-17.00
Wednesday 8.00-12.00 12.30-17.00
Thursday 8.00-12.00 12.30-17.00
Friday 9.00-15.00

The library is closed to visitors on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.

Key performance indicators (2023):

Library collection – 8398
Issue - 8252
Number of users - 441
Number of visits – 5605

From the history of the library:
In 1839, the pastor of Tirza, Pechac, established a reading library in Velen (Lizuma parish) and distributed books for reading, but it disappeared after his departure (1854). In 1909, the Lizuma Library Society was founded. In the 1930s, it has about 1,300 volumes.
Lizuma Parish Library was the only parish library in Gulbene district that also operated during World War II. The library has been located in the administrative building of Lizuma parish since 1974. On November 2, 2016, the library moved to new premises in the right span of this building.
For a long time the library was managed by Zaiga Apinīte (1967-1980). Velta Ivanova (graduated from the Riga Technical School of Culture and Education in 1970) started working as a librarian in 1973. She was the head of the library from 1980 to 2005, when she continued as a librarian until her retirement at the end of 2012.
In 2004, Ligita Ozoliņa, the head of the library, resumed her work in the library after a long break from 2005 (she graduated from the Riga Technical School of Culture and Education in 1976) until September 30, 2018. In 2013, Evita Dārzniece, the head of the library, started working as the main librarian in the library on October 1, 2018.
In 2016, Maija Jaunbērziņa worked as a librarian in the library for a certain period of time.

The library offers:

  • A collection of books and periodicals for children and adults
  • Collection of local history materials
  • Database "Letonika" and "Lursoft Newspaper Library"
  • Internet
  • Computer services
  • Printing, scanning and copying services
  • SBA (Interlibrary Loan)

The list of information sources can be found here .