Estonian libraries have merged their databases in an electronic catalogue called ESTER. This electronic database provides information about collections at universities’ libraries, at the central libraries in Tallinn and Tartu as well as at the National Library of Estonia, at the Literary Museum Library, at the Medical Library of Estonia and at the Repository Library of Estonia.

A reader’s card can be obtained directly in the library. An ID card is required in order to get a reader’s card. Having a reader’s card enables you to borrow books from the library and use other library services. Libraries also have one- day visitor’s cards, which enable you to use books in the library, but have restrictions about borrowing books or ordering them from the collections. The National Library of Estonia does not lend books, but you can order a wide range of materials from their collections and use them in the National Library. Most libraries provide also access to the Internet. It is possible to access electronic journals through university servers.

Estonian Libraries’ Catalogue. Tallinn

Estonian Libraries’ Catalogue. Tartu

National Library of Estonia

University of Tartu Library

Academic Library of Tallinn University

Tallinn University of Technology Library

Library of Estonian University of Life Sciences (Language selection on homepage, default Estonian)

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