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Research Library: Mon, Thu 12–19, Tue, Wed, Fri 10–17
Study Center: Mon–Fri 10–17

Estonian Expatriate Literature Centre

On the 3rd floor of the Research library (Rävala pst 10)

Estonian Expatriate Literature Centre collects, preserves and makes available publications about Estonian emigration issues as well as titles published abroad by expatriate Estonians since 1944, both in Estonian language and in foreign languages. The centre also manages the bibliographic database of expatriate Estonians (VEART) and the biographic database of expatriate Estonians (VEPER).

In the centers 8-seat reading room you can:

  • Get acquainted with new literature
  • Use literature from the open shelves and from the center’s collections
  • Submit information requests to the service staff
  • Use literature lists compiled by the center

Collections

The center’s collections contain more than 40 000 publications, including books (over 6000 titles) and nearly 9600 annual sets of newspapers and  magazines, in addition there are booklets and research separates.

Expatriate Estonian newspapers are available digitized:

Bibliographed newspapers and magazines:

  • Aja Kiri (Toronto, Stockholm) 1976–1991
  • Aja Lugu (Stockholm) 1987–1991
  • Eesti Elu (Toronto) 2002–2009*
  • Eesti Hääl (Nottingham) 1990–2009*
  • Eesti Kirik (Uppsala, Toronto) 1950–2000
  • Eesti Postimees (New York) 1964–1981
  • Eesti Päevaleht (Stockholm) 1959–1973, 1990–2009*
  • Eesti Rada (Köln) 1990–2009*
  • Kodukolle (Vadstena, Toronto) 1945, 1951–1954
  • Kodukolle, hiljem Kodutee (Stockholm) 1946–1947
  • Lätimaa Eestlane (Riia) 2000–2007*
  • Mana (Visby, Toronto) 1957–1995
  • Meie Elu (Toronto) 1990–2001
  • Meie Kodu (Sydney) 1990–2009*
  • Meie Tee (New York) 1932–1983
  • Olion (Sydney) 1956–1960
  • Oma Maa (Stockholm) 1946–1949
  • Peterburi Teataja (Peterburi) 1999–2009*
  • Rahvuslik Kontakt (Stockholm) 1957–2009*
  • Sõna (Stockholm) 1948–1956
  • Teataja (Stockholm) 1990–2002
  • Triinu (Stockholm, Toronto) 1952–1995
  • Tulimuld (Lund) 1950–1993
  • Uus Eesti (Stockholm) 1968–1978
  • Vaba Eesti (Göteborg) 1948–1950
  • Vaba Eesti (Stockholm, Toronto) 1951–1964
  • Vaba Eesti Sõna (New York) 1990–2009*
  • Vaba Eestlane (Toronto) 1990–2001
  • Vabariiklane (Stockholm, Uppsala) 1945–1947
  • Võitleja (Toronto) 1990–2009*
  • Välis-Eesti (Stockholm) 1990–1995

* Bibliographed in the VEART database

Publications and literature lists compiled by the center: