Research Library: Mon–Fri 11–18, Sat 11–15 | Study Centre: Mon–Fri 10–18, Sat 12–16 | Film and Media Library: Mon–Thu 10–17, Fri 10–15
Research Library: closed until 25.07
Film and Media Library: closed until 22.08
Study Center: closed until 22.08

Research Library

The research library is located in the city centre at Rävala Avenue 10. The library offers readers ten different reading rooms throughout its three floors.

Information on loaning, extending, returning: tel. 6658 431, email kojulaenutus@tlulib.ee

The shelves of the reading rooms are stacked with reference works, study materials, scientific literature and journals. Reference works and journals are not available for home lending. Books can be perused on the spot as well as loaned for home use. You can borrow a book by going to a circulation desk or using the self-service machines. You can also order books from the stacks to read at the library. A librarian can help you find literature from the shelves or our databases.

Our reading rooms are equipped with computers to search our databases or use word processors and other software, wifi and printers.

 

Research Library I floor

Phone nr 665 9439
Email: infolett@tlulib.ee

You can register to be a patron, make photocopies (on A3 or A4 paper) and print documents at the information desk (materials printed from the reading rooms or study rooms are directed to the information desk printer).

Payment for library services is accepted in cash or card at the information desk.

Phone nr 665 9420
E-mail: baltika@tlulib.ee

The shelves in the reading room include the most important reference works related to Estonia and the former Baltic provinces, retrospective bibliographies of print in Estonia and reference works on archives, Riigi Teataja (State Gazette) 1918-1940, older dictionaries, encyclopedias and technical dictionaries, reference works and printed catalogues on old prints and rare books, and a new arrivals display.

The room also has a microfilm reader.

The room is located in the C-corpus of the research library (to the right at the end of the lobby).

The room includes reference works in philosophy, study materials, scientific literature and journals as well as part of the Müllerson collection.
Reference works and journals are not available for home lending. You can borrow books using the self-service machine in the lobby.

The shelves of the room include encyclopedias, language dictionaries, biographical dictionaries, bibliographies and other general reference books. The books in this room are only available for use in the library.

The seminar room seats 42 people and can be booked to organise seminars and other events. Read more on the seminar room Uno.

The self-service machine is located at the end of the research library lobby. You can use the machine to borrow books from the open shelves as well as return any books you have borrowed.

The museum room of the Centre of Early Printed Books is located at the end of the I floor lobby of the research library. The museum room hosts lectures on early printed books. You can also order lectures, workshops etc from our specialists.

The book shop in the research library lobby stocks a large number of copies of old books and magazines that the library does not need anymore. We have fictional works as well as books on philosophy, history, literature and linguistics and books from the Soviet era. The selection at the shop changes regularly.

The price for hardcover books is €2, €1 for paperbacks and €0.50 for a single magazine.

The cafe at the end of the lobby is open to everyone.

The menu includes daily specials, salads, sandwiches, pies and delicious desserts.

 

The research library lobby also functions as a gallery for art and book exhibitions.

 

Research Library II floor

The reading room includes reference works, study materials, scientific literature and journals in the following fields:

  • religion
  • culture
  • history
  • ethnology
  • ethnography
  • linguistics
  • literature

The room also has a self-service printer-scanner-copy machine.

The room includes reference works, study materials, scientific literature and journals on educational science.

The room also has a PHILIPS 2K (2560×1440) 32″ monitor. In order to retain the high resolution, you have to use a HDMI cable to attach the monitor to your personal laptop. There are no other additional components to the monitor. The user can use their own laptop keyboard and mouse.

The room includes reference works, study materials, scientific literature and journals in the following fields:

  • psychology
  • sociology
  • the non-profit sector
  • media
  • political science, the European Union
  • tourism economy
  • economics
  • leadership
  • advertising
  • law and public administration
  • social work
  • part of the Müllerson collection

The room includes books in the following fields:

  • architecture
  • visual arts
  • photography
  • music
  • theatre

The room also has a PHILIPS 2K (2560×1440) 32″ monitor. In order to retain the high resolution, you have to use a HDMI cable to attach the monitor to your personal laptop. There are no other additional components to the monitor. The user can use their own laptop keyboard and mouse.

The New Arrivals display displays the newest books that have arrived at the library. The books can be placed on hold to borrow later.

You can use the self-service machine to borrow books from the open shelves as well as return any books you have borrowed. 

Self-service photocopying, printing and scanning (Print In City account needed).

The II floor lounge is used to display art exhibits.

Research Library III floor

For reading at the library we have:

  • issues of the past 3 years of over 200 Estonian magazines and journals;
  • over 200 Estonian daily, weekly, county and city newspaper of the past year.

The room includes reference works, study materials, scientific literature and journals in the following fields:

  • computer sciences
  • librarianship and information sciences
  • general science
  • mathematics
  • astronomy
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • environment
  • geology
  • biology
  • botanics
  • zoology
  • geography
  • technology
  • home economy
  • agriculture

The room includes reference works, study materials, scientific literature and journals in the fields of medicine and sports science.

The Expatriate Estonian Literature Centre collects, preserves and provides access to printed literature by and about expatriate Estonians from 1944 onwards, in Estonian as well as other languages.

The room includes newspapers and books.

Read more on the Expatriate Estonian Literature Centre.

Self-service photocopying, printing and scanning (Print In City account needed).
A document scanner you can use to scan materials for free without a printing account.

The research library has 4 study rooms that users can register online to use. Read more HERE.

The seminar room is meant for hosting smaller seminars and classes. The room has a large modular desk that can be reorganised and seats up to 15 people.

24/7

Outside the research library on the side facing Solaris, there is a 24/7 smart locker for borrowing books. Read more about the smart locker.

Outside the research library on the side facing Solaris, there is a 24/7 self check-in machine you can use to return books. You do not need your ID or library card to return books. You can return all TLU Academic Library books through the self check-in machine (incl books from the study centre and other branches).

Read more HERE.