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

Study Centre

The study centre is a branch of the TLU Academic Library located inside the university campus on the second floor of the Astra building (A205). The study centre is primarily meant for TLU students and academic staff for studying and research.

The shelves in the study centre include course books, subject packages, TLU Master’s theses (2010-2015, newer ones can be found in ETERA), reference works, scientific periodicals and newspapers.

The computers in the reading rooms and individual and group study rooms of the study centre have SPSS.

Phone 640 9180
Email: opikeskus@tlulib.ee

Study centre I floor

The first floor of the study centre has a circulation desk and social studies reading room with subject packages, scientific literature and course readings. There are also study rooms, a late night study hall and a computer classroom.

The room includes study materials in the following fields:

  • educational science
  • psychology
  • social work
  • sociology and demographics
  • law
  • politology
  • economics
  • organisation theory
  • history
  • anthropology
  • religion
  • research methods
  • statistics

Subject packages contain required reading for TLU courses. There is usually only one copy of each book in subject packages at the library and they are only available for reading in-house (you can ask to borrow them overnight). The subject packages on the first floor are in the following fields:

  • government studies
  • law
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • social work
  • educational science
  • history
  • philosophy
  • academic writing
  • research methods

There are three group study rooms on the first floor (rooms nr 208-210) and a seminar room with a projector (nr 207). Each room has a computer and seats 6-8 people.

Read more and book a study room HERE.

The self-service machine is located by the entrance on the first floor of the study centre. You can borrow books from the study centre and return books from any of the academic library branches using the self-service machine. Read more HERE

The study hall is open every day from 7-23 and is meant for research and study.

The hall seats 37 people and has 5 computers available as well as a printer.

Registered patrons can access the study hall outside of the study centre opening times (Mon-Fri 7-9 and 19-23, Sat 7-11 and 16-23, Sun 7-23) from the separate entry (Astra II floor, A206) using their registered ID card. Please note! The separate entry is only accessible while the study centre is closed, otherwise you can enter through the main door of the study centre.

If you want to use books in the study hall after the study centre has closed (Mon-Fri at 19, Sat at 16), you must first borrow them. Subject package books can be borrowed overnight.

Things to remember when using the study hall:

  • Use the room for studying and research.
  • Be considerate of others.
  • Keep things clean, organised and quiet.
  • When you leave, make sure the furniture and computers are as they were before you came.
  • Don’t leave your personal items (incl books) in the room overnight. Use the lockers only while the study centre is open. Make sure they are empty and take all your personal items with you when you leave for the night.

The study centre is not responsible for items left in the study hall.

The room has CCTV.

There are three printers on the first floor of the study centre: two behind the circulation desk and one in the study hall. Photocopying, printing and scanning is self-service. To use the machines, you need a Print In City account that you can create HERE.

The computer classroom in the study centre is mainly meant for hosting database training classes. The classroom has 25 computers.

You can book the computer classroom by calling 6409 180 or emailing reserveerimine@tlulib.ee

 

Study Centre II floor

The second floor has a humanities reading room, reference and periodics room and individual study rooms. Our subject information specialists can also be found on this floor.

The room includes study materials in the following fields:

  • language learning
  • literature
  • linguistics
  • philosophy
  • music
  • dance
  • art
  • media
  • communication
  • our Asian collection:
    • Arabia
    • China (incl the Confucius Institute’s collection)
    • India
    • Iran
    • Japan
    • South-East Asia
    • Korea
    • Middle-East
    • Persia
    • Tibet
    • Turkey

Dictionaries, reference works, sheet music, a selection of Estonian magazines and newspapers can be found here.

A selection of new scientific journals in other languages is updated every month.

Subject packages contain required reading for TLU courses. There is usually only one copy of each book in subject packages at the library and they are only available for reading in-house (you can ask to borrow them overnight). The subject packages on the second floor are in the following fields:

  • linguistics
  • Estonian language and culture
  • Germanic languages and cultures
  • Romance languages and cultures
  • Slavic languages and cultures
  • Finnish language and culture
  • Asian societies and cultures
  • world literature
  • communication
  • art
  • music
  • dance

There are four individual study rooms on the second floor of the study centre (rooms A310-313). Each room has a computer and seats 1-2 people.

Read more and book a study room HERE.

The second floor self-service machine is located by the staircase near the circulation desk. The machine can be used to borrow books from the study centre and return books from any of the academic library branches. Read more HERE.

The subject information specialists’ office is on the second floor (room A314) but can also be found at the consultation desk on the same floor. The consultants can show you how to use databases to find what you need and help you with questions related to your study and research work.

Study Centre III floor

The third floor has the natural and information sciences reading room as well as Master’s theses defended in TLU from 2010-2015.

The room includes study materials in the following fields:

  • environment and nature protection
  • primary school science
  • mathematics
  • astronomy
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • geology
  • biology
  • botanics
  • zoology
  • technology
  • geography
  • informatics
  • librarianship

Subject packages contain required reading for TLU courses. There is usually only one copy of each book in subject packages at the library and they are only available for reading in-house (you can ask to borrow them overnight). The subject packages on the third floor are in the following fields:

  • mathematics
  • biology
  • physics
  • geoecology
  • chemistry
  • environmental management
  • health behaviour and well-being
  • informatics
  • information sciences
  • natural sciences reference works

Master’s theses defended in TLU in 2010-2015 can be found on the third floor of the study centre. Newer theses can be found on ETERA and older ones can be found in the research library.

  • RASI – international social studies
  • KOM – communication
  • RI – government studies
  • EHI – humanities
  • GRKKI – Germanic and Romance languages and cultures
  • KAI – educational sciences
  • PI – psychology
  • SI – social work
  • EKKI – Estonian language and culture
  • KUI – fine arts
  • SKKI – Slavic languages and cultures
  • IFR – informatics
  • INI – information sciences
  • ÕA – law