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

Libraries’ services from May 3


From May 3 to August 22 the Research Library is open Mon–Fri 11–17; Baltica Reading Room and Estonian Expatriate Literature Centre Mon–Fri 12–17.

The library is closed July 5–25.

Late night study room is closed.


The Study Centre is closed until August 22.


The library is closed until August 22.

Safety Requirements

The library follows the guidelines / requirements / recommendations set by the Health Board and Tallinn University when implementing safety requirements.

There are disinfectants available for use in our libraries. We have installed protective glass in front of service desks and the doors of the reading rooms will remain permanently open to decrease the need to touch surfaces.

When reading magazines and newspapers, you should wear gloves and a mask.

While staying in the library, wear a face mask, keep a distance with other people and follow hygiene requirements, including disinfecting your hands.

The number of computers and seats in the libraries has been decreased.

General advice from the public health board when leaving your house (

·         Wash your hands. Hands should be washed with soap under running water, alcohol-based hand disinfectants should be used if needed.

·         Avoid contact. Avoid contact with people, who are coughing or sneezing. If you stand too close to a person with symptoms of the disease, you may contract the disease yourself.

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with contaminated hands, it is possible that the virus will be transmitted to you as well.

·         If you have a fever, are coughing and experiencing difficulty breathing, seek help in a timely manner. Monitor your health and stay home. Call your general practitioner (GP). If you do not have access to a general practitioner, call the GP hotline at 1220.

·         If you have mild symptoms of respiratory disease: carefully observe the regular hand hygiene guidelines and, if possible, stay home until you are well again.

·         Observe good respiratory hygiene. If you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with a single use tissue. Throw it into the bin immediately after, and then clean your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (the inside of your elbow), but do not use your bare hand.

·         Covering your mouth and nose helps prevent spreading the virus. If you sneeze into a bare hand, you might transfer the contamination and viruses to others as well as to objects that you touch.

The rules set by Tallinn University: