Tallinn Central Library is a public library that serves all the inhabitants and visitors of Tallinn. Tallinn Central Library opened its doors to the public on the 27th of October 1907. The first branch library was opened in 1926 and a network of branch libraries started to spread through Tallinn. Today Tallinn Central Library has 17 branch libraries and a mobile library Katarina Jee. Tallinn Central Library is open to everyone, offering access to information, knowledge, skills and culture.
We offer and develop library services according to the needs of our users, helping to increase people’s activity in community, helping them to be informed and enabling them to be worthy members of society. Our mission is to promote lifelong learning, to increase joy of reading in all generations, to offer inspiration and experiences, to create opportunities of self-expression and – development and communicating with each other and with the world.
Our library services include home lending service (inc e-book readers, sports equipment), in-house use (including graphic tablets), reference service, computer use, patron training, home delivery service, literature events etc.
E-services: e-library ELLU (e-book lending and reading environment for reading e-books in Estonian), My ESTER, Ask a librarian, Computer Booking System, Children’s page, Music page, Diary of the Music Department, virtual exhibitions etc. We have also set up 208 computer workplaces for our readers in our library. Readers only need one unified library card or their Estonian ID-card/recidence permit card to use our services in any of our departments or branches.