Renewing Loans

Renewing loans

The library loan period can be extended by renewing three times. Ensure you do it before the due date. Books will be renewed for 3 weeks from the date you renew your loans.

You can renew your loan:

  1. The most convenient way for renewal is to do it electronically in My ESTER. In My ESTER you can keep track of your loans and renew them. You can find out which books you have ordered, save your loan history etc. Read about My ESTER
    Log in to My ESTER 
  2. It is possible to renew your loans at the library, via e-mail or phone (Contact us)

NB! You cannot renew your loan:

  1. Once the due date has passed
  2. The borrowed book is requested by someone else
  3. You have exceeded the renewal limit (3 times)
  4. You have unpaid fees
  5. Your library card has expired
  6. You are not allowed to renew magazines, requested items (marked with green dot).

Contact Us

Central Library
Department of Literature in Estonian Estonia pst 8
683 0920
Children and Youth Service Estonia pst 8 683 0914
Music Department Estonia pst 8 683 0912
Department of Literature in Foreign Languages Liivalaia 40 683 0960


Branch Libraries

Kadriorg Library L. Koidula 12a 601 3420
Kalamaja Library Kotzebue 9 683 0970
Kännukuke Library E. Vilde tee 72
683 0951
Laagna Library Võru 11 635 0020
Männi Library Ehitajate tee 48 653 2556
Männiku Library Pihlaka 12 655 9718
Nurmenuku Library Ehitajate tee 109a 683 0980
Nõmme Library Raudtee 68 672 3858
Paepealse Library P. Pinna 8 632 7463
Pelguranna Library Kangru 13 683 0931
Pirita Library Metsavahi tee 19 683 0955
Pääsküla Library Pärnu mnt 480a 680 3495
Sõle Library Sõle 47b 601 9153
Sääse Library Sõpruse pst 186 683 0990
Tondi Library Pärnu mnt 125 674 8647
Torupilli Library Gonsiori 36 600 9113
Väike-Õismäe Library Õismäe tee 115a 674 0933
Library Bus  Timetable 5303 7737



First-time users

Log in with your user ID (library card barcode/ national identity number if you use your ID-card as the library card) and the password given to you upon user registration. In case you want to change the password or you have forgotten the password click Renew password and follow the instructions.

The password may contain letters and numbers. You should avoid umlauts and symbols (%, &…). The length of the password is not fixed. To keep your data safe we recommend changing the password periodically by choosing „Renew a password“ from Minu ESTER.


Forgot your password

If you have forgotten your password click the „Renew a password“ link or ask a member of the library staff for help.



How to use Minu ESTER


  • Loans history. In Minu ESTER you can view your borrowing history – a list of returned and borrowed books. If you want to save the history click the „Start saving the borrowing history“ link. If you don’t need the history of your loans, delete all the items from the list and then click „Stop saving the borrowing history“. To enable the loan history again click „Start saving the borrowing history“ link.
  • My folders. Logging into Minu ESTER enables you to save the selected records into different thematic folders. To create a folder you have to choose the record you want to save. Every folder must have a name (e.g. Poetry of Iceland). It is also possible to add a description to a folder (e.g. The books recommended by Prof. Kivi)
  • My ratings, My comments. Logging into Minu ESTER enables you to add ratings and comments to all the items in the e-Catalog ESTER.
  • Unpaid fines and charges. Under unpaid fines and charges you can check for which overdue items you have unpaid fines and library charges (e.g. telephone messages). The current fine for an overdue item is not showing on your account. You can see it in your borrowing record.
  • Keep your contact information up to date! Keep your contact information up to date to ensure you receive library notices. In case you have several phone numbers or e-mail addresses, use the main one. Go to the library if you need to update the rest of your contact information (e.g. your address).