Reader registration

In order to use the library and its branch libraries you will need to register as a patron (with the exception of the periodicals reading room where it is possible to read the newspapers on open shelves without presenting a library card).

You will need to apply for a library card or register with the Estonian ID-card or the residence permit card in order to use the Tallinn Central library and its branch libraries. Library card is issued on the basis of a valid ID and has to be renewed yearly.

ID-card or the residence permit card as a library card


It is possible to register with an Estonian ID-card or the residence permit card (hereafter: ID-card). Registering with an ID-card is free of charge.idkaart

To register with an ID-card you will need the following:

1. A valid certificate (see www.id.ee);
2. PIN2 code for digital signing;
3. A valid e-mail address where the confirmation of You signing and accepting the usage Regulations of Tallinn Central Library will be sent.

The digital signature will be stored into library readers databases. The digital signature and contact information You give us will be used to identify You, offer library services and keep statistics. If there are any changes in Your contact information please let us know as soon as possible.

Having registered with an ID-card You can borrow books and use computers in all of our departments, branch libraries and in the mobile library. If You previously had a regular library card it will now be invalid so please take Your old library card with You when your first register with the ID-card.

The ID-card is personal property and the card owner is responsible for all materials borrowed with the card. The ID-card must at all times be presented for registering loans as well as for checking a customer`s right to borrow. Just like a library card, You must not give Your ID-card to anyone else. In case of losing Your ID-card please let us know as soon as possible.

Library card

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The charge for the library card is 1 €. The charge for the discount card for children under the age of 18, university students and retired persons is 0.50 €. The charge for the discount card for preschool children, first grade students of Tallinn, children from families with 3 or more children, people with disabilities, people on disability pensions and unemployed people or people currently looking for work is 0.05 €. The one day card is 0.50 €. The one day card for the caretaker accompanying a person with a disability is free.

Persons under 18 years of age are registered on the basis of a personal identity document, whereas persons up to 15 years of age can alternatively register on the basis of their student card.

The charge for replacing a lost, damaged or stolen library card is 1 €. The charge for replacing a lost, damaged or stolen discount library card is 0.50 €.

If your home address is not in Estonia and you want to borrow books, you have to pay a deposit. To verify a person’s address we use the Estonian Population Register.

If you are aged under 18 years, you will need the consent of either of your parents or some other adult guarantor in order to receive the card.  The parental consent is valid until the patron turns 18 years of age. If a person under the age of 18 has not used library’s services for three years, they must present a new written consent from their parent.

You have to sign the card taking the responsibility to follow the borrowing rules. The library card is personal property and the library card owner is responsible for all materials borrowed with the card. The library card must at all times be presented for registering loans as well as for checking a customer`s right to borrow. You cannot pass your library card on to other persons.

The loss of a library card must be reported to the library immediately. A card which has been reported lost, cannot be used for borrowing. Customers are requested to destroy a lost card should it later be found.

Inform the library staff of the changes in your name, home address, phone number etc.

 


 

ESTONIAN SCHOOLS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

If you want to lend e-books from TCL you can contact us via e-mail at ellu@tln.lib.ee.
To create an account in e-book lending & reading environment ELLU you have to send an e-mail message with your

– family- and surname
– date of birth (dd.mm.yyyy)
– personal ID-code
– e-mail address
– name of the school
– status (student/teacher)