Interlibrary loans

Interlibrary loan for readers

Readers of Tallinn Central Library can order literature that is not available in the libraries of Tallinn from other libraries in Estonia. Before ordering please check the availability from the Online Catalogue ESTER.

You can order:

  • electronically by filling out a web form Interlibrary loan for readers
  • at the Reading Room of the Department of Literature in Estonian, at the Music Department or at the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages

The loan period for the materials is determined by the lending library and usually varies from two to four weeks. Interlibrary loans are not renewable. The loaned material will only be available for use at the Tallinn Central Library and cannot be taken home by the patron. However, the reader may keep copies of articles. Tallinn Central Library cannot guarantee that the materials will arrive in time to meet deadlines.

Price list and payment information:

  • the reader has to pay the postage of sending the book to us and back to the lending library
  • postage can be paid to the departments that are mentioned above, once the ordered book has arrived, in cash or with a bank card
  • the price of the copies is determined according to the price list of the lending library

Additional information from the Reading Room of the Department of Literature in Estonian by phone 683 0917 or e-mail ls@nulltln.lib.ee


 

Interlibrary loan for libraries

The interlibrary lending allows libraries in Estonia to obtain material not available in their collection to their readers from Tallinn Central Library. To submit your request fill out the interlibrary loan form for libraries.

You can order:

  • books
  • notes
  • copies of articles

You can’t order:

  • single copies of Estonian and Russian materials
  • reference materials
  • periodicals
  • audio and video recordings
  • reading room and most wanted materials

Ordered material will be sent out in 3 to 5 days. Tallinn Central Library cannot guarantee that materials will arrive in time to meet deadlines. Materials ordered by using the interlibrary lending service can only be used in the library in a 30-day period. The reader can keep the copies of the articles.

Price list and payment information:

  • according to the price list of Charged Services the copy of an article is charged 0.10 € a page
  • libraries will pay the bill of the copies at the end of the year after Tallinn Central Library has sent an invoice

Additional information from the Reading Room of the Department of Literature in Estonian by phone 683 0917 or e-mail ls@nulltln.lib.ee

Inter-library lending is regulated by the Directive of interlibrary lending (decree of Ministry of Culture 1.03.1999, no 7).