Seed Library

Seed Library is a great opportunity to borrow and plant seeds at home, as well as donate them to the other gardeners.

Seed Library obtains original seeds and issues them in small packages with all the neccessary information regarding on how to choose and grow plants below. Seed Library collection is growing due to the donations – we accept flower, perennial and edible indoor plant seeds used as seasoning. If you’d like to donate seeds, please put down your name, mark place and time, where the seeds were collected (city, county, month, year), and a plant name.

How can I borrow seeds from the Seed Library?

  • If you are not registered as Tallinn Central library patron yet, you will need to do it online or at the library.
  • Have a look at our seed collection through our seed list, go to online catalogue Ester (in this case use „Tallinna seemneraamatukogu“ as a keyword) or come to the library and see the catalogue on site.
  • In order to borrow seeds come to Laagna branch library.
  • No loan periods and overdues.
  • If your gardening was successful, please collect some of your seeds and bring them back to the Seed library, so that the other gardeners could borrow them as well.

In creating the Seed Library we drew inspiration from Tartu Public Library.Tartu Seed Library was founded in the beggining of 2018 and is very well received by Tartu citizens.

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Tallinn Central Library is registered by Plant Health Department as a certified seed and seed blend packager with the registered code 4728.

Music department

Homepage: www.keskraamatukogu.ee/muusika

The Music department is located on the ground floor of the main building (Estonia pst 8). It is the youngest department of Tallinn Central Library, opened on January 29, 2002. The department has an extensive collection meant for both studies and entertainment, covering a wide range of musical genres from classical to popular music in a variety of formats. The main items of the collection are:

• books about music and musicians in different languages
• sheet music
• music periodicals (including many magazines in English)
• audio recordings – mostly CDs but also LPs and some audiotapes
• music videos and films (not only musical films but also documentaries and feature films in different genres)
• console games (for Xbox 360)

All these items are available for online searching. The Music department also has an access to the electronic database Grove Music Online.

Services

  • Home lending: books, sheet music, music periodicals, audio recordings and some videos.
  • In-house use: some books and reference materials, some videos and all console games.
  • Video room: houses up to 25 persons; contains all the necessary equipment for watching videos and playing console games. It is recommended to book the room in advance.
  • Multimedia editing: a workstation with necessary equipment and programs for converting VHS to DVD and editing audio and video files. The service is free of charge, advance booking is required.
  • Internet: 3 workstations are available for adults, 2 gaming computers for children; free WiFi is also available.
  • Copying: photocopies of the materials, printing, scanning. More info: Charged services
  • Reference services: reference questions are answered in person, over the telephone or via e-mail. Librarians also assist with the use of online catalogues and electronic databases.

The Music department also organizes concerts and musical performances, different competitions and exhibitions. Children’s events take place twice a month in the department’s children’s corner Mufila.

 

Mobile Library

The mobile library is open to all readers. Collection is about 4000 items. There are recent items in Estonian and in Russian (most of them fiction), and also classical literature, including mandatory literature. It is possible to order books from the reserve stock. All books in the mobile library and its reserve stock can be found from the Online catalogue ESTER.

Tallinn Central Library’s library card applies in the mobile library. We have a lift for people in wheelchair.

More information: 5303 7737 (Mon-Thur, 13.00-18.30) or buss@nulltln.lib.ee
Renewing loans: 5303 7737 (Mon-Thur, 13.00-18.30), buss@nulltln.lib.ee or My ESTER

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Monday  Lasnamäe
13.30-14.00 Mõigu Kaabli 6
14.15-14.45 Majaka Peterburi tee 14a
14.55-15.25 Pae Pae 43
15.45-16.15 Mahtra Mahtra 9
17.00-17.30 Ümera Ümera 13a
17.45-18.15 Priisle Linnamäe tee 37a
18.30-19.00 Katleri Martsa 2a
     
Tuesday – Haabersti
13.15-13.45 Kolde Kolde pst 42
14.10-14.40 Astangu Astangu 22
15.05-15.30 Pikaliiva Hargi 2
16.25-16.50 Tiskre Taludevahe 116
17.05-17.30 Lesta Lesta 1a
17.55-18.20 Piibelehe Piibelehe 3
18.30-19.00 Humala Mureli 5
Wednesday– Nõmme    
13.40-14.10  Raudalu Viljandi mnt 36 b1
14.25-15.00  Nurme  Nurme 40
15.10-15.40  Jannseni  J. V. Jannseni 35
16.30-17.00  Pääsküla  Pärnu mnt 453e
17.15-17.45  Laagri  Paplite pst 1
18.00-18.30  Lauliku  Lauliku 4b
     
Thursday – Pirita    
13.40-14.10  Teletorn Kloostrimetsa tee 56
14.25-15.00  Maarjamäe  Urva 5
15.10-15.45  Vabaõhukooli  Vabaõhukooli tee 62
16.55-17.25  Mähe  Padriku tee 10
17.45-18.15  Merivälja  Haaviku tee 16
18.25-19.00  Väina  Väina tee 11

Väike-Õismäe Library

Every month, on the last opening day, all branch libraries are closed for a clean-up day.

Highlighted Amenities

Internet and Wifi

There are three computers with free access to the Internet in homelending and four workstations in the reading room. Word processing, spreadsheets and ID card reader is available in every computer.

Bookings for computer use can be made online or by phone.

All departments and branch libraries provide free wireless Internet access. (for more information click here)

Copies and printing (B&W). More information Charged Services

Scanning. One internet workplace is equipped with a scanner. Readers can use it independantly free of charge or with the assistance from a librarian (0,20 € per page).  

The professional film, photo, slide and document scanner  Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark I is at the disposal of the readers.

Tondi Library

Every month, on the last opening day, all branch libraries are closed for a clean-up day.

 

Highlighted Amenities

Internet and Wifi

There are three computers with free access to the Internet. Office software is available in every computer.

Bookings for computer use can be made online or by phone.

All departments and branch libraries provide free wireless Internet access. (for more information click here)

Copies and printing (B&W). More information Charged Services

Sääse Library

Every month, on the last opening day, all branch libraries are closed for a clean-up day.

Highlighted Amenities

Internet and Wifi

There are six computers with free access to the Internet. Office software and ID card reader is available in every computer. One computer workstation is equipped with a scanner.

Bookings for computer use can be made online or by phone.

All departments and branch libraries provide free wireless Internet access. (for more information click here)

Copies and printing (B&W). More information Charged Services

Scanning. One internet workplace is equipped with a scanner. Readers can use it independantly free of charge or with the assistance from a librarian (0,20 € per page).

Pääsküla Library

Every month, on the last opening day, all branch libraries are closed for a clean-up day.

 

Highlighted Amenities

Internet and Wifi

Children`s Department and Reading Room with eight computers and free access to the Internet are located on the second floor. Every computer is equipped with ID card reader. One workstation has attached image scanner.

Bookings for computer use can be made online or by phone.

All departments and branch libraries provide free wireless Internet access. (for more information click here)

Copies and printing. More information Charged Services

Scanning. One internet workplace is equipped with a scanner. Readers can use it independantly free of charge or with the assistance from a librarian (0,20 € per page).

Pelguranna Library

Every month, on the last opening day, all branch libraries are closed for a clean-up day.

 

Highlighted Amenities

Internet and Wifi

Children`s Department and Reading Room with thirteen computers and free access to the Internet are located on the second floor. Seven workplaces are for grownups and six for children.

Bookings for computer use can be made online or by phone.

All departments and branch libraries provide free wireless Internet access. (for more information click here)

Copies and printing (B&W). More information Charged Services

Scanning. One internet workplace is equipped with a scanner. Readers can use it independantly free of charge or with the assistance from a librarian (0,20 € per page).  

Pirita Library

Every month, on the last opening day, all branch libraries are closed for a clean-up day.

Highlighted Amenities

Internet and Wifi

There are six computers with free access to the Internet.

Bookings for computer use can be made online or by phone.

All departments and branch libraries provide free wireless Internet access. (for more information click here)

Copies and printing (B&W). More information Charged Services

Scanning. One internet workplace is equipped with a scanner. Readers can use it independantly free of charge or with the assistance from a librarian (0,20 € per page).  

Paepealse Library

Every month, on the last opening day, all branch libraries are closed for a clean-up day.

 

Highlighted Amenities

Internet and Wifi

There are two computers with free access to the Internet. LibreOffice software is available in every computer.

Bookings for computer use can be made online or by phone.

All departments and branch libraries provide free wireless Internet access. (for more information click here)

Copies and printing (B&W). More information Charged Services

Scanning. One internet workplace is equipped with a scanner. Readers can use it independantly free of charge or with the assistance from a librarian (0,20 € per page).  

Comic Book collection. You will find a wide selection of comic books, mangas and graphic novels in English at Paepealse Library.

Link to e-catalog ESTER