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Main Building

main library, library kompanii street

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The main building of Tartu Oskar Luts City Library is located in the heart of the city, in 100 m from the Town Hall square. The entrance to the library is from Kompanii street.

The library has been located in this building since 1935.

Outside, there are two book return boxes next to the main door.

I floor (ground floor)


There is a stand-up computer in the lobby for short-term internet use. The Print in City cloud print service point is located next to the main door.


Periodicals department and information point

Daily newspapers and magazines can be read on site in the periodicals reading room, and they can also be borrowed from there. There is a computer in the reading room, and you can access paid online publications and databases to which the library has purchased access.

In the reading room we offer also photocopying services.

The bestsellers shelf has the latest works of fiction with a rental period of 7 days without the possibility of renewing the due date.

The information point can also be set as the pick-up location for booked materials made in the ESTER catalogue.


Coffee room

There are literary events, language cafes, circles.


Department of Children and Youth

We offer children's and youth literature in various languages; you can find both fiction and non-fiction books. We have also a collection of board games.

Internet computer classroom with dedicated gaming and multimedia computers. You can also try out BeeBot robots and 3D pens, make crafts with the Spellbinder paper cutter, play on XBOX ONE and Wii U consoles.


II floor

Department of Estonian-language fiction works

Estonian-language works of fiction by Estonian and foreign authors – poems, love, adventure, crime, science fiction novels, memoirs, anthologies, collections of quotations and anecdotes, collections of myths and folklore.


Internet computer classroom

It is possible to use the internet and various computer programs and print out documents on site. You can also rent headphones here.


Department of non-fiction books 2nd Floor

Literature on the following topics: psychology, philosophy, religions, cultural history, history of journalism, sociology, domestic and foreign policy, intelligence, economics, work, real estate, investment, marketing, law, various laws, criminology, social work, history of education, pedagogy, parenting, games and collecting, folk culture, customs, folklore, natural sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry, genetics, biology, zoology, climate, nature conservation, medicine, nutrition, alternative medicine, children's diseases, management, entrepreneurship, accounting, advertising, speech, linguistics, language textbooks, dictionaries, literary history, art history, art forms, sports, sports, theatre and cinema, geography, travel guides, country guides, maps, history, archaeology and home history.


III floor

Department of foreign language fiction books

Fiction works by Estonian and foreign authors in English, Russian, German, Finnish, French and other languages.


Department of non-fiction books 3rd Floor

Literature on the following topics: computers and programs, design, energy, metal industry, vehicles, machine industry, military engineering, transport, traffic, horticulture, forestry, agriculture, floriculture, pets, poultry-animals, home, cookbooks, foods of different nations, furniture, materials, repair, crafts, fashion, cosmetics, construction, architecture, buildings, photography, heavy and fine industry.

The department also has magazines on relevant topics in Estonian, English and Russian, e.g. Autoleht, digi, Eesti Mets, Ehitaja, Kodu ja Aed, Kodukiri, Tehnikamaailm, Burda, Ottobre, Handicraft, etc.

Activity room: sewing machine, overlock sewing machine, 3D printers, film scanner, binding machine, scanner.


Department of older books

Mon-Fri 9-17

In the older book section, you can find books that were published before 1945. The collection of Tartu art collector and bibliophile Robert Beck is located there.

IV floor

Department of Music

Literature on the following topics: music history, musical theater, musical instruments, musicians, dancing.

Large collection of music CDs and sheet music. A selection of feature films and documentaries.

Possibility to practice on the digital piano.


Conference hall

For about 85 people. Equipped with conference equipment. Read about renting here