Rare Books and Archives Reading Room | National Library of Estonia

Rare Books and Archives Reading Room

Located on the 3rd floor.

Contact details: rara@nlib.ee, 630 7301

Reading room is open 

Mon-Fri           12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
        Sat           Closed

To use personal archives, please make an appointment beforehand by phone or e-mail arhivaar@nlib.ee Anniki Vahkal tel. 630 7346.

In the Rare Books and Archival Collection Reading Room you can use: 

The reference collection in the Reading Room contains

  • literature on rare books

  • publications on cultural and book history

  • the history of binding and geneology

  • bibliographies

  • dictionaries

  • reference publications.

Our specialists answer information enquires, provide professional consultation and assist in

  • finding relevant publications for rare book research topics 

  • attributing defective rare publications 

  • identifying the cultural value of rare publications 

  • providing information related to national items 

  • finding out archival documents