Students writing their theses allowed to the library from Monday

Starting from Monday, 12 April, a limited number of people will be allowed to study in the Univerity of Tarty (UT) Library reading rooms. This opportunity is primarily meant for students who are writing their theses and need materials that can be used only in the library. People who have rented a private work room can also come to the library from Monday.

“Students who are writing their theses and need books and other materials available only in the library have contacted us about their problem,” said Director of the UT Library Krista Aru. “Therefore, we decided to help them as much as possible in this difficult situation. However, we ask you to come to the library only when it is absolutely necessary and in other cases, to use our contact-free services.” The materials that can be used only in the library have to be requested via the online catalogue ESTER in advance.

From next week, up to 100 persons are allowed to use the five reading rooms on two floors of the library. The real-time number of visitors in the building can be seen on the library’s website.

From next Monday, also group work rooms can be booked online, but you should take into account that, no matter how large the room is, only two people can use it at the same time.

Books can still be borrowed contact-free. Books requested via ESTER will be available for picking up in the Smart Lockers in the library lobby on the next workday. It is also possible to find the necessary books in the open stacks and use the self-service machine to borrow them.

Printing and scanning service and the authorised work station are still available in the lobby. 

Until the end of restrictions, there is no access to the computer room, dining room and sports and recreation area. 

The reading rooms of the library are open on workdays from 12-19. All people who come to the library must wear a mask, keep a safe distance with others and sanitise their hands when entering the building. 

If you have questions, call 737 5772 on workdays from 9–17 or send an email to, ja

Further information: Olga Einasto, Head of the University of Tartu Library Service Department, 737 5774,