UPDATED MARCH 31 -
All of the Tallinn Central Library’s departments and libraries (that includes the Library Bus) are closed until May 1st or for the duration of the emergency situation. You can order books via parcel machine - more information here - https://www.tallinn.ee/eng/Uudis-Tallinn-Central-Library-offers-delivery-of-books-and-other-items-via-parcel-machines?filter_otsing_uudis_rubriik_id=386
In order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Tallinn Central Library’s departments and libraries (that includes the Library Bus) are closed until 1 May (or until the state emergency is called off).
From 13 May 2020 until the state emergency is called off Tallinn Central Library will automatically extend the due dates of lent books. Penalties for previously overdue books will be halted.
Temporary service points are open only for picking up preordered books and for returns. Books can only be preordered!
Temporary service points:
Event’s hall of the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages (Liivalaia 40): Mon-Fri from 10 am until 1pm and from 2pm until 7 pm, Sat from 10 am until 1 pm and from 2 pm until 4 pm
Phone: 683 0960, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The news room of the Department on Literature in Estonian (Estonia pst 8): Mon-Fri from 10 am until 1pm and from 2pm until 7 pm, Sat from 10 am until 1 pm and from 2 pm until 4 pm
Phone: 683 0920, 683 0915, e-mail: email@example.com
Event’s hall of Kännukuke Library (E. Vilde tee 72): Tue-Fri from 10 am until 1pm and from 2pm until 7 pm, Sat from 10 am until 1 pm and from 2 pm until 4 pm
Phone: 683 0951, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the 18th of March at Paepealse library’s (Pinna 8) stair gallery: Tue-Fri from 10 am until 1pm and from 2pm until 7 pm, Sat from 10 am until 1 pm and from 2 pm until 4 pm
Phone: 632 7463, e-mail: email@example.com
Books can only be borrowed by pre-ordering. You may order via phone or e-mail.
Service points are meant to provide access to important information during state emergency. Please consider carefully when planning to visit. All the books are placed in plastic bags without human to human contact, all surfaces are constantly disinfected and returned books are placed in an 72-hour quarantine, the library cannot ensure complete safety due to other visitors in the same space who might be infected.
We request that you disinfect your hands when you enter and leave the service point, keep your distance from other visitors and do everything else that is possible to ensure both your safety and the safety of other people. We strongly advise you to cancel your visit to the service point if you are sick or feeling unwell. Librarians have the right to turn away visitors who show any symptoms.
Service points of Department of Estonian Literature, Department of Foreign Literature and Kännukuke Library also provide daily newspapers for reading on the spot and if really necessary access to computers for 15 minutes (contacting hospitals, cancelling appointments etc). Note that this service is not present at Paepealse Library.
More information can be found here: https://keskraamatukogu.ee/en/hours-and-locations/?lang=en