University of Tartu Library
(founded in 1802)
The UT Library is the oldest and largest research library in Estonia. It also attracts the largest number of patrons. The present-day library is the heart of the university, combining time-honoured traditions with modern technology. The library holds 3.9 million stock units of books and other information media and receives 2000 visitors a day.
The library's unique collections, which possess considerable historical and cultural value, include manuscripts of Immanuel Kant; Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt prints; manuscripts of medieval chronicles of the history of Estonia and Livonia; original photos by William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor and photographer who produced the first paper photo; the death mask of Alexander Pushkin, and so on. Books, manuscripts and photos are displayed in the library's exhibition halls, providing visitors with a sense of the university's research achievements.
The library also hosts art exhibitions. The library's conference centre offers conference facilities and support services for hire.
The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Telephone: +372 737 5702 (general information), +372 737 5749 (conference centre, exhibitions, tour bookings)
E-mail: library [ät] utlib.ee
Web page: www.utlib.ee/en
Address: 1 W. Struve St., Tartu 50091