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Foto: Piret Kooli / Soome Instituut
Vaade instituudi raamatukogule Pirogovi mäelt, Tartus


The library of the Finnish Institute in Estonia is located in Tartu. Everyone is welcome to borrow books and use our reading room. The materials can also be searched through the ESTER database shared by Estonian libraries.

Opening hours

Mo–Th 12–18
Fr 10–16

Contact Info

Ülikooli 11, Tartu
Phone: 742 7319
E-mail: tartu(at)

Available in the library

  • Finnish contemporary literature and classics
  • books for children and youth
  • translations of Finnish literature into Estonian
  • translations of Estonian literature into Finnish
  • comics
  • literature about Finland and relations between Finland and Estonia
  • nonfiction
  • learning materials

One can also find Finnish and Estonian newspapers and magazines in the reading room.


We arrange a variety of events for adults and children in the library: discussion groups, author visits, quizzes, and workshops, for example. Every December, an elf school and Santa’s postal office are held in the library. More information can be found in the event calendar.