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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 material can be finding from the ESTER joint database of Estonian libraries.

Opening hours

Mo–Th 12–18
Fr 10–16
The library is closed every last Friday of the month.

Contact Info

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

Available in the library

  • Finnish contemporary literature and classics
  • translations of Finnish literature into Estonian
  • translations of Estonian literature into Finnish
  • cartoons
  • Literature about Finland and relations between Finland and Estonia
  • non-fiction
  • learning materials

The reading room offers new issues of both Finnish and Estonian newspapers and magazines.


The library has many events for adults and children alike: a discussion circle, author visits, quizzes, workshops, etc. Every December, the library hosts a Santa’s post office. Learn more about the events in the calendar.

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