The library is open :  Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm
 June 25 – July 17 : Mon – Fri 10 am – 3 pm
Closed from July 18 to August 2.
The number of workplaces in the reading room has been reduced, which ensures a safe distance between readers – one person sits behind each desk.
Initially, movement is limited in very narrow spaces between shelves and a librarian must be contacted to obtain the desired publications. This is safer and there is no excessive direct contact with other library users.
The library has disinfecting and cleaning products for cleaning hands, desks and computers, which every reader must apply after using the workplace. The general areas of the library are cleaned daily and repeatedly.
Books can be borrowed and returned. All returned books will be placed under 72 hour quarantine. It is recommended to plan a visit to the library in advance and let us know by e-mail or phone ( especially to inform about loan requests, in which case it is possible to have the books ready in advance) – so the visit is fast and efficient.
The library continues to help everyone at a distance: responds to information requests, helps to find digital materials, scans from books etc.
The general rule applies, as in the case of the entire EAA building – you should not visit the library when you are ill or if you have any signs of illness. Library space is cramped, so let’s be sympathetic to other users and staff.
Let’s be healthy!
Please contact us by email: library@artun.ee or by calling +372 626334





The library is a specialized university library. We acquire reference books, scientific literature and textbooks. The areas of activity include art, architecture, design, media art, art history, art criticism, cultural heritage, restoration, semiotics, culture, theatre, photo and cinema art, and the history of religion.
The library is located on the ground floor of the D building of the Academy. The materials are located on open shelves.
Our students, faculty members, employees, graduates, art teachers, students at other schools of higher education and other people interested in art can register as readers.




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NB! Library is closed for readers from 13.03.2020 until further notice!

Mon- Fri 10am – 6pm

Sat            11am – 3pm

Closed on Sundays

Closed on the last Friday of the month!

Closed on Christmas



Põhja pst 7
10412 Tallinn

+372 626 7334 loan desk

+372 626 7340 head of library Mait Väljas
+372 626 7367 bibliographers

+372 626 7362 managing specialist



Established in 1914

Registered users : 5905

Size of collections: 86869

Printed matter: 84178 ( 2510 manuscripts)

AV materials; 2691

Research library status from 2005

Member of Estonian Association of Art Libraries and ELNET Consortium