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Open Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat 12-19.
The book return box is in Endla 3, Mo-Su 7-22


Austrian Reading Room

| Österreichischer Lesesaal |

is located on the 7th floor of the Library

Reference librarian: tel 630 7360, e-mail deutsch at nlib dot ee

The reference librarian is in the German Reading Room on Mondays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and on Thursdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; at other times, please contact the General Reading Room. In June, July and August, please contact the General Reading Room.


  • The Austrian Reading Room gathers and disseminates information on the life and culture of Austria.
  • We respond to enquiries in the Reading Room, by phone, e-mail, and post.
  • In our Reading Room readers may watch films, listen to music and audio-books and there are places for language study and the use of laptops.
  • The Reading Room receives regularly several journals.
  • Home lending


The collections of the Reading Room hold more than 5 000 items: books, video films, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, audio books, and cassettes. The collection includes reference publications and a wide range of Austrian classical and modern fiction.

Subject fields

History, film, philosophy, linguistics, language study, literary science, culture, arts, natural sciences, country study, economy, music, pedagogics, politics, psychology, religion, social sciences, theatre, tourism

The Austrian Reading Room was opened on the initiative of the professor of the Salzburg University, Dr Henn-Jüri Uibopuu, on Toompea on 25 February 1991. The updated Reading Room was opened in the new building of the National Library in 1994, as a result of collaboration between the Embassy of Austria in Helsinki and the National Library of Estonia.

Main cooperation partners

Embassy of Austria in Tallinn
Austrian Foreign Ministry
Scientific Academy of Lower Austria
Estonian Association of Teachers of German


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