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WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ESTONIA!

The National Library of Estonia is the custodian of our national memory and heritage, the centre of Estonian literature and national bibliography, the most valuable information provider for our legislative body and other constitutional institutions, it is a centre of library and information sciences, a site for the continuing education of librarians, a cultural centre.

The Library, through its complex activities, plays an important role in the Estonian cultural life. Besides that the library has developed better knowledge of its role in information society and adapted its activities to the needs of the changing society.

Today, the Library‘s main goal is to develop user-oriented library. Besides providing open access to its collection, targeting the services, widening access to the collections, implementation of services based on new information technology, and improving service quality are considered equally important in developing library services.

The Library can act only in constant change, concerning both collection development as well as developing the library services, using new means of information exchange.

The National Library concentrates on developing information environment inside and outside its organisation, focusing on every social structure with information needs.

Tiiu Valm
Director General