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


Swiss Reading Room

| Schweizer 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 Swiss Reading Room gathers and disseminates information on the life and culture of Switzerland mainly in the German language; however, publications in French, Italian, English and Rhaeto-Romanic are also to be found.
  • 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 comprise more than 3 000 items: books, video films, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, audio books, and cassettes. The collection includes reference publications and a wide range of Swiss classical and modern fiction.

Subject fields

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

The Swiss Reading Room was opened at the National Library of Estonia in 1997 in collaboration with the Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia and the Embassy of Switzerland in Helsinki

Main cooperation partners

Embassy of Switzerland in Latvia
Swiss-Baltic Chamber of Commerce SBCC
Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council
Estonian Association of Teachers of German


Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Swiss Education System