Come explore the library building before we close for reconstruction! | National Library of Estonia

Come explore the library building before we close for reconstruction!


The National Library of Estonia building at Tõnismägi is one of the 20th century Estonian architecture landmarks. Its opening in 1993 was not just the opening of a library building but had a symbolic meaning for the entire nation. As of 1 November 2021, the National Library will close the doors of this iconic building for several years to undergo extensive renovation. After that, we will welcome all to our new radiant intellectual hub. More information about our renovation at

Before we close, come explore the library building as it is now! Enjoy the exciting interior, the gorgeous monumental art integrated in the building, and exhibitions in different galleries!

Saturday, 30 October is the last day our reading rooms are open.

The whole day is packed with events and activities for the entire family: guided tours, video game tournaments, a concert and much more. When you come to the library, please present your COVID immunisation certificate or COVID recovery certificate.

And reading must go on!

We wish to be with our users also during the renovation period. Books are not going to disappear – just the opposite, new ones are coming out all the time. As of 2022, the headquarters of the library will open for our old and new friends at Narva mnt 11, on our temporary premises. Yet we wish to be even closer to you and have thus opened a branch at the Solaris Centre which will serve as the embassy of the National Library, representing us in the heart of modern life. The Solaris Centre has always aspired to be not just a shopping centre but also a cultural meeting point – and that is where we step in. In our embassy at Solaris you can read selected newspapers, magazines and books, ask for the advice of our information specialist, or use a computer. Come visit us and pass the time with books! All are very welcome!

Our Solaris embassy is open:
until 31 October Mon-Fri 13.00-19.00, closed Sat-Sun
as of 1 November Mon-Sun 10.00-19.00, closed on public holidays

More info at 630 7105,