Lending Rules

Readers have the right to use the books located on the open shelves during the library’s opening hours.

Only five items may be borrowed at one time.

The following are not lent out: reference books, research papers, single copies of materials that are in demand; the only issues of periodicals, and materials published before 1945.

Generally, the materials can be borrowed for seven days, but longer by Art Museum of Estonia employees.

If the materials have not been reserved by another reader, the due date can be extended once for seven days:
– independently through Minu ESTER
– by e-mail to raamatukogu@ekm.ee
– by phoning 602 6037
– in person, at the library

If you wish to borrow materials that are loaned out or included in the exhibition of new literature, you can register and be added to the waiting list. Readers will be informed by e-mail when the materials they have reserved are returned.

The materials will be held for the reader for three days.

Minu ESTER can be used by readers to manage their accounts (which books have been borrowed, what the due dates are, which books have been reserved, whether there are any late penalties, and for saving one’s borrowing history).

Readers are proprietarily liable for the materials in their possession. A late penalty of 7 euro cents per day for each item must be paid for overdue materials. New materials will not be lent out to those in arrears.

Readers must replace any damaged or lost materials with the same publications or make compensation in the amount determined by the library:
– for damaged materials, the amount required for repair;
– for lost materials, double the purchase price of the item.

Paying compensation for the lost materials does not exempt the borrower from paying the late penalty that is assessed for exceeding the due date.