National Library of Estonia preserves and promotes Estonian cultural heritage and acts as a bridge between knowledge and people. 

National Library of Estona consists of:

national library that collects, preserves, and provides access to publications published in Estonia or concerning Estonia, registers statistics on Estonia’s national bibliography and print production, and issues international standard numbers; 

parliamentary library that provides information services to the Riigikogu and other constitutional institutions; 

research library that provides access to the information necessary for conducting research in the humanities and social sciences; 

development centre for librarianship that co-ordinates the establishment of industry standards, organises in-service training, and participates in terminology work; 

cultural centre that invites you to visit exhibitions and theatre performances and attend various events. 

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To get access to the library's online databases, please register here using your ID-card (ID-card reader required).

After successful registration you can log in here. This will give you full access to the NLIB search portal and e-catalogue ESTER.

Some of the more popular databases: