The Year of Libraries is symbolically divided into four periods:

  1. In the first three months of the year, we focus on libraries as literature and cultural centres.
  2. In spring we will introduce the potential of libraries as community centres.
  3. In summer months, libraries will come out of their library buildings to work in new unusual environments.
  4. The last four months of the year will be dedicated to future libraries.

Literature and cultural centre

Libraries offer access to a vast treasury of cultural heritage, and the access is free.

Community centre

We will bring people together to discuss global issues, learn languages or just play board games.

Library on wheels

Libraries can be found at city streets and festivals, library buses tour the entire Estonia.

Future libraries

Just a few mouse clicks and the desired book is waiting to be collected from the book dispenser. Libraries offer you access to databases on international research and regional studies.