3rd Reading Room – Humaniora

Shelving of publications
Publications in the reading room open collections have identifying call numbers and they are shelved by their speciality according to the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) system. Each speciality has a UDC number which forms the beginning of the publication’s call number. UDC numbers can be seen on the reading room book shelves. Call numbers can be found in the online catalogue ESTER.

Subjects and UDC numbers:

  • Dictionaries    0TK
  • Art. Architecture    7
  • Culture    00
  • Ethnology    39
  • Folklore    398
  • History    9
  • History of science    001
  • Library science    02
  • Linguistics    81
  • Literature    82
  • Museology    069
  • Philosophy    1
  • Semiotics    003
  • Theatre. Cinema    79
  • Theology    2

Shelving within a speciality is as follows:

  • Reference works
  • Estonian-language publications
  • Foreign publications in the Latin script
  • Foreign publications in the Cyrillic script

Journals can be found near the speciality’s book shelves in the outer wall niches. Older volumes should be requested from the stacks via the online catalogue ESTER.

Borrowing rules
To borrow publications from the reading room open collections (location in the catalogue UTL 1st Reading Room, UTL 2nd Reading Room, UTL 3rd Reading Room) pick up the publications from the shelf and check them out at the reading room service point, circulation counter or with the self-checker.

Loan dates for reading room open collections:

  • 24 hours (green mark), cannot be renewed,
  • 14 days (no mark), renewable,
  • 30 days (yellow mark), renewable,
  • 60 days (blue mark), renewable.



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