First-year student? Read how to use our services

26.08.2022

Welcome to the University of Tartu!

During your studies you will definitely need the help of the library, therefore, take a look at some tips about using our services.  

1.FIND US
- UT Library is in the middle of the city, on 1 Struve Street
- it is open on Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat-Sun 12-18, phone: 737 5702
- you can also use the subject libraries at different faculties and institutes.

2. BECOME A LIBRARY USER
-  register as a UT Library user here

3. DISCOVER OUR LIBRARY

- visit our study area and find a place for different activities in the silent area (3rd floor reading rooms and private work rooms) or in the social area (2nd floor hall and group work rooms)  
- discover our open stacks and find books on your own.  

4. START USING ONLINE CATALOGUE ESTER
- create a password for the self-service module My ESTER in the online catalogue ESTER. You can check and renew the due dates of your borrowed books in the e-catalogue ESTER and use several other services. Read the user guide here.  

5. BORROW, RETURN AND RENEW THE DUE DATES YOURSELF
- you can see the location and call number of the book you need in the online catalogue ESTER

- you can borrow the books by using the self-checker or at the circulation desk on each floor of the library
- books can returned 24/7 to the self-service book drop by the right side of the library entrance or during library hours to the service point in the library or book return box in the lobby
- for renewing the due dates use My ESTER, send a letter to laenutus@ut.ee or call 737 5771, 737 5770
- search for research information and articles 24/7 in the databases open for the university members. For a more efficient search for research information we recommend to participate in the information literacy courses.

6. USE THE COPYING AND PRINTING MACHINES
- Self-service copying, scanning and printing machines are on each floor of the library. You need to open a print account by purchasing an ID-ticket here or on the Print in City page.
- Additional information here.

7. FIND YOUR SUBJECT LIBRARIAN
- subject librarians help you in using databases, searching for research information; they also hold information literacy courses.   
- contact us: send research information inquiries to paring@ut.ee and 737 5780, and questions about book borrowing to  laenutus@ut.ee and 737 5772

How to use the library services? Watch the video here.

We wish you a success in your studies and in using the library!

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