Overview of University of Tartu Library
- Overview of University of Tartu Library
The University of Tartu Library is the oldest and largest research library in Estonia. It also attracts the largest number of patrons. The present-day library is the heart of the university, combining time-honoured traditions with modern technology. The library holds 3.9 million stock units of books and other information media and receives 2000 visitors a day.
The library's unique collections, which possess considerable historical and cultural value, include manuscripts of Immanuel Kant; Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt prints; manuscripts of medieval chronicles of the history of Estonia and Livonia; original photos by William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor and photographer who produced the first paper photo; the death mask of Alexander Pushkin, and so on. Books, manuscripts and photos are displayed in the library's exhibition halls, providing visitors with a sense of the university's research achievements.
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