Visitor’s ABC

Library card and Estonian identity card

To make use of book-lending in the lib­ra­ries of Tapa parish one needs a lib­rary card or an Estonian iden­tity card.

To become a pat­ron at the lib­rary and get the lib­rary card a per­son must pre­sent a valid photo ID. The children must also have paren­tal con­sent in wri­ting.

The first lib­rary card is free of charge for the pat­ron. For a lost or dama­ged lib­rary card a fee of 0,60 € has to be paid in order to receive a new card.

Estonian natio­nal iden­tity card is also a valid lib­rary card.

Every year patron’s per­so­nal data (name, con­tact details, occu­pa­tion and so on) is veri­fied and the len­ding pri­vi­lege is renewed.

Always take your lib­rary or ID card with you when going to the lib­rary and never give your lib­rary card for other peo­ple to use. If you hap­pen to lose your card or find someone else’s, ple­ase notify the lib­rary imme­diately by phone (323 2081) or by email (

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Book lending

The usual period for len­ding books, magazi­nes and others :

in Tapa pub­lic lib­rary – 14 days,
in Jäneda, Lehtse and Saksi lib­ra­ries – 21 days.

In case of high demand (man­da­tory lite­ra­ture at school, research/study mate­rials and so on) some books may be sub­jec­ted to a shor­ter len­ding period.

Paid services

Copies, prin­ting, scan­ning, inter­lib­rary loans (ILL) and using the pub­lic inter­net access com­pu­ter for more than two hours a day are bil­led accor­ding to the price­list.

Password

With a pas­sword one can log in to the e-catalog RIKSWEB where it is pos­sible to extend loans, make reser­va­tions on books, view bor­rowing his­tory and more. Ask for your pas­sword from a lib­ra­rian.

Reserving or queuing books

Books can be reser­ved or queued :

  • at the lib­rary
  • by phone 323 2081 (ser­vice depart­ment) or 323 2082 (children’s depart­ment)
  • by e-mail :
  • on RIKSWEB

NB ! Notifying of books avai­la­bilty by phone is a paid ser­vice (it costs 0,30 €). Notification via e-amil is free of charge.
Reserved book should be col­lec­ted wit­hin 3 days.
Don’t for­get to notify the lib­rary once you no lon­ger wish to lend the reser­ved item.

Due date warnings and reminders

The pat­ron is res­pon­sible for retur­ning bor­rowed items on time. When len­ding items from the lib­rary, pat­ron is given a receipt with the list of items and due dates on it. Reminders about upco­ming due dates are sent by the lib­rary to the patron’s e-mail add­ress.

Extending loans

The bor­rowing period can be exten­ded for items with no queue (no reser­va­tions) :

  • at the lib­rary
  • by phone 323 2081 (ser­vice depart­ment) or 323 2082 (children’s depart­ment)
  • by e-mail :
  • on RIKSWEB

Overdue fines

There’s a fine of 0,01 € per each book for every day over­due.

Lost or damaged book

If an item bor­rowed from the lib­rary goes mis­sing or gets dama­ged, the pat­ron has seve­ral options :

  1. replace the item with a new copy of the same item,
  2. pay for the item (the price to pay may be up to 10 times the ori­gi­nal price, depends on demand and rarity of the item),
  3. replace it with anot­her item that’s of the same value to the lib­rary.

Please discuss with the ilb­ra­rian first about the replace­ment options.

A small list of eli­gible replace­ment books :

  • Jüri Freimann „Pruuna-Kõrve“, 1999
  • Põhja-Eesti südam­aa­del“, 1997
  • Jerome David Salinger „Kuristik ruk­kis“
  • Annie M.G. Schmidt „Miisu“

Interlibrary loans (ILL)

Through inter­lib­rary loans (ILL) it is pos­sible to order books mis­sing in our lib­rary from other lib­ra­ries in Estonia.

  • The len­ding period of items orde­red from other lib­ra­ries is set by the owner lib­rary. Usually this is 2–4 weeks.
  • Cost of retur­ning the book (pos­tal fee) will be paid by the pat­ron.
  • In case copies are sent ins­tead of the orde­red item, the pat­ron will have to pay for them accor­ding to the bill pre­sen­ted by the lib­rary who made the copies.