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 ().

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.


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:

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) :

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.