General information

Estonian University of Life Sciences Library is a research library that ensures the availability of study and research literature in fields related to bioeconomy, sustainable use of natural resources, and the development of rural life and rural economy to both university members and the public.

The library was established in 1951.


Library in numbers on 1 January 2024:


collection 174 419 items
         digital collection 9 280 items
           contains EMU DSpace 8 107 items
           contains EMÜR e-books 1 135 items
           contains EMÜR e-journals 38 items
        paper collection 165 139 items
           contains books 112 991 volumes
           contains journals 13 937 sets of the year
           contains newspapers 415  sets of the year
visits in 2023  1 011 509
           contains library visits 23 790
           contains EMU DSpace visits 888 789
           contains visits 98 930
readers 5 537
borrowings in 2023 12 877  
users workplaces 54
area of the premises 1057 m²
employees 13


We are located at 1A Kreutzwaldi St building from April 2007.
The library serves all individuals, companies, institutions, and organizations.
The EMU library is a member of the Estonian Libraries Network Consortium (ELNET Consortium) and the LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche - Association of European Research Libraries).