The library of the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics consists of the libraries of the Department of Philosophy, Department of Semitotics and the Thomas A. Sebeok memorial library. The library holds total of more than 7000 books, journals and other items, which are organized in a thematic order. It is located on the third floor of the Jakobi 2 building.

Majority of the collection is taken up by following fields: moral philosophy and political philosophy, applied ethics (bioethics and medical ethics, environmental ethics, public ethics and others) philosophy of law and aesthetics.  Represented are also the various disciplines within philosophy: history of philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science.  The majority of books are in English but there are also books in Estonian, German and other languages.

The books are listed in the ESTER electronic catalogue (common catalogue of the Estonian research libraries).  Anyone with a Tartu University main library card can loan books.


See library opening times below.


Library opening times

Monday 12-17

Tuesday to Thursday 11-17

Friday 11-16

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