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The A. P. Møller Defence Research Library / Information Resource Centre is a specialised military library within the Baltic Defence College. The primary goal of the library is to support the college's courses and research programme.

The library's collection focuses on:

  • Military art and science
  • Military strategy and tactics
  • Military technology
  • Strategic and security studies
  • International relations
  • Military history

This collection can be browsed using the Estonian Research Libraries' Joint Catalogue (ESTER).

We welcome suggestions for the addition of new books and other items for the library. Please complete the Purchase Request Form

Opening Hours

  • From Monday to Thursday: 08:00-17:00

  • Friday: 08:00-14:30

  • On weekends: Closed

In line with national guidelines related to restrictions in force in Estonia, from 11 March until 26 April 2021:

  • The use of the library for the members of the public is limited to one user at a time. Pre-registration your visit by sending an email to library@baltdefcol.org is recommended

  • The library’s visitors cannot access books on the shelves

The library is open to the public. All readers have a lending right. The lending time depends on the particular book sought, and can vary from overnight to three weeks. Outside readers must return any borrowed books before the due date if they are needed by faculty or students at the Baltic Defence College.

Contact Information

Baltic Defence College Library | Riia 12 | 51013 Tartu | Estonia
Phone: 372 717 6430 or 372 717 6463 |  e-mail: library@baltdefcol.org

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