A. Lauteri 3
Phone: +372 665 1307
Fax: +372 631 3959
E-mail: raamatukogu at ebs dot ee
About the library
EBS Library is a special library, serving EBS students, teachers and staff. The collection is developed according to the needs of study programs and scientific directions in management, entrepreneurship, economics, marketing, finance, etc. On January 1st 2013 the library collection holds 8,273 book titles (32,494 copies), incl 363 items available in e-versions and 45 periodical titles. 51% of the collection is in English, 46% in Estonian, 2% in Russian and 1% in other languages.
E-catalogue is accessible through the Internet. We subscribe to business periodicals database ProQuest which permits access to 3,500 foreign periodicals’ full texts which contain articles on entrepreneurship, management, marketing and EBSCO databases which permits access to 21, 000 full texts on economics, social and humanitarian sciences. The databases are accessible also from outside the EBS local network, configuring the browser according to the instruction
New users are registered in the library (1st floor, room 118). There is a special box for returned books near the library where students can leave their books out of opening hours of library and reading room.
Reference books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, textbooks, Bachelor, Master and Doctor theses by EBS students as well as periodicals can be used only in the reading room (5th floor, room 501). Library services are provided on the basis of the library rules. Every year the library organises courses for the first year students to introduce them the library services, databases and other useful information.
On payment of a small fee the library also allows clients from outside EBS to borrow books, use the reading room, computers and the video room.
In the years 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011 the library carried out the user study on the information needs of EBS lectures and students. The purpose of the studies was to identify the information needs of EBS lecturers and students, to obtain evaluations of books and periodicals, fields of acquisition, databases and to have suggestions for improving the library's fund and obtaining the necessary information resources. The analysis helped to focus the library’s development efforts, improve the acquisition policy and determine a marketing strategy.
The library has compiled the series of personal bibliographies of EBS rectors: "Madis Habakuke personaalnimestik" (The personal bibliography of Madis Habakuk), "Olav Aarna personaalnimestik" (The personal bibliography of Olav Aarna) and "Peeter Krossi personaalnimestik" (The personal bibliography of Peeter Kross).
EBSi Aasta 2012 Parim tegu (the Best Deal of the Year 2012 in EBS) was awarded to library for compliling the publication of "Estonian Business Schooli bibliograafianimestik" (The bibliographical index of Estonian Business School).
The main goals, set in the library’s development plan for 2011-2015, are:
- development of the e-library;
- carrying out a study on satisfaction and usage of the library information resources;
- making the library`s e-catalogue available in English;
- update the user education programmes by supporting them with e-learning courses;
- compile the “Bibliography of EBS” with the goal to make available the entries of books, articles, presentations, final theses, etc., written or supervised by the EBS lecturers and staff, and the articles written on EBS that have been published in the Estonian and foreign publications via the EBS Library e-catalogue.
- co-operate with other Estonian libraries, local and international organisations in order to use suitable electronic information sources.