In cooperation with the Estonian National Library, the Chancellery of the Riigikogu issues publications the aim of which is to explain the functioning of the parliament, including the work of the Riigikogu. Riigikogu Toimetised, yearbooks, statistics collections, various booklets and other information materials are published regularly. Albums, children's books, translated books on parliamentarism, and many other publications are issued.
Riigikogu Toimetised (“The Proceedings of the Riigikogu”) is the title of the parliamentary journal, issued since 2000, that covers various topics of importance for the society. Have a closer look at the Riigikogu Toimetised here.
On the initiative of the Research Department of the Riigikogu, topic sheets are published at least twice a month. They introduce issues of importance in the parliamentary work and topical problems of the society to the members of the Riigikogu and the employees of the Chancellery. Topic sheets also include research summaries, brief comparative analyses, explanations of terms, etc. Have a closer look at topic sheets here (in Estonian).
Information materials are intended to be distributed to visitors of the Riigikogu, most of all to school students. They introduce the functioning and history of the parliament, and give an overview of the work of the Riigikogu and the architecture and history of the Riigikogu building and the whole Toompea Castle. Learn more about information materials here.
Albums and collections introducing the Riigikogu and Toompea Castle
The Chancellery of the Riigikogu also issues albums and survey collections relating to the architecture and history of Toompea Castle, parliamentarism, governance, population and many other topics of significance to the Estonian state. The albums and collections are addressed to members of the Riigikogu as well as the widest circle of people.
Authors: Rein Zobel, Juhan Maiste, Mart Kalm
Three distinguished Estonian art historians analyse the history of Toompea Castle from the architectural point of view, but also discuss the construction of the centuries-old castle complex against the backdrop of political and economic changes and shifts in mentality. Every chapter contains new and previously unpublished (art) historical material that significantly improves our knowledge of the best known castle complex in Estonia. The book also contains many previously unpublished photos, ground plans of buildings, projects and sketches.
National Library of Estonia has compiled a collection of the biographies of the members of the Riigikogu using questionnaire-based information.