Limited Library Services from December 10 onwards

All Turku University Library units are closed from December 7 onwards in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreding. The library units are kept open for the rest of the week (Dec 3 and Dec 4), but to a maximum of 30 persons at a time.

Collection point for reserved material opens in the Feeniks Library on December 10, 2020. The service is addressed to Turku University members only. Please contact library by email at if you are not a student or personnel at Turku University and you have questions about library facilities and materials or your loans.

On this page we will update more information about library services during this exceptional time.


18.1.2021 added detailed information about electronic tags and access rights

Customer service, information service and publishing support of the library will help you online 

  • The collection point for reserved material is open at the Feeniks library. Please see the instructions as well as the opening hours at the library's web page.
  • In accordance with the University’s policies, the University buildings will be kept locked, but staff and students can access the collection point with electronic tag during opening hours. You can collect your electronic tag from info services in Natura building. Please remember to take your identity card with you. For more information on access rights, see University intranet (requires logging in), or contact,
  • If you have symptoms of a cold, influenza, or other infectious diseases, do not come to the campus.
  • Library’s web services are available as usual: you can renew your loans and use e-resources. You cannot renew reserved books or books, whose maximum loan period has been reached, and regular overdue fines will be charged. 
  • You can contact us by email, by chat or by phone +358 46 922 4648. Phone service is available weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • The automatic renewal is working as usual, but you can also renew your loans yourself if there aren't any other patrons' requests.
  • Please contact the library customer service by email, if you need to have access to materials that can only be used on the library's premises
    • Electronic theses with restricted access (UTUPub terminal)
    • Cultural materials and workstations for cultural material
    • Max. 2 h/customer/day.
  • Raisio's Newspaper and Ephemera Services are open only with advance booking via email
  • Loans can be returned to the return boxes outside of Feeniks, Educarium and Calonia Library and to the return hatch of Teutori Library. 
  • Returns can also be mailed to the Feeniks Library with the address Feeniks-kirjasto, 20014 TURUN YLIOPISTO.
  • During closure, library will run limited interlibrary services to the university staff and students and aims to deliver article requests from the National Repository Library. To make an article request, please send an email to We are sorry for possible delays with interlibrary services.
  • Feeniks Library Research Rooms are available to those researchers who have reserved them.
  • Dissertation reading copys are at the information desk of the Natura building (entry through the door by the Vesilinnantie street).

New library guide will help you to use e-resources and electronic services

  • New library guide contains hints and tips how to use e-resources and library services

Learn and work at home with the help of E-resources

  • The electronic resources are available in the network of Turku University or through remote access. Remote access requires UTU user ID and password. You find all our electronic resources on the Volter database.
  • More information about electronic resources from utuguides   
  • Learn at your own pace and time - please see the material