Instructions and Collection Points for Reservations and Returns

The borrowing of materials for study, teaching and research from the Turku University Library is enabled by an exceptional arrangement. Collection point for reserved material in the Educarium Library is open during the summer.

The service is address to Turku University members. Please order only the materials you absolutely need for your studies and research. While we strive to make the material available to you as quickly as possible, we currently have a limited operational capacity.

Libraries will be open with limited service hours from 10th of August for University staff and students with access rights. 

Educarium collection point

Summer Opening Hours 1.6. - 4.8.2020

Mon 9–18
Tue - Fri 9–16

The Educarium collection point is shut down on the 5th of August.

The collection point is located at the front of the Educarium building, by the bicycle stands at the entrance. There is no access to the building.

Reserved materials

The material you have reserved through the Volter database can be picked up from the collection point. You can reserve any of the on-self loanable material from all libraries in the Turku Campus. During this exceptional arrangement, you can also reserve available (on-shelf) course books for pick-up.

You can also pick up your reservations that were received before the libraries closed. They have been checked out for you and if you wonder whether you have something to pick up, log into Volter and check if anything has been checked out to you 31.3.2020 or after that.

Materials used only in the library, such as ephemera and pro gradu theses, can be read in the Educarium library, please see instructions.

Reserved materials will not be posted to customers.


The material is ready for pick-up the day after you receive an arrival notification. Requests are checked out beforehand so once they show in your loans they are ready.

Bring a proof of identity with you when you pick up your reservations. If you are in a risk group and cannot handle the pick-up yourself, contact and arrange to transfer your reservation to another person.

Be sure to follow the instructions provided at the collection point to ensure a safe pick-up for you, other customers, and library staff. Take care of hand hygiene and keep your gloves on.

Instructions with pictures for collection point

The Educarium collection point is shut down on August 5

  • The reserved books that have not been picked up until August 4 will be returned.
  • The returns will be transferred back to their home libraries and are available for other customers.

The libraries are opened on August 10, after which books can be reserved and picked up following the normal procedures.

  • Books in general collections can be reserved between July 31 and August 7 but they will not be transferred to Educarium.
  • Books reserved after July 31 can be picked up from the library unit in which they belong.
  • Course books that are available cannot be reserved after July 30.

Can I order printed materials if I don´t have a library card?

To reserve a book on the shelf, you will need a library card for the Turku University Library. During this exceptional arrangement, new library cards will only be made for pick-up to University of Turku students and staff. Order your card through the online Library Card Application and choose the Educarium Library as your pick-up location.


Loans can be returned to the return boxes outside of Feeniks, Educarium and Calonia Library and to the return hatch of Teutori Library 24/7.
Returns can also be mailed to the library, see mailing address.

Teacher Education Library, Rauma

The collection point is closed 18.6. - 9.8.2020. The return box outside the building is also closed during the summer.