Library in Brief

Turku University Library is the largest academic library in Southwest Finland and it is open to all.

Key figures 2018

Library use

Customer service

  • Library visits 569 620 
  • Active users / borrowers 15 5010 
  • loans and renewals 1 525 430
  • Inter-library loans (given and received) 1 770 

Use of electronic material

  • Retrieved  / viewed dokuments  4 552 610

Web visits 

  • Information retrieval from library catalogue  1 482 700 
  • Website visits 1 080 242
  • Visits at Research Guides- service 553 600 
Collections
  • E-books 552 122 (titles)
  • E-journals 29 834 (titles)
  • Printed books 1 320 097 (titles)
  • Printed journals 34 064 (titles)
  • Ephemera material  4 281 947 items
  • Maps 16 410 items 
User training
  • 982 hours/year
  • 8166 attendees
Publishing support

University of Turku research publications 6020 (source: Current Research Information System)

  •          of which 5680 reported to Ministry of Education and Culture (source: Vipunen, Education Statistics Finland)
  •          165 dissertations, of which 163 are open access

  Open access publications 2710

  •        48% of the reported publications are open access
  •       Open access publication channel 1780 / 31%
  •       Hybrid publication channel 330 / 6%
  •       Parallel publishing in non-open publication channel 610 / 11% (source: Data Warehouse)
  •      1240 thesis in UTUthesis, 856 of which 856 are open access
Staff 31.12.2017
  • Permanent: 64 employees (84,2 %)
  • Fixed-term: 12 employees (15,8 %)
  • Total: 76 employees

Working years 2017

  • Permanent: 61,7 (85,6 %)
  • Fixed-term: 10,4 (14,4 %)
  • Total: 72,1 
Facilities

Units

  • In Turku 6

  • In Rauma 1

  • In Raisio 1

  • Storage facilities 2 

The University of Turku key facts and figures

The University of Turku, established in 1920, has 7 faculties and 5 independent units. There are 20,000 students and 3,400 staff members.

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