Library in Brief

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

Key figures 20120

Library use

 Customer service

  • Library visits 303 414
  • Active users / borrowers 12 853  
  • loans and renewals 363 909
  • Inter-library loans (given and received) 1392 

Use of electronic material

  • Retrieved  / viewed dokuments  4 978 291

Web visits 

  • Information retrieval from library catalogue 1 982 628
  • Website visits 350 007
  • Visits at Research Guides- service 497 336
Collections
  • E-books 917 182 (titles)
  • E-journals 43 407 (titles)
  • Printed books 1 179 799 (titles)
  • Printed journals 32 201 (titles)
  • Ephemera material 4 417 287 items
  • Maps 17 355 items 
User training
  • 875,5 hours/year
  • 9559 attendees
Publishing support

University of Turku research publications 6132 (source: Current Research Information System)

  •          of which 6298 reported to Ministry of Education and Culture (source: Vipunen, Education Statistics Finland)
  •          162 dissertations

  Open access publications 3759 

  •        61% of the reported publications are open access
  •       Open access publication channel 2099 (34 %)
  •       Hybrid publication channel 896 (15 %)
  •       Parallel publishing in non-open publication channel  896 (15 %) (source: Data Warehouse)
  •      1905 thesis in UTUthesis which1081 are open access
Staff 31.12.2020
  • Permanent: 61 employess
  • Fixed-term: 12 employees 
  • Total: 73 employees

Working years 2019

  • Permanent: 59,96
  • Fixed-term: 9,80
  • Total: 69,76
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 8 faculties and 5 independent units. There are 20,000 students and 3,400 staff members.

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