Library in Brief

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

Key figures 2021

Library use

 Users

  • Library visits 181 249
  • Active users / borrowers 11 466
  • New customers 9 305

Loans

  • Loans 70 440 
  • Renewals 277 930
  • Inter-library loans (given and received) 1152

Electronic Services

  • Collection Database Volter
    • Viewed records 1 632 456
    • Number of data retrievals 1 914 770
    • Number of contacts 1 760 287
  • Usage of electronic resources 9 520 627
Collections
  • E-books 607 785 (titles)
  • E-journals 40 692 (titles)
  • Printed books 1 118 796 (titles)
  • Printed journals 33 337 (titles)
  • Ephemera material 4 445 870 (items)
  • Maps (18 454 items) 
  • Music materials 30 468 (tiles)
  • Audiovisual Materials 24 084 (items)
  • Patent Publications 136 807 (items)
  • Archive Materials: 203 archive sources or creators

Cataloguing

  • Number of records 1 503 398
  • Added records  10 954 
  • Cataloguing to other database (2 database) 653
User training
  • 419,5 hours/year
  • 7903 attendees
Publishing support

University of Turku research publications 6163 (source: Current Research Information System)

  • of which 6483 reported to Ministry of Education and Culture (source: Vipunen, Education Statistics Finland)
  • 174 dissertations

  Open access publications 4376 

  • 71% of the reported publications are open access
  • Open access publication channel 2440 (40 %)
  • Hybrid publication channel 1157 (19 %)
  • Parallel publishing in non-open publication channel  779 (13 %) (source: Data Warehouse)

904 thesis in UTUthesis which 1138 are open access

Staff 31.12.2021
  • 77 employees
  • 70,57 working years 
Units, facilities and opening hours

Units

  • In Turku 6

  • In Rauma 1

  • In Raisio 1

  • Storage facilities 2 

  • Administrative units 1 

Library opening hours

  • 388,5 hours open during week
  • 1086 days open during statistical period

Library facilities

  • 15 140,60 total floor area in square metres

Frame organisation

  • Number of staff 3 620
  • Number of students 16 918
  • Admissions quota 2 465
  • Total costs (x € 1000) 283 631,9 
Finances

Operating Costs Total 11 719 082 €

  • Staff Costs 3 493 842 €
  • Library Materials Costs 4 482 205 € 
    • Printed material 215 597 € 
      • Periodicals 56 989 €
      • Other monographs 158 608 €
    • Electronic material 4 262 748 €
  • Space Costs or Calculated Space Costs 2 548 521 €
  • Other Costs 1 194 514 €

 Library financing total 11 775 756 €

The University of Turku key facts and figures