Library in Brief

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

Key figures 2019

Library use

Customer service

  • Library visits 663 612 
  • Active users / borrowers 15 600 
  • loans and renewals 1 224 371
  • Inter-library loans (given and received)1 688 

Use of electronic material

  • Retrieved  / viewed dokuments  4 310 674

Web visits 

  • Information retrieval from library catalogue  1 599 769
  • Website visits 483 911
  • Visits at Research Guides- service 544 978
Collections
  • E-books 732 287 (titles)
  • E-journals 45 623 (titles)
  • Printed books 1 588 181 (titles)
  • Printed journals 31 677 (titles)
  • Ephemera material  4 281 947 items
  • Maps 16 997 items 
User training
  • 998 hours/year
  • 7999 attendees
Publishing support

University of Turku research publications 6190 (source: Current Research Information System)

  •          of which 5900 reported to Ministry of Education and Culture (source: Vipunen, Education Statistics Finland)
  •          159 dissertations

  Open access publications 3040

  •        52% of the reported publications are open access
  •       Open access publication channel 1884 /  32 %
  •       Hybrid publication channel 444 / 8%
  •       Parallel publishing in non-open publication channel 712 / 12 % ( (source: Data Warehouse)
  •      1485 thesis in UTUthesis, 856 of which 826 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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