Library premises and devices for loan

​The library premises are tagged with different colour codes in order to clarify the area's purpose of use:

  • In green zone conversation and use of laptop and mobile phone is allowed.
  • In yellow zone quiet conversation and laptop use is allowed, while mobile phone use is not allowed.
  • In orange zone conversation and mobile phone use is not allowed, while laptop use use is allowed.
  • Red zone is meant for work requiring complete silence, and neither laptops nor mobile devices can be used.

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You can find more information about library accessibility on the Library Accessibility page.

Library facilities

Reservable group study rooms

Reservable group study rooms can be found at the following libraries:

  • Calonia library (CAL 1066 Mietintö and CAL 1003 Ponsi) 
  • Educarium library (KH174.1-8 and KH262 Steiner)
  • Feeniks library (Rantakari, Laurikkala, Kaila)
  • Teutori library (Kaari, Parkki, Vanha Hissi)

You can reserve Library group study rooms with your University of Turku e-mail (see instructions). Group study rooms can be booked for a maximum of two hours at a time.

If you do not have a University of Turku e-mail account, you can reserve group study rooms by contacting the customer service in each library unit.

Unreservable group study rooms

There are different group study rooms in Calonia, Turku School of Economics and Quantum libraries as well as in the Teacher Education Library in Rauma. These rooms cannot be reserved.

Completely silent (red) study areas

There is a completely silent (red) study area in the Calonia, Teutori and Feeniks library as well as in the Teacher Education Library in Rauma.

Red zone is meant for work requiring complete silence, and neither laptop nor mobile device can be used.

24/7 study rooms

There are 24/7 study rooms in Calonia, Educarium, Turku School of Economics and Quantum Library.

24/7 study rooms can be used by all customers when the library is open, and by students and personnel of the University of Turku when the library is closed. In order to use 24/7 study rooms when the library is closed, you will need a university key tag or a student card with a chip. The permission to use 24/7 study rooms will be activated once the student has registered into the university.

At the new side of Teutori building there are study rooms, which can be used by Turku University students outside the opening hours of the unit. Facilities are not in the library, but one has to enter them through the black exterior door of the new side of Teutori.

In Rauma, staff and students of the unit can enter the library premises with a separate pass card, when customer service is not available:

  • Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 10 AM
  • Monday to Thursday from 4 PM to 9 PM
IT classroom Paasikivi

In the Feeniks library, the IT classroom Paasikivi can be used by customers during the library opening hours, when it is not used for training. Using computers requires a UTU account.

Research rooms in Feeniks library

The research rooms in Feeniks Library can be applied for by the researchers of University of Turku. The application period for research rooms in Feeniks Library ends every year at the end of April. The research rooms can be applied for from August 1st.  Applying is possible by filling a form online or by sending the filled form to Turun yliopiston kirjasto, Hallinto, 20014 Turun yliopisto.

The research rooms are primarily for postgraduate students in need of the Law of Cultural Material and Preserving related materials in Feeniks Library for their research work who don’t have an office elsewhere at the university.

The rooms can also be used during closing times and there is a computer and an online connection in them. The basic furnishing is for one person but the room can also be given to several applicants on request.

The research room is available for

  • master’s thesis writers for three (3) months 
  • dissertation writers and other researchers for a maximum period of one (1) year

The form can also be used to inquire research rooms which become vacant during the period. 

The personal data collected in the form is used for the application process of research rooms. The data is retained in the library for 2 years. (Privacy notice.)

Further information: secretary Tuula Kähäri, tuula.kahari@utu.fi

Devices

Laptops for loan

Laptops can be borrowed from Calonia, Educarium, Teutori, Turku School of Economics, Quantum and Feeniks libraries.

The laptops are loaned with the Turku University Library library card. Use your UTU credentials to log in. Network printing is available on the laptops (utu_secure).

You can see the availability of the laptops on Volter.

  • can only be loaned during library customer service hours
  • loan period max. 4 hours
  • can be used outside the library
  • can be renewed and reserved at the library customer service
  • must be returned to the library from where they were borrowed. During Quantum Library's self-service hours laptops borrowed from the library can be returned to the Feeniks Library
Tablet computers for loan

Tablets are loaned to UTU students and staff. The tablets can be loaned and returned at the Feeniks Library customer service during the library's opening hours. Printing is not available on the tablets. You can see the availability of the tablets on Volter.

  • loan period 7 days
  • can be used outside the library
  • loan cannot be renewed
  • can be reserved via Volter if all tablets are currently loaned out.
Calculators for loan

Graphing calculators can be borrowed from the Quantum Library. You can see the availability of the calculators on Volter.

  • can only be loaned during library customer service hours
  • loan period max. 4 hours
  • can be used outside the library
  • can be renewed and reserved at the library customer service
  • During Quantum Library's self-service hours calculators borrowed from the library can be returned to the Feeniks Library
Multifunction printers (copying, printing, scanning)

There are multifunction printers in all libraries. These printers can be used for copying, printing and scanning.

University personnel and students can print using their personal university key tag or a student card with a chip.

Other patrons can use the multifunction printers with credentials and a printing tag available from the service desk. A fee according to the library's pricelist is charged for paper copies and printouts.

Microfilm room

There is a microfilm room on the second floor of Feeniks library (room 262). Microfilmed newspapers and journals, as well as the reading devices for microfilms and microfiches are located in the room.

The microfilm rolls can be used without a prior request, although it is advisable to book the devices via the reservation system (see instructions) or by contacting the library customer service beforehand.

Digital archive (archived online material, digitized newspapers)

The National Library of Finland is responsible for archiving Finnish public online material. The Finnish Web Archive consists of a representative and diverse range of online material since 2006.

The digital archive and digitized legal deposit materials can be accessed at the digital archive access points in Feeniks and Teutori libraries. 

The access points can be booked either via the reservation system (see instructions) or by contacting the library customer service.

Radio and Television Archive access point

Radio and Television Archive's (RTVA) safeguards the Finnish radio and television culture for future generations. The archive captures tv and radio channels' program stream from most Finnish channels and saves samples from over 100 tv and radio channels. More information can be found on the Archive webpage.

The Radio and Television Archive can be accessed at the access points in Feeniks and Teutori libraries. 

The access points can be booked either via the reservation system (see instructions) or by contacting the library customer service.

UTUPub workstations

There are UTUPub workstations in all our library units in Turku, Rauma and Pori.

At the UTUPub workstation patrons can access the fulltext of University of Turku theses that have restricted access online. Workstations cannot be reserved in advance.

Standalone scanner

The Feeniks Library has a scanner that can be booked via the Outlook calendar (see instructions) or the library customer service.