Welcome to the Turku University Library - please watch this video for new students!
Your customer data is tranferred automatically from Peppi to the library and you will receive a welcome letter from the library to your email. After that you can order a library card online or from any of the library units, providing you have an identity card (or a passport) with you and an address in Finland.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, all the library units are open Monday thru Friday during the academic year. Any exceptional opening hours will be announced in the libraries' info TVs, on the library website, and on various social media channels.
Course books are available in both print and electronic format. The books can be found by searching for the title or author in the Volter database. You can also check via Volter which library has them and whether there are any copies available or not.
The loan period for course books is two (2) weeks and for other books it's four (4) weeks. There are some exceptions to the loan periods, so be sure to check the return dates carefully!
Not to worry, some course books are also available in e-format, so remember to check this option out. You can access e-books 24/7 via Volter with your UTU username and password, wherever you are.
If the book you are looking for is unavailable, you can make a reservation. They are free of charge and the queue usually moves fast. Keep in mind the overnight loans as well.
If your phone fits in your pocket, then yes there is! You can access the library's e-resources whenever, wherever.
The library card, borrowing, renewal, and reservations are totally free. You don't need to pay anything if you return your loans on time and in good condition. Some services, such as interlibrary loans, cost a little. Check out the fees in our pricelist.
Independent study areas may not be available for use during the corona virus pandemic.
Yes! The Volter database and electronic resources are available at all times. Also, If you fancy some midnight reading, some campus libraries have study areas accessible 24/7 with a university keycard.
Certainly not! Only the areas that are colour coded red require total silence, where even using laptops is forbidden. Red zone is meant for silent study without any devices, mobile or otherwise.
Devices are not available for loan during the corona virus pandemic.
No worries if you forgot your laptop home, you can borrow a laptop from any of the libraries. Feeniks Library also has iPads to borrow; graphing and function calculators can be borrowed from the Quantum Library.
Sure we can! You are entitled to an extended loan period for course books. The first loan period is extended for one week.
You can also become a Celia customer by contacting the Turku University Library. University students with print disabilities can borrow textbooks free of charge from the Celia Library.
There are plenty of extensive handbooks and reference works to get acquainted with your topic or subject. You can search for them in the Volter database with the subject's name and using search words such as 'handbook', 'encyclopedia' or 'companion'. Try using these search strings, for example:
education AND handbook
geography AND companion
economics AND encyclopedia