On Blog: Meet Linna & Arvo

Well done, congratulations new student! Welcome to the University of Tampere and its Library! The Library is available to you on both campuses, Linna library in Linna building on Main campus and Arvo library in Arvo building on Kauppi campus. See the opening hours on Library’s website.

Linna- ja Arvo-kirjastot

You can easily get a library card. Go to Linna or Arvo to activate your student card and bring your ID with you. If you don’t yet have a student card, you can borrow books using a temporary library card. Electronic student card can’t be used as a library card.

Your textbooks are in the Library. You can find most of them in Linna, Arvo has the textbooks for medicine, health sciences and biomedical technology. The number of printed books in limited but you can borrow the so called short loan copies for overnight or weekend reading. Additionally, many of the text books are available as e-books that you can also read offline. See instructions on E-book Guide.

Andor-hakupalveluYou’ll find information about the textbooks and other materials in the Andor search service and its tools on our home page. In addition to Library’s collections Andor has millions of references from international databases. Textbooks are easiest to find in Tamcat that is also a part of Andor. E-journals and databases can be found quickly on their own lists. All materials can be found via Andor but shortcuts make searching faster.

Monitoimitila Pohjantähti Linnassa

Library has many kinds of study spaces. When you are reading or working alone using your laptop you can choose from a comfortable armchair, sofa, or a desk suitable for either standing or sitting by in different areas of the Library.

Tietokoneita Linnan oppimiskeskuksessa

Computers can be found in Library’s Learning Centers and classrooms. Computers have various software and you can print using your print quota. You can also copy and scan on the multifunction printers. University’s wireless networks are available also in the Library.

Opetusluokka Alma Linnassa

The Library organizes the Basics of Information Literacy and other courses in the classrooms but you can use them with your key card when they are free. You can see the teaching hours on the display beside the door. Please see the colour signs in the classrooms and other spaces which tell you if the space is meant for quiet working or discussions.

Ryhmatyohuone Rokka Linnassa

You will need group work spaces often. The Library has both bookable and freely available group work rooms. You can do the booking via your Office365 calendar. Freely available group work rooms can fit one or more groups at the same time. Also, Linna’s multipurpose working spaces Pohjantähti and Pentinkulma are suitable for group work as long as you take those studying near you into consideration. The new open study space Idea is in the main lobby of Linna building. There you are also welcome whether alone or with a group. Events are also organized there occasionally.

Most quiet working areas are the Silent Reading Rooms that are available for you 24/7 with your key card (in Arvo also Learning Center and two group work rooms are 24/7 premises). In Linna’s Reading Room you can use your own laptop or tablet, and for readers there is a separate area where devices are not allowed.

Opiskelijoita Arvo-kirjastossa

In the Library there are many kinds of spaces and many kinds of students. Studying goes well for all of us if we only take each other into consideration and together cherish working in peace.

Library is available for you both on the spot and virtually:

Ask also in the Library. We will search for the answer.

Text: Outi Viitasalo, Information Specialist 
Photos: Erja Kymäläinen and Outi Viitasalo

Semester opening hours in the Library from 28 August

Linna library serves according to semester opening hours from Monday, 28 August. Arvo library shifted to autumn opening hours two weeks ago. The opening hours of the Library will remain the same as last semester and Linna library will be open again also on Saturdays.

Linna library

Mon-Fri 8.00 – 19.00
Customer service 9.00 – 19.00
Sat 10.00 – 15.00

Customer service 10.00 – 15.00

Silent Reading Room (2nd floor) available 24/7 for the University of Tampere students with the key card.

Arvo library

Mon – Thu 8.00 – 17.00
Customer service 9.00 – 17.00
Fri 8.00 – 16.00
Customer service 9.00 – 16.00

Arvo Learning Center (1st floor) available 24/7 for the University of Tampere students with the key card. On weekdays between 21.00 and 5.30 and on weekends also a PIN code is needed. Ask it from IT Helpdesk in Arvo building.

Newspaper Reading Room in Main building

Mon-Fri 8.00 – 19.00
Customer service tel. 050 563 0935 Mon 12.00 – 15.00, Wed & Fri 9.00 – 12.00

On the eve of public holidays the library offices will be closing at 4 pm

Opening hours on website
Library offices and contact information

Arvo library shifted to autumn semester opening hours

New medical students are starting their work and Arvo library on Kauppi campus has shifted to autumn semester opening hours. Arvo library is open from Monday to Thursday between 8.00 and 17.00 (customer service from 9.00 to 17.00) and on Fridays from 8.00 to 16.00 (customer service from 9.00 to 16.00).

Linna library on the Main campus will shift to autumn season opening hours after two weeks, 28 August.

You will find the library’s opening hours on our front page and on Opening hours and contacts web page.

Library serves you throughout the summer

Keskikesän taika

Library doesn’t slow down completely during the summer, even though the opening hours are shorter than during the semester. Arvo library is closed 17 – 28 July but Linna Library serves you throughout the summer.

Library’s interlibrary services are closed in July, but you can check if the material you need is available through our own e-journal  or e-book services. All the library’s collections can be found in Tamcat, where you can also renew your loans and pay your fines.

Ask the library service and chat are on call during the library’s opening hours through the whole summer. You may also find an answer to your questions in the Guides.

E-mail is also read through the whole summer: kirjasto@uta.fi

The library wishes you rewarding reading time. Remember to enjoy the summer also.

Library closed during Midsummer 23-25 June

All Tampere University Library offices are closed from Midsummer Eve, Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June. After Midsummer we’ll continue the service according to the same summertime opening hours. Only the service in Library’s newspaper collection will be closed until 7 August.

When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to the book-return bins beside the front doors of Linna and Arvo. Linna’s Silent Reading Room and Arvo’s Learning Center are available 24/7 for the University of Tampere students with the key card.

Summertime opening hours

Arvo library will be closing at 14.00 on 14 June

On Wednesday 14 June Arvo library will be closing already at 14.00. The reason for the earlier closing time is power cut in Arvo building starting at 15.00. The building will be emptied from 14.00.

The power cut lasts 2-3 hours. During the cut it is not allowed to stay in the building and communications networks are a not functioning.

Linna library is open as usual between 8.00 and 16.00.

Summertime opening hours at the Library

Ascension Day 24-25 May opening hours at the Library

  • On Wednesday 24 May, Ascension Eve, all library offices will be closing at 4 pm
  • On Thursday 25 May, Ascension Day, the Library is closed
  • On Friday 26 May we’ll serve normally

When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to the book-return bins beside the front doors of Linna and Arvo. Linna’s Silent Reading Room and Arvo’s Learning Center are available 24/7 for University of Tampere students with the key card.

On Monday 29 May the Library will shift to summertime opening hours.

Summertime opening hours at the Library from 29 May

Tampere University Library will shift to summertime opening hours on Monday, 29 May. All library offices are closed on Saturdays and on Midsummer Eve, 23 June. Arvo library will be closed between 17 and 28 July.

Linna library will return to normal opening hours 28 August and Arvo library 14 August.

Linna library

29 May – 25 August

Mon 8.00 – 18.00
Customer service 10.00 – 18.00
Tue – Fri 8.00 – 16.00

Customer service 10.00 – 16.00

Silent Reading Room (2nd floor) available 24/7 for the University of Tampere students with the key card.

Newspaper Reading Room in Main building

29 May – 25 August Mon-Fri 8.00 – 17.00, customer service Mon 12.00 – 15.00, Wed and Fri 9.00 – 12.00
23 June – 6 August no service

Arvo library

29 May – 14 July

Mon – Fri 8.00 – 15.00
     Customer service 9.00 – 15.00

17 July – 28 July

CLOSED

31 July – 11 August

Mon – Fri 8.00 – 15.00
     Customer service 9.00 – 15.00

Arvo Learning Center available 24/7 for the University of Tampere Kauppi Campus students with the key card. On weekdays between 21.00 and 5.30 and on weekends you’ll need also a PIN code, available at IT Helpdesk in Arvo building.

Summertime opening hours
Library offices and contact information

Library closed on the 1st of May

On Monday, the First of May, all Library offices are closed.

Linna’s Silent Reading Room and Arvo’s Learning Center are available 24/7 as usual for the University of Tampere students with the key card. When the Library is closed you can return your loans to the book-return bins beside the front doors of Linna and Arvo buildings.

Happy First of May!

Library’s opening hours

Easter opening hours at the Library

On Maundy Thursday, 13 April, all Library offices will be closing at 4 p.m. The Library is closed from Good Friday, 14 April, to Monday, 17 April. After Easter we will shift back to normal opening hours.

When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to the book-return bins beside the front doors of Linna and Arvo libraries. Silent Reading Room in Linna and Learning Center in Arvo are open 24/7 for University students with the key card.

Library’s opening hours