Library serves you throughout the summer

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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.

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center in use until 31.12.2017

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center is a resource for security and threat analysis. It covers regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management topics. Database provides nearly 3,000 full-text resources (e.g. periodicals, articles, e-books, reports, images, conference papers, news feeds)

Combines scholarly peer-reviewed journals with expert commentary from a variety of organizations, agencies and publishers. It provides timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social and technical spectrum.

Trial at the University of Tampere is valid until 31.12. 2017. In remote access please sign in with your basic user account. You can find trial databases also on Database list.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

Library changes its chat service

Library changes its chat service on Monday 19 June. Through the new chat you can reach the library’s experts during library’s service hours same as before.

One visible change is that the new chat doesn’t go completely offline at all. You can always contact the library. Outside of service hours, you can leave your question and contact information using a form and we’ll get back to you once the library opens.

More information:
Manager Leena Horsma-aho, Leena.Horsma-aho@uta.fi

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

On trial: America’s Historical Newspapers collections

Collections in America’s Historical Newspapers online archive include searchable full text and page images of historical newspapers from across the country.

Trial at the University of Tampere is valid until 14 July 2017. In remote access please sign in with your basic user account. You can find trial databases also on Database list.

Following collections of America’s Historical Newspapers are on trial:

Early American Newspapers 19th century collection (1801-1899) – Often printed by small-town printers, those titles documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views

House and Senate Journals(1789-1817) – This collection is a fully searchable digital edition of the record of floor action from the early U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It reflects the works of early U.S. Senate and House of represent, and it covers the inaugural sessions, journals of their proceedings, as required by the Constitution, to record the minutes of floor action. It chronicles matters considered on the floor, votes and other actions taken, as well as excerpts from executive department communications and member responses.

Global Perspectives: American Race Relations (1941-1996) – As America transitioned from the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights movement and beyond, the rest of the world paid close attention. The only comprehensive collection covering these foreign reactions to America’s racial struggles in the mid-20th century is American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996. In addition to providing unique viewpoints on America’s fight for racial justice, this fully searchable online collection also offers rare insight into race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

African American Newspapers Series 1 (1827-1998)This collection provides online access to 280 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.

American Slavery Collection (1820-1922) – This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years. Long awaited in fully searchable form, The American Slavery Collection addresses every facet of American slavery—one of the most important topics in U.S. history. These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera; among them are a large number of invaluable Southern imprints.

American Civil War Collection (1860-1922) – Featuring more than 13,500 works published between 1860 and 1922, this fully searchable collection offers printed items addressing all facets of the Civil War—one of the most pivotal events in American history—and its aftermath.  These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include broadsides, lithographs, maps, books, pamphlets, photographs, political cartoons, stereographs, and more.  Coverage extends throughout the Civil War and well beyond into the critical postwar period, a time in which modern interpretations of the conflict began to take shape.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

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

Cash payment not possible in Arvo library from 1 June

In Arvo library on Kauppi campus cash payment is not possible from 1 June 2017. The amount of cash payment has been dimishing last years and processing even small amounts cash takes resources from other library work. You can still pay library fees in Arvo library with a card or use online payment.

You can pay online using any Finnish Internet bank and with Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. The smallest payable amount is 3 euros. You have to pay the whole amount of your library fees all at once.

This is how you pay online:

  • Log in to your account on Tamcat and go to Fines
  • If the amount of fees is at least 3 €, you can proceed to paying by clicking the Pay Online icon.
  • Choose Internet bank or credit card and follow the instructions.
  • Return to Tamcat’s Fines The paid fees will disappear from your account immediately.
  • If the online paying doesn’t work out, contact the Library (kirjasto@uta.fi, Linna tel. 040 190 9696, Arvo tel. 040 190 4236).
  • Please note: You cannot pay the fees online if there is a replacement fee for a lost/unreturned book among your charges. If you have that book, please return it and contact the Library’s customer service.

Online payment service is produced by Paytrail Oyj in cooperation with Finnish banks and credit institutions.

More information:
Manager Leena Horsma-aho, Leena.Horsma-aho@uta.fi

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