Opening Week: Ask and check the library orienteering points

During the opening week of the University, the Library welcomes especially the new students. In addition to our staff at the Customer Service desk of Linna library you will meet there a library guide who can also answer to your questions and direct you forward.

Go and find the Library Orienteering points in Linna. From our guide you’ll get the questions for seven orienteering points. When checking them you’ll learn more about library services and premises. Exercise is useful: all participants will get a prize.

On the Opening Day, Tuesday 5 September, you’ll find the library specialists at our stand in the Main building, and also with IT Helpdesk in Arvo building. Come and ask us e.g. about e-resources or our guidance services. Also try a referencing game, and click yourself a prize in Library Kimble. Welcome to meet us!

New study space in Linna is called Idea

Open study space Idea in Linna buildingLast spring the students got more working space in Linna building, when the ex-bookshop space in the main lobby was furnished as a shared group work space. A name competition was arranged for the students, and the name Idea was chosen among the suggestions.

Idea is an open working space where you can study alone or in a group, even several groups at the same time. Idea complements Linna library’s working spaces. Idea is open according to the Library’s opening hours.

In the future also some events and presentations may take place in Idea. Its use and activities are coordinated by the University Library.

More information:
Information Specialist Outi Viitasalo, outi.viitasalo@uta.fi

Working spaces in the Library

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

Break room in Linna library’s Silent Reading Room

Students of the Silent Reading Room in Linna have wished for a place where to have a snack break. The space was created from the former copy room in the Reading Room’s lobby. In the break room you can rest a little from studying and eat your snack.

Silent Reading Room is available 24/7 for the students of the University. When the Library is open, the entrance to the Reading Room is from the main lobby of Linna building, via a separate staircase. When the Library is closed, you can enter the staircase through the side door situated opposite the Finnish Student Health Service building using your key card.

Laptops may be used in the larger area of the Reading Room. The glass-walled area is a space where devices are not used.

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

Library’s working spaces on the web

New exchange student, welcome to Library Orientation

Library Orientation takes 1,5 hours and includes a tour of Linna library and introduction to using library’s search portal and e-resources.

Groups

  • Monday 28.8.  12-14, 14-16
  • Tuesday 29.8. 12-14, 14-16
  • Wednesday 30.8. 12-14, 14-16
  • Friday 1.9. 12-14

Sign up at the International Office’s info desk in the Main building. We’ll meet by the entrance of the Library, in the lobby of Linna building. We’ll start a quarter past the hour. Welcome to the Library!

More information:
Information Specialist Saija Tapio, saija.tapio@uta.fi

Problems with receiving Library’s e-mail messages

There have been problems with receiving the Library’s notices to Hotmail.com, msn.com, live.com and luukku.com e-mail addresses lately. Some of the messages have returned to the Library, but it is possible that the e-mail filters the notices of available reserved items, overdue items and approaching due dates to the junk mail folder. Then the customer doesn’t notice that the Library has sent an e-mail.

If you use other e-mail than the University e-mail, this is how you can try to fix the problem:

  • Check the junk mail folder of your email to see if there are any messages from the Library and move them to the inbox.
  • Mark the Library’s address and messages reliable.
  • Add the Library’s address tayk.lainaus@uta.fi to your contact list
  • or alternatively, use another e-mail address and give it to the Library as your contact address.

Accoding to the Library’s circulation rules the customers themselves have to take care of renewal and returning of their loans in time. Even if the Library’s notices have not arrived at all the customer still has to pay the possible overdue charges. More about the circulation instructions on our website.

More information:
Online Services Specialist Timo Vuorisalmi, timo.vuorisalmi@uta.fi

Data Management Plan Workshop for researchers 12 and 13 September

Academy of Finland requires every applicant to provide a data management plan (DMP) as a part of the application for the September 2017 call. University Library offers a workshop where you can get tips and advice about how to create a compact DMP.

The same workshop is available both on the Main campus and on Kauppi kampus:

  • Tue 12 September 14.15-15.45 Arvo library, Kauppi campus, classroom Mauri (B109, 1st floor)
  • Wed 13 September 14.15-15.45 Linna library, Main campus, classroom Elina (3022, 3rd floor)

Each session will have a short introduction to data management and to Academy of Finland guidelines. DMPTuuli data management planning tool will be utilized in the workshops.

In these sessions, you can ask for assistance from the specialists of the library and of Finnish Social Science Data Archive. If you want to get more detailed comments about your DMP, please send it beforehand to oa@uta.fi.

Note that the language (English/Finnish) of the sessions will be determined based on the participants’ wishes.

Enrolment link

More information: oa@uta.fi

Tampere University Library’s services for researchers
Finnish Social Science Data Archive

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.