Summertime opening hours from 28 May

Tampere University Library will shift to summertime opening hours on Monday, 28 May. All library offices are closed on Saturdays and on Midsummer Eve, 22 June. Arvo library will be closed between 16 and 27 July.

Arvo library will return to normal opening hours 13 August and Linna library 27 August.


28 May – 24 August

Mon 8.00 – 18.00
Customer service 9.00 – 18.00
Tue – Fri 8.00 – 16.00

Customer service 9.00 – 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

28 May – 24 August on weekdays 8.00 – 17.00
Customer service tel. 050 563 0935 Mon 12.00 – 15.00, Wed and Fri 9.00 – 12.00
22 June – 3 August no service


28 May – 13 July

Mon – Fri 8.00 – 15.00
     Customer service 10.00 – 15.00

16 July – 27 July CLOSED

30 July – 10 August

Mon – Fri 8.00 – 15.00
     Customer service 10.00 – 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 contacts

Late return of short loans does not bring a borrowing-ban any more

If you return a short loan late to the Library, you will not get a borrowing ban for one week any more. However, the overdue charge of 15 euros remains. Borrowing ban practice was removed during changes in the library systems.

The short loan books that can be borrowed for a day or weekend supplement the Library’s textbook collection. They are intended to circulate quickly from one reader to another, so the students have wished that the consequences of a late return are noticeable. The Library assumes that an overdue charge of 15 euros is a sufficient stimulus to returning in time.

In Linna library the pink information slips have been removed from the short loan copies. So when you borrow a short loan, we recommend that you keep the receipt with the due date and time.

Library’s borrowing practices on the website

Ascension Day 9-10 May opening hours at the Library

Ascension Day also effects the opening hours of the Library.

  • On Wednesday 9 May, Ascension Eve, all library offices will be closing at 4 pm
  • On Thursday 10 May, Ascension Day, the Library is closed

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. If you have library fees you can pay them online via Tamcat.

Opening hours on the web

Tamy’s Vappulakki award to the Library

The Student Union of the University of Tampere, Tamy, gave its time-honoured Vappulakki award to Tampere University Library this year.

The award diploma says: “Tampere University Library is not only buildings or books; the library consists also of people, refuges and support. Everyone who has studied at the universities in Tampere knows the library, that has helped to create student culture for decades as an institution.”

Vappulakki award is an acknowledgement awarded annually to a party in Tampere or in the surrounding area that has promoted student culture in a significant manner. The Culture Section of Tamy has distributed the award annually since the year 2001. E.g. Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri (Student Theatre), Sorsapuisto park and Tullikamari Cultural Centre have been awarded Vappulakki in recent years.

The Library proudly thanks for the recognition!

About Vappulakki award on Tamy website

The new privacy regulation changes the Library’s reservation policy

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of personal data will enter into force in May 2018. The regulation will concern all processing of personal data within the EU.

The GDPR will also change the Library’s reservation policy. In the future when you make a reservation online on Tamcat database to the Library’s material, you must explicitly accept that your reservation will be made available for retrieval from an open pickup shelf.

If you do not want your reservation to be placed on an open pickup shelf, you will need to make your reservation at the Library’s customer service and also pick up your reservation there during the Library’s service hours.

Changes to the reservation process will take effect on Tamcat on Wednesday 24th of April 2018.

Further information:

Summer holidays affect the processing of dissertations

Is your doctoral defence going to be arranged in August or early September? Are you planning to publish your dissertation in the University’s Acta series? If so, please prepare your manuscript in good time because the summer holidays slow down the handling of doctoral dissertations in the University Library.

In the end of July (weeks 29 and 30), no staff members responsible for the publishing of dissertations will be available. Thus, dissertations to be defended in August or early September should be ready for printing by the beginning of July at the latest. If you use the Library´s paid layout service, you need to allow more time for the layout and printing process. Please contact the layout designer in good time as well.

The University Library is responsible for making the cover and first pages of doctoral dissertations published in the Acta series, reviewing permissions to publish, printing, billing, and publishing the electronic version and the press release. Dissertations must be publicly available online and/or printed 10 to 14 days prior to the public defence.

As soon as the date for your public defence is known, please submit the Acta Application Form on the Library website. See the Library’s guide Publishing a dissertation.

  • For more information on publishing in the Acta series, contact
  • For more information on the Library´s layout service, contact

THE Times Higher Education portal in use at the University of Tampere

Times Higher EducationTimes Higher Education service portal is the source for higher education content. It includes digital THE magazine, Times Higher Education rankings, news, newsletters, articles, daily global insights, etc. contents about higher education.

  • Professional – you can find current news, research and digital THE magazine among other things.
  • The Jobs – Academic jobs
  • Summits – Academic summits and a regular series of regional summits
  • Rankings – World University Rankings, Rankings by subject
  • Student – Best universities, where to study

Note! Register and log in by using University of Tampere institution’s email address.

You can find THE on our Databases list.

There’s also Times Higher Education app available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

More information:

Note this if you use Internet Explorer browser

If you use the Internet Explorer browser, problems can sometimes arise when opening PDF files. Downloading a PDF file may get interrupted and the file will not open.

The problem has been noticed while using TamPub repository, but it may come up in other services also, for example when opening PDF e-articles. Unfortunately, the Library cannot solve this problem that concerns the Internet Explorer browser. That is why we recommend that you use another browser, e.g. Firefox or Chrome.

Library website

You can still influence the services of Tampere3 library

User Survey 2018 logoYou still have time to influence the development of your future services in Tampere3 library. User Survey is available until the end of this week. You’ll find the link to the survey also on the Library website.

Don’t forget to participate also the raffle of useful prizes. We’ll raffle off 3 rainproof Rains backpacks, 3 necessary fire blankets, 3 practical frying pans, books, 20 reading lights you can attach to a book, 30 handy & versatile bicycle lamps, 40 movie tickets, 7 gift vouchers for city buses (à 10 €), and small packages of products.

Thank you for your feedback!

More information:
Outi Viitasalo,, and Sonja Mattsson,

SciVal, the tool for research evaluation and benchmarking on trial at 27th March to 23rd April

SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide.

A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, SciVal enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends.

SciVal is based on output and usage data from Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed publications.

All users will need to register with a username and password. Please see the SciVal user registration guide for the steps needed to access SciVal.

You can find SciVal also from Databases list

Find out more about SciVal:

Scival features

A Quick Guide to Scival

The online manual

The Scival Metrics Guidebook

Further information: