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 (, 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,

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


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

Information for the Library’s non-university customers: printing & copying and guest computers

Printing and copying

Library’s customers who don’t have the University of Tampere basic user account, can print and copy by using a copy card. Ricoh copy & print cards are on sale at the Library’s Customer Service and at Ricoh on-campus service points. Prices of copy cards can be found on the Library’s Service fees list.

Copy cards can also be recharged at the Ricoh service points. Please contact the customer service person to set up a time for buying more credit on your card.

Ricoh service points:

  • Main campus: Main building A025 (service hours on weekdays 12.00-12.30)
    Sanna Kuukasjärvi, tel. 040 456 6325,
  • Kauppi campus: TAMK B1-44 (Kuntokatu 3)
    Arttu Nikkilä, tel. 040 456 6324,

Juvenes copy cards that will go out of use can be used until 31 May 2017.

Guest computers

Linna library’s guest computers have been moved from the 3rd floor to the back of the 1st floor.

  • Guest computers are intended for customers without the University of Tampere basic user account.
  • Computers are intended only for studying and information seeking.
  • Make a reservation to the folder, max 1 hour/person/day.
  • Printing with a copy card that you can buy at Customer Service and at Ricoh service point (see above).

More information:
Manager Leena Horsma-aho,

Order theses and other storage resources now in Tamcat

Ordering of library resources located in the storage has changed. Now you can order theses and other storage resources in Tamcat library collections section by making an Item Retrieval Request for the item in question. Before these resources were ordered using online forms.

You can also order storage resources as before at Customer Service desk in the Library.

Tampere University Press Book of the Year 2016 will be announced 5 May

Tampere University Press Book of the Year 2016 will be announced in an event on Friday 5 May at 15:00. The event takes place in Linna building, former bookshop space on the 1st floor. In this event the writer/writers of the Book the Year will be awarded with a diploma. The language of the event is Finnish.

This time the Book of the Year has been chosen by the members of the Editorial Board of Tampere University Press: Professor Mikko Keskinen, University of Jyväskylä; PhD Terttu Kortelainen, University of Oulu; Professor Vuokko Niiranen, University of Eastern Finland; Professor emerita Ullamaija Kivikuru; Professor emeritus Matti Alestalo; Professor Veli-Matti Värri, University of Tampere.

In the year 2016 Tampere University Press (TUP) published 125 books, 119 of them academic dissertations. Dissertations do not enter this competition.

The book of the year was chosen from six books. They all are Open Access books, published on TamPub portal and on international OAPEN Library portal.

More information:
Kati Mäki
Tampere University Library

Tampere University Press

Customer survey in Linna’s Silent Reading Room until 5 May

In Linna library’s Silent Reading Room you can now respond to a short survey. This inquiry surveys the use and usability of the Reading Room. Answering to the survey is possible only on the spot. The survey will be going on until Friday, 5 May.

More information:
Manager Leena Horsma-aho

Learn about visibility of research and Altmetric Explorer tool in a webinar 18 April

Researcher, are you familiar with altmetrics and Altmetric Explorer tool? Get to know them or update your competence in a webinar on Tuesday, 18 April at 17:00. Webinar is organized by Altmetric Explorer service.

This 45 minutes long webinar introduces the basics of altmetrics that measure the online visibility of research and the Altmetric Explorer tool. With this tool you can track the attention your research gets on social media and elsewhere on the web. After the webinar there is time for questions.

Registration for the webinar

More information
about altmetrics and Altmetric Explorer on the Library’s Research impact and visibility guide

Maintenance work in Linna library this week

At Linna library´s other entrance there is maintenance work going on. The changes will make the entrance available also for disabled people.

Maintenance work related to air conditioning is also in progress on every floor of Linna library. The work will continue e.g. in group work rooms.

The maintenance work causes some noise. We apologize for this inconvenience.