Renovation in Linna’s Silent Reading Room begins 25 June

The renovation in Linna library’s Silent Reading Room will begin on Monday, 25 June. During the renovation its premises will be out of customer use. The renovation is planned to be finished by the beginning of September.

The other working premises in Linna are available according to the summertime opening hours and the Learning Center in Arvo library is available 24/7 for the University students with the key card. In Arvo on weekdays between 21.00 and 5.30 and on weekends also a PIN code is needed. Ask it from Arvo building’s IT Helpdesk (E106).

On the Main campus the classrooms 1, 7 and 8 in TietoPinni are accessible 24/7. In addition, floors 3 and 4 in the front part of the Pinni A building are accessible 24/7 with the student card during the summertime renovations.

Silent Reading Room is a popular study space. Now e.g. its electricity systems and surfaces will be renovated. The larger studying area will get new furnishings and a carpet to improve the functionality and comfort of its premises.

The Library apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the renovation.

Study spaces in the Library
Summertime opening hours

More information:
Suvipäivi Pöytälaakso-Koistinen, Manager, Suvipaivi.Poytalaakso-Koistinen@uta.fi, and kirjasto@uta.fi

Linna and Arvo libraries’ premises in self-service use 15 August

On Wednesday, 15 August, the premises of Linna and Arvo libraries are available for the customers during the opening hours but the Customer Service is closed. You can borrow books and return your loans using the self-service machines and pay library fees online. Linna is open 8.00–16.00 and Arvo 8.00–17.00.

The reason for this exceptional self-service day is the staff training day of all Tampere3 libraries (UTA, TUT and TAMK).

You can find answers online among Frequently Asked Questions. The question box on Library front page offers ready questions when you start writing. You can also choose a topic from the word cloud.

More information:
Leena Horsma-aho, Manager, Student Information Services, Leena.Horsma-aho@uta.fi
kirjasto@uta.fi

Library’s opening hours and contacts

Library closed on Midsummer 22-24 June

All University Library offices are closed from Midsummer Eve, Friday 22 June, to Sunday, 24 June. After Midsummer we’ll continue the service according to the same summertime opening hours. Only the customer service in Library’s newspaper collection will be closed until 7 August.

Also during the Midsummer days you can return your loans to the book-return bins beside the front doors of Linna and Arvo. You can find answers online among Frequently Asked Questions. The question box on Library front page offers ready questions when you start writing or you can choose a topic from the word cloud. If necessary, you can pay your library fees online on Tamcat database.

Linna’s Silent Reading Room and Arvo’s Learning Center are available 24/7 for the University of Tampere students with the key card. – Please note, that renovation in Linna’s Silent Reading Room begins after Midsummer and its premises will be closed until the beginning of September. More detailed information will be available on library news on our front page.

Summertime opening hours

Linna’s Silent Reading Room closed from Midsummer until September

Linna library’s Silent Reading Room will be renovated and its premises will be out of customer use. The renovation begins after Midsummer and is planned to be finished by the beginning of September. After the renovation the reading room will also get new furnishings.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the renovation. The other working premises in Linna are available normally according to the summertime opening hours. The Learning Center in Arvo library is available 24/7 for the University students with the key card.

Study spaces in the Library
Summertime opening hours

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

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.


LINNA LIBRARY

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


ARVO LIBRARY

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: andor@uta.fi

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 acta@uta.fi
  • For more information on the Library´s layout service, contact tup@uta.fi