Page updated 4.12.2019

Changes in the library services at the turn of the year

We are replacing the library management system and for that reason all campus libraries will be closed from December 16th 2019 to January 12th 2020. Simultaneously certain services will be made consistent with the libraries of Turku University and Åbo Akademi. Read how the implementation of the management system will affect our services.

TUAS Finna search service will remain as is. Information seeking will function normally throughout the replacement process but there may be breaks in the functionality of the links to e-resources. Renewing loans and making reservations will not be possible as of December 16th. We aim at re-establishing all of our Finna services by January 13th 2020.

Loans will be renewed automatically

The new library management system will automatically renew the customers’ loans for certain periods unless there are reservations on them. Textbooks will be renewed for six months and other materials for 12 months starting from the first day of the loan. After these periods the loans must either be returned or renewed at the library.

If the loan cannot be automatically renewed, you will receive a return notice by email three days prior to the due date and once more on the due date.

Overnight or weekend loans will not be automatically renewed.

Changes in charges

At the moment the maximum amount of overdue fines per item is 15 euros. After the change the maximum overdue fine will be 10 euros / item for textbooks as well as overnight or weekend loans and 6 euros / item for other materials.

In the future overdue fines will be charged according to the actual accumulation of fines. Hence it will no longer be possible to pay for only 50 euros as the maximum overdue fine for loans returned at the same time.

Other fees will remain the same. The new price list will be valid as of January 1st 2020.

Implementation of online payment

Online payment option will be implemented in the course of January and after that it will be possible to pay for overdue fines online.

Other changes

Due to the new library management system the current links on TUAS Finna will cease to function, PIN-codes will change and for some customers logging into Finna will also change. Read more about these and other changes on our website

During the implementation of the new library system, from December 13th to January 12th, all campus libraries will be closed. To hand in your theses as printouts, please, read the news on Messi intranet. You can also contact the library via email .