Page updated 10.1.2019
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Welcome to TUAS Library

You find material for studying, teaching, research, and professional development in your field at the TUAS library.

Anyone can apply for a library card and borrow materials from us for free.

Loan periods

Books and theses 28 days
Electronic theses download for free at Theseus
Textbooks and journals 14 days
Videos, DVDs and CDs for teaching purposes / 14 days
Sheet music 28 days
Latest issues of journals and
reference collection items
overnight / weekend -
contact library for more information

Materials in the campus libraries focus on the specific degree programmes taught at each TUAS campus.

Besides loanable materials a wide selection of e-books, e-journals and databases is available online – see more about how to search information .

Do you need materials from another campus library?

We deliver intercampus loans in case you need material that is located in the campus library which you are not able to visit. Note that reference materials are not available for intercampus loans. Make a reservation in TUAS Finna. You will receive a notice when the requested material is ready for pickup at the library you selected. 


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You can renew your items on loan yourself in TUAS Finna by using your library card number and your PIN code or by using TUAS user ID. If you use TUAS user ID you have to add your TUAS library card to your user account in Finna. See Finna login help and more about PIN code. Renewing is not possible if another customer has reserved the item. The limit of renewals per loan is 99.

You will receive an email reminder notice about the due date. All notices are sent by email, if you have given us your email address with your contact information.


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You can return your loans at any of the TUAS campus libraries. Please note that the loan period ends on the due date when the library closes. When the library is closed, use the return drop-boxes outside the campus libraries. Loans returned after the library has closed will be removed from the borrower's account only when the library re-opens. NB. The return drop-boxes are available on weekdays only according to the opening hours of campuses. The doors of campuses are locked at weekends, mid-week holidays and variably during the students' holiday times.

Overdue loans are charged. Overdue fines must be paid even if the reminder notices about the due date or overdue loans do not reach you.

You will be sent four reminder notices if you have overdue loans. All reminder notices are sent by email, if you have given us your email address with your contact information. In case you do not return your loans despite the reminder notices, a bill for replacement cost will be sent to you.


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You can reserve an item by logging into TUAS Finna with your library card number and PIN code, or with your TUAS user ID after you have added your TUAS library card to TUAS Finna. You can also reserve an item by contacting the library. The reservation is valid for max. 6 months. Read more about reservations.

You will receive a notice by email or by mail when the item is ready for pick up. The item is held for five working days.

Library card

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Anyone can apply for a library card and borrow materials from us for free. Fill in the library card application online or when visiting the library. Remember that you must produce a valid ID when picking up the library card.

The patron data is registered in the library patron register, for which the statutory description of the personal data file (only in Finnish) has been drawn. 

The library card is for personal use only, and the library card holder is responsible for all loans borrowed with the card. By applying a library card you agree to abide by the library regulations. If you lose your library card, inform the library immediately.

A library card of other university library can be used as a TUAS library card. 

Please inform the library about changes in your contact information as soon as possible. To receive notices about reservations and loans, inform the library when your email changes.  In case you use the TUAS library card in any other library, remember to inform the changes there as well.

TUAS library is open to all: you are welcome to continue using the library after you have graduated or stopped working at TUAS.

Loans from libraries outside TUAS

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If you need material that we do not stock at the TUAS library, please contact us and we find it for you as an interlibrary loan. Whether you can have it as a home loan, is determined by the library sending it.

You can place the request by email or when visiting any of the TUAS campus libraries. The interlibrary loans service is fee-based.

Make an interlibrary loan request

Interlibrary services for libraries

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We loan all materials for interlibrary loans with exception of DVDs, CDs and videos, orchestral material, reference material and textbooks. Licenced electronic material is supplied in paper copies, licence agreements permitting.

Interlibrary services are fee-based.

Make an interlibrary loan request

Contact information

kaukopalvelu ( at )
tel. +358 2 263 35390