Page updated 18.5.2020
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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. 

Renewals

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Loans are automatically renewed for a certain period of time unless there are reservations for them. Textbooks are automatically renewed for six months and other material for 12 months as of the loan date. After that loans must either be returned or renewed at the library. You are able to renew your loans on TUAS Finna yourself. 

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

Overnight or weekend loans will not be automatically renewed.

Returns

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You can return your loans at any of the TUAS campus libraries. There are self-check machines in each of the campus libraries apart from that of Linnankatu. Library card is not needed when returning loans. Please note that the loan period ends on the due date as the campus 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. Fines can be paid online or by debit/credit card in campus libraries.

You will be sent three return notices by email if you have overdue loans. After the third notice a bill for replacement costs of the material will be sent to you. 

Reservations

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You can reserve an item by logging into TUAS Finna or by contacting the library. You can also reserve an item by contacting the library. The reservation is valid for max. 6 months. Read more about reservations.

Log into Finna with your TUAS user ID or use the e-mail login link. Read more about logging in and making a reservation on Finna.

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.

Library cards of other university libraries can be used as a TUAS library card. 

If you have attached your library card onto your Finna account, you are able to use a mobile library card on your mobile phone or tablet computer. Mobile library cards can be used in all the campus libraries that have self-check machines. Log into Finna, click Login on hte top right and choose Library cards. There you will find the barcode of your library card and this barcode can be shown to the self-check machine.

TUAS students' personal and contact details are updated into the library management system automatically through the student register (PEPPI). The library notices will always be sent to the official TUAS email address. If you are not a TUAS student, always inform the library about changes in your contact information. 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 nor do other libraries of the local area have it, please contact us and we will find it for you as an interlibrary loan. The loan period as well as other terms and conditions are determined by the sending library. 

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 ) turkuamk.fi
tel. +358 2 263 35390