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TURKU UNIVERSITY LIBRARY http://library.utu.fi TURKU UNIVERSITY LIBRARY one of the largest academic libraries in Finland 2 200 000 items, 60 kilometres of shelves open-to-all academic and research library many services, including borrowing, are free of charge a legal deposit library

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TURKU UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

http://library.utu.fi


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TURKU UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

  • one of the largest academic libraries in Finland

  • 2 200 000 items, 60 kilometres of shelves

  • open-to-all academic and research library

  • many services, including borrowing, are free of charge

  • a legal deposit library

  • consists of the Main Library, Course Book Library and Faculty Libraries


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VOLTER - ONLINE CATALOGUE

  • http://volter.linneanet.fi/webvoyeng.htm

    • free access on the net

  • approximately 60 % of the material included so far

    • foreign literature since about 1976

    • Finnish literature since early 20th century

    • master´s theses of the Turku University since 1979

    • also the material of the Student Union of the University of Turku (Call number TYY)

  • requests to material in the Main Library

  • reservations to material on loan

  • renewals

  • logging in with the student card bar code and surname (user name), and a PIN code (password)

    • iniatially the PIN code for all patrons 12345

    • must by changed immediately to a new code by the patron


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THE MAIN LIBRARY

  • open daily during terms

  • a closed access library

  • houses four main collections

    • FENNICA (Call number PÄÄ Fennica)

    • GENERA (Call number PÄÄ Genera)

    • Reference Collection (Call number PÄÄ Ref)

    • Open Shelf Collection (Call number PÄÄ Avo)

  • Interlibrary Services, Information Services, Library skills training


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COLLECTIONS AT THE MAIN LIBRARY

  • FENNICA (Call Number PÄÄ Fennica)

    • material printed in Finland since 1919

    • books, journals, newspapers, ephemera (leaflets, catalogues, annual reports, timetables, pamphlets, programmes etc.)

    • loan period for books 28 days (home loan or reading room), for journals 14 days (reading room)

    • some material only for reading room use

    • course books unavailable for any use

      • Course Book Library!


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Main Library Fennica Collection


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COLLECTIONS continue

  • GENERA (General collection)

    • Call number PÄÄ Genera

    • foreign - non-Finnish - literature

      • books and journals

    • home loan period for books 28 days, for journals 14 days

    • acquired to meet the need of scholars and students at the University


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Main Library Genera Collection


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COLLECTIONS continue

  • Reference Collection (Call number Pää Ref)

    • open shelf collection

    • for reading room use

    • dictionaries, encyclopaedias, directories, biographies etc.

  • Periodicals Reading Room

    • Finnish and international current periodicals and newspapers

    • for reading room use


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Main Library Reference Collection


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COLLECTIONS continue…

  • Open Shelf Collection (PÄÄ Avo)

    • opened summer 2008

    • mainly foreign but also Finnish books

    • aquisitions from 2007-

    • home loans 28 days


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Main Library Open Shelf Collection


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LOANS AT THE MAIN LIBRARY

  • material situated in closed stocks must be requested beforehand

  • requests normally via the online catalogue VOLTER

  • requests made before 12 o’clock on workdays (Mon-Fri) can be collected after 15 o’clock on the same day in the Main Library

  • requests made after 12 o’clock can be picked up the day after (not on Saturdays and Sundays)

  • borrowers can renew their loans and reserve books on loan by themselves


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OTHER SERVICES AT THE MAIN LIBRARY

  • Interlibrary Services

    • supplies customers with loans and article copies from other libraries

    • fee-based service

  • Information Services

    • information retrievals (fee-based service)

    • guidance and training


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COURSE BOOK LIBRARY

  • call number KUR Kurssik.

  • books assigned to university courses as reading material

  • several copies per title

  • Loan period for course books is 14 days, for short term loans 2 days

  • open shelves -> no requests beforehand!

  • reservations to material on loan via the online catalogue VOLTER

  • fines charged for overdue loans


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Course Book Library


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FACULTY LIBRARIES

  • 5 faculty libraries : Educational and Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Mathematics and Science

  • usually located in the vicinity of the respective faculty and departments

  • a faculty library may have several departmental libraries

  • European Documentation Centre (in Educarium):information on the legislation and activities of the European Union.


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Faculty Library Call Numbers in online catalogue Volter


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FACULTY LIBRARIES LOANS

  • some libraries give home loans

  • some libraries give only overnight and weekend loans

    • check-out during the last two opening hours

    • return before 10 a.m.

  • study carrels at the reading rooms

  • varied borrowing rules, check with the library!

  • open shelves -> no requests beforehand


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BORROWING AND FEES

  • student card (antenna) = library card

  • a library card issued free of charge for all other customers in any library loans desk

  • a customer with several overdue loans is blocked from borrowing and must pay a fine in order to regain borrowing rights


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OTHER LIBRARY DATABASES

  • other academic libraries in Turku

    • Åbo Academi University Library (http://www.abo.fi/library/dbs/alma/)

      • ALMA library catalogue

    • School of Economics Library (http://www.tukkk.fi/kirjasto/English/default.asp)

      • VALPURI library catalogue

  • union catalogue of Finnish university and research libraries LINDA

    • accessible on the web when logged into the university network

    • Remote login via Nelli portal

  • Nelli portal (http://www.nelliportaali.fi/)

    • over 200 different web-based reference databases

    • 27 000 full text Ejournals

    • Over 300 000 ebooks

    • Remote login: University of Turku email identification and password


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Welcome to Turku and Turku University Library!

Good luck with your studies!


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