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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

TURKU UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

http://library.utu.fi

turku university library2
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
volter online catalogue
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
the main library
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
collections at the main library
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!
collections continue
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
collections continue9
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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COLLECTIONS continue…
  • Open Shelf Collection (PÄÄ Avo)
    • opened summer 2008
    • mainly foreign but also Finnish books
    • aquisitions from 2007-
    • home loans 28 days
loans at the main library
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
other services at the main library
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
course book library
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
faculty libraries
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.
faculty libraries loans
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
borrowing and fees
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
other library databases
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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