- The library services are on a short summer break in the summer. Pick-up points, chat service and telephone services will be closed 6.7. - 19.7.2020.
- TAMK Main campus pick-up service point is closed in week 26 (11. - 26.6.2020) due to selection tests.
- There is a summer break in interlibrary services 29.6. - 31.7.2020.
- There is a summer break in the library's material acquisition 6.7. - 19.7.2020. Proposals made during this period will be considered again on 20.7. onwards.
- Please note in your dissertation publication schedules that the library's dissertation services have a break for dissertation processing 6.7. - 21.7.2020.
- Tampere Univeristy Library has a service break in processing Trepo repository publications during 4.7. - 12.7.2020.
- Tampere Univeristy Library has a service break in processing Theseus publications during 22.7. - 2.8.2020.
- The guidance time service is on hiatus from midsummer to the end of July, ie 19.6. - 31.7.2020.
- In your questions regarding the teaching of information acquisition skills, please note that the library services are working with limited resources 18.6. - 4.8.2020. For example, transcript is not recorded during that period because there is a downtime in the University's education information systems.
The premises and customer services of all five units of the Library will be opened to the members of the University community with access rights with limited service hours on Monday, 10th of August 2020. According to the general guidelines of the University community, the facilities are available in accordance with the access rights on weekdays from 8.00 to 16.00.
The services provided by the library will be expanded on Monday, August 10, 2020. In accordance with the guidelines of the University community, we will open the Library's premises for customer use to persons holding a University access card / key card on weekdays from 8.00 to 16.00. Customer service on the library's premises is generally available on weekdays between 10.00 and 14.00.
To minimize the risk of infection and to identify potential chains of infection, staff and students will have access to campus and library facilities with their key card.
Please note that according to the THL guidelines issued under the Communicable Diseases Act, a public space with other persons present at the same time must not be entered if there are any symptoms suggestive of any disease. The necessary safety precautions must be observed in all the premises (safe distance of 2 metres, restrictions on gatherings, proper hygiene practices). We ask our customers to follow the safety instructions on the library premises.
Library units open at Linna, Hervanta, TAMK Main campus, and Arvo 10.8.2020 onwards - with key card:
Mon-Fri 8.00 – 16.00
Mon-Fri 10.00 – 14.00
TAMK Mediapolis unit is open according to TAMK's opening hours and the customer service is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 14.00.
The exemption arrangements are currently in force for the 1st period, ie until 18.102020. The arrangements will then be reviewed or, if necessary, before this, if circumstances so require. Policies may need to be changed as the coronavirus situation or regulatory guidelines change.
It is not possible for customers outside the University community to enter the campuses and library units during the 1st period, nor can anyone enter the library unit without the access card / key card. For our non-university customers who do not have access to campuses, a pick-up service point for the ordered, loanable material will be arranged at the Hervanta unit, from where the ordered material can be picked up without a key card. Pick-up service and ordering material is only possible for customers outside the University community. More detailed instructions for ordering and picking up will be issued in early August.
Until the beginning of August, it is possible for members of the University community to order material for retrieval according to the current model. Members of the Tampere University community can now order normally borrowed 14-day and 28-day loans with this order form. Ordering and picking up books from the library's pick-up points is currently only possible for members of the University community (does not apply to open university or open polytechnic students).
- On 4 May 2020, the Finnish government issued guidelines for the gradual lifting of the coronavirus lockdown. The Government's guidelines for the operation of libraries do not apply to university libraries, but university libraries operate as part of their own community in accordance with the university's guidelines.
- The pick-up service points for the ordered material are open at the Linna, Hervanta and TAMK Main campus units. Pick-up service points are open on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm. The service is available for all members of the Tampere University community (does not apply to open university or open polytechnic students).
- The library services are on a short summer break in the summer. Pick-up points, chat service and telephone services will be closed from 6th of July to 19th of July 2020.
- The interlibrary services will be partially open to the staff of the Tampere University community as of 1st of June 2020.
- Interlibrary loans are not ordered from other libraries during the limited service period. Copies of articles may be ordered for University community and PSHP staff where possible. Make a remote service request using the online form and we will find out.
Copies of articles from electronic journals can be sent to other libraries. Interlibrary loans or copies of articles from paper journals will not be sent to other libraries during the limited service. There is a summer break in interlibrary services from 29th of June to 31st of July 2020.
- The pick-up service points of the library are located in different premises in controlled areas.
- Linna pick-up service point is in the Idea space next to the main entrance of the Linna Library. There is a separate entrance from the outside from its own, separate front door.
- TAMK Main campus pick-up service is in the main lobby on the Teiskontie side of the building. The TAMK Main campus pick-up service point is closed in week 26 (11. - 26. June 2020) due to selection tests.
- 18.6.2020 the pick-up service point in Hervanta will continue its service at the new location Logos (A119) on the Kampusareena 1st floor.
- All pick-up points are open Mon-Fri 8-16, Sat-Sun closed.
- The return boxes of the library's units are open and it is now possible to return the material. We recommend that you return the material you borrowed to the unit where the material originated. The locations of the return boxes / return hatches at each location are:
- Linna: beside the main entrance of Linna building on Kalevantie street side
- Arvo: near the front door of Arvo building, Teiskontie street side
- Hervanta: in the elevator lobby on the 1st floor of Kampusareena. When the building is closed, you can leave your loans in a box labelled "Library returns" outside the entrance on the Main Building side.
- TAMK Main campus: When the building is closed, you can leave your loans in the book return box at the main entrance of the campus, Teiskontie street side.
- TAMK Music Academy: return books to TAMK Main campus.
- TAMK Mediapolis: return books to TAMK Main campus.
- The due dates for all borrowed material are postponed to 12.8.2020.
- This applies to course books, short loans and all other material.
- The last pick up dates for retrieving new reserved material have also been postponed until 12.8.2020.
- The library system Andor has plenty of reservations. if you have reservations that you no longer need, then delete the unnecessary ones. This will facilitate the circulation of material after this crisis situation and streamline the availability of all study material in the future.
- There are no late fees during the time libraries are closed.
As part of the opening of services after the epidemic situation, we enable all members of the Tampere University community (does not apply to open university or open polytechnic students) to reserve material from the library's collections despite the closure of the premises so that the customer can order the book they require using this form.
- You can request all normally loanable material with 14 and 28 days loan period.
- To reserve the material, the customer must have the customer information ready in the library system.
- The pick-up service points for the ordered material are open at the Linna, Hervanta and TAMK Main campus units.
- Pick-up service points are open on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm.
The pick-up service points of the library are located in different premises in controlled areas.
- Linna pick-up service point will be opened in the first week of June in the Idea space next to the main entrance of the Linna Library. There is a separate entrance from the outside from its own, separate front door.
- TAMK Main campus pick-up service point will be opened in the first week of June to the main lobby on the Teiskontie side of the building. The TAMK Main campus pick-up service point is closed in week 26 (11. - 26. June 2020) due to selection tests.
- In Hervanta the pick-up service point will continue its service at the new location Logos (A119) on the Kampusareena 1st floor.
- All pick-up points are open Mon-Fri 8-16, Sat-Sun closed.
It is important to remember that anyone who is showing respiratory symptoms must stay away from the campuses. This also applies to people who have been in close contact in the past 14 days with a person infected with the coronavirus. General security instructions must be followed in the library's pick-up facilities and transactions must take place quickly. Possibility for hand disinfection is available on site. In addition, safety clearances must be observed and gatherings of more than one person on the premises are prohibited.
Once the reserved material is retrievable, it will become the standard e-mail notification to the customer.
- Our extensive e-material collection, which you can find from our Databases list
- Andor search finds all our material, both electronic and printed
- Our entire online collection is available for the entire Tampere Universities community
- Remote use access to e-resources outside the Tampere University or the University of Applied Sciences by HAKA login> select Tampere Universities as your home organization> use your Tuni ID
- Our Chat Services at the bottom right of our web pages will serve you exceptionally longer than normally, from 8 am to 5 pm every weekday
- Our Service addresses provide targeted assistance with all your library transactions
- If necessary, you can also request that the material you have already reserved before coronavirus exceptios, which has already been arrived for pick up, be delivered from another location to Hervanta using the text / course book form
- Kampusareena is open on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm, and students must enter the main door (south wall facing Konetalo). No access with key card through the doors.
Extended right to publishers' e-resources
- Asia Portal site, under New & Trial Resources, you will find archives, e-books, newspapers and magazines that have been opened for the University of Tampere until 30.9.2020 https://libguides.tuni.fi/asiaportalresources
- Cambridge University Press has opened more than 2,000 e-books on the Cambridge Core service https://libguides.tuni.fi/Cambridgecore until 31.5.2020. The books can only be found in service. They are not listed in Andor. Access covers the following collections (note: for remote access, go to the books via the Cambridge Core link above):
Cambridge Companions https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/cambridge-companions
Cambridge Histories https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/cambridge-histories
Cambridge Elements https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/elements
More than 700 Cambridge University Press html e-course books https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks
- Dawsonera https://libguides.tuni.fi/dawsonera unrestricted reading rights for acquired books until June 15, 2020 (involving several publishers). The books can be found in Andor. At Dawsonera, search is “Owned by my library”.
- Duodecim Oppiportti https://libguides.tuni.fi/oppiportti there are corona-related training materials.
- Duodecim Terveysportti https://libguides.tuni.fi/terveysportti corona-related materials: http://www.emaileri.fi/temp/newsletter_283767_0.pdf
- Ebook Central (ProQuest) https://libguides.tuni.fi/ebookcentral Books acquired through the service have an unrestricted right of reading on June 30, 2020 (see list of publishers https://media2.proquest.com/documents/unlimitedaccess-participatingpublishers.pdf). Books can be found from Andor. In Ebook Central, the search is limited to “Owned and subscribed to by my library”.
- Ebook Collection EbscoHost (Ebsco) https://libguides.tuni.fi/ebookacademic unlimited reading rights for books acquired through the service until June 30, 2020 (including hundreds of publishers). The books can be found in Andor. In the Ebsco service, the search is limited to “Full-text”. More information: https://more.ebsco.com/eBooks-Upgraded-Access-2020.html
- Elsevier has opened ScienceDirect service https://libguides.tuni.fi/science-direct more than 250 e-textbooks available until August 31, 2020. More information and book list: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/sciencedirect/content/book-title-lists In addition, Elsevier has launched thousands of other e-books on ScienceDirect until July 31, 2020. You can search for an individual book or limit your search to books (click on “Journals & books” and check publication type “books” + any other restrictions).
- Gale Reference Complete https://libguides.tuni.fi/galepages available untill 31.7.2020.
- JSTOR https://libguides.tuni.fi/jstor-arts-sciences has extended access to journals and e-books in all JSTOR collections to subscribers to its collections. Access to all materials is until 31.12.2020, except e-books until 30.6.2020.
- Kanopy https://libguides.tuni.fi/kanopy removes some of the restrictions on concurrent users. To use Kanopy, you must create a custom ID.
- SAGE materials available freely untill 20.7.2020:
- Springer Nature offers in SpringerLink https://libguides.tuni.fi/springerlink more than 500 e-course books on various topics for free use. More information and book lists: https://www.springernature.com/gp/librarians/news-events/all-news-articles/industry-news-initiatives/free-access-to-textbooks-for-institutions-affected-by-coronaviru/17855960
- World Scientific Publishing: free e-book Prevention and Control of COVID-19: https://doi.org/10.1142/11834. World Scientific eBooks available through Ebook Central and EBSCO are available to an unlimited number of concurrent users on June 15th. (Ebook Central) or 30.6. (EBSCO). Mainly books on physics, mathematics and economics.
Materials open to all by publishers
- AIP Publishing https://www.scitation.org/remote-access has opened his material to everyone. Contains mainly physics materials and requires registration and login. Free access to the material until 30.4.2020.
- American Economic Association all content openly available until the end of June. https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/
- Annual Reviews has opened all publications for free use at least until April 30, 2020. https://annualreviewsnews.org/2020/03/13/annual-reviews-removes-access-control-in-response-to-covid-19-pandemic/
- Australian National Universitynopen materials are multidisciplinary and focus on Australian and Oceanian as well as indigenous research. Materials can be downloaded directly from the ANU website: http://press.anu.edu.au/
- Berghahn has opened access to all its publications. Berghahn publishes journals in the social and humanities fields. https://www.berghahnjournals.com/page/journals
- Brill e-books for example. epidemics and their prevention, as well as distance learning: https://www2.brill.com/COVID-19_Collection
- EBSCOn Faculty Select http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/search/basic?vid=0&sid=bfe65e0d-7b72-4bd2-97dd-0838d35b03ed%40pdc-v-sessmgr05 The OER (Open Educational Resources, 12,400+ volumes) material and EBSCOeBooks ™ books (225,000+ volumes) can be downloaded through the user interface until 30.6.2020. It is possible to limit the search to OER material only, so that everyone in the search is freely available. Not all books in the EBSCOeBooks ™ collection have been acquired for the use of the Tampere University.
- Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center ScienceDirect has opened about 21,000 articles, an opportunity also for data mining. The service is open as long as there is a need for the material. https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center
- GeoScienceWorld eBooks has openly opened the materials of nine different publishers until June 30, 2020. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/
- IEEE Xplore has opened free access to research articles and standards on Covid19 for all.https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/searchresult.jsp?
- Index of Medieval Art Princeton The database of medieval art maintained by the university contains e.g. pictures and descriptive information. The service is openly used untill 1.6. https://theindex.princeton.edu/
- Internet Archive National Emergency Library including 1.4 million volumes. The service will be in use untill 30 June 2020. https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary
- JoVe has opened the STEM educational video library for use on June 15, 2020. Jove's service also includes a separate data package related to the coronavirus: https://www.jove.com/science-education-library
- NewspaperARCHIVE.com® https://libguides.tuni.fi/newspaperarchive On trial for a limited time. Access more than 400 years of newspapers, obituaries, and family history records from 32 countries and all 50 states.
- Ohio State University Press the service has 699 e-books in free use for a few months: https://kb.osu.edu/handle/1811/131
- OpenEdition Books ja OpenEdition Journals has opened more collections and materials for open use during the pandemic: https://oep.hypotheses.org/2515
- Oxford University Press has opened several services for open access. Some interfaces may require a separate login. https://global.oup.com/about/covid19
- Project Muse collecting open material from several publishers in the list, a comprehensive list by publisher can be found on the page: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/
- ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database https://search.proquest.com/coronavirus/
- Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM - MGG) music research databases in use untill 31.5.: https://rilm.org/news/journal.php?id=133
- Royal Society Publishing e-journals from different fields. https://royalsociety.org/journals/#listing
- The publisher also has a separate collection of coronavirus and pandemic research articles: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/topic/special-collections/novel-coronavirus-outbreak
- SIAM Epidemiology Collection freely available untill the end fo 2020: https://epubs.siam.org/page/EpidemiologyCollection
- Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura has opened national bibliografies for all. The service contains 6 554 Finnish bibliographies. Free access untill 26.5.2020. https://kansallisbiografia.fi/
- Taylor & Francis COVID19 material from different disciplines https://taylorandfrancis.com/coronavirus/
- University of California Press 46 e-journals from various disciplines, open until the end of June https://www.ucpress.edu/journals
- University of Michigan Press over a thousand eBooks readable online (no download available). The service is open until the end of June https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan?locale=en&view=gallery
The material list is updated and maintained at all times. More information: hankinta.kirjasto [at] tuni.fi
Teaching, guidance and training provided by the library are being held remotely. Due to this situation, we are not canceling anything, but are transferring all activities online and behind remote connections.
Proposals can be made normally, but so far only electronic materials are being made available.