New student's guide to the library

Welcome to the library!

Every student needs the library services during their studies. Learn how to find books and journals, how to place requests and renew your loans to get through your courses fluently. By participating the Library ABC session, you will get good basis for information retrieval.

Did you already participate in LibraryABC? Please give us feedback!

Library has space for you

The library offers facilities and equipment for both quiet work and group study. Make yourself comfortable in the library, 24/7! The group study rooms can be reserved in advance (guide for booking).

Don't queue, use self-service

There are many things you can do yourself in the library:

  • Find the text books in Oula-Finna. We have them both printed and electronical.
  • Use the self check machines for loans and returns. You will need a library card for this.
  • Loan items can be renewed in Oula-Finna as long as no-one else has placed them on hold. On the due date the items must be returned to the library during the opening hours.
  • Overdue course textbook loans will incur a late fee. You can pay the fees by using the web payment service
  • You can also place requests for books and journals in Oula-Finna. When the item has arrived, you can collect it from the requested items shelf. Remember to borrow it!

Renew your loans in your Oula-Finna account on Checked out items -tab.

Work at home or at the campus

You can access all the electronical materials via Oula-Finna or the Subject Guides. Anywhere, anytime. Read for example the international newspapers in PressReader

On the university campus you can login in a workstation or in the wireless Eduroam network.

For remote access to the licensed electronic sources you need to log in using your Oulu University user name and password (Haka login) in Oula-Finna or the Subject Guides.

Subject guides

Follow the library

Read the library web pages and like us in the Facebook to get the latest news from the library.

Make sure that you have the correct email address in your Oula-Finna user account. The due date reminders and other notifications only via this address. Make sure that the library email won't end up in the spam folder!

We are there to help you!

Please turn to the library staff for help or use chat, send an e-mail or give us a call.

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