Welcome to the library, new students!

The beginning of studies is full of action. Hopefully you also have time to get to know the library because it is a useful if not essential resource for your academic endeavors.

The best way to learn what our library has to offer is to take part in a library tour. Your tutor will give more information on the tours. The library will also be seen and heard at Agora on Thursday September 3 at the Opening Fair.

There are three libraries on campus: the Main Library at Seminaarinmäki and the campus libraries of Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne. You can get your library card for free from any of these three locations.

When you are on a hunt for study materials, check the JYKDOK database. There you can see what is available in the library and where to find it. You can make reservations on items already on loan as well as renew your loans by logging in to JYKDOK with your university credentials.

Through JYKDOK, you also get access to e-books and other electronic materials. You don’t have to be physically in the library to use them either - wherever you are, just sign in with your student ID. You can download e-books, for example, to your laptop or tablet. If you do not have one, you can borrow an iPad for two weeks from the Main Library. The Library Tutorial is a good read because it has tips on how to use e-books.

There are computers for student use at the Main Library as well as the campus libraries. You can also use your own laptop as we have free WiFi on all locations. There are many types of study spaces in the library, for both group work as well as for quiet study. For example, there are a couple of group study rooms that you can reserve in the Main Library and more are on the way during the fall.

By reading this entry, you have successfully been introduced to the library blog, JYKe. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Do not hesitate to contact us when you need help. We are here for you. Enjoy your studies!

Annikki Järvinen (translated by Tiia Tuomela)

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