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Library services from 3rd March 2021

Library services from 3rd March 2021

Updated 5 May 2021

Is the library open?

  • Our service units are open only for short visits: borrowing/picking up requests, printing, scanning or copying.
    • Service units Arken Library and ASA Library only open for ÅAU or Novia affiliated patrons. HID-key required.
    • Service units Book Tower open for all patrons.
    • Service unit Academill Library only open for ÅAU affiliated patrons. HID-key required.
      • Library patrons in Vaasa, who are not ÅAU staff or students, can call the service desk Mo-Fri 12-14 on number 06-3247180.
  • See Alma for our current opening hours. Please note Axelia Library is closed.
  • No more than 6 persons (service units in Turku) / 20 persons (service unit in Vaasa) are allowed at a time.
  • A limited number of study seats are available in Academill Library and Book Tower. Seats must be booked in advance by filling out this form.
  • The reading room of the Archive Collections is only open by agreement for the Åbo Akademi University’s students and staff. Please book your appointment and order archival materials at manus@abo.fi (manuscripts) and picture@abo.fi (pictures).

How and what may I borrow/request?

  • Items that belong to the service units Arken Library, ASA Library and Axelia Library are only available to ÅAU or Novia affiliated patrons.
  • Items that belong to the service unit Book Tower is available to all patrons.
  • Items that belong to Arken Library and Axelia Library must be requested in advance in Alma. Applies to available items too. An e-mail is sent out when the item can be picked up. (Items belonging to Axelia Library will be transferred to Book Tower for pick up.)
  • The number of request is temporarily limited (staff 25; students ÅAU/Novia 15; others 10).