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Study in the library

Study in the library

Group study rooms

There are bookable group study rooms in ASA Library, Academill and the Book Tower. You can book the ASA Library group study room through Åbo Akademi University’s Peppi (students at Novia in Turku can book the room by contacting staff at ASA Library).  If your booking is for the same day, be courteous to anyone occupying the room without a booking. Other group study rooms are booked by reserving a slot on a weekly schedule sheet outside the rooms.

Reading rooms

All library units offer spaces great for individual study. There are quiet reading rooms in the ASA Library, Academill and the Book Tower. Arken Library lacks a dedicated reading room, but makes up for it with plenty of reading desks scattered around a stunning building. The largest reading room (84 seats) is in the Book Tower. The newspaper reading room, also in the Book Tower, is suitable for group study (i.e. the newspaper reading room is not a quiet reading room).


Taking a lunch break? No stress, you can lock your books and belongings in a locker for short time storage (1 day). In addition, Book Tower offers its users lockers for long time storage.


All library units have computers that are at the disposal of Åbo Akademi University and Novia (username@novia.fi) students and staff. Drop in customers at Arken Library, ASA Library, Academill and Book Tower can use a small amount (2-4) computers intended for brief information retrieval and access to ÅAU Library e-resources (at ASA Library and Book Tower access is also provided to Novia e-resources).


  • Eduroam, which is for university students (ÅAU students, enter your username in this form: username@abo.fi)
  • Abo Akademi Guest, which is for guest vistors

An e-mail address or a social media account with Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or Twitter, is needed to access the Abo Akademi Guest WiFi. Connect your device to Abo Akademi Guest and open a web browser and try opening any website (e.g. https://www.abo.fi/). Before reaching the website and gaining access to the internet, you’ll be prompted to accept the Abo Akademi Guest WiFi user terms and conditions, and to authenticate with your e-mail address or social media account. Internet access is valid for 24 h.

Print, copy and scan

Students and staff at Åbo Akademi Univerity can

  • Print, copy and scan in all library units
  • Printouts and copies are charged on your printing quota
  • Activate your hid-key in order to quicken login to the multifunction printer for times when you need to make copies or secure printouts

Students and staff at Novia can

  • Print and scan
  • Printouts and copies are charged on your printing quota
  • Making copies and charing them on your printing quota is not possible

Other users can

  • Copy (price list)
  • Borrow a copy key at the service desk and pay afterwards
  • Scan (free of charge)

Scans made with a multifunction printer are sent as a downloadable link to your e-mail address. Some library units may have additional flatbed scanners, which require that you bring your own usb memory.

Updated 15.12.2022