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Corona Situation

Updated May 29th, 2020

There is a book pick-up point at the main door of the MaA building and it is open to all our customers.

The pick-up service has been implemented in conjunction with the Regional State Administrative Agency's instructions issued separately to higher education institutions, which include:

In order to ensure distance learning and research, limited lending of printed material is allowed in university libraries when they are closed. The service is implemented in such a way as to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

The pick-up point is open:
from June 1 to June 28 on Mon at 11 am-5 pm, Tue-Fri at 11 am-4 pm,
from June 29 to Aug 2 on Mon at 11 am-5 pm, Tue-Fri at 11 am-3 pm.

Be prepared for exceptions and check our opening hours on our website so that you do not arrive for nothing.

Ordering and Borrowing

We hope that you will order only necessary material for your research ad studies as our delivery capacity is limited due to the exceptional circumstances prevailing. Also, under these exceptional circumstances, we may not be able to carry on our normal delivery times .

  • You can pre-order via JYKDOK course books and books from Ylistönrinne Library.
  • To JYU students and staff we lend materials from Depository Collection (Collection Center) with certain limitations.
  • Special materials such as maps, sheet music, cartoons, magazine issues, small prints or old and rare publications etsc. cannot be borrowed for home loan.
  • You can only pick up books once you have received an arrival notice, even if the books are available on the shelf.
  • We do not mail material to your home address or to departments.

If you are unable to retrieve the material you have ordered, please kindly inform us by email jykneuvonta@library.jyu.fi or tel. +358 40 805 3803.

The Library charges a fee for late, damaged or lost material. There are no fines for material in storage places.

Please note, it is essential to follow the instructions given at the Library door to ensure safe pickup for you and our staff.

Returning Loans

Borrowed material can be returned in the drop box by the door of the MaA building at any time of the day.

Working at the Library

If necessary, JYU researchers and students can work on the Library premises in MaA building.

It is possible to work during the opening hours of the pick-up point by prior arrangement and, as a general rule, only when

  • your storage space contains material from the Depository Collection for reading room use, which you cannot get as home loan even during the exceptional period, or
  • you will need computer and materials with limited access in Digi Archive or a microfilm scanner.

You can book your own working time by calling 040 805 3803. Calls are answered during pick-up hours.

The restrictions on the use of the premises are based on JYU's policy, according to which the premises will be opened for use in stages on May 14th considering the safety aspects.

Interlibrary Loan Service

We order interlibrary loans from other libraries when the ordering is possible. Interlibrary loans can be collected from the Library's pick-up point (MaA) too.

We send interlibrary loans to other libraries on a limited basis.

The Interlibrary Loan Service is closed from June 29 to July 31, 2020.

Inquiries and Information

Information serves remotely during the Library's opening hours:

Loans, returns, reservations

  • +358 040 805 3803 (primary)
  • +358 040 805 3792
  • +358 040 480 9580
  • +358 040 561 3831
  • +358 050 581 8362

Information Retrieval Guidance and Self-Study Materials

Information retrieval

  • +358 040 805 3811
  • +358 040 634 5136
Self-Study Materials

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