Jyväskylä University Library - at the Heart of Campus

New students: Welcome to the Open Science Centre!

You may wonder what the Open Science Centre is and why you should visit us. The Open Science Centre (OSC) was created in the merger of the Jyväskylä University Library and the Jyväskylä University Museum in 2017. We provide services both at our offices and online.

Library offices

The library has currently two offices: Mattilanniemi library (in MaA Building) and Ylistönrinne library (YK Building). Check the opening and service hours from our website. In addition, Aalto Library, which is located in the wing of the Main Building (C), features working spaces and a reference library.

The main library building on the Seminaarinmäki campus is currently under a major renovation and will be opened again in autumn 2021.

An info session on library services

The best way to get started as a user of our library services is to attend the library info session on Wednesday, 4 September at 10:30 a.m. in Agora, Martti Ahtisaari Hall (auditorium 1). See more detailed programme. University Library is also visible in Agora on Tuesday, 3 September, in connection with the opening fair for new students.

Where can I find textbooks?

When you need a textbook, go to the JYKDOK database. There you can see what books we have and where you can find them. Textbooks are located in the Mattilanniemi library, whereas the Ylistönrinne library has a wider collection of field-specific literature.

You can borrow material as soon as you have obtained your library card. You can get the card at our library offices (Mattilanniemi or Ylistönrinne). With the card you can make reservations for books currently in loan and renew your own loans.

E-books remotely

It is advisable to log into JYKDOK with your JYU user ID and password. This is especially important when you want to read e-books or use other e-material. Using the JYU credentials you can access the material online practically anywhere, for example, from your home computer. You can download e-books to a laptop or tablet computer, for instance. Tips for using e-books are available in the library tutorial service.

Computers and working spaces

Due to the renovation of the main library building, the library facilities and working spaces are currently more limited. The Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne libraries as well as the Aalto Library provide a number of computers and study facilities.

There are also other facilities available to you on campus: For example, in the ground floor lobby of the MaA Building there are some computers for students. Many buildings have computer classrooms, where you can study when the facilities are not used for teaching. You can use your own laptop anywhere, as all campuses are covered with a WLAN network.

Museums offer experiences

The Jyväskylä University Museum has separate sections for cultural history and natural history. The cultural history section collects, preserves, studies and exhibits various materials related to the past and present of the University of Jyväskylä. The exhibition centre Soihtu in the Seminarium Building is open for public. The natural history section is called the Natural History Museum of Central Finland and it is located in Vesilinna surrounded by the beautiful Harju area.

OSC in social media

Visit the OSC website at osc.jyu.fi. You can also reach us via social media:

We are here for you!

Don’t hesitate to contact us when you need help. We are here for you. Have a nice and inspired time with your studies!

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