Jyväskylä University Library - at the Heart of Campus



Jyväskylä University aims at improving the accessibility of services and facilities by removing any obstacles that may hinder the student and staff from concentrating primarily on their work or study.

Accessibility at the University

Library service points

The Library service points in Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne are located near the city centre. You can reach the library quite easily from the Travel Centre by foot or by wheelchair. At the campuses, there are several car parking spaces for disabled persons.

Campus area map

Lifts and specially equipped toilets help persons using a wheelchair. Accessibility has been taken quite well into consideration in the buildings in Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne.

    The library staff is ready to assist you in using the collections.

    Accessible workstation

    • accessible workstation at the lobby in front of Mattilanniemi Library, 2nd floor (log in using your personal username and password)

    Electronic Services

    You can use electronic services and collections from outside the university network (see remote use). It is also possible to increase the font size of the internet browser to help reading the text. The Library web pages conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines W3C/WAI-A.

    It is possible to agree on a library visit or any special arrangements in advance. Please, call 040 805 3803.

    Celia Library’s Student Services

    Celia is a national center for accessible literature and publishing in Finland. Celia produces and distributes literature in accessible formats, such as talking books and braille books.

    Celia also produces textbooks (course books) in accessible formats to all educational levels. Celia’s books are available online as well as on CDs and a variety of physical media.

    Students with print disabilities can borrow textbooks from Celia free of charge.

    If you have a print-disability and need accessible media, please contact persons in charge to register for Celia’s services:

    For more information, you can also contact Celia’s user services directly by e-mail at palvelut@celia.fi or by phone +358 0295 333 050.

      Further information on Celia's services: http://www.celia.fi/eng/ and http://www.celia.fi/eng/textbooks/

      Longer loan period for course books

      Students with dyslexia or other learning difficulty can borrow course books with three weeks loan period. To get the longer loan period, please contact Tuula Maijanen.

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