Jyväskylä University Library - at the Heart of Campus

About the Library

The Jyväskylä University Library is one of the oldest libraries in Finland, its history beginning in the 1860s. Today, the Library serves over 2 000 customers daily and over a half million annually. The collections exceed about 1.8 million volumes. Customers also have access to several Finnish and foreign databases, over 30 000 electronic journals and about 360 000 eBooks. There are about 60 employees in the Library.

Jyväskylä University Library is a Depository Library for Finnish publications, and a European Documentation Centre for EU resources (EDC Library).

The Library is a diverse learning environment integrating traditional and electronic resources into a modern information environment.


Our values

We value our clients

We aim to provide a high-quality and reliable service.

We value our colleagues

Our work community is democratic, open and fair.

We value skills, knowledge and development

We shall develop our own skills and continue to improve our working methods, while respecting the old and eagerly taking on new challenges.

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