Library’s summer in brief – opening hours and services 1 June – 31 August

The libraries will have exceptional opening hours from 1 June to 31 August. The Pegasus Library is closed 19 July – 31 July; the other libraries are closed for the whole of July. Loans are not renewed automatically during the summer months, but due dates will not fall on dates in July. Please remember that the library’s electronic resources and online services in Oula-Finna are accessible 24/7 all through the year, even in summer and during staff holidays!

Summer opening hours (and closures in July)

See Library hours 1 June – 31 August 2021. You can also easily check the libraries’ daily opening hours in Oula-Finna or in the Tuudo mobile application.

Please note the libraries’ closure days in July:

  • Medical Library and Health and Social Care Library are closed for the whole of July (1–31 July) 
  • Pegasus Library is closed 19–31 July  
  • Oulainen Learning Centre is closed 25 June – 31 July 

Self-service use is possible with a separate electronic access key in the university's 24/7 premises and Health and Social Care library throughout the summer.

Please note that you can place on-shelf requests for material available in the library even when the library is closed. The requests will be processed only when the library reopens, however.

No due dates in July

Loans will not be renewed automatically in summer, but due dates will not fall on dates in July; at the end of June, due dates will jump to the beginning of August. Please remember to renew or return your loans before they are due! You can check your due dates and renew your loans via Oula-Finna or Tuudo mobile application anywhere and anytime.

External book return boxes

  • The Pegasus Library and Medical Library book return slots are in use and you can return items to them throughout the summer.
  • The Health and Social Care Library book return box can be accessed during the opening hours of the Paasi building (in June Mon-Fri 07:30-16:00 and in July Mon-Fri 07:30-15:00).
  • The Oulainen Learning Centre book return box is not in use during the library closure 25 June – 31 July.

See the locations of the return boxes on our website.

Research support and publishing services

  • Laturi support (publishing of University of Oulu theses) is at the service of thesis writers all through the summer. Contact: 
  • Submission of publication information services are closed 5–31 July and self-archiving services are closed 1–11 August.
  • Bibliometric services are closed 5–31 July.
  • Support for the publishing of doctoral theses (Acta series) is closed 28 June – 23 July

Remote information service (phone, email and chat)

  • Until 4 July Mon-Fri 9-15
  • 5–18 July Mon-Fri 10-13
  • 19–31 July no service
  • 2–8 August Mon-Fri 10-13
  • From 9 August Mon-Fri 9-15

Library lounge (information specialist on Zoom) until 30 June Mon-Fri 15-16. The lounge will be on summer break from 1 July, future opening hours will be announced in autumn. 

Last updated: 17.6.2021