Oulu University Library to open to the public in phases on 1 June

Pegasus Library, the Medical Library and the Health and Social Care Library on the Oamk Kontinkangas campus will open to the public on 1 June with limited services and opening hours. Students and staff of the University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences have been able to borrow important material with special arrangements during the library’s closure and this service will continue until 31 May.

At Oulu University Library the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eased in phases, without compromising the health of library users and staff. Pegasus Library, the Medical Library and the Health and Social Care Library will open to the public on 1 June. There will be restrictions on the use of library premises, however; library-specific information is listed below. All library services, with the exception of lending services, will only be available online until further notice. The use of self-service borrowing and return is recommended when visiting the library.

All units of Oulu University Library will be closed 29 June – 2 August due to the implementation of a new library system. The opening hours in August will be announced later.

Pegasus Library

  • Open 1 June – 28 June Mon–Fri 10–15, Sat–Sun closed. The library is closed on Midsummer's Eve (Fri 19 June) and between 29 June – 2 August.
  • You can visit the library to pick up and return material. Studying and staying in the library for longer periods is forbidden until further notice.
  • You can place requests for on-shelf items in the lending collection through Oula-Finna from 27 May.
  • Due to the refurbishment of the air-conditioning system only the lending collections on the ground floor and first floor are open. The top floor of the library is closed.
  •  The closed stacks of the library are also out of use from the end of May, meaning that for example legal deposit material is unavailable for use. It is advisable to check the availability of specific items in the National Repository Library; you can order material from there through Oula-Finna.
  • The storage area for reading room loans on the first floor is out of use.

 
Medical Library

  • Open 1 June – 28 June Mon–Fri 10–15, Sat–Sun closed. The library is closed during Midsummer 19 June – 21 June and between 29 June – 2 August.
  • You can visit the library to pick up and return material. It is also possible to study in the library, as long as you maintain a safe distance to others.
  •  You can place requests for on-shelf items through Oula-Finna from 27 May.

 
Health and Social Care Library

  • Open 1 June – 28 June Mon–Fri 10–15, Sat–Sun closed. The library is closed during Midsummer 19 June – 21 June and between 29 June – 2 August.
  • You can visit the library to pick up and return material. It is also possible to study in the library, as long as you maintain a safe distance to others.
  • Self-service use of the library is not available.

Last updated: 29.5.2020