Request in advance or get it from an open shelf?
Åbo Akademi University Library comprises five service units. Depending on to which service unit the item you want to borrow belongs, you need to either request it in advance in Alma or simply get it from an open shelf and borrow it through self-service. Items that belong to Donner Library are also included in Alma and need to be requested in advance.
Please note the delivery times for items you need to request in advance.
You need a library card in order to borrow, request and reserve items. Degree students at Åbo Akademi University are automatically registered as library patrons – pick up your card at any service unit and connect it to your Alma account. Exchange students, students at Novia and others need to apply for a library card.
|Service unit/library||Request or get it from an open shelf?|
|Academill Library||Get it from an open shelf/Request in advance|
|Arken Library||Get it from an open shelf/Request in advance (small amount)|
|ASA Library||Get it from an open shelf|
|Axelia library||Request in advance/get it from an open shelf|
|Book Tower||Request in advance|
|Archival collections||Request in advance (use "Contact us")|
|Donner Library||Request in advance|
Delivery times are estimates. Immediately when your requested item is available for pick up, we’ll send you an e-mail message detailing pick up location and due time for pick up (usually one week).
|BioCity*||Book Tower||Processed Tuesdays|
|Book Tower||Book Tower||1 day|
|Finlandssvenska skolbokssamlingen 1960–1999||Academill Library||1–3 days|
|Remote stacks (Book Tower)||Book Tower||1–3 days|
|Remote stacks (Academill Library)||Academill Library||1–3 days|
|Kemi, teknik and related collections||Axelia library||1–3 days||Matematik||Book Tower||1–3 days.||Rättsvetenskap||Book Tower||1–3 days||Theological collections||Book Tower||1–3 days|
Request a book to your campus office
Researchers and staff at Åbo Akademi University can request items from the Book Tower and the Donner Library to be delivered to their campus offices. The service excludes any items only intended for in-house use at the library.
1. Go to My profile and add or edit your campus address. Tag your campus address with “work” and remove the same tag from all other addresses. This must be done once after 7 Jan 2020.
Check also that you belong the group “ÅA (personal/forskare)”. If this is not the case, please contact the library.
2. Make your request in Alma and choose “Campus office”. Items are checked out prior to dispatch via internal post.
Request archival material
Request (more information about) items belonging to the Archival Collections by clicking on "Contact us" under "Material provided by" on the page of the item of interest.