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Gentle reminder: personal items and computer area etiquette in the library

We kindly remind you of following the library’s terms of use while using our facilities. Please remember that any personal items left unattended are considered lost property and will be handled by the university’s facility management officers.

For those using our 24/7 self-service facilities, we advise to take your belongings with you when leaving. If you leave your items in the library, we will leave them in place until the next morning.

There is plenty of use for computers, so please take others into consideration. If the university’s computer is not used for 15 minutes, it’s freely available to other customers. It’s important to ensure your information security by logging out of sessions when stepping away from the computer.

Please note that installing software on university computers is strictly forbidden, and the university isn’t responsible for equipment or software malfunctions or any damage incurred by malware. As a library customer, it’s your responsibility to follow the university’s information security protocols. 

Thank you for doing your share in making the library a cozy working environment for all of us.

The library is invoicing overdue and reservation fees in the beginning of April

We are invoicing unpaid overdue and reservation fees in the beginning of April. We send the bills by e-mail. You can avoid the invoicing by paying your fees before that. Web payment on UEF Primo is a quick and easy way to pay the fees online. It is possible if the amount of fees is at least one euro. You can also pay the fees at the Joensuu and Kuopio campus libraries’ customer service with a payment card. Payment is not possible in the KUH Medical Library because there is no cash service.

More information:

Easter opening hours at the library 

Joensuu and Kuopio campus libraries are open on Thursday 28th March between 8 am and 1 pm (customer service from 10 am to 1 pm) and closed from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April.

The library’s 24/7 self-study facilities are open normally.

KUH Medical Library is open on Thursday 28th March between 10 am and 1 pm and closed on Monday 1st April.

Maintenance break in Ellibs on 18 March 2024 between 19:00-21:00

There’s going to be a service outage in the Ellibs ebook service due to network maintenance update. The outage will be on the 18th March 2024 between 19:00-21:00 Finnish time. Ellibs services will be fully unavailable for some time during the announced period. We apologize for the inconvenience!

A break in library services on Friday 15 March at 8–8.30 a.m.

Maintenance of the library system causes a short interruption in the use of the following library’s web pages and applications:

  • payment of fees on UEF Primo
  • publication archive eRepo
  • location guide of library materials
  • overnight loan booking system

Answer Library’s user survey

Dear University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Library customer! The library uses this survey to map your experiences of the library’s services. It takes about 10 minutes to respond to the survey, and your answers are stored anonymously. The answers will be used to develop library services – every answer is important and welcome! The survey is open until the 29th of February.

If you wish, you can participate in a draw for a Library tote bag (3 pics) after you have submitted the survey.

Good news for all users of interlibrary services!

Now you can order interlibrary loans also on UEF Primo. First log in to UEF Primo and then open the “ILL Request” form at the top of the page.

The easiest way to order an article is this: first log in to UEF Primo and then search for the article you want. If the status of the article is “Not available”, open its details and use the “Interlibrary Loan Request” button to order the article. A form will open and the information about the article fills in automatically.

Your interlibrary loans will be shown in your own loans on UEF Primo. Interlibrary loans ordered before 1 February 2024 will not be shown on UEF Primo. As before, our interlibrary services aim to renew interlibrary loans without a separate renewal request from the customer. If necessary, you can send an interlibrary loan renewal request on UEF Primo 7 days before the due date, at the earliest. Please note that we will continue to notify you via email about the expiring interlibrary loans separately.

Zotero trainings on spring term

Zotero reference management software training 13 February 2024 at 9-11 (Teams)

Zotero reference management software training 22 March 2024 at 9-11 (Teams)

Zotero reference management software training 24 April 2024 at 9-11 (Teams)

Zotero reference management software training 29 May 2024 at 13-15 (Teams)

  • The training introduces the basic functions of the Zotero reference management software and how to use the Zotero Word Plugin.
  • The trainings will be held on Teams. Advance registration is not needed.
  • Before the training session, if you wish, you can install Zotero on your computer. See the library’s instructions. After that you can already start using Zotero.

Thorium Reader is the new reading application for Ellibs books

For those who use Ellibs on computer, it is now possible to download eBooks to Thorium Reader. Thorium Reader supports the open-source Readium LCP (Licensed Content Protection) protection method for eBooks. Thorium Reader has paid special attention to accessibility. The application has, for example, a built-in read aloud feature for eBooks and extensive options for customizing the reading view.

You will need a personal LCP password to read eBooks in Thorium Reader. You can find the password in ‘My Bookshelf’ when you log in to Ellibs. Thorium Reader will ask for your password the first time you download an e-book file to the reader. Afterwards, the program will only request the password occasionally.

Adobe Digital Editions remains an alternative reader to Thorium Reader on Ellibs for the time being. Ellibs’ own application remains the recommended reader for mobile devices. Most of Ellibs’ books can also be read via a web browser.

Further information on the instructions page of the Ellibs Library.