Dear student, have you published your master’s thesis this year?

Participate in a raffle! Every year, UEF Library raffles off a grant worth EUR 100 among UEF students who have made their master’s thesis publicly available that same year. The 2019 raffle will be held on the international Open Access Week, 21–27 October 2019 (opening in a new window). The grant will be raffled off among all UEF students who have made their master’s thesis publicly available through the UEF ePublications archive between 1 January and 18 October 2019 and who sign up for the raffle.
Sign up by submitting the electronic form (opening in a new window) no later than 20 October 2019.
More information:

Read Ellibs e-books on new mobile app

Ellibs mobile application is now available for Android and iOS devices. With the application, you can browse, borrow and reserve books from the University of Eastern Finland’s Ellibs collection. Read the e-books easily with the Ellibs reader. The free Ellibs application can be downloaded from Google Play or App Store:

In the application, first select “Itä-Suomen yliopiston kirjasto” (University of Eastern Finland Library) as your library. Then log in with your Haka credentials and choose “Itä-Suomen yliopisto” (University of Eastern Finland) as your home institution – and the collection is at your disposal.

Ellibs e-books can still be read on the browser of your device and/or downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader. E-books borrowed on the online service can be viewed in the mobile app and vice versa.

More information: acquisitions [at]

Library improves availability of course books – objective: shorter request queues

Owing to the feedback received, we aim at improving the availability of course books by acquiring more of them.

As before, we try to acquire course books in electronic form with unlimited concurrent user access licences. However, if a course book is only available in printed form, we will acquire one lendable copy of the course book per five students enrolled for the course, though no more than 30 copies of one title. Previously the ratio was one book per ten students enrolled for the course and no more than 25 copies of one title. In addition, we always try to acquire one or more reading room copies of each course book.

Library’s updated collection programme (in Finnish) can be found from our home page.


For more information: acquisitions[at]

Holiday season opening hours in the UEF Library

The campus libraries are open on the days around Christmas and at the turn of the year.
During this time, we will generally be open from Monday to Friday between 8am–4pm.
Exceptions in the opening hours will initiate on Saturday, December 22nd.
The normal opening hours will be resumed on Monday, January 7th, 2019.

The KUH Medical Library has limited opening hours, as it will be closed from December 21st, 2018 to January 6th, 2019.

In Joensuu campus, the Carelia 24/7 Learning Space will not be available between December 21st and 26th, 2018.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019!

More information: library [at]

Current opening hours can be found on the UEF Library’s web page.

UEF Library’s News

On Friday 30th November 2018, Campus Libraries and KUH Medical Library are closed

The UEF Library staff is attending a seminar day in Kuopio on Friday 30th November, and due to this, the libraries are closed on the mentioned day.
On Saturday 1st December, Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries are open normally between 10-14.

Exceptional opening hours at the Campus Libraries and KUH Medical Library on Independence Day

On Wednesday 5th of December, 2018 the Campus Libraries and the KUH Medical Library will be open as follows:

Joensuu Campus Library 8am – 4pm
Kuopio Campus Library 8am – 4pm
KUH Medical Library 9am – 4pm

On Independence Day Thursday 6th of December, 2018 all the Campus Libraries will be closed.

Happy Independence Day!

More about campus library opening hours: Opening hours
For more information: library[at]


IT hardware maintenance 12.-13.10.2018 – Printing will not work

UEF IT Services will be performing hardware maintenance from Fri 12.10.2018 at 18:00 to Sat 13.10.2018, 22.00.
During the maintenance following services are unavailable:
– Dynasty
– Printing to Canon multifunction devices.

The service breakdown will also apply to the UEF Library.


For more information:

UEF IT Services

Pay your library fees by the end of October!

We invoice unpaid borrowing services’ fees from the beginning of November.

By paying all the unpaid fees before the end of October 2018, you can avoid the invoicing.

Web payment is a quick and easy way to pay the overdue and reservation fees online.

Log in to the UEF Finna. From your account, select Fines.
The fees are placed first in your records. If the amount of fees is at least three euros, you can make a payment by pressing the “Pay Online” button.
Select the web bank service or credit card and follow the instructions.
Return to your own records in the library system, the paid fees will be deleted from your records immediately.
Online payment is not possible during UEF Finna’s short service breaks.

You can also pay the fees at the campus libraries’ customer service, you can pay in cash or with debit/credit card. Card payment is not possible in the KUH Medical Library.

More information: [at]

Impact factor, H-index, Jufo…. Do you use these? Do you need information about them?

The library assesses the use of research and publishing activity indicators and the need for training at the University of Eastern Finland and the Kuopio University Hospital.

Reply anonymously to this short questionnaire, which we hope to experience with students, teachers, researchers, professors and other staff (even if you do not need these indicators in your studies or work!).

The questionnaire is open 1.10. – 12.10.2018. The survey results are used to develop library web sites and services.

More information: [at]