Annual report 2021 of UEF Library

The annual report 2021 of the University of Eastern Finland Library has been published. The format is new: The annual report consists of selected blog posts from the year 2021 describing our activities, and of an editorial that draws them together. As before, the statistics section and lists of library staff, publications, expert assignments, and participation in conferences are included.

Exceptions in library opening hours due to Midsummer

On Thursday 23.6.2022 Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries are open 8-13 and KUH Medical Library 10-13. Customer service on our library offices is open 10-13. Chat is open 9-13.

On Friday 24.6.2022 all the library offices and chat are closed.

Library 24/7 -facilities are closed Thur-Sun 23.–26.6.2022.

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RefWorks use will cease at the end of 2022

Change to Mendeley or Zotero.

Read our blog post on the results of our survey on reference management software and the selections of new tools based on it.

How to migrate references from RefWorks to Mendey or Zotero?

For more information: information.services@uef.fi

The library takes enhanced action to ensure quiet working conditions

We have continued to receive feedback on excess noise at the library.  The feedback concerns the Joensuu Campus Library in particular. According to the library’s Terms of use, the library user should behave in an orderly fashion within the library premises and refrain from disturbing other library users. Failure to comply with the library’s rules and regulations will result in a suspension for a fixed period of time. For example, by its own discretion, the library has the right to terminate the commitment agreement for use of 24/7 self-study facilities. 

If you listen to a lecture recording or music, use headphones. If you are doing teamwork or other voice-intensive work, use the group study spaces. You can also use the Olola space in Joensuu. It is a lounge where casual conversation is encouraged and it is located next to the library’s entrance. If you are unsure which facilities are suitable for your purpose, please ensure this from the library’s customer service.  

We will monitor the implementation of quiet working conditions in an intensified manner. We are working together within the University to address the problem. 

Easter opening hours in the library

Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries are open on Thursday 14 April 2022 8am–4pm (customer service 9am–4pm).

From Friday 15 to Monday 18 April 2022 the libraries are closed.

The Library 24/7 self-study facilities are closed 14 – 18 April 2022.

KUH Medical Library is closed on Monday 18 April 2022.

The use of library’s e-resources and interlibrary loan services blocked from Russia and Belarus

Access to library databases and other electronic materials is not possible from Russia and Belarus, since the UEF has blocked access to its electronic services requiring authentication with the university’s username and password from the Russian and Belarusian territory from 23 March 2022, due to sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus. The library’s interlibrary loan services to Russia and Belarus have stopped due to the sanctions.