Library collections

Tampere University library collections

Textbooks required to complete course units at the university of Tampere are listed in the curricula. All other textbooks can be found in Linna library on Main campus, except for the ones for medicine and health sciences, which are located in Arvo library on Kauppi Campus. E-versions of textbooks are acquired if they are available. You can find both printed and e-books through Tamcat. For remote access log in Tamcat with your basic user account. See E-book guide for further instructions.

The Library offers both printed and electronic information resources to support studying and research such as e-journals, ebooks, databases and electronic reference materials. You can use these as your source material in your written assignments, with proper referencing and citing. The university library has acquired RefWorks reference management tool to help you with proper citing and organizing your sources.

Using other libraries in Finland

You may also use Tampere City Library or other university libraries in the Pirkanmaa area by visiting them. You will need to acquire a library card for each library system to borrow materials. 

If you live somewhere else in Finland you can use local libraries. If you cannot find a book in your library,  there is a possibility to order books to your nearest library as interlibrary loans, but there is a fee for this service.

Students of the University of Tampere who study in the University Consortium in Seinäjoki or the University Consortium in Pori can use Tampere University Library, Seinäjoki Academic Library and UCPoriLibrary.