You can borrow books from the University Main Library, department libraries, the Jyväskylä City Library and the JAMK University of Applied Sciences Library. Most library services are free of charge. However, a fine will be charged if any material is not returned in time.

If you are a doctoral student, please remember that when borrowing course books from the University Library they can be borrowed for only two weeks at a time and other books for four weeks. Overnight and weekend loans are also possible, with a few exceptions (e.g. if items belong to the reference collection). There is a great demand for some of the course literature, so be sure to return your books by due date.

You should ask for a library card on your first visit to the City Library or any of its branch libraries. Remember to bring your ID. You must have your library card with you every time you want to borrow something. In the City Library you can also borrow, for example, CDs, LPs, films and audio and video tapes.


Jyväskylä City Library (Kaupunginkirjasto/Maakuntakirjasto)

Vapaudenkatu 39–41

  • Open: Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The reading room for magazines and newspapers is open as follows:

  • Mon–Fri 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Kortepohja Branch Library (Kortepohjan lähikirjasto) Isännäntie 3

  • Open: Mon–Thu 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

University Main Library (yliopiston pääkirjasto)

On the main Seminaarinmäki campus, Building B

Opening hours during the autumn and spring semesters:

  • Mon–Thu 8 a.m.–8 p.m. (customer service 10 a.m.–6 p.m.)
  • Fri 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (customer service 10 am.–6 p.m.)
  • Sat 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (customer service 11 a.m.–4 p.m.)
  • Sun 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (first floor only, no service).

During Christmas and other public holidays the opening hours can be different. The library informs its customers about the changes. Please check the summer opening hours.

Other libraries at the University:

  • Mattilanniemi Library (Social Sciences and Mathematics), Mattilanniemi Campus, Building MaA
    • Open: Mon–Thu 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (service 10 a.m.–4 p.m.), Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Ylistönrinne Library (Physics and Chemistry) on the Ylistönrinne Campus, Survontie 9, Building YK
    • open Mon-Thu 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (service 10 a.m.–4 p.m.), Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences Library and Information Services

  • Main Library, Rajakatu 35, open Mon-Thu 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Lutakko Library, Piippukatu 2, open Mon–Wed, Fri 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Thu 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Music Library, Pitkäkatu 18–22, Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Institute of Natural Resources Library, Tuumalantie 17, Tarvaala, Saarijärvi, Mon–Thu 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.–3 p.m.