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University and Polytechnic Libraries



Research libraries, comprising university, polytechnic and special libraries, serve higher education, learning and research.

The nucleus of research libraries is the academic library network composed of university libraries,  the National Library of Finland, and the National Repository Library. University libraries are research libraries, which offer free access to everyone, not only university students and staff. Universities, which are mainly state-funded, decide independently how much resources they allocate to their libraries.

As the National Library of Finland is responsible for the acquisition, description, preservation and availability of the national published heritage and collections. The Library coordinates and develops joint services for libraries, notably the research libraries. The mission and operations of the National Library have extended to cover also the needs of polytechnic, public and special libraries.



Library website / online catalogue

Schools of Economics

Universities of Technology

Universities of Art

Universities of Applied Sciences

Only the Instititutions with Library Websites also in English
For a complete list, please, consult the Finnish page