Learning Centre

Our services during the exceptional circumstances

Services of the Learning Centre during the exceptional circumstances starting from October 1st 2021. The arrangements may change, so please follow our news updates. Latest information on the coronavirus from the Crisis Management Team: https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/information-on-coronavirus This page was last updated on October 1st 2021.

Spaces, facilities and customer service

Spaces and shared computers of Harald Herlin Learning Centre are available for all customers during the opening hours of the building: https://www.aalto.fi/en/learning-centre.

Some of the spaces are only available for Aalto University students and staff by a reservation via Aalto Space App: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/aalto-space-mobile-application.

Opening hours for the service desk in the Learning Centre lobby are available at https://www.aalto.fi/en/learning-centre.

Please, note! You cannot make reservations for books that are available in the shelf, apart from the Aalto Direct service. You can pick up books that are available in the shelves by yourself.

Inter-library loan service and book acquisition 

Inter-library service and book acquisition are functioning as usual.

For Aalto personnel, we recommend using Aalto Direct for inter-library service.

Copies from the printed matter held by Learning Centre

Copies from Learning Centre’s own printed material (eg articles from periodicals or encyclopedias) can be supplied to the staff of Aalto university, within the limits of copyright legislation and rules. Copies can be delivered as scanned PDF files to aalto.fi email addresses. Aalto personnel can request these materials using Aalto Direct service.

Aalto students can use multi-function devices in the Learning Centre lobby for scanning.

Use of e-resources 

Aalto University students and faculty members can access all licensed materials wherever and whenever by logging in with Aalto username. More information: http://libguides.aalto.fi/e-resources


Electronic theses can be found in Aaltodoc database. Availability of full-texts depends on authors’ permissions. See further information: http://libguides.aalto.fi/theses_dissertations

Electronic theses, which are not available in open network, can be sent to customers if asked. All requests must be sent to [email protected].

Attach the following information to each thesis request to ensure discoverability:
-author’s name
-title of the thesis
-year of publication

Customers have a limited possibility to use archived theses, that are only available in printed form.

Multi-function device – printing, scanning and copying

There are multi-function devices in the Learning Centre lobby for black and white printing and scanning for Aalto University students and staff. Hand sanitizer are available nearby, safe usage of the devices is on the user’s responsibility. Making copies, colour printing and all printing for non-Aalto customers is operated via Print in City https://fi.printincity.com/.

Contact information: Harald Herlin Learning Centre

Contact information of the Learning Centre as a whole. Our main service point is Harald Herlin Learning Centre at Otaniementie 9, Espoo.

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