Arcada’s library provides library and information retrieval services for the students and staff of Arcada. The library is also open to the public. Read more about the borrowing rules, loan periods and service of the Arcada library;
In the app Tuudo you can:
Download the app to your mobile through your App Store. The library module in Tuudo works only for Arcada students, not external customers or Arcada staff.
Arcada Finna (http://arcada.finna.fi) is Arcada's library catalogue where you find books, journals and theses written by Arcada students. By logging in to Arcada Finna and activating your library card you can:
The tutorials help you get started with Arcada Finna:
You will receive an e-mail or notification in Tuudo when the book you have requested has arrived. Pick up books at the library information desk. Reserved books are kept on hold for 3 working days. If you have reserved a book you no longer need, you can cancel the reservation. It is important that you check your e-mail not to miss e-mails sent from the library.
You can not renew your loan if:
Watch the tutorial on how to log in to Arcada Finna and activate your personal user account to be able to renew loans and make book reservations:
When searching for books in Arcada Finna you will see these different book types:
Department Copy. Staff Only
As a student in Helsinki you have access to many different libraries around the city and region, both public libraries and university libraries. Arcada Finna can help you find a book not available in the Arcada library but available in other libraries.
Watch the tutorial to learn more about finding books in other libraries:
Arcadas Libguides are custom-made “one-stop-shops” to help you find books, journals, databases and other information resources. Have a look at the Libguide for your own field of study.
Libguides in English:
Libguides in Swedish:
Some of the information sources provided by the library are of open access and available to everyone, while some are licensed and only available to the students and staff at Arcada. The electronic resources are available in the network of Arcada university or through remote access. Enter your personal Arcada user ID and password as this Arcada inlog window pops-up on your screen, to access the licensed resources on remote.
E-books are digitized books that can be read on a computer, mobile or e-book reader. Arcada’s e-books are available on several platforms. Note that the selection and user agreements of the different platforms differ from each other. You access all e-books and find instructions for using them in the Libguide for e-books.
The tutorial below will help you get started with searching for scientific articles published electronically. In Arcada Finna, always use the name of the journal as search phrase when searching for a specific journal article.
During your 1. and 3. study year at Arcada you will get more subject specific training on how to find scholarly articles and research. Check your timetable to be sure not to miss these classes!