Library services during the COVID-19 epidemic

Vaasa Pietarsaari

Opening hours

This week
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Opening hours

Thu 29.10 Closed
Mon 09.11 8:00 - 18:00
Tritonia closed 2.10-8.11
Complete opening hours and exceptions

Study rooms

At the library you can book one of 12 rooms for group study sessions or meetings.

Book a group study room

Contact details

Loans service
Info service 06 328 5136
Street address Runeberginkatu 8
68600 Pietarsaari

Opening hours

This week
Next week

Opening hours

Thu 29.10 9:00 - 16:00
Fri 30.10 9:00 - 12:00
Note: Self-service Tue-Thu 9:00-12:00, Friday self-service all day.
Complete opening hours and exceptions


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Book pickup point for students and staff

Update 13.10: 

All reservations (also reservations that arrived before the library closure) will be transferred to the pickup point at the main door from 13.10. Reservations that arrived before 13.10 are to be picked up by 21.10. The pickup point is open weekdays at 14-16. Please pick up your reservation as soon as possible as the space at the pickup point is limited! Questions:



A pickup point for reserved books has been opened at Tritonia’s main entrance on Tuesday 6.10. The service is available only for the students (incl. open university) and staff of:

  • University of Vaasa
  • Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK)
  • Novia UAS
  • Åbo Akademi University
  • University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law in Vaasa

We ask you to order only absolutely necessary material (max. 5 books/person/week), as the library has limited space for the pickups. Moreover, it is crucial to ensure the safety of both the staff and the customers regarding the service.


Ordering and pickup instructions

  1. Find the book you want in Tritonia’s Finna search service and make a reservation. Note: Max. 5 books/person/week. During the library closure it is possible to reserve books that are available in the bookshelves.
  2. Wait for the e-mail notification that the book you ordered has arrived. The reservations are handled in 1-3 days on weekdays, depending on the amount of orders we have gotten
  3. Pick up your order from the main door, the pickup point is open Mon-Fri at 14-16.


Please follow the instructions stated on the door when picking up your book. Be prepared to prove your identity! Books will not be sent by post.


The only service offered at the pickup spot is the picking up of ordered books. The library customer service is available Mon-Fri by chat, phone and e-mail.

Do you want to pick up a reservation that arrived already before the library closure?

All reservations (also reservations that arrived before the library closure) will be transferred to the pickup point at the main door from 13.10. Reservations that arrived before 13.10 are to be picked up by 21.10. The pickup point is open weekdays at 14-16. Please pick up your reservation as soon as possible as the space at the pickup point is limited! Questions:


Questions to:

tel. 029 449 8258

Tritonia’s services during autumn 2020

This message will be updated with new information on the library’s services if necessary. Please observe that the COVID-19 epidemic situation is constantly changing and changes in services may occur with short notice. 


Library closed 2.10.-1.11.

The library will be closed at least until 1.11 due to the severe corona situation in the region. We apologize for the inconvenience!


A pickup point for books

A pickup point for books has been opened at Tritonia’s main entrance on Tuesday 6.10. Read the instructions for ordering and pickup.


Loans and returns

  • Loans will not fall due during the closure and no new fees will accrue during the closure (new fees will be deleted manually)
  • You can return your books through the return box on the seaside of the library (picture)
  • You can send and return the book by mail to the address: Tritonia PL 331 65101 Vaasa. Please also send an e-mail to


Interlibrary loans service

The interlibrary loans service is processing interlibrary loans requests as usual. If needed, we can deliver your interlibrary loan to the pickup point, please contact


Customer service is available online, by phone and by e-mail.








Library’s opening hours

Tritonia Vaasa will be open Monday to Thursday 8-18 and Friday 8-16 from 31.8. The service desk is open Mon-Thu 11-17 and Fri 11-16. You can also borrow and return books between 8.00 and 11.00 on a self-service basis.


Tritonia Allegro, Jakobstad will be open Mon-Thu 9-16 and Fri 9-12 from. 31.8. Self-service Tue-Thu 9-12 and Friday whole day.



To prevent infection, we ask our customers to keep a good hand hygiene and keep a distance of 2 m to other customers and staff.


Do not visit the library if you have flu symptoms, even mild symptoms.


New customers and library card

We ask new customers to fill in the library card application form online to avoid queues when picking up the card. As safety distances must be kept, avoid picking up the library card in groups.


Library study facilities 

About half of the reading spots and computer stations are in use, and safety distances must be kept also when using these. Some of the group study rooms can be booked.


The number of persons in the facilities is limited. The maximum number of persons allowed in each room is stated on the door.


Library reading rooms and keycards

Keycards are not in use during the autumn term. Only the larger reading room is in use, and only when the library is open. Entrance to the reading room only from the library, the entrance through the back door is closed. The smaller reading room is closed.


If you still have a key card for the spring term, please return it to Tritonia’s custodians. No overdue fee will be charges for keycards returned during the autumn term.


You can also return your keycard by mail to the address: Tritonia Academic Library in Vaasa, Custodians, PL 331, 65101 Vaasa. Note: To ensure that the keycard doesn’t fall out of the envelope, attach it to a piece of cardboard with tape, for example.


Info package for distance students

If you are studying completely or partly on distance during the autumn term, read our info package for distance students.


Education and guidance

  • Information literacy education and library tours will primarily be arranged online
  • Information service is given online
  • The library's publication and research services are available online
  • EduLab's support services for digital teaching are available online

E-resources and online services

The e-resources are available as usual and they can also be accessed remotely outside campus. Log in to Tritonia Finna with your university username to access the e-resources.

Many other library services can also be used online remotely. Through Tritonia Finna, you can reserve books, pay overdue fees, reset your PIN if you have forgotten it, and update personal data. 

Use these online services

  • Tritonia Finna
  • LibGuides
  • Chat ( on the frontpage and in Libguides)
  • Online service forms
  • E-mail and phone:
    • Loans services 029 449 8258,
    • Information service 029 449 8258,
    • Janitors 029-449 8250,
    • Staff contact information

This message will be updated with more information on the library services and the exceptional situation, if necessary.


Tritonia operates in University of Vaasa’s facilities and follow the university’s guidelines regarding the coronavirus situation:

Studying on distance? Information on library services for distance students

Are you taking distance courses, studying at the open university or in a degree programme elsewhere? We have collected FAQ on distance studies and library services.


Read the info package for distance students


Note that our customer service also is available remotely through e-mail (, phone (029 449 8258)
and chat. The service Book a tutorial and information literacy education will mainly be given remotely during autumn.

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Contact information

EduLab / Tritonia
Yliopistonranta 7 / PO Box 331
65101 Vaasa


EduLab Staff

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Maria Lumio Planning Officer

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Tritonia supports studying, teaching and research at its universities and universities of applied sciences by offering information resources and guidance as well as services for developing digital pedagogy in Finnish, Swedish and English. Tritonia Academic Library is a joint public library, open for everyone.
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