Tritonia’s services during spring 2021 21.08.2020

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 open with limited service

The library is open f.r.o.m 11.1.2021. Opening hours are Mon 11-17, Tue-Fri 11-16. You can visit the library to borrow and return books on a self-service basis. Reading spots, reading rooms and group study rooms are closed (the owner of the facilities, University of Vaasa, will re-assess the situation in the beginning of the year).


  • Before you come to the library, check that the books you want to borrow are available, also check their location (use the shelf map). Contact the library in advance, if you have any questions. Only quick library visits are allowed (max. 20 min.)
  • You can get assistance by pressing the call button. Only quick service, for example pickup of library cards, is given at the service desk. For more comprehensive information service, please contact us through chat, phone or e-mail.
  • The copying machine and 1 computer are in use for quick printing/scanning/copying


Safe library visits - read the instructions before you come to the library!

A maximum of 10 persons can visit the library simultaneously. Entrance only through the main door. Custodians will monitor the number of persons entering the library.


When you come to the library:

  1. Take a shopping basket at the library entrance. Use the key in the basket to open the library door
  2. Keep the basket with you during the entire library visit
  3. If all baskets are in use, wait for a basket in the lobby or outside


Every library visitor can act to ensure that the library can be kept open: Use a face mask when visiting the library, keep safety distances, keep a good hand hygiene and don’t visit the library if you are ill!



You can return your books through the return box on the seaside of the library (photo of return box)

You can send and return the book by mail to the address: Tritonia PL 331 65101 Vaasa. Please also send an e-mail to


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.


What if I have forgotten my PIN code?

You can change your PIN code in Finna. The link for changing PIN can be found in the login window, it is visible only when you have logged out.  When changing PIN code, use the same e-mail address as in your Finna account.


Tritonia operates in the facilities of University of Vaasa and the university decides on guidelines for the facilities.








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 the facilities of University of Vaasa and follows the university guidelines regarding the coronavirus situation:

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