General information on the library


The libraries of the University of Joensuu and the University of Kuopio merged into the University of Eastern Finland Library at the beginning of the year 2010. The UEF Library is a public academic library offering state-of-the-art library and information services especially for the university's 2.500 staff members and 15.500 students. However, the library is also open to everyone else who is seeking information. The University of Eastern Finland Library is one single administrative entity, which comprises the campus libraries in Joensuu and Kuopio and the Kuopio University Hospital Medical Library.

The collections and expertise of this multidisciplinary and extensive library are focused on the core missions of the university. The university offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. There are four faculties in the university: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. The university aims at multidisciplinarity, which is supported by the easy accessibility to the UEF Library's collections and digital services from both campuses.

The library's information resources include printed and electronic materials. The library also handles the university's electronic publishing activities, sells university publications and organises information retrieval courses. Moreover, the library is one of the six legal deposit libraries in Finland and a European Documentation Centre.


Further information






Library Director
Jarmo Saarti
tel. +358 294458010


Feedback form

Feedback will be processed daily. Easily fixed issues will be solved immediately if they are essential to the service and in accordance with the operating policy. All feedback will be processed in the relevant services. If necessary, feedback will also be processed in the library’s working groups. Feedback and the changes prompted by feedback will be processed annually by the management group in the management review.