The Studium's library is specialized in Catholic Theology and in Philosophy. At present, the library has about 40,000 volumes and subscribes to 60 journals.
Opening hours (during the academic year)
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays the library is kept open by volunteers to make it possible to keep borrowing and returning books throughout the week. Librarian is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The library is open each year until the Midsummer Festival (St. John's Day), after which it closes until the beginning of September. Information about special arrangements is published on the Opening hours page.
The Studium Catholicum, however, is much more than a library. Though the library may be closed, the Studium is open to the public for the events mentioned in the calendar.
Registered users have lending rights at the Studium library. General users are charged an annual fee of EUR 10, with students paying EUR 5. Read more on the Borrowing page.
Collections and tools
The Studium's library was founded by French Dominicans in 1950. The initial collection included books brought from France and a donation from the Academicum Catholicum. At present, the library has about 40,000 volumes. It currently subscribes to 60 journals. It is specialized in Catholic Theology and in Philosophy. Almost half of the total amount of books is presently registered in the library's electronic catalogue.
If you need specific guidance in your research, the head librarian Janne Mäkelä will be glad to help you. You can check with him at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out which days he is available at the library.
Read more about the collections and tools available here
Collectio Catholica Fennica
Collectio Catholica Fennica is a collection of Finnish Catholic literature housed at the Studium Catholicum. The collection consists of works written by Finnish Catholics or Catholics who work or have worked in Finland who have written on the topic of Catholicism. The books and writings in the collection are not available for take-home loans. Read more
Logos, Verbum and Questia
The Studium library offers scholars several valuable tools.
Bible study on the word level at the Studium has recently been made easier through the excellent Logos 5 and Verbum tools. Library users can also avail themselves of the Questia library.
There is also a card catalogue in use in the library. Internet connection possible through a WLAN server (WiFi).