Sörnäinen and Vallila libraries to close before merger – submit your acquisition proposals now

The library units of Theatre Academy and Academy of Fine Arts will close temporarily 30.4.2021 before merging. Submit your acquisition proposals now, so that the materials can be ordered and processed before the closure.

Library book shelves, a text on the wall reads "New arrivals, please borrow!"
© Petri Summanen, Academy of Fine Arts, 2017

Teachers, students and staff, please submit your acquisition proposals for the materials you need during this spring, summer, and autumn, as soon as possible.

Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy libraries will both close on April 30 for the duration of the Sörnäinen campus renovation and merging of the libraries. The new library at Sörnäinen campus will open in autumn 2021. These libraries do not process acquisition proposals between April 20 and August 31. The materials that have been ordered but do not arrive to the library by April 30, are possible to access only in the autumn. Delivery times for materials depends on the different vendors.

It is good to favour electronic books instead of printed books because e-books can be acquired much faster.

Submit your acquisition proposal in Arsca:

The materials in the libraries in question can not be accessed after April 30, so collect your reservations and other loans by then. Reservations that have not been picked up will be cancelled. You can make a new reservation after the new library opens.

The library units of Theatre Academy and Academy of Fine Arts will close temporarily 30.4.2021 before merging. The library units in Theatre Academy in Haapaniemenkatu and in the Academy of Fine Arts in Elimäenkatu will be closed due the moving in 30th of April 2021. Please borrow all the material you need in advance. During the summer 2021 the collections will be merged, and the library space in Haapaniemenkatu will be furnished in the advent of opening in autumn 2021. Please see the library website for up-to-date information on our opening hours.

Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy libraries’ loan due date is October 1, 2021. During the closure, the Sibelius Academy library is open with restrictions that are subject to change due to the corona virus situation. The summer opening hours at Sibelius Academy library will be communicated in May.

The new campus library will have working spaces, and places to relax and unwind oneself among collections related to arts.