The library offers different kinds of study environments, suitable for studying in peace by yourself as well as solving problems in groups. There are quiet zones and areas where you are free to talk with others and discuss problems. If you need a break, you can reserve your spot with a parking disc.
Working in groups
Our libraries mostly consist of seating where you can work by yourself or as part of a group. You are free to talk, but please be considerate towards other people nearby. At the Orkanen library, there are group rooms which university students can reserve.
All three libraries have quiet zones where you can sit and study in peace. Computers are allowed in the quiet zones. Choose between using your own computer or borrowing one of the library’s desktop computers.
Quiet reading room
If you are looking for an even quieter space, there is a quiet reading room at the Orkanen library. You cannot use a computer here, only reading and note-taking with pen and paper is allowed.
Have a break and meet-up
Do you want a break from your reading or group studies? At the Orkanen library and Health and Society library, there are board games available in the library. Relax in the library café or enjoy the view for a moment, for example in the “Arbour” (Bersån), where you can find our big circular sofa.
Be inspired by the exhibitions on display, especially at the Orkanen library. You can view other students’ art in the Students’ gallery, learn more about current research in the Researchers’ gallery, or find out about current topics on the book wall at the entrance.
Exhibitions and events
The Silent Room
Are you looking for a moment of stillness, away from everyday stress? There are three silent rooms at the university where you can pray, meditate, practice yoga, or just sit and enjoy the silence for a while. The rooms are open to everyone and cannot be reserved ahead of time. The rooms can be found at the Orkanen library, the Faculty of Odontology, and Health and Society.