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Aalto University Learning Centre
Otaniementie 9, Espoo

Customer service:

+358 50 316 1011

In more extensive information searches information specialists can be contacted by email directly for assistance: Ms Hannele Suhonen or Ms Eila Rämö, email

As self-study material library offers you the Guide to information retrieval. This guide will take You through the basics of IR which is common to all disciplines.


Information skills training

Training for students, researchers and staff of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Personal guidance in information retrieval

Personal guidance and assistance in information retrieval problems is given to students writing their theses and projects. The aim is to learn to use key information sources efficiently for one’s own research subject, such as the online resources Harald Herlin Learning Centre offers, and also learn to use the services of other libraries.

The student can make an appointment (1-2h) by filling and sending a Meet an Information Specialist form.  You can also book an appointment by sending an email to Hannele Suhonen or Eila Rämö (email:

Aalto user, report a problem with e-resources to the Learning Centre

Learning Centre Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources - find it in the Learning Centre Guides.

Material from other libraries

Send us an interlibrary loan request and let us find a library that holds what you need – anywhere in the world. Interlibrary service covers all kinds of print materials, usually book loans or journal article copies. Fill out the form and we will handle the rest. We charge according to our pricelist.

Aalto Direct (for Aalto University staff members)

Use Aalto Direct service to order any material with a simple form, be it in our collections or not. We will find out how to get the book or an article and deliver it free of charge to your workplace at Aalto (or Learning Centre service point of your choice).


Alternative access to articles