The Learning Centre provides access to a large collection of electronic resources and printed materials in Aalto University fields of research.
All the electronic and printed materials can be found in Aalto-Primo (primo.aalto.fi).
Other customers sign in to Aalto-Primo with registered email address or with their library card number and Aalto-Primo password.
Library card login
To sign in for the first time, you'll need to set a Aalto-Primo password. To create a new password click on this link > reset password.
Enter either your library card number or e-mail address in the box that opens. (Please note the e-mail address has to be the same as the one in your customer account.) The system will send a link for resetting the password to your e-mail. Click the link you receive in your e-mail. Enter a password of your choice in the box “Create New Password”. Clicking Send will direct you to an Aalto-Primo sign in -window, enter your library card number and the password you just created.
You can only sign in with the registered email address. The login link may not work, if you let too much time pass between requesting and opening the link. The login link is valid for a limited time only.
If you doubt that there is no email address in your customer account or that the email address is incorrect or you have some other problems with signing in, please contact Aalto University Learning Centre customer service: email@example.com.
After the first sign in, the password can be changed by signing in to your customer account. If you forget your password, you can get a new one by clicking the link "Forgot password?" in the sign in -window.
Default PIN code 1234 can also be set at the Learning Centre customer service desk, after which you should change your PIN code by signing in to your account.
In Basic search you may search within all resources "Search everything", or you may select a predefined limitation to one of the following:
Too many results?
You can renew your loans when you are signed in to Aalto-Primo.
You can sign in:
You can renew all eligible loans by clicking on ‘Renew All'. Alternatively, you can renew a selection of individual works by checking the box next to the loan you wish to renew and clicking ‘Renew selected’. Additionally, you can renew any individual loans by clicking on the ‘Renew’ button on the respective row.
To make a reservations you need a valid library card. Please note! You can only make a reservations on materials that are on loan or reserved for another customer. Alternatively, you can ask the library staff to make the reservation for you. It is not possible to reserve materials that are available on the shelves.
You will receive an email notification when your reservation has arrived. Reserved books can be picked up by self-service. The materials are kept reserved for you for 5 workdays. To use the self service check out, you need a four-digit PIN code: My Account > Personal details tab > Update PIN / Password
You can cancel a reservation in the Requests -tab in Aalto-Primo. You may also contact customer service to cancel a reservation. If a reservation is not picked up or cancelled by the due date, 2 euro fee will be charged.
Short loans or items you already have borrowed can not be reserved.
You can pay your fines and fees online in Aalto-Primo. Go to My account > Fine+Fees -tab and click on Pay Fine -link. The minimum amount for online payment is 0,70€.
If a customer's overdue fees are or exceed EUR 10, the customer is automatically placed in a patron block. The patron block will prevent the customer from borrowing new items or renewing items on loan. The block is lifted immediately after the fees have been paid.
Aalto University students or faculty members can access all licensed library resources, such as scientific articles, databases and e-books, without a valid physical library card wherever and whenever by logging in to Aalto-Primo with Aalto user credentials.
Other customers can use our materials via workstations at Learning Centre.
You can save searches and individual results in My Favourites if you are signed in. You can send the search results to your own e-mail (e-mail icon) or copy the result in as a bibliographic reference in different referencing styles. In addition, you will have an opportunity to set an email alert query by clicking the notification link that appears above the search box.
Benefits of Reference management software
You can learn more about reference management on Libguides help page.