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Learning Centre for new students: Learning Centre for new students

Learning Centre basics for Aalto University freshmen.

Library card

First, sign in to Aalto-Primo. After that your infomartion will be transferred automatically from Sisu to the Learning Centre system. You can pick up your library card at the Learning Centre service desk by presenting an official personal identification document.

With the library card you can:

  • borrow print books
  • place requests on books that are not available in Aalto-Primo
  • renew your loans in Aalto-Primo

Course books

All course books can be found in Aalto-Primo.


Available via internet connection and by logging in with Aalto IT credentials from anywhere and whenever.

Print books

  • Course books: loan perdiod 2 weeks
  • Shortloans: 24 hours

More about information sources:

Welcome to the Learning Centre!

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What is the Learning Centre?

The Otaniemi Campus Library was renovated 2015-2016 due to which it became Harald Herlin Learning Centre. At the same time the Aalto University Library turned into Aalto University Learning Centre.

Library services are still part of our core supply of services but our facilities also enable you to record your performance on video (Studio), to get familiar with virtual reality (VR hub) and much more.


Learning about the Learning Centre services and information retrieval

New students will get to know the Learning Centre and its services by completing information retrieval learning exercises as a part of the Pre-Orientation. New students will visit the Learning Centre during the orientation week in autumn with their new students' group.


Harald Herlin Learning Centre contact information

Spaces & facilities

There are many kind of spaces at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, such as:

Booking facilities: Aalto Space App


Printing, scanning & equipment

In Harald Herlin Learning Centre you can:

  • print in black and white free of charge using Printing Point devices
  • print in colours using Print In City service
  • scan to your email free of charge
  • copy on paper using Print In City service
  • use Aalto workstations and software installed on them
  • use wireless connections provided by Aalto
  • further information