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Learning Centre for new students: Learning Centre for new students

Learning Centre basics for Aalto University freshmen.

PLEASE, NOTE! Special arrangements in the Learning Centre

Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by covid-19, there are special arrangements in the Learning Centre during autumn 2020. More information:

Library card

First, please fill out the online application form. After that you need to present an official personal identification document at our service point to get your card.

Please update us directly about changes in your contact information. Changes made in other information systems at Aalto University are not automatically transferred to us.

With the library card you can:

Course books

All course books can be found at Aalto-Finna.


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:

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.

You can also play and learn skills to find reliable information. The Defender of Knowledge game introduces players to Aalto University Learning Centre's services and facilities. Download the game from Google Play or Apple Store. 

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 with their new students' group.

The Defender of Knowledge game introduces players to Aalto University Learning Centre's services and facilities. 

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