Services Service

Available in these libraries

  • Ahtiala Library, Lahti

  • Bergö library, Maalahti

  • Björköby library, Mustasaari

    • Library information

       

      Library card

      To get a library card you need to fill an application form with your personal information and show your identification to the library staff. The first library card is free. If you lose it you can have a new one in exchange for a small payment. Children under the age of 15 can have their own library card with permission of their guardian. The guardian is accountable for the loans of the child.

      Schools, day care centers and other institutions can also be granted a library card. One person at the institution, over 18 years of age, needs to give their written consent and be the one responsible for all the loans.

      The library card is for personal use only, and it is to be shown every time you borrow library material. You are responsible for all library material borrowed with your card. Inform the library if you change your name, address or telephone number. Also inform us if your card is lost.

       

      Loan periods

      The loan period differs depending on what type of material you borrow:

      • Books and audio books             28 days
      • Magazines, CD:s and DVD:s    14 days

      The due date is printed on the receipt you get when you have borrowed from the library. All library material can be renewed if it is not reserved for another customer. You can return your loans to any library in the municipality. Library material can also be returned to the return boxes at each library when they are closed. The returning date will then be the date when the library opens again.

       

      Web library

      You can renew your loans, reserve library material and change your contact information in the web library. To access the web library you need your library card and a four-digit PIN-code. You get a PIN-code by visiting the library, it is not possible to get the code via phone or e-mail. With the PIN-code you can also borrow e-books at the Fredrika webpage.

       

      Reminder about loans soon to expire

      You can ask the library to send you a reminder of loans that are about to expire. An e-mail will then be sent to you two days before due date. You can also get a message to your e-mailbox regarding material that your children have borrowed. Let us know if you would like to receive these messages and to which e-mail address. Please observe that this service is only a reminder and does not take away your responsibility to return borrowed material on time. You can check the due date on the receipt you get when borrowing, by logging in at My pages or by calling the library.

      If you do not receive the agreed e-mails from the library please check that they are not labelled as spam. In that case mark korsholm.fi as a safe sender by changing your e-mail settings.

    • Fees

      According to the decision of the Board of education 16.12.2014 the fees of the library are as follows:

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

      Material that is returned late (the number of loans does not matter):

      • Fines for late delivery 1   5 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   20 euro (+ bill for unreturned material)

      When borrowed material is reserved by another customer a message is sent to the one having the material as soon as due date has passed. The fee for this message is 2 euro.

      A person who has more than 15 euro in fees cannot borrow more library material before paying off the debt.

      The fees need to be paid also when you have returned material late to the return boxes.
      As a library customer you are obliged to pay for damaged, lost or unreturned material. The library will not reimburse material that has already been paid for.

  • Eurajoki Main Library, Eurajoki

  • Haapavesi Library, Haapavesi

  • Hamina main library, Hamina

  • Hankasalmi Main library, Hankasalmi

  • Hauho Library, Hämeenlinna

  • Haukipudas library, Oulu

  • Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Helsinki

    • Story time

      In Oodi open story times are held Finnish, Swedish and English. 
      Check for further details under the Events –tab.

  • Huvudbiblioteket, Pedersöre

  • Jakobstad Library, Pietarsaari

    • Naxos Music Library

      Naxos Music Library offers streaming access to classical, jazz and world music.  Access to the e-music collection requires authentication with your library card. The NML only offers streaming access - you can't download any files to your own computer. You may listen for a maximum of two hours - afterwards you can log in for a new session.

    • Biblio

      Biblio - E-Books mainly in Swedish. Access with library card number and PIN code.

    • Ellibs

      Ellibs - E-books mainly in Finnish. Access with library card number and PIN code

    • Fines and Fees

      Overdue fines

      • Overdue fine per day and item - € 0.20
      • Maximum fine per item - € 5.00
      • Maximum accumulated fine - € 15.00

      Photocopies and printouts

      • Black and white printouts/photocopies - € 0,30/page
      • Colour printouts/photocopies - € 0,50/page

      Other fees

      • Regional loans € 2.00 per item.
      • Interlibrary loans € 7.00 per item. (Copies of articles € 5.00 per item or more)
      • Replacement Library Card € 3,50

      Lost or Damaged Material

      • The borrower is liable to compensate for any lost or damaged material
      • You may be asked to replace it with similar material or to pay the cost for replacing this material as set by the library.
      • CD-ROM discs or DVDs can not be replaced due to copyright restrictions
      • Fees or fines that have already been made are not refunded
      • Late payment reminder fee: € 5.00
    • Borrower services

      Circulation of library materials

      • Loan periods vary according to the type of material borrowed but are never longer than four weeks
      • The date for return is printed on the date due receipt
      • Loans can be renewed up to a maximum of five times.
      • Books will not renew if they have been recalled by another library user
      • An overdue fine will be charged for overdue library material
      • You may place a hold on a book that is not currently available
      • A book that is not available in the library collection can be requested from another library by regional or interlibrary loan. A fee is charged for each regional or interlibrary loan request.

      Loan periods

      • DVD, Blu-ray and videocassettes 14 days
      • CD-ROM discs 14 days
      • Course books 14 days
      • Magazines (Newspaper Reading Room) 14 days
      • Console games and Board games 14 days
      • Other library materials 30 days
    • Library card

      All those living in Finland can obtain a library card by presenting an official identity card.

       

      The Library card - conditions of use

      • Library cards are issued free of charge
      • To obtain a Library card, you must present a picture ID, verification of your name,address and signature and complete a Library Card Application Form
      • Please contact us if you lose your Library card
      • A small fee is charged for a new card.
      • Signing the card means you comply with all library rules and policies
      • Signing the card means you are responsible of use and return of all library materials
      • Customers 14 years of age or younger must have their cards signed by their parent or guardian.
      • As a parent or guardian you are responsible for the materials borrowed by your child
    • Viddla - film streaming service

      Viddla is a streaming service where you can borrow movies with your library card and PIN-code

       

      How to use Viddla:

      Start by choosing the movie you want to watch. Under the menu Films you can filter the selection by choosing a genre or an audience. Click on the picture of the movie you want to see and click on Play film. Choose your library and enter your library card number and your PIN-code. The movie is available for 48 hours and can be watched as many times as you want during this time.

       

      Restrictions:

      You can borrow a maximum of three movies per month. The library has budgeted a certain amount of money for each month, and if the limit is reached no one can borrow movies until the next month.

       

      Age limits:

      Viddla’s age limits are set according to the Act on Audiovisual Programmes. You can read more about the age limits on KAVI's website.

       

      Language:

      When watching a movie, you can choose the language of the subtitles by clicking on the gear icon.

       

      Resume watching a movie:

      Viddla has no log in-button. You can resume watching a movie by searching the movie, clicking on the Play film-button and entering your information. Viddla remembers that you already have borrowed this movie.

       

      Watch a movie on TV:

      There is no smart-TV application for Viddla, but it can be used with e.g. Chromecast or AirPlay. You can also watch the movies directly on your computer or tablet computer. Find out more about how Viddla works on different devices here.

       

      Only in Finland:

      You cannot use Viddla abroad.

    • PressReader

      Pressreader - today's newspapers from over 150 countries. Access from library computers or connected to the library’s Wi-Fi.

    • Databases

      Artikelsök- Contains references to articles from the back issues of Swedish newspapers and Journals. Access from library computers or connected to the library’s Wi-Fi.

       

      Alex- Novelists from all over the World - Facts and Information in Swedish. Access from library computers or connected to the library’s Wi-Fi or with library card number and PIN code.

       

      Nationalencyklopedin- The Swedish National Encyclopedia. Access from library computers or connected to the library’s Wi-Fi.

       

      Lyrics - Contains references to Swedish poems. Access from library computers or connected to the library’s Wi-Fi.

  • Jalkaranta Library, Lahti

  • Jeppo bibliotek / Jepuan kirjasto, Uusikaarlepyy

  • Jokioinen Municipal Library, Jokioinen

  • Kaakkuri library, Oulu

  • Kaijonharju library, Oulu

  • Kannelmäki Library, Helsinki

  • Karelia University of Applied Sciences Library, Joensuu

    • Information search workshops

      Library arranges information search workshops. Meant for all Karelia UAS students in their thesis process regardless of the degree programme. Check the times from here.

    • Library collections

      Library collections (databases, eBooks, printed materials) can be found on Karelia-Finna. Off campus use is possible for Karelia UAS students and personnel by logging in with their personal Karelia UAS network username and password.

  • Karhula library, Kotka

  • Karhuvuori library, Kotka

  • Karjasilta library, Oulu

  • Karkkila library, Karkkila

  • Kiiminki library, Oulu

  • Kittilä Mobile Library, Kittilä

  • Kotka main library, Kotka

  • Kvevlax library, Mustasaari

  • Kyrkoby bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Kärpänen Library, Lahti

  • Kållby bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Lahti Main Library, Lahti

  • Lammi Library, Hämeenlinna

  • Lappfors utlåningsstation, Pedersöre

  • Lastenkirjainstituutin kirjasto, Tampere

  • Laune Library, Lahti

  • Lehtimäen kirjasto, Alajärvi

  • Lepplax utlåningsstation, Pedersöre

  • Liipola Library, Lahti

  • Luvia library, Eurajoki

  • Maikkula library, Oulu

  • Main Library, Vaasa

    • Short-term storage-lockers

      Lockers will be emptied every night. To enquire about items left in the lockers, please contact the police lost property office.

    • Pop up library

      The pop up library brings the library out beyond its walls to you. Spot the book bike Laina at the railway station, the market square, a shopping centre, or a public event. Visit the pop up library to borrow books, renew your loans, and to find out about library services.

      Invite the pop up library to your public or private event. We will bring a selection of books and other materials handpicked especially for your event. Please, contact us at least a month in advance to make sure that the book bike is available on the date of your event.

      Contact: kirjasto.popup@vaasa.fi

  • Main Library (Karstula), Karstula

  • Main library of Korsholm, Mustasaari

    • Library information

       

      Library card

      To get a library card you need to fill an application form with your personal information and show your identification to the library staff. The first library card is free. If you lose it you can have a new one in exchange for a small payment. Children under the age of 15 can have their own library card with permission of their guardian. The guardian is accountable for the loans of the child.

      Schools, day care centers and other institutions can also be granted a library card. One person at the institution, over 18 years of age, needs to give their written consent and be the one responsible for all the loans.

      The library card is for personal use only, and it is to be shown every time you borrow library material. You are responsible for all library material borrowed with your card. Inform the library if you change your name, address or telephone number. Also inform us if your card is lost.

       

      Loan periods

      The loan period differs depending on what type of material you borrow:

      • Books and audio books             28 days
      • Magazines, CD:s and DVD:s    14 days

      The due date is printed on the receipt you get when you have borrowed from the library. All library material can be renewed if it is not reserved for another customer. You can return your loans to any library in the municipality. Library material can also be returned to the return boxes at each library when they are closed. The returning date will then be the date when the library opens again.

       

      Web library

      You can renew your loans, reserve library material and change your contact information in the web library. To access the web library you need your library card and a four-digit PIN-code. You get a PIN-code by visiting the library, it is not possible to get the code via phone or e-mail. With the PIN-code you can also borrow e-books at the Fredrika webpage.

       

      Reminder about loans soon to expire

      You can ask the library to send you a reminder of loans that are about to expire. An e-mail will then be sent to you two days before due date. You can also get a message to your e-mailbox regarding material that your children have borrowed. Let us know if you would like to receive these messages and to which e-mail address. Please observe that this service is only a reminder and does not take away your responsibility to return borrowed material on time. You can check the due date on the receipt you get when borrowing, by logging in at My pages or by calling the library.

      If you do not receive the agreed e-mails from the library please check that they are not labelled as spam. In that case mark korsholm.fi as a safe sender by changing your e-mail settings.

  • Main Library of Rovaniemi City Library, Rovaniemi

  • Mobile library Santra (Ähtäri), Ähtäri

  • Mukkula Library, Lahti

  • Munsalan kirjasto, Uusikaarlepyy

  • Muurame Library, Muurame

  • Myllyoja library, Oulu

  • Nastola Library, Lahti

  • Närpes huvudbibliotek, Närpiö

  • Närpes Library Bus, Närpiö

  • Oripään kirjasto, Oripää

  • Oulu main library, Oulu

  • Oulunsalo library, Oulu

  • Palosaari library, Vaasa

    • Fish aquarium

      The library has an aquarium with many types of aquarium fish.

  • Petalax library, Maalahti

  • Petäjävesi Library, Petäjävesi

  • Poleenin kirjasto, pääkirjasto, Pieksämäki

  • Purmo bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Pääkirjasto, Punkalaidun

  • Pääkirjasto, Kristiinankaupunki

  • Pääkirjasto, Sonkajärvi

  • Pääkirjasto, Hanko

  • Pääkirjasto, Vehmaa

  • Pörtom, Närpiö

  • Rajakylä library, Oulu

  • Renkomäki Library, Lahti

  • Replot library, Mustasaari

    • Library information

       

      Library card

      To get a library card you need to fill an application form with your personal information and show your identification to the library staff. The first library card is free. If you lose it you can have a new one in exchange for a small payment. Children under the age of 15 can have their own library card with permission of their guardian. The guardian is accountable for the loans of the child.

      Schools, day care centers and other institutions can also be granted a library card. One person at the institution, over 18 years of age, needs to give their written consent and be the one responsible for all the loans.

      The library card is for personal use only, and it is to be shown every time you borrow library material. You are responsible for all library material borrowed with your card. Inform the library if you change your name, address or telephone number. Also inform us if your card is lost.

       

      Loan periods

      The loan period differs depending on what type of material you borrow:

      • Books and audio books             28 days
      • Magazines, CD:s and DVD:s    14 days

      The due date is printed on the receipt you get when you have borrowed from the library. All library material can be renewed if it is not reserved for another customer. You can return your loans to any library in the municipality. Library material can also be returned to the return boxes at each library when they are closed. The returning date will then be the date when the library opens again.

       

      Web library

      You can renew your loans, reserve library material and change your contact information in the web library. To access the web library you need your library card and a four-digit PIN-code. You get a PIN-code by visiting the library, it is not possible to get the code via phone or e-mail. With the PIN-code you can also borrow e-books at the Fredrika webpage.

       

      Reminder about loans soon to expire

      You can ask the library to send you a reminder of loans that are about to expire. An e-mail will then be sent to you two days before due date. You can also get a message to your e-mailbox regarding material that your children have borrowed. Let us know if you would like to receive these messages and to which e-mail address. Please observe that this service is only a reminder and does not take away your responsibility to return borrowed material on time. You can check the due date on the receipt you get when borrowing, by logging in at My pages or by calling the library.

      If you do not receive the agreed e-mails from the library please check that they are not labelled as spam. In that case mark korsholm.fi as a safe sender by changing your e-mail settings.

    • Fees

      According to the decision of the Board of education 16.12.2014 the fees of the library are as follows:

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

      Material that is returned late (the number of loans does not matter):

      • Fines for late delivery 1   5 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   20 euro (+ bill for unreturned material)

      When borrowed material is reserved by another customer a message is sent to the one having the material as soon as due date has passed. The fee for this message is 2 euro.

      A person who has more than 15 euro in fees cannot borrow more library material before paying off the debt.

      The fees need to be paid also when you have returned material late to the return boxes.
      As a library customer you are obliged to pay for damaged, lost or unreturned material. The library will not reimburse material that has already been paid for.

  • Ruovesi Public Library, Ruovesi

  • Rusko Main Library, Rusko

  • Saksalainen kirjasto Deutsche Bibliothek, Helsinki

  • Sallan kunnankirjasto, Salla

  • Sievi Main Library, Sievi

  • Sodankylän kirjastoauto Hilla, Sodankylä

  • Solf library, Mustasaari

    • Library information

       

      Library card

      To get a library card you need to fill an application form with your personal information and show your identification to the library staff. The first library card is free. If you lose it you can have a new one in exchange for a small payment. Children under the age of 15 can have their own library card with permission of their guardian. The guardian is accountable for the loans of the child.

      Schools, day care centers and other institutions can also be granted a library card. One person at the institution, over 18 years of age, needs to give their written consent and be the one responsible for all the loans.

      The library card is for personal use only, and it is to be shown every time you borrow library material. You are responsible for all library material borrowed with your card. Inform the library if you change your name, address or telephone number. Also inform us if your card is lost.

       

      Loan periods

      The loan period differs depending on what type of material you borrow:

      • Books and audio books             28 days
      • Magazines, CD:s and DVD:s    14 days

      The due date is printed on the receipt you get when you have borrowed from the library. All library material can be renewed if it is not reserved for another customer. You can return your loans to any library in the municipality. Library material can also be returned to the return boxes at each library when they are closed. The returning date will then be the date when the library opens again.

       

      Web library

      You can renew your loans, reserve library material and change your contact information in the web library. To access the web library you need your library card and a four-digit PIN-code. You get a PIN-code by visiting the library, it is not possible to get the code via phone or e-mail. With the PIN-code you can also borrow e-books at the Fredrika webpage.

       

      Reminder about loans soon to expire

      You can ask the library to send you a reminder of loans that are about to expire. An e-mail will then be sent to you two days before due date. You can also get a message to your e-mailbox regarding material that your children have borrowed. Let us know if you would like to receive these messages and to which e-mail address. Please observe that this service is only a reminder and does not take away your responsibility to return borrowed material on time. You can check the due date on the receipt you get when borrowing, by logging in at My pages or by calling the library.

      If you do not receive the agreed e-mails from the library please check that they are not labelled as spam. In that case mark korsholm.fi as a safe sender by changing your e-mail settings.

    • Fees

      According to the decision of the Board of education 16.12.2014 the fees of the library are as follows:

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

      Material that is returned late (the number of loans does not matter):

      • Fines for late delivery 1   5 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   20 euro (+ bill for unreturned material)

      When borrowed material is reserved by another customer a message is sent to the one having the material as soon as due date has passed. The fee for this message is 2 euro.

      A person who has more than 15 euro in fees cannot borrow more library material before paying off the debt.

      The fees need to be paid also when you have returned material late to the return boxes.
      As a library customer you are obliged to pay for damaged, lost or unreturned material. The library will not reimburse material that has already been paid for.

  • The Korsholm Library Bus, Mustasaari

    • Library information

       

      Library card

      To get a library card you need to fill an application form with your personal information and show your identification to the library staff. The first library card is free. If you lose it you can have a new one in exchange for a small payment. Children under the age of 15 can have their own library card with permission of their guardian. The guardian is accountable for the loans of the child.

      Schools, day care centers and other institutions can also be granted a library card. One person at the institution, over 18 years of age, needs to give their written consent and be the one responsible for all the loans.

      The library card is for personal use only, and it is to be shown every time you borrow library material. You are responsible for all library material borrowed with your card. Inform the library if you change your name, address or telephone number. Also inform us if your card is lost.

       

      Loan periods

      The loan period differs depending on what type of material you borrow:

      • Books and audio books             28 days
      • Magazines, CD:s and DVD:s    14 days

      The due date is printed on the receipt you get when you have borrowed from the library. All library material can be renewed if it is not reserved for another customer. You can return your loans to any library in the municipality. Library material can also be returned to the return boxes at each library when they are closed. The returning date will then be the date when the library opens again.

       

      Web library

      You can renew your loans, reserve library material and change your contact information in the web library. To access the web library you need your library card and a four-digit PIN-code. You get a PIN-code by visiting the library, it is not possible to get the code via phone or e-mail. With the PIN-code you can also borrow e-books at the Fredrika webpage.

       

      Reminder about loans soon to expire

      You can ask the library to send you a reminder of loans that are about to expire. An e-mail will then be sent to you two days before due date. You can also get a message to your e-mailbox regarding material that your children have borrowed. Let us know if you would like to receive these messages and to which e-mail address. Please observe that this service is only a reminder and does not take away your responsibility to return borrowed material on time. You can check the due date on the receipt you get when borrowing, by logging in at My pages or by calling the library.

      If you do not receive the agreed e-mails from the library please check that they are not labelled as spam. In that case mark korsholm.fi as a safe sender by changing your e-mail settings.

    • Fees

      According to the decision of the Board of education 16.12.2014 the fees of the library are as follows:

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

      Material that is returned late (the number of loans does not matter):

      • Fines for late delivery 1   5 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   20 euro (+ bill for unreturned material)

      When borrowed material is reserved by another customer a message is sent to the one having the material as soon as due date has passed. The fee for this message is 2 euro.

      A person who has more than 15 euro in fees cannot borrow more library material before paying off the debt.

      The fees need to be paid also when you have returned material late to the return boxes.
      As a library customer you are obliged to pay for damaged, lost or unreturned material. The library will not reimburse material that has already been paid for.

  • The Main Library in Nykarleby, Uusikaarlepyy

  • Vahto Library, Rusko

  • Variska library, Vaasa

  • Viikki Library, Helsinki

  • Vähäkyrö self-service library, Vaasa

  • Vörå main library, Vöyri

  • Ytteresse bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Yttermalax bibliotek / huvudbibliotek, Maalahti

  • Överesse bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Övermalax, Maalahti

  • Övermark, Närpiö