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

       

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

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

      • Fines for late delivery 1   2 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   10 euro (+ fee 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 25 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

  • Hanko City library, Hanko

  • Hauho library, Hämeenlinna

    • Hämeenlinna City service point

      Hauho library operates as a service point of the Hämeenlinna city.

      At service points, you can take care of matters related to municipal services, pick up forms and obtain information on services and decision-making. You can also leave your applications and documents addressed to the City of Hämeenlinna.

  • Haukipudas library, Oulu

    • Cash desk

      Card payments only. Cash payments are accepted at the Oulu10 service point.

  • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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
    • 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
      • Course books 14 days
      • Console games and Board games 14 days
      • Other library materials 30 days
    • Ellibs

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

    • PressReader

      Pressreader - today's newspapers from over 150 countries. 

      Pressreader is a service that provides digital newspapers and magazines from all around the world. Sign in with your library card and pin code to get unlimited access to Pressreader’s full selection.

      You can also use Pressreader on your smartphone or tablet without signing in when you visit the library and are connected to the library’s wireless network.

    • 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.

    • Biblio

      Biblio

      Biblio has a wide selection of e-books and audio books in Swedish and there is also an extensive range of e-books and audio books in English as well as other foreign languages. 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 € 7.00 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.
      • Blu-ray 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
  • Jalkaranta Library, Lahti

  • Jeppo bibliotek / Jepuan kirjasto, Uusikaarlepyy

  • Jokioinen Library, Jokioinen

  • Kaakkuri library, Oulu

  • Kaijonharju library, Oulu

  • Kalvola library, Hämeenlinna

    • Hämeenlinna City service point

      Kalvola library operates as a service point of the Hämeenlinna city.

      At service points, you can take care of matters related to municipal services, pick up forms and obtain information on services and decision-making. You can also leave your applications and documents addressed to the City of Hämeenlinna.

  • Kangaslammin lähikirjasto, Varkaus

  • 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

  • Keljonkangas Library, Jyväskylä

  • Kiiminki library, Oulu

  • Kittilä Mobile Library, Kittilä

  • Kotka main library, Kotka

  • Kvevlax library, Mustasaari

    • Fees

       

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

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

      • Fines for late delivery 1   2 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   10 euro (+ fee 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 25 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.

  • Kyrkoby bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Kärpänen Library, Lahti

  • Kållby bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Lahti Main Library, Lahti

  • Lammi library, Hämeenlinna

    • Hämeenlinna City service point

      Lammi library operates as a service point of the Hämeenlinna city.

      At service points, you can take care of matters related to municipal services, pick up forms and obtain information on services and decision-making. You can also leave your applications and documents addressed to the City of 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.

    • Fees

       

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

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

      • Fines for late delivery 1   2 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   10 euro (+ fee 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 25 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.

  • 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

    • Biblio

      Biblio (former Elib) has a wide selection of e-books and audio books in Swedish and there is also an extensive range of e-books and audio books in English as well as other foreign languages. 

    • PressReader

      Närpes City Library offers its customers access to e-newspapers and magazines. PressReader contains over 7000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60 different languages. When you use PressReader, you can download newspapers to your own tablet, smartphone or laptop when connected to the library's wireless network. Once you have downloaded a magazine, you can read it even if you leave the library. 72 hours after leaving the library, you can also still download new magazines. Wireless network is available at the main library, the library bus, Övermark library, Pörtom library and at SÖFF.

      Instructions:

      • Download the PressReader app for free (available for apple, android, and microsoft).
      • Connect your tablet, smartphone or laptop to Bibliotek.Guest, the library's wireless network (passwords are provided by staff).
      • Start PressReader to download your favorite newspapers from the service.
    • Viddla

      Viddla is a streaming service for borrowing movies with your library card and pin code.

    • Celia

      Celia is a national center for accessible literature and publishing in Finland, working toward equality in reading and learning. Celia’s aim is to work towards equality for persons with print disabilities, in terms of access to literature and information. Celia produces and distributes literature in accessible formats, such as talking books and braille books, together with public libraries and publishers.Via your library, you can register as a user with Celia and thus get access to their range of materials. Celia’s book collection boasts more than 40 000 talking books and about 8 500 of these are in Swedish.

    • Library card
      • To borrow material, you need a library card, which is free of charge. 
         
      • When you sign the library card, you agree to follow the library's rules and are responsible for all loans on your card (see info under “Loan information”)
         
      • The library card is individual and should always be shown when borrowing. This applies to all libraries in Närpes. 
         
      • If the library card is lost - notify the library to prevent misuse of the card. A new library card is available for a fee.
         
      • Persons under the age of 15 should have their guardian's signature on the library's application form to obtain their own loan card, and the guardian is also responsible for the loans made on the card.
         
      • Library cards are not given to children under 6 years.
         
      • Always notify address and name changes.

       

    • Pin code
      • To be able to log in to Finna, Biblio and Viddla, you need a library card and PIN code.
         
      • IN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
         
      • The PIN code is personal.
         
      • On the Finna pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog and change your telephone and address information.
    • Borrowing material

      Loans and loan periods

      • The usual loan period is 4 weeks.For highly requested books, the loan period is 2 weeks.
      • The due date is printed on the receipt you receive when you borrow.
      • Loans can be renewed provided that the loan period has not expired or the material has been reserved.
      • Borrowed material can be returned to any of the libraries in Närpes.

      PIN code

      • To be able to log in to My pages, you need a library card and PIN code.
      • PIN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
      • The PIN code is personal.
      • On My pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog, change your telephone and address information, rate books and make book lists.
      • With the PIN code, you can also borrow e-books, e-audiobooks and movies.

      E-mail reminder

      • You can ask the library to send a reminder of your loans that are due soon. The notice will be sent by e-mail a few days before the due date. Then it is easy to log in to My pages and renew the loans or return them to the library. This can be arranged by giving your e-mail adress to the library.
      • The customer is responsible for delayed loans even in the event that the message is not received for some reason.

      Lost or damaged material

      • Library material that has been damaged or lost should be replaced by the customer.
      • The material can be compensated by replacing it with a new copy or paying the compensation determined by the library.
      • Movies, CDs and DVDs cannot be replaced with a new equivalent copy due to the copyright reasons.
    • Fees

      Overdue fee
      The overdue fee is 3 € per sent overdue notification letter. The library sends out a maximum of 3 demand letters, after which an invoice is sent for the unreturned material.

      Copies and printouts
      Black and white copies 
      A4 0,50 € per page
      A3 0,80€ per page
      Scanning is free of charge.

      Interlibrary loans
      If you require an item from another library in the Fredrika network or Vaasa city library the fee is 2 €.

      If you require an item not in stock in any of the Fredrika libraries, it can be requested from other libraries through interlibrary lending. Interlibrary loans follow the general terms of use for the supplying libraries' loans and loan times and cost at least 4 € per pc, the fee depends on the borrowing library's possible fees. To order an interlibrary loan is free of charge, the fee is paid when you get the requested material.

      We send interlibrary loans free of charge to other libraries.

    • Seed library

      Here's how the seed library works

      - Borrow seeds, plant and grow them
      - Harwest seeds and bring back more of the same kind or from another plant
      - No library card is required

       

  • Närpes Library Bus, Närpiö

    • PressReader

      Närpes City Library offers its customers access to e-newspapers and magazines. PressReader contains over 7000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60 different languages. When you use PressReader, you can download newspapers to your own tablet, smartphone or laptop when connected to the library's wireless network. Once you have downloaded a magazine, you can read it even if you leave the library. 72 hours after leaving the library, you can also still download new magazines. Wireless network is available at the main library, the library bus, Övermark library, Pörtom library and at SÖFF.

      Instructions:

      • Download the PressReader app for free (available for apple, android, and microsoft).
      • Connect your tablet, smartphone or laptop to Bibliotek.Guest, the library's wireless network (passwords are provided by staff).
      • Start PressReader to download your favorite newspapers from the service.
    • Viddla

      Viddla is a streaming service for borrowing movies with your library card and pin code.

    • Biblio

      Biblio (former Elib) has a wide selection of e-books and audio books in Swedish and there is also an extensive range of e-books and audio books in English as well as other foreign languages. 

    • Library card
      • To borrow material, you need a library card, which is free of charge. 
         
      • When you sign the library card, you agree to follow the library's rules and are responsible for all loans on your card (see info under “Loan information”)
         
      • The library card is individual and should always be shown when borrowing. This applies to all libraries in Närpes. 
         
      • If the library card is lost - notify the library to prevent misuse of the card. A new library card is available for a fee.
         
      • Persons under the age of 15 should have their guardian's signature on the library's application form to obtain their own loan card, and the guardian is also responsible for the loans made on the card.
         
      • Library cards are not given to children under 6 years.
         
      • Always notify address and name changes.
    • Fees

      Overdue fee
      The overdue fee is 3 € per sent overdue notification letter. The library sends out a maximum of 3 demand letters, after which an invoice is sent for the unreturned material.

      Copies and printouts
      Black and white copies 40 cents per page
      Scanning is free of charge.

      Interlibrary loans
      If you require an item from another library in the Fredrika network or Vaasa city library the fee is 2 €.

      If you require an item not in stock in any of the Fredrika libraries, it can be requested from other libraries through interlibrary lending. Interlibrary loans follow the general terms of use for the supplying libraries' loans and loan times and cost at least 4 € per pc, the fee depends on the borrowing library's possible fees. To order an interlibrary loan is free of charge, the fee is paid when you get the requested material.

      We send interlibrary loans free of charge to other libraries.

    • Borrowing material

      Loans and loan periods

      • The usual loan period is 4 weeks.For highly requested books, the loan period is 2 weeks.
      • The due date is printed on the receipt you receive when you borrow.
      • Loans can be renewed provided that the loan period has not expired or the material has been reserved.
      • Borrowed material can be returned to any of the libraries in Närpes.

      PIN code

      • To be able to log in to My pages, you need a library card and PIN code.
      • PIN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
      • The PIN code is personal.
      • On My pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog, change your telephone and address information, rate books and make book lists.
      • With the PIN code, you can also borrow e-books, e-audiobooks and movies.

      E-mail reminder

      • You can ask the library to send a reminder of your loans that are due soon. The notice will be sent by e-mail a few days before the due date. Then it is easy to log in to My pages and renew the loans or return them to the library. This can be arranged by giving your e-mail adress to the library.
      • The customer is responsible for delayed loans even in the event that the message is not received for some reason.

      Lost or damaged material

      • Library material that has been damaged or lost should be replaced by the customer.
      • The material can be compensated by replacing it with a new copy or paying the compensation determined by the library.
      • Movies, CDs and DVDs cannot be replaced with a new equivalent copy due to the copyright reasons.
    • Pin code
      • To be able to log in to Finna, Biblio and Viddla, you need a library card and PIN code.
         
      • IN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
         
      • The PIN code is personal.
         
      • On the Finna pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog and change your telephone and address information.
  • Oripään kirjasto, Oripää

  • Oulu Main Library, Oulu

  • Oulunsalo library, Oulu

    • Cash desk

      Card payments only. Cash payments are accepted at the Oulu10 service point.

  • Palosaari library, Vaasa

    • Fish aquarium

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

  • Petalax library, Maalahti

  • Petäjävesi Library, Petäjävesi

  • Pieksämäki - Poleeni library (main library of Pieksämäki), Pieksämäki

  • Purmo bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Pääkirjasto, Sonkajärvi

  • Pääkirjasto, Punkalaidun

  • Pääkirjasto, Kristiinankaupunki

  • Pääkirjasto, Hattula

  • Pääkirjasto, Vehmaa

  • Pörtom, Närpiö

    • PressReader

      Närpes City Library offers its customers access to e-newspapers and magazines. PressReader contains over 7000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60 different languages. When you use PressReader, you can download newspapers to your own tablet, smartphone or laptop when connected to the library's wireless network. Once you have downloaded a magazine, you can read it even if you leave the library. 72 hours after leaving the library, you can also still download new magazines. Wireless network is available at the main library, the library bus, Övermark library, Pörtom library and at SÖFF.

      Instructions:

      • Download the PressReader app for free (available for apple, android, and microsoft).
      • Connect your tablet, smartphone or laptop to Bibliotek.Guest, the library's wireless network (passwords are provided by staff).
      • Start PressReader to download your favorite newspapers from the service.
    • Viddla

      Viddla is a streaming service for borrowing movies with your library card and pin code.

    • Biblio

      Biblio (former Elib) has a wide selection of e-books and audio books in Swedish and there is also an extensive range of e-books and audio books in English as well as other foreign languages. 

    • Library card
      • To borrow material, you need a library card, which is free of charge. 
         
      • When you sign the library card, you agree to follow the library's rules and are responsible for all loans on your card (see info under “Loan information”)
         
      • The library card is individual and should always be shown when borrowing. This applies to all libraries in Närpes. 
         
      • If the library card is lost - notify the library to prevent misuse of the card. A new library card is available for a fee.
         
      • Persons under the age of 15 should have their guardian's signature on the library's application form to obtain their own loan card, and the guardian is also responsible for the loans made on the card.
         
      • Library cards are not given to children under 6 years.
         
      • Always notify address and name changes.
    • Fees

      Overdue fee
      The overdue fee is 3 € per sent overdue notification letter. The library sends out a maximum of 3 demand letters, after which an invoice is sent for the unreturned material.

      Copies and printouts
      Black and white copies 40 cents per page
      Scanning is free of charge.

      Interlibrary loans
      If you require an item from another library in the Fredrika network or Vaasa city library the fee is 2 €.

      If you require an item not in stock in any of the Fredrika libraries, it can be requested from other libraries through interlibrary lending. Interlibrary loans follow the general terms of use for the supplying libraries' loans and loan times and cost at least 4 € per pc, the fee depends on the borrowing library's possible fees. To order an interlibrary loan is free of charge, the fee is paid when you get the requested material.

      We send interlibrary loans free of charge to other libraries.

    • Borrowing material

      Loans and loan periods

      • The usual loan period is 4 weeks.For highly requested books, the loan period is 2 weeks.
      • The due date is printed on the receipt you receive when you borrow.
      • Loans can be renewed provided that the loan period has not expired or the material has been reserved.
      • Borrowed material can be returned to any of the libraries in Närpes.

      PIN code

      • To be able to log in to My pages, you need a library card and PIN code.
      • PIN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
      • The PIN code is personal.
      • On My pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog, change your telephone and address information, rate books and make book lists.
      • With the PIN code, you can also borrow e-books, e-audiobooks and movies.

      E-mail reminder

      • You can ask the library to send a reminder of your loans that are due soon. The notice will be sent by e-mail a few days before the due date. Then it is easy to log in to My pages and renew the loans or return them to the library. This can be arranged by giving your e-mail adress to the library.
      • The customer is responsible for delayed loans even in the event that the message is not received for some reason.

      Lost or damaged material

      • Library material that has been damaged or lost should be replaced by the customer.
      • The material can be compensated by replacing it with a new copy or paying the compensation determined by the library.
      • Movies, CDs and DVDs cannot be replaced with a new equivalent copy due to the copyright reasons.
    • Pin code
      • To be able to log in to Finna, Biblio and Viddla, you need a library card and PIN code.
         
      • IN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
         
      • The PIN code is personal.
         
      • On the Finna pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog and change your telephone and address information.
  • Rajakylä library, Oulu

  • Renko library, Hämeenlinna

    • Hämeenlinna City service point

      Renko library operates as a service point of the Hämeenlinna city.

      At service points, you can take care of matters related to municipal services, pick up forms and obtain information on services and decision-making. You can also leave your applications and documents addressed to the City of Hämeenlinna.

  • 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

       

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

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

      • Fines for late delivery 1   2 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   10 euro (+ fee 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 25 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.

  • Revontuli library, Rovaniemi

  • 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

       

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

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

      • Fines for late delivery 1   2 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   10 euro (+ fee 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 25 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.

  • Tervakoski library, Janakkala

  • 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

       

      • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

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

      • Fines for late delivery 1   2 euro
      • Fines for late delivery 2   5 euro  (+ fee for earlier reminders)
      • Fines for late delivery 3   10 euro (+ fee 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 25 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

  • Tuulos library, Hämeenlinna

    • Hämeenlinna City service point

      Tuulos library operates as a service point of the Hämeenlinna city.

      At service points, you can take care of matters related to municipal services, pick up forms and obtain information on services and decision-making. You can also leave your applications and documents addressed to the City of Hämeenlinna.

  • Vahto Library, Rusko

  • Valkeakoski City Library, Valkeakoski

  • Variska library, Vaasa

  • Vähäkyrö self-service library, Vaasa

    • Hobby horses

      The library has two hobby horses available for checkout. The loan period is two weeks, and the loans cannot be renew. Hobby horses cannot be reserved.

  • Vörå main library, Vöyri

  • Ytteresse bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Yttermalax bibliotek / huvudbibliotek, Maalahti

  • Överesse bibliotek, Pedersöre

  • Övermalax, Maalahti

  • Övermark, Närpiö

    • PressReader

      Närpes City Library offers its customers access to e-newspapers and magazines. PressReader contains over 7000 newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60 different languages. When you use PressReader, you can download newspapers to your own tablet, smartphone or laptop when connected to the library's wireless network. Once you have downloaded a magazine, you can read it even if you leave the library. 72 hours after leaving the library, you can also still download new magazines. Wireless network is available at the main library, the library bus, Övermark library, Pörtom library and at SÖFF.

      Instructions:

      • Download the PressReader app for free (available for apple, android, and microsoft).
      • Connect your tablet, smartphone or laptop to Bibliotek.Guest, the library's wireless network (passwords are provided by staff).
      • Start PressReader to download your favorite newspapers from the service.
    • Viddla

      Viddla is a streaming service for borrowing movies with your library card and pin code.

    • Biblio

      Biblio (former Elib) has a wide selection of e-books and audio books in Swedish and there is also an extensive range of e-books and audio books in English as well as other foreign languages. 

    • Library Card
      • To borrow material, you need a library card, which is free of charge. 
         
      • When you sign the library card, you agree to follow the library's rules and are responsible for all loans on your card (see info under “Loan information”)
         
      • The library card is individual and should always be shown when borrowing. This applies to all libraries in Närpes. 
         
      • If the library card is lost - notify the library to prevent misuse of the card. A new library card is available for a fee.
         
      • Persons under the age of 15 should have their guardian's signature on the library's application form to obtain their own loan card, and the guardian is also responsible for the loans made on the card.
         
      • Library cards are not given to children under 6 years.
         
      • Always notify address and name changes.
    • Fees

      Overdue fee
      The overdue fee is 3 € per sent overdue notification letter. The library sends out a maximum of 3 demand letters, after which an invoice is sent for the unreturned material.

      Copies and printouts
      Black and white copies 40 cents per page
      Scanning is free of charge.

      Interlibrary loans
      If you require an item from another library in the Fredrika network or Vaasa city library the fee is 2 €.

      If you require an item not in stock in any of the Fredrika libraries, it can be requested from other libraries through interlibrary lending. Interlibrary loans follow the general terms of use for the supplying libraries' loans and loan times and cost at least 4 € per pc, the fee depends on the borrowing library's possible fees. To order an interlibrary loan is free of charge, the fee is paid when you get the requested material.

      We send interlibrary loans free of charge to other libraries.

    • Borrowing material

      Loans and loan periods

      • The usual loan period is 4 weeks.For highly requested books, the loan period is 2 weeks.
      • The due date is printed on the receipt you receive when you borrow.
      • Loans can be renewed provided that the loan period has not expired or the material has been reserved.
      • Borrowed material can be returned to any of the libraries in Närpes. 

      PIN code

      • To be able to log in to My pages, you need a library card and PIN code.
      • PIN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
      • The PIN code is personal.
      • On My pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog, change your telephone and address information, rate books and make book lists.
      • With the PIN code, you can also borrow e-books, e-audiobooks and movies.

       

      E-mail reminder

      • You can ask the library to send a reminder of your loans that are due soon. The notice will be sent by e-mail a few days before the due date. Then it is easy to log in to My pages and renew the loans or return them to the library. This can be arranged by giving your e-mail adress to the library.
      • The customer is responsible for delayed loans even in the event that the message is not received for some reason. 

      Lost or damaged material

      • Library material that has been damaged or lost should be replaced by the customer.
      • The material can be compensated by replacing it with a new copy or paying the compensation determined by the library.
      • Movies, CDs and DVDs cannot be replaced with a new equivalent copy due to the copyright reasons.
    • Pin code
      • To be able to log in to Finna, Biblio and Viddla, you need a library card and PIN code.
         
      • PIN code is obtained through a personal visit to the library and presentation of a library card.
         
      • The PIN code is personal.
         
      • On the Finna pages, you can renew your loans and make reservations on material listed in the Närpes library catalog and change your telephone and address information.