Loaning and Returning

Laurea Library is open to public. Contact staff for more information. Welcome!

PIN-code

A PIN-code is needed in renewing or reserving items online in Finna and also when using the self-service borrowing in the library. Default PIN-code is 12345.

Loan periods

​Main collection, series, storage material, theses​ 21 days
​Short loans​ 14 days
​Journals​14 days (not renewable)
​Reading room copies​ for overnight and weekend​

Renewals

Loans can be extended if there are no reservations.

Renewal is possible:

  •     through the Internet in Finna
  •     by visiting the Library's customer service.

Loans can be renewed ten times. After this the books have to be returned to the library. Loans can't be renewed, if the fines of the customer have reached 10 €.

Please note, journals and reading room copies can't be renewed.

 Library rules

When accepting a library card customer accepts library rules.

Reservations

  1. Online reservation on a loaned copy   
    If all the copies of the material you are looking for are on loan, you can make a request in Finna. Here you can find step by step help on making a reservation.    

  2. Reserving a book available on the self
    We strongly request you to pick up items directly if they are available on the self. In case you find making a reservation recessary, send a request to the library where you will pick up the requested book by email.    

  3. Reserving a book from another Laurea Library unit
     If you reserve a book from one library unit and wish to pick it up from another, the reservation should be made by email. The transport service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Tikkurila, Hyvinkää, Lohja, Otaniemi, Leppävaara), so the arrival of the reserved material may take several days.

When reserved material arrives the client will be notified via e-mail. The reservation can be cancelled by informing the library. Reservations are free of charge.

Reading room copies can be loaned for an overnight and a weekend by request at the library service desk. Only one reservation per copy is possible. Reading room copies can be checked out one hour before the library closes. If the reading room copies are not returned on time, the overdue fine is 10 €.

Returning

Materials can be returned to any campus library.

If the library is closed, it is still possible to leave books in the drop boxes. Materials returned after the closing time are not checked in until the next working day.

Library materials may also be returned by mail. The borrower is held responsible for all the mailed material until they are received and checked in at the Laurea Library.

There are overdue fines for the library material. Fines will be charged also for the days that the library is not open.

For more information, see Service fees.

Service fees for Laurea students and staff + other libraries

Different unit libraries may have additional services (e.g. current contents). For more information, please contact unit information specialist. Additional services are available according to existing resources only.

If Laurea unit has a valid service agreement with a local vocational school, service fees will be determined according to said agreement.

Laurea students refer to all degree students (including further education and specialization studies).

Loans and photocopies from Laurea collections

​Loans from other Laurea campuses​Free of charge
​Article copies from other campuses​Free of charge
​Reservations​Free of charge
​Overdue fines*​General collection: 0.20 € / book / day
Short loans: 1 € / book / day
​Journals: 1 € / journal / day
​Reading room copies: 10 € / book / day
​Return of  loaning priviledges​Free of charge (provided the books are returned or renewed and overdue fines do not exceed 10 €)


Loans and article copies to other libraries 

​Interlibrary loans to other libraries ​10 € / loan
​Article copies to other libraries​10 € / article

 Interlibrary loans and article copies for UAS libraries                       free of charge

Loans and article copies from other libraries to Laurea students and staff

​Interlibrary loans in Finland​Free of charge
​Article copies in Finland​Free of charge

 
Other library fees

​New library card to replace a lost one​3 €
​Lost or damaged book​New copy or payment to library. If invoiced, 5 € invoicing costs will be added.


*Fines are charged for overdue loans covering all overdue calender days. Overdue fines have been defined in the library service fee list on the library’s web page. The maximum amount per client is 50 euros, and 15 euros per title.

Unpaid overdue fines and handling costs can be recovered from the client through invoicing and the services of a collection agency. If legal channels have to be used, the client will cover both the collecting expenses and the legal expenses. 

Losing and regaining borrowing privileges

A client will lose his/her borrowing privileges if they have overdue fines worth 10 euros or more, or if they have lost or damaged library material and have failed to settle the matter with the library. A client will regain his/her borrowing privileges by returning the overdue material and by paying the fines or by replacing or paying for the damaged material. Should a client damage or lose any library material, he/she is obliged to compensate for the material. Lost or damaged material must be replaced with a new copy or by paying a sum defined in the library service fee list. If legal channels have to be used, the client will cover both the collecting expenses and the legal expenses.

For more information: library[at]laurea.fi

Service fees for other customers 

Other customers are other than Laurea's students and staff of Laurea. 

Loans and photocopies from Laurea collections

​Loans from other Laurea campuses​Free of charge
​Article copies from other campuses​Free of charge
​Reservations​Free of charge
​Overdue fines*​General collection: 0.20 € / book / day
Short loans: 1 € / book / day
​Journals: 1 € / journal / day
​Reading room copies: 10 € / book / day

​Return of  loaning priviledges

 

 

​Free of charge (provided the books are returned or renewed and overdue fines do not exceed 10 €)

 

Loans and article copies to other libraries 

​Interlibrary loans to other libraries ​10 € / loan
​Article copies to other libraries​10 € / article


Information service

​Online catalogue searches (online catalogues in Finland and abroad)​30 € / hour
​Database searches (other databases)​50 € / hour
​Literature search​50 € / hour
​Minimum charge will be for one hour


User education

​Library instruction (30 - 45 min.)​Free of charge
​Database or Portal user education​70 € / hour
​The basics of information retrieval​80 € / hour
​User tutoring for thesis writers​80 € / hour
​Personal user consulting​90 € / hour
​Consulting in the subject chosen by the customer​100 € / hour

 
Other fees 

​New library card to replace a lost one​3 €
​Lost or damaged book​New copy or cash payment to library. If invoiced, 5 € invoicing costs will be added.

 
For more information: library[at]laurea.fi

 

 

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