Interlibrary Loans

Our interlibrary loan service enables you to borrow our material if you reside outside of Helsinki. We order loans from other libraries for our customers and provide interlibrary loans to other institutions.

If the publication which you need is not available in the metropolitan area libraries, we can order it for you from other libraries in Finland or abroad.

The interlibrary loan service may carry a fee, depending on from which library the item is borrowed. Our fees are as follows:

Loans from the Repository Libraryfree of charge
Loans from Finnish libraries€10 / item
Loans from Scandinavian libraries€10 / item
Loans from libraries abroad€25 or according to invoice

If you are elsewhere in the country or outside of Finland and would like to request an item from our collection, please contact your own library to arrange the loan.

Interlibrary loan instructions for libraries

To request an item from our collection, libraries can submit interlibrary requests through our ILL request form or by contacting our interlibrary loan service. We lend our materials outside the Helsinki metropolitan area as well as abroad.

We lend photocopies as per agreement. The interlibrary loan service is regulated by copyright law.

We carry a fee, as per our price list.

Loans to Finnish libraries€10 / item
Loans to Finnish libraries and abroad (photocopies)€10 / for every 20 pages
Loans to Scandinavian and Baltic librariesfree of charge
Loans to other libraries abroadfrom €17 / item, or 2 x IFLA Voucher

ILL request form

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