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New student! Library services for you in autumn 2023

HAMK library provides resources for your studies and helps you to find them. HAMK library services are available in all seven HAMK campuses and online. It is free to register as a HAMK library customer and to use HAMK library services. Library customer service helps you on campuses, by phone +358 3 646 4700 and email

Getting started

If you have a Finnish social security number, activate your virtual library card in the Tuudo app. How to make a virtual library card with Tuudo -video. The card can instantly be used to borrow printed material from the library.
If you do not have a Finnish social security number, fill out the library card application.

You can find HAMK campus libraries’ locations and contact details on online library HAMK Finna.

Get to know HAMK library with Library info -video.

HAMK Library Collections

You can find all HAMK library collections in our online library HAMK Finna. To access the electronic material (e-books, e-journals, databases) you will need to log in to HAMK Finna with your HAMK username and password.

You can find detailed instructions for accessing e-materials on HAMK Finna.
As a HAMK library customer, you can use all the printed material in all HAMK campus libraries free of charge. You can make reservations for books located in any of the campus libraries and choose which campus you want to pick them up from.

Printed books can be borrowed for 28 days at a time.

All campus libraries have magazines, which you can read in the library. Access e-magazines through HAMK Finna. Most of the e-mazagines can be accessed off-campus too.
More information about loan services and overdue fines in the Instructions for library use section on the library website.

Library self-service

As a HAMK student you will be able to use the library outside of the library opening hours. This is called library self-service.

The campus libraries of Evo, Forssa, Lepaa, Mustiala, Riihimäki and Valkeakoski are mostly on self-service: the library staff is present once a week. During weekdays, the library staff can help you inside the campus library through Libgo video advice device.
You can access library self-service with a key card.

During the self-service hours you will be able to stay and study at the library, borrow and return books using the self-check machine and pick up and borrow your reservations.
More information about library self-service.

Help with information searching

As a part of your studies, you will get guidance to help you find reliable information for your studies. You can also always come to the library customer service desk for help.

On the library website there are detailed instructions about finding the right information sources. Please check out the Help with information searching section on the library website. You can also book an appointment for personal guidance in information searching through the library website.

More about HAMK Library

Please find more information about HAMK library services on the HAMK library website or contact customer service!

Follow HAMK library’s news on HAMK Finna front page, HAMK library’s Facebook page, Tuudo or in the HAMK students Viva Engage (formerly Yammer) group.