Library collections focus on HAMK study fields
HAMK library is open for all, and our printed collections are for the use of all clients. Our online library HAMK Finna offers an easy access to all material in library collections. The use of e-collections requires a HAMK user id. Visitors may access e-collections inside the library, with few exceptions.
The library supports HAMK learning, teaching, and research, with the collections focusing on HAMK fields of study. The physical collections are located in Hämeenlinna university centre and six campus libraries:
- Hämeenlinna University Centre (Business economics, building construction, ict, design, education, social work, nursing)
- Evo (Forestry)
- Forssa (Sustainable development, nursing)
- Lepaa (Gardening, built environment)
- Mustiala (Agriculture, equine business)
- Riihimäki (Mechanical engineering, production technology, ict)
- Valkeakoski (Business economics, automation engineering, industrial management)
Printed books can be ordered from other HAMK campuses free of charge. For more information on library borrowing practices, see Loan and renew
Journals and magazines
E-collections and tutorials
Collection services and development
Library maintains, manages and develops its collections in accordance with the principles stated in library collections policy. For more information, please contact the library collections team at email@example.com
Textbooks and supplementary reading material used during study modules are offered in printed and/or electronic form. In the case of textbooks, e-books are favoured when possible and suitable. Textbook needs and requirements (number of copies, suitable user license etc.) are decided on in collaboration with the teaching staff. The following factors are taken into account: form of education, number of students, cost and format of material, possible alternative reading material etc. Library aims at providing one copy for 5-7 students. The ratio is smaller in case of supplementary reading material.
Lecturer, please inform the library well in advance of your textbook requirements to ensure that it can be made available for students by module start. Printed books may take two to eight weeks to arrive, e-books can usually be made available within a few hours or days.
HAMK staff can request personal copies of the literature they need at work on a daily basis. Staff copies or loans are always paid by the department, so the consent of the head of department will be required. Library handles the orders and acquisitions.
Once you have consent from your manager, please provide the library (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
- exact information on the material required
- target code for invoice posting
- name of person who will approve the invoice
You will receive an e-mail as soon as your personal copy is available at the library.
Personal copies or staff loans are listed on your HAMK Finna account. Staff loans are due once a year, in May, when library will contact you. The material you still need will be renewed for another year, the rest can be returned to the library. Previous staff copies will be made available in library loan collections. Outdated material will be removed from collections. Staff members are personally responsible for all their loans.
Reference material can also be placed in a separately named location, such as a shared office. This material is also paid by the department.
Books from library loan collections are not available as personal staff loans, with the exception of the material originally paid by departments.
Library collections team is responsible for the management and development of collections. Responsibility of collections has been spread between the team as follows:
Päivi Hollanti (AOKK, HYOS, TEOS, e-collections, interlibary loans)
Kaste-Helmi Oja (cataloguing, printed material)
Anne Syväpää (orders and cataloguing, printed material)
Sari Säynäjoki (BITA, YRLI, HAMI, e-collections)
Kaija Teivainen (orders, printed material)
Irina Vikman (orders, printed material; cataloguing, printed and e-material)
You can contact us at email@example.com