Loan and renew
Library at your service
HAMK Library helps you with all your information needs. We offer you access to high quality information sources and specialised information services.
HAMK library, like all other Finnish university libraries, is open for all. We are a university library where you can find information, collections and space for your studies. Here you can find the information about our services.
You will need a HAMK library card to become a HAMK library customer.
HAMK Student – Apply for the library card in Tuudo.
Other customers can fill the registration form HAMK Finna online library. Come to Hämeenlinna university centre library with a valid photo ID and we will give you your library card. HAMK and HAMI staff and HAMI students, please contact the library customer service if you want to pick up your library card from a campus library.
Library card is personal and you will be responsible for all the material borrowed with the card. You can use the same library card in all HAMK campus libraries.
Please keep your library card with you when using the library.
Here you can find more information how to borrow, reserve, renew and return materials in HAMK Libraries.
The overdue fine is 20 cent/book/workday, and three euros at the most/book/due date.
Once your loans are three weeks overdue, the library system marks them as lost and automatically adds the replacement cost for the book in to your account. The replacement cost will be removed from your account when you return the book back to the library. If you do not return the book, we will send you an invoice four weeks after the due date. Library will not compensate books returned after the invoicing. The invoice has to be paid in full.
When your fines reach 10 euros, or you have lost books, your borrowing rights will be suspended. This means you won’t be able to borrow, renew, make reservations or access the library out of office hours (key card access for students). Once you’ve paid your overdue fines, you’ll be able to borrow, renew, make reservations and access the the library out of office hours again.
Please pay your library fees via HAMK Finna whenever possible.
Please see more information at library price list (.pdf).
Inter-library loans for HAMK library clients
If you can’t find the material you need in any of the HAMK campus libraries, we can make an inter-library loan request and borrow it for you from another library. For HAMK students and staff the inter-library loans are free of charge, and for customers outside HAMK the inter-library loan request fee is 10 euros/item.
Please request an inter-library loan using the inter-library loan request -form.
Please notice the inter-library loan requests are possible to make only for the material we don’t have at all at HAMK library. For requests from other HAMK campus libraries, please use HAMK Finna.
Inter-library loans for libraries
Inter-library service is available from our collections to other libraries – just send an e-mail to kirjasto.kaukopalvelu(at)hamk.fi.
See the price list for information about the prices. Please note that HAMK library is not part of the IFLA Voucher Scheme.
Library can check and renew its loans in the library collection database HAMK Finna . Library will receive directions on how to do this with their first loan or by contacting us at: kirjasto.kaukopalvelu(at)hamk.fi
If you have any questions, please contact us on kirjasto.kaukopalvelu(at)hamk.fi.
HAMK library acquires material to the campus libraries according to the HAMK library collection policy. You can suggest a new book to be acquired to HAMK library collections using the acquisition suggestion form.
HAMK students and staff are able to use HAMK campus libraries’ facilities and materials as self-service, also outside the library opening hours. Library self-service is working in all HAMK campus libraries.
Access to library
You can acces the library with your personal key card to the campus. You will have to leave the premises before the alarms are turned on.
You automatically have the self-service library access if:
- you are a HAMK student
- your library card is valid
- your overdue fines are under 10 euros.
You can lose your self-service access for example by having too much overdue fines. Your self-service access will be restored after you’ve paid the fines. Please pay you library fees in HAMK Finna whenever possible.
Your personal key card is only for your own use, it is forbidden to even temporarily hand it over to someone else. It is also forbidden to let anyone else into the library premises with your card. If you are in the library when the library closes and the library self-service hours begin, you will have to check in to the library with your key card. You can do this at the library door.
Borrowing and studying
You can borrow and return material using the self-check machines. You can also study and use the library premises and equipment that are meant for library customers. If the self-check machines are not working for any reason, you’re not allowed to take the material out of the library. You can only take out books that are borrowed to you.
Use the library main doors for entrance and exit. Emergency exits are only for emergencies.
There are surveillance cameras in the campus libraries. The data will be used to solve any issues and to prevent them.
No staff in the library? Follow these instructions
What can you do during the self-service hours?
- Borrow material using the self-check machine
- Return loans with the self-check machine
- Pick up and borrow reservations
- Pick up interlibrary loans
- Use the library collections
- Use computers, scanner, printers and other equipment in the library
- Use the library premises to study
What can you not do during the self-service hours?
- Borrow journals (use only inside the library)
- Get a new library card
- Have personal customer service
Please keep the library clean and tidy and respect your fellow students, do not disturb their work.
HAMK library self-service rules. Non-compliance with the rules will result in the loss of access rights.
All HAMK campus libraries have some group study areas where you can study during the library opening hours and if you have a key card, also during the self-service hours. Each campus has their own copying and printing practices, please see all the details below.
If you have problems with reading printed text books due to dyslexia, learning disability, illness, injury or some other similar reason, you are eligible to join Celia talking book service.
Registering as a Celia client
You can register as a Celia client in HAMK Library. Please book an appointment to discuss about Celia. During the discussion we will make the registration and go through Celia’s services and how to use them. Please reserve about an hour for the introduction and registration. Please leave your contact details by sending email to our customer service firstname.lastname@example.org
Ordering course books
As a HAMK Student you are allowed to borrow and order university course books from Celia free of charge. In case you can’t find the course book you need in Celianet, contact your campus library or Celia for help. If the book is not yet in an accessible format, Celia can produce a copy. This takes about three months.