Collec­tions and facilities

The library is situated in the Tikkarinne Campus. The customer service is on the 1st floor, next to student restaurant Solina. The library offers updated profes­sional and scien­tific infor­mation for Karelia UAS staff and students. Collec­tions of the library consist of books, theses, newspapers, journals, audio­visual materials etc. We have both printed and electronic collections.

All the printed collec­tions are located on the library’s 1st floor. Circu­lating material (course books, books of general collection, journals etc.) are placed in their own shelves. Lengths of loan periods varies: course books and journals 14 days, general collection 28 days. Detailed infor­mation of loan periods is shown on Karelia-Finna. Reference library books (non-circu­lating copies of the course books) are also located on the 1st floor. Those copies are not allowed to take outside the library. The self-service lending and returning devices are on the library’s 1st floor.

Karelia-Finna elibrary

Library collec­tions can be found on Karelia-Finna. At Finna, you have access to library’s databases, ebooks, ejournals, dictio­naries etc. and you find infor­mation on library’s printed books and period­icals. You can also renew your loans there and make requests.

Off campus use is possible for Karelia UAS students and personnel by logging in with their personal Karelia UAS network username and password.


The library provides access to various ebook services for the students and staff of the Karelia University of Applied Sciences. The terms of use, licenses, loan periods and required reading appli­ca­tions vary between different ebook databases. You will find more details and instruc­tions on databases’ home pages.

If you have any questions concerning ebooks, contact the library.

Find ebooks

Ebooks are available at Karelia-Finna. Off campus use is possible for Karelia students and staff. Some ebooks are linked to Finna, and search results in Finna include access link to ebook. Some ebooks can only be found in ebook databases: go to Finna, type database name, click ‘database interface’ to access the database to search ebooks.

To see a list of ebook databases go to Finna home page and click ‘Ebook databases’.

Avail­ability of ebooks via library:

  • Please note that although an ebook can be purchased by individuals it may not be available for organ­i­sa­tions (libraries).
  • Publishers can also restrict the avail­ability of the latest editions of books, and sometimes only older editions are available as an ebook.

Terms of use

Terms of use for ebooks and databases are defined in license agree­ments. Use is typically restricted for teaching, studying, researching and for private use. Ebooks and databases provided by Karelia can not be used for commercial purposes.

Studying areas at the library

On the library’s 2nd floor there are bookable group work rooms, make a booking online (to choose English version click ‘Kieli’). Please cancel your booking is you are not coming.

You can use library’s computer lab (on the library’s 2nd floor) whenever there are no lessons.

Silent study room (on the library’s 1st floor) is a place for you, when you need a quiet place to read or study. There are 6 computers and multiple studying desks without computers in the room.

group work room upstairs silent room