Inter­li­brary Loans

Local customers (private persons)

If the book or journal article you are looking for is not part of our library collec­tions or other libraries in Joensuu/North Karelia area (Vaara libraries, UEF Library), you can make an inter­li­brary loan or photocopy request by email or at library’s service desk (see the service hours).

In the request, give us the most accurate infor­mation about the book or article you can, such as 

  • title
  • authors
  • publi­cation year
  • is it a book or an article etc.

Inter­lending and document supply services are liable to charge:

  • The fee is deter­mined by the deliv­ering library (0 – 20 €) (+ 8 € commission from external customers).

Please notice: We only make inter­li­brary requests from the Finnish libraries. We do not make requests to the libraries abroad.


Libraries can send inter­li­brary loan or photocopy orders via this electronic form (in Finnish).

  • We do not send course books, reference books or whole journals as inter­li­brary loans. 
  • E-books are not part in the inter­li­brary services.
  • Check the location and avail­ability from Karelia-Finna.

Inter­li­brary loans and document supply services are liable to charge:

  • printed book 10 € 
  • photo­copies (paper) 0,50 €/page + service charge 8 €
  • photo­copies (pdf) 6 €/file
  • to Finnish UAS libraries the inter­li­brary service free of charge

We invoice the inter­li­brary loan charges twice a year. 

As a library, you can renew your inter­li­brary loans via Karelia-Finna (login by email). By renewing the inter­li­brary loans, you can keep loans 180 days (maximum period).

If you have something to ask, please send email to library(a)

We do not send inter­li­brary loans abroad.