Karelia University of Applied Sciences Library is open for everyone. The library is situated in the Tikkarinne Campus. The customer service is on the 1st floor, next to student restaurant Solina. You can contact us by email, by phone, by chat or you can visit the library (see the contact infor­mation). You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Welcome to the library!

Service promise

Welcome to the Karelia UAS library, which is open for everyone. We serve the students and personnel of Karelia UAS and other customers. We provide modern facil­ities and updated scien­tific and profes­sional collec­tions to support studying, teaching and research. We teach infor­mation seeking skills to our students and staff aiming at the skills needed at work. We develop our opera­tions in cooper­ation with our customers and we take into account customer feedback.

Customer service principles

Our customer service principles are:

  • Our service is respon­sible, friendly, equal and effective.
  • We support our customers to use library’s service and to search infor­mation independently.
  • Our library is customer-friendly and we give customized service to our customers.
  • We inform our customers of our services active and guidance them to use library’s services and collections.
  • We collect customer feedback to improve and develop our services and to antic­ipate the future.


Library collec­tions consist of scien­tific and profes­sional books, databases, journals and audio­visual materials on the subject areas of Karelia UAS. You will find our library’s collec­tions on Karelia-Finna. Anyone can make an acqui­sition proposal.

Do you have print disability?

If you have print disability, you are able to get access to Celia books collection. Celia produces and distributes liter­ature in acces­sible formats, such as talking books and braille books. Please first contact Student Welfare Officer Päivi Laakkonen, after that contact library’s customer service and make an appointment to get access to Celia.

Print disability is a condition related to blindness, visual impairment, specific learning disability or other physical condition in which the student needs an alter­native or specialized format (i.e., Braille, Large Print, Audio, Digital text) in order to access and gain infor­mation from conven­tional printed materials (source:

Inter­li­brary loans

Link to Inter­li­brary loans

Price list

Link to library’s Price list


Link to Publi­ca­tions (in Finnish)


You can buy Karelia UAS merchandise products from Library, when Library’s customer service is open.
The products: Backpack 60 euros. Hoodie 40 euros. Beanie (3 different colors) 11 euros.
Other products: Tube scarf 7 euros, Bottle 6 euros, Fabric bag 5 euros, Notebook 5 euros, Lanyard 2 euros and Pencil 1 euro.