Interlibrary services for libraries

The interlibrary loan service is closed or serves with limited services 5 July – 29 August due to summer vacations and the Library’s move to Lähde.

Interlibrary loan requests are addressed to the Interlibrary Loan service at Mattilanniemi Library:

  • via electronic form (one request per form)
  • by e-mail: kaukopal@library.jyu.fi (one request per message) or
  • by post: Open Science Centre, Library / Interlibrary Loans, P.O. Box 35 (MaA 219), FI-40014 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ

The libraries are charged for interlibrary loans. Invoices are sent to the ordering library a couple of times a year.

What the Library lends and does not lend

The Library lends

  • books (including textbooks) from the General Collection
  • journals from the General Collection located in the stacks
  • books from the Depository Collection for reading room use if they are not available elsewhere
  • newspapers in microfilm if not available elsewhere

The Library does not lend

  • short loans, reference copies
  • journals from the Depository Collection

Theses

  • Theses published since 1997 can be read mostly on the Library’s website.
  • Theses published from 1980 to 1996 are lent as microfiche.
  • Theses published before 1980 are usually lent in printed form for reading room use.

Articles

Articles from electronic journals will be sent if the licence allows.

Loan period

As a rule, the loan period of interlibrary loans is 28 days. Textbooks have loan period of 14 days.

Requesting a book on loan

Libraries themselves must not place a hold on a book that has the status “checked out” in JYKDOK. The book must be requested as an interlibrary loan.

Renewing

An interlibrary loan can be renewed unless a request has been placed for the item:

Overdue notices, fines and payment collection

We will send the library two reminders for a loan not returned by the due date. Overdue fees are not collected, however.

The borrowing rights of the library will not be suspended, but the library cannot renew the loans if items remain unreturned.

The library will be invoiced for a lost item.