Library card

Get a library card

You need a valid library card to borrow materials from the Library. You can get the Library card on your phone if you are a student (including Open University students) or staff member at JYU.

If you are not a JYU student or member of staff, you can get a library card by visiting our service point (upper basement floor in Lähde) during service hours. Please remember to take an ID with a photo with you. The card is free of charge.

Your library card is personal

Your library card is personal and must be presented when borrowing materials. As a cardholder, you are responsible for the loans made on your card, and you agree to follow the rules and regulations of the Library.

Linking your library card to your university user account and PIN code

You can renew your loans and place requests in the JYKDOK database.

  • If you are a JYU student or member of staff, you can sign in to JYKDOK with your university user account. To do this, your library card must first be linked to your user account. For new library customers, this is done at the library service desk at the same time when the card is activated. You can also do it by yourself.
  • If you are not a JYU student or member of staff, you can sign into JYKDOK with your library card number and personal PIN code. The PIN code is available at the library service desk. If you have forgotten your PIN, contact the library or try the default code, which is the first four numbers of your date of birth (DDMM).

Lost library card or change of address

In order to prevent unauthorized use, please inform the library staff immediately if you lose your library card.

You can inform the Library of a change of address or name in the following ways:

Privacy notice for the customer database

All information stored in the customer register is withheld from third parties. See the privacy notice for the customer database.