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For Libraries

We send interlibrary loans to other libraries on a limited basis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Interlibrary loan service is closed between June 29 to July 31.

Interlibrary loan requests are addressed to Interlibrary Loan service at Mattilaniemi Library:

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

The libraries will be 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

Library lends

    • books (including textbooks) of the General Collection
    • journals of the General Collection located at the stacks
    • books of the Depository Collection for reading room use, if not available elsewhere
    • newspapers in microfilms, if not available elsewhere

Library does not lend

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


    • theses published since 1997 can be read mostly at the library web pages
    • theses published in 1980-1996 are lent as a microfiche
    • theses published before 1980 are usually lent in printed form for reading room use

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

Loan period

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

Requesting a Book On Loan

Libraries themselves must not place a hold on a book that have a status "charged" in JYKDOK-catalogue. The book must be requested as an interlibrary loan.


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

The ordering library can usually renew the books in JYKDOK. There are some exceptions, however. Books of the departmental libraries cannot be renewed.

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.

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