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Interlibrary loans are fee-based.


Before making an interlibrary loan request, check the availability of the item in our own JYKDOK online catalogue.

On Open Science site you can find tips for searching open access articles.

Check National Repository Library

The loans and article copies from National Reporsitory Library are free of charge to JYU students and staff. See instructions for making a request.

Check FINNA and Melinda

If you cannot find material in the Library’s own collections, you can locate it in FINNA-database, which contains material of Finnish libraries, archives and museums. You can also search literature in Melinda union catalogue.

Note, however, that all library items do not circulate between the libraries. E.g. journals, theses and textbooks may not be borrowed.

Make a request

Leave your request in writing separately for each article, book or part of a book, either

Fill in the form carefully.

    • When you request copies, give the author, title and pages of the article.
    • Give the date by which you need the item at the latest.
    • Make a remark, if you found the item missing at Jyväskylä University Library.

Make your request in good time, because the time of delivery may vary a lot.

We keep your requests pending until the expiration day you gave us.

Collecting the requested items

We will notify you by e-mail when the requested item has arrived. You can collect the books and copies from Mattilanniemi Library. We don't forward the material to you by post.

You can pay loans/copies by card when you collect them. Note that we also charge you for the books or copies that has not been collected by the due date. They will be returned to the lending library after the due date.

Interlibrary loans for reading room use (e.g. theses) are stored at the Service Point of Mattilanniemi Library. You can read the reading room loans only in the Library premises.

Loan period and renewing loans

The lending library sets the loan period and other terms concerning the loans. The loan period is usually 28 days. You will see the due date on a slip attached to the book.

Your patron information in JYKDOK does not include interlibrary loans. An advance notice of the approaching due date will not be sent of interlibrary loans.

If you want to extend the loan period, you can ask the interlibrary loan service to renew the item before it is due.

Returning a loan

Return both the home loans and the reading room loans by the due date. Do not return them to the lending library yourself.

Note that we don’t return books you have borrowed from other libraries.

Overdue notice/Patron block/Replacement for an item

We will send you two reminders for an uncollected loan. If the loan is still not returned to the library, your borrowing rights will be suspended. The borrowing rights will be restored at the interlibrary loan service after the loan has been returned and the fee for restoring the borrowing rights (10 €) is paid.

The library will charge a patron for items that are not returned and for damaged items. The lending library sets the fee. If necessary, payment collection will be transferred to a debt collection agency.

Change of e-mail address

Please, inform the interlibrary loan service if your e-mail address has changed.

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