Jyväskylä University Library - at the Heart of Campus

Loan Returns, Overdue Notices, Fines and Payment Collection

Loans may be returned

    • at the self-service return stations of the libraries during opening hours
    • to the service points of the libraries during service hours
    • through the hatch by the door of the building MaA in Mattilanniemi
    • by mail to:
      Jyväskylä University Library/Circulation
      P.O. Box 35 (MaA)

To avoid overdue fines return your loans by the due date!

Advance Notice of Approaching Due Dates

A free advance notice will be sent to your email address reminding you of the approaching due dates of your loans. Return or renew your loans by the due date to avoid overdue fines.

Keep track of the due dates yourself, because you will have to pay the overdue fines, even if you do not receive the reminder, for example, due to email server failure.

If you cannot renew your loans yourself, please, contact the library before the due date.

Reminders, Fines and Suspension of Borrowing Rights

A reminder will be sent to you by post or email informing you of overdue loans, including loans from closed stacks. The fine for overdue loans is €0,30 per item per day. Fines will not accrue for the days on which library is closed. There are no overdue fines for university staff.

When your unpaid fines amount to €10 or more, your borrowing rights will be suspended in all library service points. For university staff, the suspension of borrowing rights (€10) becomes effective when overdued items have not been returned despite of reminders. Borrowing rights will be restored as soon as the overdue item is returned and the fines paid.

The maximum overdue fine is €50.

Overdue fine of short loans is €10 per book immediately after the due date. Borrowing rights will be restored as soon as the overdued item is returned and the fines paid.

Out-of-date client details may also lead to the suspension of borrowing rights. Borrowing rights will be restored free-of-charge when details are updated at a service point.


You can pay overdue fines online via Library's database JYKDOK. Login to JYKDOK to your account and choose Fines tab. You can pay fines via Finnish online banks, MobilePay or by using credit cards. Minimum payment is €3.

In Mattilanniemi Library you can pay your fees by bank card or the most credit cards (no cash payments). There are no cash desk in Ylistönrinne Library.

The fines can also be paid into the bank account. Check your current balance and ask the account number from the Library, tel. 040 805 3803 (+358 40 805 3803), email jykneuvonta@library.jyu.fi .

For more details about payments ask the library staff or see the list of service charges.

Invoicing and Collection of Fines

You will be invoiced for items that are not returned. If you return the item after the invoice has been sent, you need to pay the overdue fines and invoicing charge €10.

If you have been invoiced for loans you have returned or you return the items after the invoice has been sent contact immediately the Library's invoicing: Eila Kyllönen or Tuula Hölttä.

If the invoice is not paid by the due date, payment collection will be transferred first to the University and then to a debt collection agency. Once the debt collection agency has sent an invoice, you can no longer pay the invoice sent by the Library or the University. Please note that collection measures may affect your credit rating.

Inquiries concerning invoicing should be directed to Eila Kyllönen or Tuula Hölttä. Payment collection is the responsibility of Lowell.

You may also replace a lost item with an equivalent one.

In such cases please contact the Acquisitions Department.

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