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How to use the library: Borrow, renew and return loans, make a request

Borrowing, renewing and returning loans

You can borrow books from all library units. Search books, e-books, journals, e-journals and theses in library's own search service SeAMK-Finna.

Loan periods
  • Course books 2 weeks
  • Other books and theses 4 weeks
  • Short loans over night or weekend
  • Journals are not lent out

You can renew your loans

  • through SeAMK-Finna web service
  • by phone, email or by visiting any library unit
  • max. 50 times if there are no holds placed

You can return your loans

  • to any library unit
  • renew or return your loans on due date at the latest to avoid the overdue charges


Holds and requests
  • You can place requests both for books that are on loan and for books that are available on shelf
  • if the book is on loan, you can place a hold on it (Place a hold or request an available item)
  • if the book is on shelf, you can place a request on it (Request an available item)
  • NB! There are some restrictions for making reservations for course books on loan (loan period 14 days). All customers can make reservations for other material (loan period 28 days).
  • You can place requests for books at any library unit. Choose the pick up library where you'd like to pick up your request. When the item has been returned, you will be notified by email. Check the date on the email - by when you have to come and borrow the book at the library!
  • You can also ask the staff to order material from our library units free of charge.
NB! There is not enough room for all the books and journals from the Campus House in Frami A. You can find course books, most used and new books in Frami A. The majority of the books are located in temporary storages. You can request an available item from the storage. We recommend you to anticipate your need for books, because we deliver books from the storage only twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The location info for books in the storage in Campus House
Campus house, storage (Kalevankatu 35), loan period 14d
Campus house, storage (Kalevankatu 35), loan period 28d

If you request an available item from the storage by Monday at 3pm, it will be delivered on Tuesday - wait for the notification to your email!
If you request an available item from the storage by Thursday at 3pm, it will be delivered on Friday - wait for the notification to your email!

Terms of use & FAQ

More detailed rights and rules are available on library's web pages:

Miten kirjasto auttaa Sinua tiedonhaussa?

Thank you "Common Craft" for the video!


SeAMK-Finna is Seinäjoki Academic Library's own search service. There you will find information on both printed materials and digital collections available at all library units of Seinäjoki Academic Library.



Library acquires electronic resources (e-books, e-journals, reference books and reference databases) for degree students and staff of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

E-resources are available through Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences computer network or through remote use. You can also use our e-resources in library premises.

Use your SeAMK university username and password to log in.

More information
E-resources and remote access
Instructions how to use
library's e-books

Interlibrary loans

If the material you need is not available at our library, we can order it for you from other libraries in Finland and abroad.

You can request an interlibrary loan by visiting the library or by e-mail.

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Fees and charges

The library units of Seinäjoki Academic Library collect charges defined in the valid library service price list.

Unpaid charges and fees will accrue in the customer's debt balance. The customer will be blocked from borrowing if the level of the charges and fees reaches or exceeds the limit in the price list.

You can pay overdue fines at the library or via web payment.