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


SeAMK-Finna is Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences Library's search service. There you will find information on both printed materials and electronic collections available at SeAMK Library.


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Login to SeAMK-Finna

If you are a student or staff member at SeAMK, login with your SeAMK user account (Haka login). Then you'll have access to all e-resources.

Other patrons login with their email. You will get a login link to your email.

When you are logged in you can use all library services (renew your loans, make requests, save searches and favourites etc.) that are enabled by the card.


You can also change your PIN-code in SeAMK-Finna. You need a Pin-code when using self-check-out station.

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Borrowing, renewing, returning & requesting

Checking-out books

There are self-check out machines in the library. Therefore, you must have your library card and PIN code always with you. You can also use the electronic library card on your phone.

Loan periods:

  • Course books 2 weeks
  • Other books and theses 4 weeks
  • Journals are not lent out (scanning and copying available)

You can renew your loans

  • through SeAMK-Finna web service (service break 10pm-11pm)
  • by phone, email, chat or by visiting the library
  • max. 500 days if there are no holds placed

You can return your loans

  • during library hours: Use  the self-check-in shelf in the library
  • library is closed: Use the check-in/check-out machine in Tapio-sali or book drop box by the C0 entrance. NB! The loans will be processed on the following working day.
  • renew or return your loans on due date at the latest to avoid the overdue charges
Holds and requests
  • requesting books is free of charge
  • you can place requests for books on SeAMK-Finna web service by logging in (service break 10pm-11pm)
  • you can place requests both for books that are on loan and for books that are available on shelf
  • check availability and place a hold on it (Request an item)
  • before you can place the request, you must accept the terms of use so that your request can be put on the open book trollies for pick-up. The requests are sorted by the library card or student card number. As you are making the reservation, you must accept the terms of use so that your reservation can be made available for retrieval from the open pick-up book trollies. Your library card or student card number is visible on the reservation. If you don't want your reservation to be placed on an open pickup shelf, you must make the reservation at the library's information desk and pick it up during library's service hours.
  • 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!

Notices and alerts

You'll get notices and alerts from the library by email free of charge:

  • item available notices
  • due-date alerts
  • overdue notices

Please inform your email address to the library! Don't forget to notify the changes: Update your customer information

The customer is responsible for the returning or renewal of the loans in time. The library will send out due-date email alerts. This does not affect your responsibility to return items or renew them by their due date even if there were problems with the data communications.

Fees and charges

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences Library collects 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.

How to check-in a reserved book

Library card

When borrowing books you'll need SeAMK Library's library card. You can get the card free of charge from the library. Please fill in the application form in advance.

Students who have begun their studies in 2020 or later don't have to fill in the form. Their information is downloaded automatically from the student information system.

You will get the library card after verifying your identity. You'll also have to accept the terms of use.

Bring your library card with you always when you are about to borrow books or make reservations.

SeAMK Library's library card.


Photos of our library cards on Flickr

Library card in your phone

Did you forget your library card? No worries – you have your SeAMK library card with you in your smart phone.

When visiting the library, login to SeAMK-Finna in your mobile phone. Under Library Cards tab you can find library cards connected to your account as well as their barcodes. Take a screenshot of the barcode and use the photo as your mobile library card.

If you use your student card as a library card, you must first add it to your SeAMK-Finna account so that the card information and barcode are visible in SeAMK-Finna.


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 how to use them
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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