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How to use the library

Information for library user. Information about library's services.

Borrowing, renewing, returning & requesting

There are self-check out machines in the library. Therefore, Information desk at the library.
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 4 weeks
  • Sport equipment 1 week (borrowing and returning at the Library´s information desk, cannot be renewed or reserved)
  • Journals are not for loan (scanning and copying available)

You can renew your loans:

  • On SeAMK-Finna web service (service break 10pm-11pm)
  • By Tuudo mobile app, phone, email, chat or by visiting the library
  • Max. 2 years if there are no holds placed (SeAMK staff 4 years)
  • Sports equipment cannot be renewed or reserved

How to return books:

  • Use the self-check-in shelf in the library hall or the check-in/check-out machine in Tapio-sali. Access to Tapio-sali is through the C0 entrance Mon–Fri 7.30am–6.00pm. SeAMK students and staff have access to Tapio-sali through C0 entrance according to the instructions available on SeAMK Intra.
  • Book drop box can be found at the C0 entrance. NB! Returned books will be processed on the following working day.
  • Renew or return your loans on their due date to avoid the overdue charges
  • Return sports equipments to the library information desk

Requesting books is free of charge. You can request books on SeAMK-Finna web service by logging in (service break 10pm-11pm)

Watch a video tutorial: How do I request a book on SeAMK-Finna?

Instructions for requesting

  • You can make requests both for books that are on loan and books that are available on the shelf
  • Check availability and place a hold (Request an item)
  • Before you can make a request, you will need to accept the terms of use so that your request can be placed on the open book trolleys for you to pick up. Requests are sorted by library card or student card number and that number is visible on the reservation. If you don't want your reservation to be placed on an open book trolley, you must make the reservation at the Library Information Desk and pick it up during the Library's service hours.
  • You will be notified by email when the book you reserved has been returned. You will have one week to pick up your reservation - check the last pick up date on the email.
  • If you have reserved a book, you can pick it up at Tapio-sali and borrow it using the self check-out machine. Access to Tapio-sali is through the C0 entrance Mon–Fri 7.30am–6.00pm. SeAMK students and staff have access to Tapio-sali through C0 entrance according to the instructions available on SeAMK Intra.
  • Reservations are valid for six months. You'll receive a notification when your request is deleted. You will then be able to make a new request.
  • Sports equipments cannot be reserved

For more information about the Library's rules, see the Terms of use.

The Library collects charges which are set out in the Service Prices.

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

  • item availability alerts
  • due date alerts
  • overdue notices

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

It is the customer's responsibility to return or renew items on time. The Library will send email notices of overdue items. This does not affect your responsibility to return or renew items by the due date, even if there have been problems with data communication.

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.

Tuudo mobile app is available for students and staff at SeAMK. In addition to the most important student services, you’ll now find SeAMK library services there, as well.

Use the Tuudo mobile app toTuudo advertisement.

  • borrow book with Tuudo’s digital library card
  • renew your loans
  • check your fines and fees
  • follow your requests
  • get due date alerts
  • get item available notices
  • check library hours
  • follow library news

Other customers, 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.


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.


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. Haka login uses multi-factor authentication. You can find more information about multi-factor authentication on Jelppari’s web pages.

Other patrons login with their email. You will get a login link to your email. You may also create a new Finna ID and use it on SeAMK-Finna.

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.

Problems with Haka-login?
Contact Jelppari:

How do I log in to SeAMK-Finna? - SeAMK students and staff

In addition to video tutorial Haka login uses multi-factor authentication now. You can find more information about multi-factor authentication on Jelppari’s web pages.

How do I log in to SeAMK-Finna? - other patrons


The 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 the library premises.

Use your SeAMK username and password to log in.

More information

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.

More information about interlibrary loans.

Video: How to use the self check-out machine

Video: How to use the self check-in

Video: Checking-in a requested book

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