Interlibrary Loans

If you require an item not in stock in any of the Vaara libraries, it can be requested from other libraries through interlibrary lending. Interlibrary loan requests cannot be made for items which are included in the collections of the Vaara libraries but are currently on loan. If the item you wish to borrow is on loan, you can place a reservation for it. We will send you a notification when it becomes available.

Interlibrary loan requests can be made at all the Vaara libraries.

Interlibrary loan request form (Joensuu, Karsikko, Nepenmäki and Rantakylä)
Interlibrary loan request form (other Vaara libraries)

There are charges for interlibrary loans

In addition to the regular interlibrary loan charges collected by the supplying library, there is a reservation fee payable upon collection. You will also need to pay any additional costs (e.g. postage and copying).

Delivery times may vary

The usual waiting time for an interlibrary loan to arrive is about two weeks, but the delivery time may be longer if, for example, the supplying library has reservations for the same item. When the requested item is available for pick-up, you will be notified by phone, e-mail or post.

Interlibrary loans follow the general terms of use for the supplying libraries' loans and loan times

All materials are not necessarily loaned to other libraries, and sometimes the loans can only be made for reference library use.

Interlibrary loans are returned through the requesting library

The date that the item must be returned by (the due date) is shown on the loan slip accompanying the item. Interlibrary loan renewals are also made through the requesting library.

Interlibrary lending in Vaara libraries

This service is for libraries only. If you are interested in borrowing from the Vaara library collections, please ask for interlibrary service in your own library.