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Library rules

The OUTI libraries are the libraries of Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Kuusamo, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Oulu, Pudasjärvi, Pyhäjoki, Raahe, Siikajoki, Taivalkoski, Tyrnävä and Utajärvi. The OUTI libraries have a shared customer and material database and library system.

OUTI-kirjastojen käyttösäännöt (pdf)

Användningsregler i OUTI-biblioteken (pdf)

OUTI Library rules and regulations (pdf)

Library card

As an OUTI library customer, you can use the services of the library in your home municipality and all other OUTI libraries. You can get an OUTI library card in any OUTI library. If you are under 15 years of age, you must bring a written permission from a parent.

Printable registration form (pdf). You can print the form and fill it in. The forms are also available in the library.

The library card is personal. The card owner is responsible for all the materials borrowed with their card as well as for the use of the customer ID and PIN code.

If you lose your library card, notify the library. A lost card will be blocked, and you can unblock your card by proving your identity. You can also get a new card to replace the lost card. In that case, your old customer ID will be cancelled.

The right to borrow materials with a library card is valid for a period of five years. When the period of validity ends, the contact details of the customer will be checked and the card will be reactivated. Insufficient customer information may also cause loss of library privileges.

Borrowing, renewals and returns

In the OUTI Web Library, you can search and reserve material, renew your loans, check your own details and pay library fees through online banking. To log in to the online library, you need a PIN code that you can get in the OUTI libraries.

You can have up to 100 loans and up to 50 reservations at any given time. You can have up to two console game loans at the same time. The loan periods are 28 and 14 days.

The library complies with the age limits for films and games and does not lend materials for customers who are too young. For more information about the age limits for games and movies, visit www.ikarajat.fi (in Finnish).

You can renew your loans if there are no reservations. A loan can be renewed up to five times in a row. You can renew your loans in the OUTI web library, on-site in the library or by phone.

You are responsible for renewing or repaying your loans on time. If a loan is overdue, the library will send a return request. You can return the loans free of charge to any OUTI library. The loan period expires on the last return date at the closing time of the library.

You can order an advance notice of an upcoming return date to your email in the OUTI Web Library. The library is not liable for late returns, if the notice is not sent or if the customer does not receive the advance notice.

If there is a return box in the library, you can, at your own risk, leave the materials you are returning in the box, if the library is closed. If you return a loan in the return box after the closing time of the library, your return will be recorded on the next working day.

Reservations

You can make reservations in person in the library, by phone or in the OUTI Web Library.

There is one single reservation queue for all the OUTI libraries, which means that a customer can get the reserved work from any OUTI library. You can be notified about your reservation being ready to collect by email, by text message or by letter.

Some OUTI libraries have a self-service pick-up for reservations. In your reservation notification you find a reservation code that helps you find the materials on the reservation shelf in the library. You can change the reservation code in the OUTI Web Library in your own information, or in the library customer service. Do not forget to loan the materials you have reserved.

Fees

Overdue fine 0,15€/day/item
Overdue fine for short loans 0,40€/day/item
Maximum amount of overdue fine / item 5€
Overdue notice 1€
Fee for uncollected reservation 1€
Interlibrary loan fee 1€ + fees billed by the sending library
New library card 3€
Borrowing privileges suspended if fines exceed 12€

No overdue fines are collected for materials for children and young people. We always charge a fee for sending a return request. You will not be able to borrow or reserve materials or renew your loans if you have unpaid fees to the amount of 12 euros or more. An invoice for unreturned materials will be sent two months after the due return date. If the invoice is not paid or the materials are not returned, the library will transfer the case to a recovery agency.

If materials are lost or damaged, you will have to replace the materials or pay a reimbursement fee. Films, digital games and software cannot be replaced by a new copy.

All accumulated library fees have to be paid at one time.

Changes in contact details

Please notify the library of changes of address, phone number or email. You can provide the new information in person in the library, by phone or in the OUTI Web Library. Library employees will update the changes reported in the OUTI Web Library.

Name changes must be notified to the library in person. Bring an ID under your new name.

Interlibrary loans

If the material is not in collections of the OUTI libraries, you can order it from elsewhere in Finland or from abroad. In addition to the delivery fee of € 1, the sending library will also charge a fee.

When submitting an interlibrary loan request, the customer agrees to pay these fees.

If you want to make an interlibrary loan request, contact your library.

Request for a interlibrary loan to Oulu city library

Request for a interlibrary loan to Raahen city library

Self-service libraries

You can visit the self-service libraries also outside the library's regular opening hours. You can get in by registering with your library card and PIN code. Check the self-service library policies on the libraries' websites.

Kuivaniemi self-service library in Ii (in Finnish)

Linnakangas self-service Library (in Finnish)

Kuusamo self-service library (in Finnish)

Liminka self-service library (in Finnish)

Lumijoki self-service library (in Finnish)

Self-service libraries in Oulu

Pudasjärvi self-service library (in Finnish)

Utajärvi self-service library (in Finnish)

Accessibility

Home service

Some OUTI libraries provide a home service, which means that they deliver library materials for the customer at home. The home service is destined for customers who are not able to visit the library because of old age, illness or diminished abilities.

Before starting the service, the customer will have an interview. Based on the interview, the library employee will select reading materials, music, audiobooks etc. for the customer. The library rules apply also to home service customers.

The service is free of charge. The materials will be delivered at home every four weeks.

For more information, contact your own library.


Celia library services

Celia audio books are destined for persons with print disabilities, for example poor eyesight or dyslexia.

In some libraries, you can register as a user of the Celia web service Celia CD club service. Some OUTI libraries also have Celia CD audiobooks in their collections, and persons with a print disability can borrow them with an OUTI card.


Viittomakielinen kirjasto

The Sign Language Library is a web service maintained by the Finnish Association of the Deaf collecting material in signed languages. The library records the cultural history and the language of the sign language users in Finland. The material is easily accessible for anyone, and using the library does not require registering for the service. Some of the material is translated into Finnish or Swedish.

Acquisition proposal

If the material you require is not in collections of the OUTI libraries, you can leave a acquisition proposal with the form found at the end of the feedback page.