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Services

Karelia University of Applied Sciences Library is open for everyone. The library is situated in the Tikkarinne Campus. The customer service is on the 1st floor, next to student restaurant Solina. You can contact us by email, by phone, by chat or you can visit the library (see the contact information). You can also follow us on Facebook. Welcome to the library!

Service promise

Welcome to the Karelia UAS library, which is open for everyone. We serve the students and personnel of Karelia UAS and other customers. We provide modern facilities and updated scientific and professional collections to support studying, teaching and research. We teach information seeking skills to our students and staff aiming at the skills needed at work. We develop our operations in cooperation with our customers and we take into account customer feedback.

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Our customer service principles are:

  • Our service is responsible, friendly, equal and effective.
  • We support our customers to use library’s service and to search information independently.
  • Our library is customer-friendly and we give customized service to our customers.
  • We inform our customers of our services active and guidance them to use library’s services and collections.
  • We collect customer feedback to improve and develop our services and to anticipate the future.

Acquisition

Library collections consist of scientific and professional books, databases, journals and audiovisual materials on the sucject areas of Karelia UAS. Library collections can be found on Finna. Anyone can make an acquisition proposal.

Karelia UAS staff orders for official use

Please use the staff order form to order books for official staff use. You can also contact the library acquisition team by email hankinta(at)karelia.fi. The details needed when you make the order: as much information as possible of the title needed, how many copies, internal delivery address (to whom and where) and which degree programme/unit/project is the payer. 

Course books

Let us know what course books you use on your courses. Make a Course book acquisition suggestion

Do you have print disability?

If you have print disability, you are able to get access to Celia books collection. Celia produces and distributes literature in accessible formats, such as talking books and braille books. Please first contact Student Welfare Officer Päivi Laakkonen, after that contact library’s customer service and make an appointment to get access to Celia.

Print disability is a condition related to blindness, visual impairment, specific learning disability or other physical condition in which the student needs an alternative or specialized format (i.e., Braille, Large Print, Audio, Digital text) in order to access and gain information from conventional printed materials (source: https://maine-aim.org/what-is-a-print-disability/).

Interlibrary loans

Price list

Publications (in Finnish)

Karelia-shop (in Finnish)