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In Oulu City Library and in the libraries of Haukipudas, Kiiminki, Oulunsalo and Yli-Ii there were a total of more than a million items at the end of 2013.

In 2013, the libraries acquired 61 696 books, albums or video recordings. The vast majority of new books are acquired from Kirjavälitys Ltd; CDs are purchased mainly at Musiikki-Kullas and magazines through LM Tietopalvelut. The places of purchase are selected through tendering in cooperation with the municipalities surrounding Oulu.

Materials of small circulation or self-published books can be offered to the library by email at tilaukset.kirjasto(at) The customers can propose materials to be acquired for the library.

Acquisitions are made according to the material selection principles.

Explore the library's collection in OUTI online Library.

If the Oulu City Library does not have an item you would like to loan, you can ask the library to order it from another library.