Using the library

Oulu City Library and OUTI libraries

The Oulu City Library consists of the main library and 23 local libraries in different parts of Oulu. Oulu City Library is one of the OUTI libraries. All the OUTI libraries are located in the Oulu region, and they cooperate extensively. The other OUTI libraries are the libraries of Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Kuusamo, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Pudasjärvi, Pyhäjoki, Raahe, Siikajoki, Taivalkoski, Tyrnävä and Utajärvi.


Library card

The same library card is valid in all OUTI libraries.

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Borrowing and renewals

Anyone who has a library card to one of the OUTI libraries can borrow the materials of all the OUTI libraries. The loan period is usually four weeks.

Loans can be renewed if there are no reservations. You can renew your loans up to five times in a row. Loans can be renewed in person in the library, by phone or in OUTI Web Library. In order to renew your loan online you need a customer identification number and password.

Library customers can also order materials not available in OUTI libraries from elsewhere in Finland or abroad.

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If some materials are away from the library a customer can reserve them. Reservations are free of charge but there is a fee for uncollected reservation.

Customers can make reservations in the library in person or online in OUTI online library. In order to make online reservations you need a customer identification number and a password. Your customer ID is on your library card. You can get the password in the library in person.

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Borrowed materials can mostly be returned to any OUTI library.

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If a customer does not return the loans on time, he must pay an overdue fine. The overdue fine is paid for every day after the due date. There are no overdue fines for children's material.

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Terms of Use

Please read the terms of use

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