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Price List

General borrowing charges

  • The first library card is free of charge.
  • Replacement of lost library card 2 €.
  • Borrowing, renewing a loan and reservations are free of charge, however uncollected reservation 0,50 €/item.
  • Library material transportation charge for other (than staff and students) customers 5 €/item.

Overdue fines (students and other customers)

  • 0,40 €/item/day.
  • Reference collection and 1 day loans 1 €/item/day.
  • Max. 8 €/item.
  • Overdue fines over 20 € are invoiced. Unpaid invoices can be sent to collection.
  • Campus bicycles (in Kuopio and Varkaus) 10 € / delay.

Lost or damaged items

  • Lost items (over 30 days overdue) are invoiced with overdue fines, purchase price and a handling charge of 6 €/item. If a loan is returned after invoicing, handling charges and overdue fines must be paid.
  • Unpaid invoices can be sent to collection.
  • Book replacement charge is the purchase price (min. 8 €), alternatively the customer can purchase the book for the library. Handling charges (6 €/item) are added to both.
  • Videotape and DVD replacement charge is the purchase price (min. 8 €) including borrowing and presentation rights. Handling charges (6 €/item) are added.
  • Other replacement charges will be negotiated with the library.

Lending privileges will be blocked if you have unpaid charges for 10 € or more.

Interlibrary loan charges

  • For staff and students book loans or article photocopy from the Repository Library are free of charge. Interlibrary loans from other Finnish libraries 5 €/item.
  • For other customers book loans from the Repository Library are 5 €/item. Interlibrary loans from other Finnish libraries 20 €/item.
  • Uncollected items are invoiced according to the price list.
  • Interlibrary service to other libraries (except other UAS libraries) is 10 €/item or article photocopy.

Information retrieval services

  • Using databases and database guidance are free of charge.
  • Ordered information retrieval service is 20 €/hour for staff and students, 60 €/hour for other customers.
  • Information skills training is free of charge for staff and students, 100 €/lesson for other customers.

These prices are valid from the 1st of January 2016 in Iisalmi, Microkatu and Varkaus Campus Libraries and Opistotie Self-Service Library. Approved 14th December 2015 by the manager of the ltd and the President of Savonia UAS Mervi Vidgrén. Updated 11th November 2016.


Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.