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Universal Borrowing

National Repository Library is a repository where all libraries in Finland can send books and journals they do not need. Repository Library is closed repository, so all request must be done via other libraries.

If you are customer of Savonia UAS library, you can make a Universal Borrowing (UB) request to the National Repository Library yourself via Savonia-Finna. If the book is charged, please contact to the library customer service. Loans and article copies are free of charge for the Savonia UAS staff and students. Other customers please check the Price list.

Books will be delivered to the library of Savonia UAS. If you have email address in your library patron information, you will receive a notice for pickup. You can renew the loan only via Savonia-Finna. You can renew your UB-loans 10 times only through the Savonia-Finna. You will receive an overdue notice from the National Repository Library if you do not return or renew your loans on time. There are no overdue fines, but unreturned books will be charged by the National Repository Library.

UB-request is easy to make.

  • Go to Savonia-Finna and log in.
  • Search for the book or journal and select National Repository Library -leaf.
  • Books: Make sure that book has status Not charged. UB can be used only for books which are not borrowed.
  • Journals: Make sure that NR-library has request years. Then select Make a Request from the¬†right
  • Fill in the request form.

If you have any questions please contact the library.

Person responsible for this web-page: Anu Räty-Härkönen
Page updated: 4.1.2017

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.

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