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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. Max. 8 €/item.
  • Reference collection: 1 €/item/day. Max. 8 €/item.
  • Physical object with 1 day loan period (Campus bicycles, laptops, Exam Room keys): 10 € / delay
  • Lending privileges will be blocked if you have unpaid charges for 20 € or more.
  • Overdue fines over 20 € are invoiced. Unpaid invoices can be sent to collection.

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 the debt collection agency. Loans, which are on collection process can not be returned to the library.
  • 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.
  • Audiovisual material 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.

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. Students who are writing thesis: 5 interlibrary loan or article copies for free from other finnish libraries.
  • 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 March 2018 in Iisalmi, Microkatu and Varkaus Campus Libraries and Opistotie Self-Service Library. Approved 12th February 2018 by the manager of the ltd and the President of Savonia UAS Mervi Vidgrén.


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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.