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Using the Library

Reserving in LUC-Finna

You can reserve / request a book by using LUC-Finna (guide):

  • excluding reference collections and books
  • if the book is available in the same location as the pickup location, we cancel requests

NO requesting fee if you have email address. Pick up notices are sent to your via email.
Failing to pick up a reserved book involves a fine of 2 €.

Requested items are available for picking up on a shelf next to the service desk. You can borrow the books with self-service.
NB! Please check that you pick up your own requests.

LUC-Finna contains also information of books and journals in National Repository Library (Kuopio). You can place request also the books which are available in the National Repository Library.

Place a Request

Do a search with the title of the book:

  1. You can reserve a book in LUC-Finna.
  2. Click the title of book for holdings information and doing request.

LUC-Finna Search results: Understanding media culture

Place a request:

Holdings of the book in LUC-Finn: "Place a request on the title" button

  1. Choose the location where you'll pick up your book. Note, you can save the pick up location in LUC-Finna in your account, e.g. "University Library"
  2. Submit request

"Place a title level request" form

Place Request to National Repository Library (Kuopio)

LUC-Finna contains also information of books and journals in National Repository Library (Kuopio).
You can place request also the books which are available (1.) in the National Repository Library. Click the title of the book (2.).

LUC-Finna search results in National Repository Library (Kuopio).

Check that the book is available and click "Interlibrary loan request". Please, fill in the form the necessary information.
You can pick up it from the library service desk of Lapland University. Note, that failing to pick up a requested book involves a fine of 5 €.

Holding of the book in LUC-Finna

Missing a Book?

If you need a book that is not in the library, you can suggest research literature in your own field or using interlibrary loan service. You will see the prices of the interlibrary loans in the Service Price List below.
For futher information, please contact: Sanna Anisimoff tel. +358 40 484 4316, Email: kaukopal(at)