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Using the Library

Using the Library

The Library is open for all users, like most of libraries in Finland.

  • You may freely wander around the Library.
  • You may pick books by yourself from shelves for reading, copying and borrowing.
  • You may borrow as many books as you wish.
  • Borrowing and reserving are free of charge.
  • Self-service loan stations are available for you.

The main task of the Library is to support the academic studies and research of students and staff in Lapland University and Lapland UAS.

Library serves at two locations in Rovaniemi
* University Library
* Arctic Centre Library 

and at two locations in Kemi and Tornio (about 100 km from Rovaniemi)
* UAS Kosmos Library, Kemi
* UAS Minerva Library, Tornio

You can practice your library skills with this course: Basics of Library Skills

LUC-Finna - Library Catalog of Lapland University Consortium Library

Two organizations have a shared Library Catalog LUC-Finna.

  • University of Lapland
  • Lapland University of Applied Sciences

LUC-Finna contains books, e-books, thesesis, journals and other materials in Lapland University Consortium Library. LUC-Finna contains also information of books and journals of National Repository Library (Kuopio).
If you want to search for licensed electronic materials or to make request or renew your loans, please select your University and log in with your personal username, 

LUC-Finna home page, log in choosing either University of Lapland or Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Library Card

  • Students from the Lapland UAS and the University of Lapland can use Tuudo's electronic library card. No other library card is required and does not require a visit to the library. You can download Tuudo for Android and iOS mobile devices for free from the Google Play and App Store.
    • With the Tuudo library card: you can see your loans, reservations and unpaid fees. You can loan materials in campus libraries using your Tuudo library bar code. You can receive the library's newsletters and a chat service.
  • If you want a plastic library card, visit the library. The first card is free of charge and can be retrieved by showing your identity card.
  • If you aren't the student of Lapland University or Lapland UAS, please register as customers of library in LUC-Finna.
  • Borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card.

NOTE! After getting the card (both Tuudo's electronic card or plastic library card), connect your card to your account in LUC-Finna.

Connect Library card to your account

University user account (Haka login) - students and staff of  University and UAS

  1. At first log in with your ulapland or UAS credentials , HAKA login
  2. Choose Library Cards
  3. Click Connect library/parallel card
  4. Fill in your e-mail address. The address has to be the same as in your customer data of the library

Connect library card to your account in LUC-Finna

  • Choose connect. After connecting the system send you a link access as an e-mail.
  • Use the link on your e-mail in order to connect your library card

From now on the loans will be seen in your account. Notice that you operate only in the device in which you gave your e-mail address. If your e-mail address changes, the connecting must be redone.

Register as customers of the library 

Register as customers of the library (If you aren't the student of Lapland University or Lapland UAS)

  • Choose in LUC-Finna: Log In > Other customers > Email / Finna ID
  • Choose "E-mail"  tab and click "Register as customers of the library"
  • Enter your email address. > Submit. You will receive a link to your email to confirm your request.
  • Now you can retrieve the library card from the library by showing your personal identity card.  
  • Please attach the information on connecting your library card to your LUC-Finna account.

LUC-Finna, Log in > other customers

Login, E-mail tab, Register as customer of the library

Other customers: Connect Library card to your account

Finna ID - Other customers

  • Click Login
  • Choose Finna ID tab.
  • Click Create New Finna ID.
  • Fill in the required fields.
  • NB! Enter your library card number in the Desired Username field, if in future you wish to log into Finna with your library card.
  • Link the library card to your account by entering the email address connected to your library user account.
  • Log into your email and click the link you received from Finna. NB! You must use the same device for the email and the link that you used for the LUC-Finna login.
  • The link takes you back to LUC-Finna and your library card has been added to your Finna account.
  • You only need to add the library card once. In future you can log into LUC-Finna with your Finna ID.

Email address - Other customer

  • Click Login.
  • Choose the Email tab.
  • Enter your email address. NB! The email address must be exactly the same as in your library user account.
  • Click Login.
  • Log into your email and click the link you received from Finna. NB! You must use the same device for the email and the link that you used for the LUC-Finna login.
  • The link takes you back to LUC-Finna and your library card has been added to your Finna account.
  • Logging in with your email address is for one time only – next time you need to repeat the same steps again.