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Information for users of the libraries in Korsholm

At the libraries in Korsholm you will find a wide range of books, audio books, e-books, films, music and magazines. At the main library you will also find newspapers. If you don’t find what you are looking for you can get an interlibrary loan. There are computers for customer use at the main library and at the libraries in Kvevlax, Replot, and Solf.

Library card


To get a library card you need to fill an application form with your personal information and show your identification to the library staff. The first library card is free. If you lose it you can have a new one in exchange for a small payment. Children under the age of 15 can have their own library card with permission of their guardian. The guardian is accountable for the loans of the child.

Schools, day care centers and other institutions can also be granted a library card. One person at the institution, over 18 years of age, needs to give their written consent and be the one responsible for all the loans.

The library card is for personal use only, and it is to be shown every time you borrow library material. You are responsible for all library material borrowed with your card. Inform the library if you change your name, address or telephone number. Also inform us if your card is lost.

Loan periods

The loan period differs depending on what type of material you borrow:

  • Books and audio books             28 days
  •  Magazines, CD:s and DVD:s    14 days

The due date is printed on the receipt you get when you have borrowed from the library. All library material can be renewed if it is not reserved for another customer. You can return your loans to any library in the municipality. Library material can also be returned to the return boxes at each library when they are closed. The returning date will then be the date when the library opens again.

Web library

You can renew your loans, reserve library material and change your contact information in the web library. To access the web library you need your library card and a four-digit PIN-code. You get a PIN-code by visiting the library, it is not possible to get the code via phone or e-mail. With the PIN-code you can also borrow e-books at the Fredrika webpage.

Reminder about loans soon to expire

You can ask the library to send you a reminder of loans that are about to expire. An e-mail will then be sent to you two days before due date. You can also get a message to your e-mailbox regarding material that your children have borrowed. Let us know if you would like to receive these messages and to which e-mail address. Please observe that this service is only a reminder and does not take away your responsibility to return borrowed material on time. You can check the due date on the receipt you get when borrowing, by logging in at My pages or by calling the library.

If you do not receive the agreed e-mails from the library please check that they are not labelled as spam. In that case mark korsholm.fi as a safe sender by changing your e-mail settings.

Fees

According to the decision of the Board of education 16.12.2014 the fees of the library are as follows:

  • Renewed library card                                     2 euro

Material that is returned late (the number of loans does not matter):

  • Fines for late delivery 1             5 euro
  • Fines for late delivery 2             5 euro               (+ fee for earlier reminders)
  • Fines for late delivery 3             20 euro             (+ bill for unreturned material)

When borrowed material is reserved by another customer a message is sent to the one having the material as soon as due date has passed. The fee for this message is 2 euro.

A person who has more than 15 euro in fees cannot borrow more library material before paying off the debt.

The fees need to be paid also when you have returned material late to the return boxes.
As a library customer you are obliged to pay for damaged, lost or unreturned material. The library will not reimburse material that has already been paid for.

Fees for interlibrary loans

  • Loans within Finland                                                4 euro/loan
  • Loans from other Nordic countries                       10 euro/loan
  • If the library giving the loan has a higher fee the customer pays this + 1 euro (applies to some university libraries)

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Application for library card (print, fill and bring to the library)