Library service price list

The prices for library services are based on the Finnish Universities Act (558/2009), the Act on Criteria for Charges Payable to the State (150/1992), the Decree on the Service Fees Collected by Universities (1082/2009) and the Act on the Collection of Receivables (513/1999).

Borrowing : Interlibrary services : Information service : Bibliometric services

Borrowing-related fees

V.A.T 0%

Overdue fees

Course textbooks 1 €/item/day (max 10 €/item)
Overnight loans 10 €/item/day (max 10 €/item)
Other loans 0 €, borrowing rights are suspended when 14 days overdue

Maximum overdue charges 50 €.
Borrowing rights are suspended when item is 14 days overdue or unpaid fees 20 € or more.

Compensation for unreturned or damaged items

Fee for each unreturned item 45€
Compensation for a lost book locker or book trolley key 10.00€
If the compensation fee is billed, the customer must also pay a processing fee for each bill 25€

Interlibrary service

V.A.T. 0%

Material requested from other libraries

Interlibrary service to private customers and to departments of the University of Oulu
(Interlibrary service to other libraries and business customers)

Loans
From Finland, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries 10€/item (24€/ item)
From British Library depending on costs incurred.
From other countries 20€/item (34€/item)

Paper copies
From Finland, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries 10€/article (17€/article)
From other countries 12€/article (20€/article)
From British Library and Germany (Subito) depending on costs incurred.

Loans and photocopies from the National Repository Library are free to private customers and to departments of the University of Oulu .

Other material, e.g. academic dissertations from UMI and other special copies depending on costs incurred.

If a customer fails to pick up an item he/she has requested through the interlibrary service, he/she must pay the fee specified in the price list. If an interlibrary loan item is overdue the customer must pay overdue/billing fees according to the prices set by the lending library. If the bill is paid by a unit of the University of Oulu, the customer must notify the library of the cost pool.

Interlibrary service to libraries

Finnish libraries

State and municipal libraries, libraries receiving government subsidies
9€/ loaned item
6€/copy or PDF file

Other customers (e.g. businesses and other organizations)
15€/ loaned item
15€/copy or PDF file
Artcles are delivered as PDF files whenever possible.

Libraries abroad

State and municipal libraries, libraries receiving government subsidies
15€/ loaned item
15€/ copy or PDF file

Other customers (e.g. businesses and other organizations)
25€/ loaned item
25€/ copy or PDF file

Artcles are delivered as PDF files whenever possible.
We accept IFLA vouchers as payment.
Loans and copies sent to some Scandinavian libraries are free of charge.

Information service

V.A.T. 0%

Staff and students of the University of Oulu are entitled to free guidance to electronic reference and full text databases, printed resources etc. Instruction in the use of information resources for groups is also free of charge (up to one study point).

Non-university customers:
Free initial guidance to the use of reference and full text databases, printed resources etc. (max 30 min.). If an information specialist performs a search the fee is 60€ per hour; minimum fee 30€.  Instruction in the use of information resources for groups: 150€ per hour in the library, elsewhere by agreement.

If a search is paid by a department of the University of Oulu, the customer must notify the library of the cost pool.

Bibliometric services

V.A.T. 0%

Staff and students of the University of Oulu:
The service is free for faculties, departments and research groups of the University of Oulu. Free guidance to the staff and students of the University of Oulu. Fee for individual assignments 29€ per hour; minimum fee 14.50€.

Non-university customers:
Free guidance (max. 30 min.). Fee for assignments 60€ per hour; minimum fee 30€.

If the assignment is paid by a unit of the University of Oulu, they must notify the library of the cost pool.

Last updated: 2.1.2018