Using the library

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This section will guide you through useful information about the library.

Library card

To borrow, renew and reserve books you need a library card; you can get one by bringing an ID with you. You can get your library card from any OUTI library and use it in all of them. The first library card is free of charge. You need to have it if you wish to borrow books.

Your library card is personal and you are responsible for it and for items borrowed with it. Parent or guardian is responsible for items borrowed by an under 15-year-old. The library shall be notified of change of address and name and lost library cards. If you have lost your library card, you can get a new one for a fee. The new card to replace the lost one costs 2 euros.

Loan periods, renewals and fines

Loan periods
Books for 28 days
CDs for 28 days
Magazines for 14 days
DVDs and Blu-rays for 14 days
Console games for 14 days
Short loans for 14 days

However, on individual cases we may agree on a longer loan period. The loans shall be returned to the library. If the library is closed you can return your loans through the return hatch.

Books may be reserved and loans renewed online by logging in the OUTI library database with your user name and pass word which you will get from your library. If a third party has already reserved the book, you can not renew your loan.

Fees and fines
Overdue loan 0,30 €/day/book
-Short loans 0,40 €/day/book
-maximum fine/item 6,00 €
Recalled item 1,50 €
Uncollected reservation fee 1,00 €
Interlibrary loan, customers 1,00 € additional fees may occur
New library card 2,00 €
Borrowing ban limit 12,00 €

There is no overdue fine for children’s and young people’s items.