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During the semesters, course books are available for interlibrary loan only for the UEF students and UEF Open University students. The customer’s UEF student status must be mentioned in the order.
Other lendable books are available for interlibrary loan for all customers. Reading room copies and the material in the special collections are not available for interlibrary loan.
Department libraries’ books are not available for interlibrary loan. Exception to this rule are the books at the department library of the School of Computing at the Kuopio Campus and in exceptional cases the books in the
clinic libraries at the KUH.
Theses before the year 2012 from Kuopio Campus Library are available for interlibrary loan. Theses from Joensuu and Savonlinna Campus Libraries are also available for interlibrary loan but only for reading room use as most of the material is in microfiche form.
After the year 2012 theses have only been published in electronic form. Some of them are only available for use in the facilities of the University of Eastern Finland Library, a few pages of those can be supplied as paper copies. Copying an entire work is not possible.
We do not borrow journals but we will supply article copies.
The service is subject to a charge. The fees are based on the effective list of service fees of the University of Eastern Finland. The borrowing library will charge their customers as according to their own list of service fees. Libraries will be invoiced four times a year.
The order will be send by 2nd class mail. The loan period for course books is 14 days and 28 days for other books. Libraries can follow and renew their loans in the UEF Primo. However, the loans will be renewed automatically if it is possible to renew them. A request to return the interlibrary loan is sent only when it is no longer possible to renew it.
No overdue fees are collected from libraries and the loan block does not apply to them. Any unreturned items will be invoiced according to the UEF Library’s list of service fees.
Article copies will be supplied as PDF files to be printed on paper before passing on to the customer. Article copies on e-journals will be supplied if the licensing agreement allows it. Electronic distribution and retention of PDF files is not permitted.
You must make a separate order for each book or article either with a interlibrary loan request form or by email. In the order you must give information on the ordered material and, in addition, the library’s delivery address, Melinda code or National Repository Library’s customer number and the invoicing address if it differs from the delivery address.
If requested, a reservation can be placed on a book for the borrowing library. Libraries cannot make reservations by themselves.
Terms of order
The order is binding.
At the latest the order will be processed on the next working day after its arrival. The requested material will be dispatched at the
latest on the second working day after the arrival of the order. We follow the interlibrary loan services’ national and international
principles and guidelines: economic efficiency, precision, speed.