Online payment available again

ETA: The downtime is over.

On the morning of Monday, 17.1.2022 starting at 9:00, online payment in the OUTI Web Library will be unavailable. The estimated duration of the downtime is two hours. During the downtime, you will be not able to pay your library fees online in the OUTI Web Library.

Maintenance break affecting the library system and web library on Wednesday 12.1. is over

ETA: The maintenance break is over.

The library system and OUTI Web Library are affected by a maintenance break on the morning of Wednesday, 12.1.2022 between 7:00 and 9:00.

Logging in to the OUTI Web Library, search results and information about the library collection, and eLibrary services will all unavailable during the maintenance break.

Accessing self-service libraries and self-service stations for borrowing and returning will experience temporary downtimes during the maintenance break.

Cost of overdue notices has been increased, please return or renew your loans on time

Starting on Monday, 10.1.2022, the price of overdue notices sent from the library is increased. The first notice is sent when the loans are 7 days overdue and will cost 1.50 €. The second notice is sent 35 days after the due date and will cost 3 €.

Overdue notices will be sent via email or as a letter via post if the customer does not have their email address in the library’s customer register.

Overdue notices are also sent of loans for children and young people.

Library system and web library downtime over 31.12.

Edited at 9:55: The downtime is over.

There is a temporary downtime in the library system which also affects borrowing and returning at the library at both self-service stations and customer service. The downtime is being investigated.

The OUTI Web Library and eLibrary services cannot be used normally during the downtime. Self-service libraries are also unavailable during the downtime.

All libraries closed 23.11., library services and OUTI Web Library temporarily unavailable 22.–24.11.

The library services will undergo an extensive downtime 22.–24.11.2021.

All libraries, including self-service libraries, will be closed on Monday 22.11. by 20:00. Accessing self-service libraries is not possible during the downtime.

All libraries are closed on Tuesday 23.11. Libraries will be open again on Wednesday 23.11. by 12:00.

Bookmobiles will not be touring their usual routes on Tuesday 23.11. or on the morning of Wednesday 24.11.

All online library services will be unavailable between 20:00 on Monday 22.11. and 12:00 on Wednesday 23.11. The downtime is due to library system server maintenance.

No automatic notifications, such as due date reminders, will be sent during the downtime. Please return or renew your loans before the downtime.

OUTI Web Library features, such as renewing loans and making reservations, will all be unavailable during the downtime.

eLibrary services will also be unavailable.

Please contact your library to find out the full extent and details of the downtime.

Biblio e-books available until November 22nd, 2021

The eLibrary service Biblio will not be available after November 22, 2021. Borrowing e-books and audiobooks on Biblio will not be possible after November 22 with the library cards of Kainuu and North Ostrobothnia. However, you can continue read and listen to the e-books and audiobooks you have borrowed on Biblio normally until the end of the loan period.

E-books and audiobooks in English are available on the eLibrary service OverDrive and the Libby app. E-books and audiobooks in Finnish will all be on Ellibs. Please see the eLibrary tab for all the services you can access with your library card and PIN.

Library services temporarily unavailable on the morning of Thursday, 30.9.

OUTI Libraries’ services will undergo an extensive downtime on Thursday, 30.9.2021. The downtime is due to library system server maintenance. All online library services will be unavailable on Thursday morning, starting at 7:30. The downtime will last approximately for an hour.

Logging in to your user information, renewing loans and placing holds as well as information on material availability on the OUTI Web Library will all be unavailable.

eLibrary services will also be all unavailable.

The server maintenance will also affect self-service libraries and self-service stations at libraries. Please contact your library to find out the full extent of the downtime.

See the library opening hours listed in the web library

Changes in managing holds

Updates have been made to managing holds in the OUTI Web Library. You can cancel and manage your holds by logging in to the web library with your library card number and PIN.

By selecting ‘Edit’, you can change the pick-up location of your hold and freeze your hold, i.e., suspend it temporarily.

Freezing a hold will suspend it temporarily so you will not lose your position in the queue but the hold will not arrive until you release it. You can freeze your holds for the duration of your holiday travels, for instance. It is now possible to input the date until which your holds will be frozen.

You can cancel your holds entirely by using the menu above all your listed holds. You can now also edit several holds at once.