The coronavirus situation in the Päijät-Häme region has become increasingly difficult. Therefore, the Regional State Administrative Agency has decided that tighter restrictions will apply to libraries beginning on Monday 20 December. A Covid pass is not required in the libraries but the following guidelines must be followed:
Keep a safe distance from other customers and the staff. Avoid close contacts.
Wear a mask when visiting the library unless you have a health-related reason not to do so.
Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands in the library’s toilet when entering the library.
Some of the furniture in the libraries has been removed again to make it possible to keep safe distances between people.
The mobile libraries may be used by only three people at a time. Members of one family may enter the mobile libraries together.
The self-service libraries (Ahtiala, Jalkaranta, Kärpänen, Liipola, Mukkula and in the mornings Nastola) remain open for the time being. Also customers in the self-service library must follow the above guidelines.
After 27 December a maximum of 10 people will be allowed to participate in library events. In the Main Library Auditorium, events for more than 10 people may still be arranged. A Covid pass will be required in these events. It is the duty of those who have reserved the Auditorium for the event to make sure the participants show their Covid pass and follow the required guidelines.
The coronavirus situation in the Päijät-Häme region has deteriorated again. After 4 October the Päijät-Häme Wellbeing Services County has been one of the coronavirus spreading areas in Finland. The Regional State Administrative Agency has banned indoor public meetings and general meetings in the Päijät-Häme region that are attended by more than 20 people. This order does not apply to events where a Covid pass is required.
For the time being, the Covid pass will not be introduced at events organized by the Lahti City Library. However, there is a limit of 20 people at all the remaining public events in the Library this autumn. Those who organize events in the Main Library Auditorium will be responsible for complying with these rules.
In addition, the use of face masks in the libraries is still strongly recommended for all above the age of 12 years. Hand sanitizer is also still available in the libraries.
Most of the recommendations and restrictions are valid until 12 December but if necessary, they can be changed before that as the epidemic situation develops. More detailed regional recommendations can be found at Päijät-Sote website (in Finnish only).
The new library of Nastola will be opened at Rakokivi community center on 9th of August at 1 pm. Unfortunately the self-service library will not be accessible in the beginning of the week due to a door technology.
The spacious library with is bright interior welcomes you to stay. There are plenty of areas for reading, working and studying. From our vast collection you’ll find literature, music, movies as well board and console games.
In the Nastola library you’ll find a photocopier and a scanner. There is also a possibility for printing from the computers and a free Wi-Fi.
The library offers guidance on how to use digital equipment and services. We can help you with smart phones or tablets as well as with the use of our web-library. However, due to data privacy we can’t assist you with bank or health related services.
Home delivery service is meant for customers, who can not visit the library due to health restrictions. You or your assistant can register you as a customer of the home delivery service by contacting the library. The service is free of charge.
During the upcoming fall a variety of events will be held at the library. In September authors Eija Piekkari and Timo Sandberg are the stars of our detective story night. Keep up with what’s going on at the library by following us on our social media channels at Facebook and Instagram (@lahdenlahikirjastot).
The Nastola library is now also a self-service library
The new library is equipped with a technique that enables customers to use the library outside our service hours. During self-service hours you can borrow or return materials and use customer computers. You can also come to the library to study or maybe organize a non-profit event. To use the self-service library, you need a library card and a pin-code which you can get from the library. Please come and ask more about the self-service library, we will help you to use it.
For the time being, the mobile libraries Eepos and Pegasos operate as usual. To be able to continue serving our customers in the mobile library, we hope that you will cooperate with us.
The mobile libraries have a tight route schedule. To stay on schedule, we hope customers make their visits short. Our strong recommendation is that the material is reserved beforehand, and that the reserved material is then picked up from the mobile library. You can reserve material in the Lastu web library or by e-mail email@example.com.
We understand and are happy to know that visiting a mobile library is an important experience for the children of the family. In this situation, however, we hope that from each family only one person at a time would visit the mobile library. This is due to our health and safety policy and the tight route schedule.
It is important to remember:
visit a mobile library only if you are healthy
follow good hand hygiene practices
wear a mask, unless you have medical reasons not to do so