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The Lahti mobile library, Pegasus, is on a summer break from July 1 to July 31.

The Eepos mobile library (Nastola) is on a summer break from June 23 to July 31.

The mobile libraries will return to their customary routes on August 1. The school routes will be back on Monday, August 22.

We wish all our customers a great summer! See you again in August!

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Due to a worksite in the Mukkula School yard and Library yard, the route to the Library entrance will change from May 2. There will be signs guiding library customers to the new entrance from the parking lot of the Mukkula Day Care Centre. The Day Care Centre parking lot, which is also the parking lot for library visitors, is located on Lippokatu. 

Self-service hours not available

Because the Library’s main door is closed, self-service hours are not available in the Mukkula Library after May 1. The self-service hours are not available while work is being done in the yard.  

Library’s service hours
Monday and Tuesday 13:00–19:00
Wednesday 10:00–16:00
Thursday-Friday 10:00-15:00

There have been changes in the Lastu library rules. The new rules came into effect on 1 April. The essential change applies to our invoicing practices for material that has not been returned. From now on, the customers will be charged €3 if they have to be sent a second overdue notice.

The first overdue notice will be sent when the material is 7 days overdue (for reserved material and for material in the express collection 1 day after the due date). As before, there is no charge for the first overdue notice. The second overdue notice will be sent 21 days after the due date (for reserved material and for material in the express collection 14 days after the due date). A €3 reminder fee is charged for the second overdue notice. The fee will be automatically added to the customer’s library account.

The second overdue notice mentions that if the overdue items are not returned, an invoice will be sent next. After the two overdue notices, the invoice is sent when the material is 49 days overdue.

Overdue fines, the reminder fee (€3) and a billing fee (€10) will be added to the customer’s library account when the invoicing takes place. Customers can pay the fees either in the library or online through the library’s website by logging in to their library account. The invoice specifies the replacement fees for the material not returned. Material can no longer be returned after the invoice has been sent even if it were found. Before the invoice has been sent, returning the material is possible.

The intention of this change has been 1) to get overdue material returned sooner and 2) to reduce the work required and the expenses caused by material returned only after an invoice has been sent. With this change, customers have more time than before to return their items before an invoice is sent.

When updating the library rules, we have paid attention to making the text comprehensible.

Read the library rules in full (the link opens to a new tab).

There have been changes in the Lastu library rules. The new rules came into effect on 1 April.

Multilingual Month is an annual celebration of lingual diversity. It is celebrated between February 21, International Mother Language Day and 21 March, World Poetry Day and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

In Finland Multiligual Month is called Satakielikuukausi (Month of a hundred languages). During Multilingual Month the Lahti City Library organizes story times in several languages (not in a hundred languages but in quite a few).

Russian story times: Thursday 24 February, Thursday 10 March and Thursday 17 March at 10:30

Hungarian story time: Thursday 3 March at 10:30, reader Fanny Farago

Turkish story time: Saturday 5 March at 14:00, reader Leyla Özkan

English story time: Thursday 10 March at 10:00

Tagolog story time: Monday 21 March at 14:00, reader Divina Edas

In addition, there will be story times in other languages on the Lahti City Library YouTube channel.

Further information about Multilingual Month is available at https://multilingualmonth.org/

On 1 February the Regional State Administrative Agency decided to ease the coronavirus restrictions in the Päijät-Häme region. This means that libraries may again organize public events for up to 50 people.

Public events will begin in the Lastu libraries at different times

Having been cancelled in the first weeks of the year, public events will be arranged again in the Lahti libraries beginning on 10 February. In Heinola, events may be organized from 8 February, in Orimattila from 28 February and in Padasjoki and Sysmä from 14 February. The libraries will provide information about their events on their social media channels and on their websites.

Libraries still have the obligation to reduce close contacts between people. Libraries continue to operate by maintaining safety regulations until 19 February.

When visiting a library:

  • Keep a safe distance from other customers and the staff. Avoid close contacts.
  • Wear a mask unless you have a health-related reason not to do so.
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands in the library’s toilet after entering the library.

Some of the furniture in the libraries has been removed to make it possible to keep safe distances.

No more than three people at a time may enter the mobile library. Members of one family may enter the mobile libraries together.

Also customers visiting the self-service libraries must follow the above guidelines.

Digital guidance and cooperation with schools will continue normally in the Lahti libraries.

Wear a mask when visiting us.

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.  

There are plenty of workspaces meant for quiet working and reading in the Nastola library.

Services

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.

The opening hours 

Monday 13-19
Tuesday 13-19
Wednesday 10-17
Thursday 13-19
Friday 10-17

Before holidays on eve days we are open from 10 am to 4 pm.

The self-service library is open during weekdays from 6 am to 10 pm. (Not until

Contact information

Rakokivi community center Loisto, Toritie 6.
tel. 044 790 9336
nastola.kirjasto@lahti.fi

Head librarian 
Terhi Lehti
tel. 044 790 9335

Instagram and Facebook: @lahdenlahikirjastot

Staff of Nastola library

Terhi Lehti, head librarian
Marita Nuto, media assistant
Terhi Karinen, library assistant

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 kirjastoautot@lahti.fi.

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
  • keep a safe distance

Welcome to the mobile library stops!

Timetable Pegasos (FIN)

Timetable Eepos (FIN)

We recommend using a face mask in all Lahti libraries from 16 November. The recommendation is due to a change in the corona pandemic situation.

Libraries also continue to follow other safety instructions

The Päijät-Häme Welfare Group also recommends that we all reduce close contacts outside the family, pay attention to safety distances and take care of good hand and cough hygiene.

These safety guidelines are still valid in libraries:

  • Only come to the library if you are healthy. Do not come to the library if you have even the slightest symptoms of the disease.
  • Keep a safety distance of at least one meter from other customers and staff.
  • If you cough of sneeze, sneeze into your sleeve or a paper handkerchief. Throw the used handkerchief in the trash.
  • Use antiseptic hand rub when entering the library and when using the library's computers or other devices.
  • Keep your visit to the library as short as possible.

Wear a mask when visiting us.