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Renovations will begin in the Lahti Main Library return area on Tuesday, December 13. The renovation will cause some occasional noise in the whole library, and special arrangements will be necessary for materials returns and customer service. The renovation is expected to be completed by the end of January.

  • The renovation will begin with assembling a protective barrier. The current return area and its return stations will not be available from December 13. There will be temporary return stations in the library for materials returns.
  • As the renovation of the library floor gets underway, there will be loud noise caused by the renovation work. This kind of work will take take place in the morning hours, between 6:00 and 10:00. At a later date, we will provide information about a more precise schedule of the renovation.
  • Generally, the renovation work will take place on weekdays from 7:30 to 15:00.

The Main Library will be open as usual during the whole renovation process.

Renovating the return area is necessary because due to its age, the old return station is getting near its end. The whole Main Library return area will be transformed by the renovation. In the future, returned material will be more easily available to library customers.

Under construction!

The Renkomäki library is closed from 27 December to 10 January due to the move.

The library is open on 23.12. until 4:00 PM. According to preliminary information, the library will open in the new location in the Aura community centre on Wednesday 11.1.2023 at 10:00 AM. Follow our announcements.

Some of the library materials loaned from Renkomäki library have extended loan periods starting from November 25.

Library’s service hours

Monday and Tuesday 13:00–19:00
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00–17:00
Friday 10:00–15:00

Self-service hours every day from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Nainen kirjoittaa muuttolaatikon kylkeen: Äänikirjat A-KA

The Mukkula library is closed from 17th to 28th of August due to its move. The library opens in a new location at Tuhtokatu 2 A on Monday 29th of August. Self-service hours are available at the new location. The library will stay at this location until the new community centre of Mukkula will be opened at 2027.

Some of the library materials loaned from Mukkula library have extended loan periods starting from 20th  of July.

Library’s service hours

Monday and Tuesday 13:00–19:00
Wednesday 10:00–16:00
Thursday and Friday 10:00-15:00

Self-service hours every day from 6 am to 22 pm.

Nainen kirjoittaa muuttolaatikon kylkeen: Äänikirjat A-KA

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.