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The Päijät-Häme Welfare Group has updated the regional recommendations on the coronavirus epidemic.
At the libraries the new practices mean that the two metre safe distance rule is no longer applied. However, in all library spaces customers are still expected to keep sufficient physical distance from others. No more than 75 % of the operating capacity of the library space is available.

  • library spaces are open,
  • self-service libraries are open on weekdays from 6:00 to 22:00,
  • the number of people in the Auditorium, the meeting rooms, the group study rooms and the rooms for recreational activities is still restricted (more precise information can be found on our website in the section where library spaces are introduced),
  • computers and multifunction printers can be used normally,
  • digital guidance continues, but a safe distance between customers and the staff must still be remembered,
  • courses at the Library will continue from 1 September,
  • in the spaces open to the public more seats are added, following the safety recommendations,
  • it is still recommended to use hand sanitizer and a face mask.

The mobile libraries operate according to their normal timetables. A restricted number of people at a time may access the mobile libraries. Wearing a mask is recommended.

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.


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

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

The Nastola Library is closed because it is moving to a new location. The Library will be opened again in the new Rakokivi multi-purpose building on 9 August. During the closure, material will not be delivered to the Nastola Library. If the selected pick-up library for reserved material is Nastola, the material can be picked up only after the new Library has been opened. Material that seems to be available in the Nastola Library during the closure cannot in fact be used and cannot be delivered from Nastola to the other libraries.

Other libraries in Lahti operate normally during the whole summer.

Picture:, Observation image of a Rakokivi multi-purpose building.

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

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.