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Universal Borrowing


Universal borrowing, i.e. requesting material for loan free of charge from the National Repository Library, Oulu University of Applied Sciences Library and Oulu University Library.

The Restrictions of the Universal Borrowing

You can place universal borrowing requests only for items that are not checked out. Please contact the library’s Interlibrary Loan Service if you wish to place requests for items that are checked out to another customer. Items requested through universal borrowing are delivered to the library you have selected as the preferred pickup location and you will receive notification by email when they are ready for pickup. You are not able to place universal borrowing requests for course textbooks, reference library copies, archive copies or individual copies of journals. You are not able to place universal borrowing requests if your borrowing rights are suspended. The number of renewals for universal borrowing loans is limited: For the National Repository Library 10 renewals, OUAS 5 renewals and Oulu University 3 renewals. Renewal is not possible if there are pending requests for the item in the owning library.

Universal Borrowing Request

- Log into your account in KAMK-Finna.
- Search for a book title. Go to the Universal borrowing search -tab to see the availability of the book in the universal borrowing libraries.
- Select Place a universal borrowing request. If the Place a universal borrowing request link is not visible, go to the Holdings tab to view item information. The request link should appear.
- This appears in the window that opens: Your request was successful. Interlibrary Loan Requests. Close.
- To view your requests go to Your account > Universal borrowing requests.
- You cannot cancel universal borrowing requests.

Article copy request from the National Repository Library

- All the customers of Kajaani University of Applied Sciences can order article copies from the National Repository Library.
- Log into your account in KAMK-Finna.
- Go to the Other libraries -tab and search for a journal title.
- Check the availability of the journal in the National Repository Library.
- Select Article request in the right column, under the National Repository Library logo.
- The National Repository Library will send the article to you by email.


Universal borrowing from Oulu University of Applied Sciences Library
Lending period for books and theses – 21 days
Loans can be renewed
Course books and newspapers cannot be ordered.

Universal borrowing from Oulu University Library:
Lending period for books and theses – 28 days
Course books and newspapers cannot be ordered.
Loans can be renewed 3 times
You will be sent prior notification of loans due for return
A borrowing ban will be enforced 14 days after the due date if the loans have not been renewed or returned on time

Universal borrowing from the National Repository Library:
Library collection 35 days
Braille books 70 days
Loans can be renewed 10 times
You will be sent prior notification of loans due for return
A reminder will be sent 2 weeks after the due date

Universal borrowing from Kajaani University of Applied Sciences by customers of Oulu University of Applied Sciences Library and Oulu University Library
Lending periods: General collection, 28 days
Theses – 14 days
Course textbooks, reference library copies and individual copies of journals cannot be ordered.
Loans can be renewed
You will be sent prior notification of loans due for return
A borrowing ban will be enforced on the day after the due date if the loans have not been renewed or returned on time