Libraries return to normal opening hours, some modifications in self-service hours
In Kuopio City Library, self-service times have not been in use since the lockdown in March. Now we have deemed it possible to restart partial self-service times with appropriate safety precautions. This applies to the libraries of Jynkkä, Puijonlaakso, Karttula, Nilsiä and Juankoski, starting August 31.
Jynkkä and Puijonlaakso Libraries: Mon, Wed, Thu 1pm-7pm, Tue 10am-7pm & Fri 10am-6pm
Staff present Mon, Wed, Thu 1pm-7pm, Tue & Fri 10am-4pm
Self service: Tue 4pm-7pm & Fri 4pm-6pm
Karttula Library: Mon, Wed 1pm-7pm, Tue 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-6pm
Staff present: Mon & Fri 1pm-7pm, Tue 9am-3pm & Fri 9am-3pm
Self service: Tue 3pm-7pm & Fri 3pm-6pm
Nilsiä Library: Mon, Thu 1pm-7pm, Tue-Wed 10am-7pm & Fri 10am-6pm
Staff present: Mon, Thu 1pm-7pm, Tue-Wed & Fri 10am-4pm
Self service: Tue-Wed 4pm-7pm & Fri 4pm-6pm
Juankoski Library: Mon, Thu 12pm-7pm, Tue-Wed, Fri 10am-4pm
Self service: Mon-Thu 12pm-1pm
Main Library open normally, also on Saturdays.
Tel. 044 7182 319 tai 017 182 318
Change in overdue charge
From 2 March 2020 on, the overdue loans charge will be increased to 0.35 euros per loan / day. Charges for uncollected reservations and overdue reminders remain unchanged (2 euros).
Plastic free books
Kuopio City Library is currently experimenting with circulation of plastic-free books. Our aim is to see if library materials can remain in good condition throughout their life cycle without additional plastic coating. We also want to reduce the amount of plastic waste.
In case the plastic-free trial period shows that the books wear too much prematurely, we will revert to plastic coatings. We hope all our borrowers will keep on handling their loans with care to ensure minimal wear and tear. Everyone will benefit from plastic-free circulation – books cost less without coating, and borrowers get their copies faster since the wrapping phase is omitted.
Renew your loans or make a reservation
If you wish to renew your loans or make reservations, you have to be logged in on the library website. For the login, you need your library card number and a personal, 4-digit pin code. The pin code is given to you at any of our libraries; please bring a photo ID with you.
Log in on the top bar of the page or click here.