The Post and Logistics Union PAU strike might delay the delivery of the library’s letter notifications. Please check the due dates of your loans and renew your loans on time. We apologise for the inconvenience.
The new music department in the main library's 2nd floor will be opened on Friday 22nd of November at 8 AM
Opening hours during Independence Day 2019
Independence Day Eve 5th of December
Libraries are open till 4 PM; Maaninka library, however, is open till 3 PM. Mobile libraries Aulis and Elina operate according to their schedule till 3 PM, mobile library of northeastern Savo operates normally. Self-service libraries of Jynkkä, Karttula and Nilsiä are open according to self-service hours from 7 AM to 6 PM.
Independence Day 6th of December
Libraries are closed, and mobile libraries do not operate. Self-service libraries of Jynkkä, Karttula and Nilsiä are open according to self-service hours from 7 AM to 6 PM.
The new children’s and youth department has been opened in the main library's 1st floor
The new children’s and youth department has been opened on Monday 4th of November. Welcome!
Please note that accessible entrance to main library is only via Maaherrankatu during the museum renovation.
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.