Libraries operate normally, mask use strongly recommended, bookmobiles have customer restrictions depending on ongoing pandemic situation
Please follow these safety instructions when on library premises:
• Use the provided hand sanitizer as you enter and leave
• Use the self-check machines
• If you need customer service, be quick
• Always keep a safe distance (more than 2 meters) with other customers and staff
• Wear a mask, unless medically exempt
• Do not visit the library if you are ill!
To avoid risks, we have limited the use of computers and other equipment.
Further info: Mon-Fri 10am - 7pm & Sat 11am - 5pm
044 718 2319 or aikuistenosasto.kirjasto (at) kuopio.fi
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.