Interlibrary borrowing

The Interlibrary borrowing service of the National Library of Finland can provide assistance when you need to loan or get copies of materials in other Finnish or international libraries.

Service description

At the ILL borrowing services of the National Library of Finland, we order loans and reproductions for you from other libraries in Finland or abroad.

We will find the work required for you and get you a loan or a copy as affordably and quickly as possible. It is also possible to order material that is not available at that moment in time at the National Library.

You can make the order with an electronic order form. You can also submit an order at our customer service point, by phone or via email

Patrons of the National Library can order materials from the National Repository Library for free. You can make orders when you log in to our search service and use Place the request -button. 

We will send you an arrival notice when the material ordered can be picked up from the library’s customer service point. The interlibrary service fee is paid when picking up the material.

You will get the articles as paper copies. As an exception, the copies from the National Repository Library in Kuopio are sent directly to the customer's email. The paperless email delivery was started in 2023 as a pilot program. To use the service you must have a National Library card.

We will automatically renew all interlibrary loans and will notify you when the loan can no longer be renewed.

ILL borrowing services:
tel. +358 2941 22744

Part of a service package