The Interlibrary 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, or want to order materials from the National Library of Finland somewhere else in Finland. Using interlibrary services requires a valid Helka library card.

Interlibrary borrowing

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 from a Helka library that is not available at that moment in time.

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 kk-kaukopalvelu@helsinki.fi.

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.

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

Interlibrary lending

Libraries can order loanable materials or reproductions for their customers through the National Library of Finland’s ILL lending service.

We do not send out National Collection materials (fennica.linneanet.fi) as interlibrary loans but we can make reproductions of them. We will send microfilms of newspapers in the National Collection as reading room loans only when they are unavailable elsewhere. We will not provide reproductions of sheet music subject to copyright (viola.linneanet.fi).

The National Library of Finland materials can be found:

 

National Library's Search Servicekansalliskirjasto.finna.fi

In the Helka database, the National Library of Finland’s library ID is H.

Orders are made with an electronic order form.

ILL Lending services:
tel.  +358 2941 20497

Interlibrary services
National Library
02941 20497 (kirjastoille/bibliotek/libraries)
02941 22744 (yksityishenkilöille/privatpersoner/private persons)

More information on Interlibrary services.