Interlibrary loan request

Before placing an interlibrary loan request, please check Helmet, Finna, and Melinda catalogues whether the required publication is available in the Helsinki Metropolitan area libraries. Interlibrary loans cannot be made if the required publication is available in any Helsinki Metropolitan area libraries.

Interlibrary loan request is binding, in other words, by placing an interlibrary loan request you agree to pay the interlibrary loan fee (cf. interlibrary loan fees). The fee for a photocopy is set by the sending library. You will also be charged for uncollected interlibrary loans.

Ordered materials are send to your chosen HelMet –library and you will be informed when it has arrived by either e-mail or by telephone. Borrowed materials must be returned to the library where they have been checked out (N.B. in Espoo  borrowed interlibrary loans can be returned to any library).