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Interlibrary loans for libraries

Åbo Akademi University Library sends material from its collections to other libraries. Interlibrary loans fees are charged according to the price list and invoiced twice a year.


Interlibrary loans can be requested using the order form or by e-mail (ill@abo.fi). Submit only one request per form/e-mail.

  • Items that belong to Österbottens högskola must be requested through Tritonia in Vaasa
  • Unavailable items (excluding course books) can be reserved by e-mail (ill@abo.fi)

Loan periods

  • Usually 28 days
  • Most loans (excluding at least course books) are automatically renewed each month up to six months from the borrowing day unless it is requested by another patron


Following types of material are usually not issued as interlibrary loans

  • bibliographies and encyclopedias
  • material from reference and special collections
  • old, valuable, rare or fragile material
  • printed newspapers and the ten last recent volumes of a journal
  • course books if the course is running at that time and/or if there are only two copies

Following types of material is only issued as in-house use

  • Finland-Swedish material of which the library only has one copy
  • Åbo Akademi University master’s theses (pro gradu-avhandling, diplomarbete)
  • microfilms

Updated 5.8.2019