Send us an interlibrary loan request and let us find a library that holds what you need – anywhere in the world. Interlibrary service covers all kinds of print materials, usually book loans or journal article copies. Fill out the form and we will handle the rest. We charge according to our pricelist.
It’s often worth checking the availability of items from nearby libraries. If you find what you need from other library collections, often the quickest and the cheapest way is to visit and borrow items from there personally. Almost all libraries in Finland are open to everyone.
Aalto University students
In addition to our own collections, Aalto-Finna also shows items held in the National Repository Library collections, just select the tab on the search results. Orders are free of charge and delivered usually within two business days.
You can also order article copies as pdf-documents to your email free of charge from the collections of the National Repository Library.
You are entitled for free of charge interlibrary loans from other Finnish libraries if a printed book you requested is not owned by any library in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Please check this condition before sending us an interlibrary loan request.
Aalto University faculty
Always use Aalto Direct service to order any material with a simple form, be it in our collections or not – you don’t have to know. We will find out how to get it and deliver it free of charge to your workplace at Aalto (or Learning Centre service point).
In addition, the fastest way to get article copies as pdf-documents to your email or other items from National Repository Library is to place an order via Aalto-Finna.