Summer opening hours at OUTI Libraries

Summer can bring changes to the opening hours of many libraries. Midsummer also causes exceptions to library opening hours on 23.–25.6. Please see the summer opening hours of your library by visiting the library, or on the library’s website or the OUTI Web Library.

Many municipalities and cities also have self-service libraries, and some of the libraries may only be open for self-service use during the summer. During self-service use, the library can be accessed with a library card and the PIN attached to it. Customer computers and self-service stations for borrowing and returning are also available in addition to the library collections during self-service hours.

All OUTI Libraries will be closed on Tuesday 7.6.2022 due to the library system update. Self-service libraries will also be closed. Online services and Northern eLibrary services that require a login will not be available. Libraries will open on Wednesday 8.6. at 12:00.

Scheduled maintenance on Overdrive and Libby 3.5.–28.6.

E-book service OverDrive will undergo scheduled maintenance from May 3 to June 28. The work will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:00–15:00 Finnish time. During the maintenance, you can log in to the service and the Libby app and read and listen to e-books, but you may be prevented from borrowing, reserving, and returning loans. Prevented functions will be available once the maintenance is over.

Watch four movies each month on Viddla

The movie streaming service Viddla’s monthly loan amount will increase from three to four films on 2.5.2022.  You can now watch four movies each month. Log in to Viddla with your library card and PIN.

Viddla has both Finnish and international films and new movies are added weekly. The viewing time for each film is 48 hours, starting from the moment when the film is borrowed.

Viddla on Northern eLibrary login has changed

eLibrary’s music service’s login has changed on April 20. The PIN attached to the library card is also required to log in.

You can get a PIN from the library customer service or you can order a new PIN to your e-mail from the OUTI Web Library. Use the ‘Forgot your PIN?’ link available in the login window.

Online payment available again

ETA: The downtime is over.

On the morning of Monday, 17.1.2022 starting at 9:00, online payment in the OUTI Web Library will be unavailable. The estimated duration of the downtime is two hours. During the downtime, you will be not able to pay your library fees online in the OUTI Web Library.

Maintenance break affecting the library system and web library on Wednesday 12.1. is over

ETA: The maintenance break is over.

The library system and OUTI Web Library are affected by a maintenance break on the morning of Wednesday, 12.1.2022 between 7:00 and 9:00.

Logging in to the OUTI Web Library, search results and information about the library collection, and eLibrary services will all unavailable during the maintenance break.

Accessing self-service libraries and self-service stations for borrowing and returning will experience temporary downtimes during the maintenance break.

Cost of overdue notices has been increased, please return or renew your loans on time

Starting on Monday, 10.1.2022, the price of overdue notices sent from the library is increased. The first notice is sent when the loans are 7 days overdue and will cost 1.50 €. The second notice is sent 35 days after the due date and will cost 3 €.

Overdue notices will be sent via email or as a letter via post if the customer does not have their email address in the library’s customer register.

Overdue notices are also sent of loans for children and young people.

Library system and web library downtime over 31.12.

Edited at 9:55: The downtime is over.

There is a temporary downtime in the library system which also affects borrowing and returning at the library at both self-service stations and customer service. The downtime is being investigated.

The OUTI Web Library and eLibrary services cannot be used normally during the downtime. Self-service libraries are also unavailable during the downtime.