You may obtain a library card and PIN code at the customer service desk, in the library. Bring a valid form of identification when applying. You need to have a postal address in the Nordic countries. Those under 15 years of age need a guarantor.
You are responsible for all materials borrowed with your personal library card. In using the card you agree to abide by the library’s rules regarding materials use. Guardians of customers under the age of 15 are responsible for all materials checked out with the minor’s card.
Keep your contact information up-to-date. Notify the library immediately if you lose your card.
The first library card is free of charge.
Borrowing, renewing, reserving, returning
You will need your library card to borrow materials. You may have up to 100 items checked out at a time. The library observes age restrictions on the borrowing of films and games.
Duration of loans:
- DVD films: 1 week
- CDs: 2 weeks
- Magazines: 2 weeks (the most current issues are not available for checkout)
- Short-term loans (newly requested items / new releases): 2 weeks
- Books and language courses: 4 weeks
You may renew materials if they have not been reserved by another customer. Short-term loans are not eligible for renewal. All other items may be renewed a maximum of five times in a row.
You may reserve materials free of charge.
Materials may be returned to any of the Lapland Libraries.
Guidelines and Regulations
The Inari Municipal Library is a member of the network of Lapland Libraries, which maintains a collective set of guidelines and regulations for use of library services and materials.
Customer information is saved in the Lapland Libraries’ database, and is used only for the purposes of customer service needs, customer account management, and the anonymous compilation of statistics.
In the Online Library you may search the collection, reserve materials, and renew borrowed items. Log in to the online library using your library card number and PIN code. The first time you set your pin code, you must do so in person at your local library’s customer service desk. Subsequently forgotten PIN codes may be reset directly through the Lapland Libraries website.
Children’s library cards may be linked to their guardian’s account in the online library. See further instructions on the Lapland Libraries website.
Lapland libraries’ digital collections and resources may be accessed using a valid library card and PIN number. E-books, e-audiobooks, music recordings and magazines in a variety of languages are available.
Online versions of Finnish periodicals may be accessed through the main library’s website.
For further information and links to e-materials and resources, see the Lapland Libraries' e-materials page.