Self-service library

What is a self-service library 

A self-service library is a library that the customer can use independently outside the library's service opening hours. 

When entering the library, the library card barcode is shown to the reader beside the library door and the four-digit PIN code is typed in, which unlocks the door.

In Hämeenlinna, the main library, Hauho and Nummi libraries and in Janakkala Tervakoski library are self-service libraries.

What can you do in self-service library

During self-service hours, you can borrow and return materials via self-check machines, collect reserved items, use the customers work stations, read magazines or study in the library. Library facilities, materials and an open wireless network are available.

Services that require staffing, such as paying fees, printing, copying, and registering a new customer, are not available during self-service hours.

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How to use self-service library

To use self-service library, customer needs a library card and a four-digit PIN code attached to it. 

You may obtain library card by presenting a photo ID at the service desk and agreeing to follow library user regulations. 

In Hämeenlinna main library

When entering the library, the library card barcode is shown to the reader beside the library door and the four-digit PIN code is typed in, which unlocks the door.

All cardholders over the age of 15 are automatically entitled to use self-service library.

Children under the age of 15 are required to have a contract signed by a guardian. The contract must be signed on site at the library.

In Hauho and Nummi libraries

In Hauho and Nummi libraries, the customer needs a library card with a chip in order to use self-service library.

You may obtain the library card with a chip at the Hauho or Nummi library service desk.

Children under the age of 15 are required to have a contract signed by a guardian. The contract must be signed on site at the library.

The new card works with the password code selected by the customer as a travel card during self-service hours.

The card can be used as a normal library card in all libraries in Hämeenlinna, Hattula and Janakkala.

The first card with a chip is free. If this card is lost, the new one will cost 6 euros.

Tervakoski library in Janakkala

The library is accessed with a separate key. The key is available from the Tervakoski library.

Customer responsibilities

The self-service library card is personal. Each customer must log in with their own library card.

Children under the age of 15 can come to the self-service library together with their guardian, everyone must also leave at the same time.

The guardian is responsible for the minor's library visits. Unauthorized persons may not be admitted to the library during the self-service hours.

In Hauho and Nummi libraries, customers must leave the library space and log in with a self-service card and a PIN code when self-service hours begin.

In case of problems, you can contact the security company. The security company's phone number is near the front door.

In Hauho library there is also an alarm button near the front door. It alerts the security company.

If necessary, the library has the right to restrict the right to use the self-service library.

When using the self-service library, the current user regulations apply.

Recording camera surveillance

Libraries have access control and recording camera surveillance. The customer who causes the alarm is responsible for the costs of unjustified alarms.

The access control and camera systems form a customer register, the purpose of which, according to the description, is to guarantee the legal protection and security of customers, to protect library's property, and to prevent and investigate crimes.