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Library's guide for new employees

In this guide for new employees, you find information that is useful for you as a newcomer about the library's collections and specific services.

Hanken library in Vaasa

Hanken's library in Vaasa is located in the Vaasa city library (2nd floor). Here you find Hanken's printed course books and printed journals. Use the search service Hanna to search and find printed and electronic materials (such as databases, e-journals, e-books):

Note that Vaasa City Library is closed due to a system update. During this time the Web library is also closed.

Watch the video below for a virtual tour of the library in Vaasa:

Library card

You need a library card and PIN-code in order to borrow books from the library. Apply for a library card from the customer service desk in the Vaasa city library or directly from the Hanken library staff in Vaasa. You can also activate, for example, your Kela card or driver's license, and use it as a library card. Always take your library card with you if you want to borrow printed books.

Borrowing and returning

You can borrow books on the self check machines or at the library's service desk. The loan periods are:

  • Course books: 14 days
  • Short loans: 1 day (need to be returned by the following working day before the library closes)
  • Other books: 28 days

The overdue fine is 0,20 euro/book/day. 

More information on the lending rules is found through the link below:


Unavailable items can be reserved. Please note that:

  • Reservations are made through the Hanna search service
  • You will receive an e-mail when the item is available. 
  • Reserved course books will be kept on the pick-up shelf for four days, while other books are kept for nine days. 
  • If you no longer need the reserved book, cancel the reservation at the latest before the pick-up deadline. Note that the city library charges a fee of 2 €/book for a reservation that is not claimed or cancelled before the pick-up deadline.

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Other libraries in Vaasa

In Vaasa, you can also find literature from the Tritonia Academic Library and the Åbo Akademi Library in Academill. If you are a customer at these two libraries, you can borrow and reserve materials, and use the public spaces in the buildings. Through the national search portal Finna, you can see which other libraries in the country have the literature you need.

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Interlibrary loans

Books and articles that aren't available in the Hanken library or in any other library in the Helsinki region (for students or staff in Helsinki) or in libraries in Vaasa (for students or staff in Vaasa), can be requested for free as inter library loan. More information about this service is available on the library’s homepage. 

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