Diak's library is open to everybody and the services are mainly free of charge.
You can reach our services also online.
The library offers high quality and up-to-date collection in diaconia and social- health care.
We also have working space and computers to the students. Ask for help in information searching if you need assistance!
Diak's Finna is the gateway to the library resources: you can find library's books, theses, journals, e-books, e-articles, databases etc.
In order to borrow you'll need a valid library card. Anyone has a right to get the library card which can be obtained by registering as a borrower and showing the ID.
The library is entitled to ask for customers' personal ID codes under the Personal Data Act 1999/523, section 13. Customers are entitled to see the registers in which they are included.
When obtaining library cards, the customers agree to the library rules and their eventual changes.
Loan periods are determined according to the collection to which the borrowed material belongs. Normally materials are given out for:
-28 days or
-14 days at a time.
Loans may be renewed a maximum of ten times using Finna, through the service desk at a campus library, by phone or by e-mail. Reserved items cannot be renewed.
You may use the Finna to reserve items that are currently loaned out, or reserve the item at a library service desk. Reservations are free of charge. Notices concerning arrivals of reserved items are sent by e-mail.
Customers will receive two reminder messages about overdue loans. Overdue fees accrue according to the current Service price list as of the original due date of the loan.
Customers are responsible for replacing any lost or damaged material issued on their library cards.
Diak students and staff may borrow items as interlibrary loans, free of charge, from other Diak library units provided that these items are not part of their own unit's collections nor available in other libraries in the area. For other customers, IntraDiak loans are chargeable. NOTE! You may make online reservations for items from other Diak unit libraries only if you pick up the items yourself from the library in question.
Overdue fines 0,20 € /item / day
Overdue fine for reference material 0,50 € / item / hour
Maximum overdue fines 10 € / item