Request material

If you need a book or an article not found at the University of Helsinki, you can ask Helsinki University Library to order it for you as an interlibrary loan. Alternatively, as a member of University of Helsinki community you can make an acquisition proposal for the library collections.

If you want material from Helsinki University Library as an interlibrary loan, contact your local library.

Through interlibrary loans, you can request material not available in Helsinki University Library as loans or as photocopies. Interlibrary loan services are subject to charges. Your requested material will be delivered to Helsinki University Library where you can pick it up. The fee for the interlibrary loan will be charged when you collect the book.

If you cannot find the resources necessary for your research, teaching or studies in the Helsinki University Library collections, as a member of the University community you can submit an acquisition proposal in Helka library database.

Acquisition proposals are considered in relation to the library's collection development policy and the available funds. 

HUPS is a service free of charge, enabling you to order books or article copies from all Helsinki University Library sites and the National Repository Library in Kuopio. The service is intended for the staff of the University of Helsinki, the Helsinki University Hospital and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.