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Responsible for the service The Municipality of Sipoo

Using the library

  • Service
  • Sipoo
  • Public service

Checking out

When checking out material you have to present a valid library card. Sipoo municipal library forms together with 11 other Uusimaa municipal libraries the Helle-libraries. The same library card works for all other Helle-libraries. You are responsible for all materials that have been checked out to your card.

Due dates vary depending on the material in question and demand. Maximum number of items checked out at one time is 100. Certain restrictions apply to AV-material. We follow age ratings for movies.

If you are not allowed to check out items from one of the Helle-libraries, you cannot check out items from the other libraries.


Material you have checked out should be returned at the latest by closing on the due date. Outside library open hours you can return material to the library's return chute and it will be registered as returned next day library is open.

The main library's and Söderkulla library's return chutes are by the front entrance.

Material you have checked out from another Helle-library may be returned to another Helle-library. Interlibrary loans should be returned to the library you have checked it out from.


You may renew your checked out items a maximum of 6 times, as long as there are no active holds on them.

You can renew your checked out items through the library web site, in the library or by telephone.

Do the following

You can acquire a library card and your personal PIN from your nearest library. When you apply for a card, you need an ID card with a picture attached. You can not get a card without visiting the library yourself. A person below the age of 15 needs permission from guardian to apply for a library card.

To whom and on what terms

You can visit the library freely and use materials like books, magazines and digital materials, e-magazines and databases. For checking out material you need a library card. The library card's number together with your PIN works as an identifier when using digital services.

Every library has its own rules. The rules define users' rights and duties.

The service is free of charge.

Using the materials in the library, checking out and placing holds, spending time in the library and information services are free of charge. Interlibrary loans, printing and copying and meeting room may incur a fee. Consult your local library's rules for more information.

Basic information

The service is provided byThe Municipality of Sipoo
Responsible for the serviceThe Municipality of Sipoo
Area Sipoo
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Municipality of Sipoo
Updated: 8/10/2020