Get a Library Card and Borrow
You can borrow materials from all campus libraries with the free SAMK Library card. Renew online in Finna or in the library. Return your loans to any campus library.
You can get a library card from the library the first time you take out a loan. You should have an official ID card with you. The library card is your personal property and you are responsible for items borrowed with the card. You should return or renew the borrowed items by the due date to avoid overdue fines. Notify the library if your contact details change or you lose your card. The library will usually send overdue and other notices by e-mail to your SAMK e-mail address.
To save time, you can order the library card in advance. Please choose your campus library below and fill in the online application:
Log in to Finna discovery service when you have got your library card. You can renew, place holds, set a due date reminder and save favourites and searches online.
- As a SAMK student: Log in to Finna with your SAMK ID. Connect your SAMK library card to your SAMK ID. Set a due date reminder in Finna. Read how to do this.
- As a visiting customer: Log in to Finna with your library card. Set a due date reminder in Finna. Read how to do this.
As a library customer you accept our borrowing policies, loan periods, overdue fines, charges and code of conduct.
Find information for your studies. SAMK students have access to international databases and online resources.
In Finna Discovery Service you will find books, e-books, journals, theses and links to essential online resources and databases such as MOT Online Dictionaries, Ebsco, Emerald Insight, ProQuest, PubMed and Theseus.
Go to Finna and see Subject areas menu for more databases. As a SAMK student you can access online resources also off-campus.
Help and Guidance
Our library staff will help you with printed and online collections. If you need quick guidance in information searching, please, contact our staff. Our "book a librarian" service, INFOpoint is for SAMK students who need for example information for their theses. INFOpoint offers personal assistance through appointments.
SAMK Library has purchased thousands of e-books from various publishers for students. There are links in Finna for course e-books and other online publications and theses. Use Finna to find a certain e-book or browse the collections. You can find freely available e-publications with Google or another search engine.
Online theses by SAMK students and other Universities of Applied Sciences are freely available at Theseus.fi.
E-books are available in several formats. You can often read a book directly on a web page or download it to your computer as a PDF file.
Commercial publishers' e-books are often protected and the free Adobe Digital Editions software is needed. Note that this is a different software than Adobe Reader. Bluefire application may be needed in a tablet or smart phone.
Stay Up-To-Date with Newspapers and Magazines
SAMK students have access to thousands of online magazines, journals and newspapers from various publishers. There are also printed professional magazines in campus libraries for you to read and borrow.
Check out the printed magazines and journals we subscribe to our campus libraries. You can find online magazines in Finna. Search for the magazine or journal title or use the international e-materials search in Finna to find online articles.
- 7000+ newspaper and magazine titles
- 100+ countries
- 60+ languages
- max. 3 simultaneous users