Library services

Library’s wide range of services

A library today is much more than just a place to borrow books. We offer a wide range of services that city residents can use either on their own or with the help of our staff. Feel free to ask us more!


At the library, we provide digital tutoring on how to use customers’ own devices or websites/services. Book an appointment at the reserve room ( or call 040 746 0267 to make an appointment.


The site brings together all the electronic services offered by the library: magazines, recordings, books, films, music lessons, opera, ballet… You can also access some of the services from your home, but you will need a library card and a PIN code.

ePress and eMagz

You can read e-journals in the library on your own mobile device or on the library’s TV or on a tablet you can borrow. For example, Helsingin Sanomat and Lapin Kansa are available every day in electronic format. Ask the library for more information. The address of the service is Newspapers can only be read in the library.

eMagz contains magazines that you can also read outside the library. In addition to your library card, you will need a PIN code.

Internet / Printing

The library has four patron computers for internet access. Access is free of charge. Print prices can be found on the Fees page.

Library training and meeting room

There are 11 computers in the training room. Businesses and communities can reserve space at a fee approved by the Future Committee.

You can share your own or the library’s computer screen with the big TV in the room. The room has a coffee machine, kettle and fridge. There is seating for 10 people around the meeting table, in addition to the computer tables.

The use of the space is free of charge for Kemijärvi associations. For more information, call 040 746 0267 during library opening hours or contact Varaamo directly.

Books to home service

Kemijärvi Library offers a personalised service where you can order library material to your home. The service is aimed at people who, for one reason or another, find it difficult to go to the library.

Users of the service are interviewed before they are accepted and a written contract is made for the use of the service.

The service is free of charge when borrowing material from the libraries of Lapland. The delivery of materials is agreed on a loan-by-loan basis, usually after 4 pm. At the same time, materials returned to the library will be accepted.

For more information and to register as a user:

Tuula Poropudas, tel. 0400 226 406 or tuula.poropudas(at)
Marja-Leena Vaarala, tel. 0400 157 716 or marja-leena.vaarala(at)

Cube – a quiet small group space for working

The Cube at the back of the lecture hall is a quiet, soundproofed small group space for up to four people.

The space has automatic air conditioning, dimmable LED lights with colour temperature control, two power sockets, a Samsung 32″ Full HD LCD screen, HDMI and Audio 3.5 mm male connectors and two speakers in the ceiling with amplifier.

You can reserve a space either in the Reservation Office or directly at the library. You are free to use the room when it is not reserved. Free of charge.

Sports equipment and other items on loan

For example, the library has acquired walking sticks, a Frisbee golf set, coffee balls and a backpack for loan.

Examples of items include a dvd player and a portable turntable for converting LPs to electronic format. There are also puzzles, club games, a paper shredder, a gimbal… The list is constantly growing.


The library has a laminator that can laminate A6, A5, A4 and A3 sheets. You can buy A6-A4 sheets from the library for €0.50 and A3 for €1.00.

Media point

The library’s training and meeting room has a media desk with a powerful computer with two screens. It has a microfilm reader, LP and CD converters for digitisation, a photo/dash scanner and a printer. Printing prices can be found on the Fees page. You can book the point for two hours > ask at the service point for available times on 040 746 0267 or directly at the Reservation Office.

Return point for batteries and small batteries

The library has a return point for batteries and small accumulators right next to the front door. Batteries and battery hubs should be protected with tape before dropping them in the box.

Sewing Machine

A sewing machine is available for customer use in the training and meeting room. It can be reserved by calling 040 746 0267 or by visiting

Colour copier / Scanner

The library has a KonicaMinolta bizhub c558 multifunction machine. You can use it to make colour copies or scan for email. Payments can be found on the Payments page. You cannot pay cash for the book! The machine is not available during self-service hours.

WiFi – wireless internet access

The library has free wireless internet access. You can log on to the internet with your own device. The name of the network is Kj_library. You can get the password from your library.

Book exchange point

At the exchange point in the library’s foyer, you can bring your own books that you have already read or are ready to circulate. You can also leave records, magazines and cassettes at the exchange point. You can take material left by others from the exchange point.

Library system Koha

The Kemijärvi library is part of the Lapland library bundle. The whole group uses the same library system Koha. Koha is an open source system and the libraries themselves develop its functionality. Read more about Koha Finland.

Cooperation agreement between Hillatie School and Kemijärvi City Library and Kemijärvi City Cultural Education Plan (KOPS)

The library is committed, through the cooperation agreement with the school and the Cultural Education Plan, to advise, assist and enable the smooth use of the library and the spread of reading among children and young people. See the Cooperation Agreement and the KOPS.