Library and information services

The Mikkeli Regional Library is part of the Lumme Libraries system of the municipalities in South Savo. The municipalities in the Lumme system include the city and municipal libraries of Enonkoski, Juva, Joroinen, Mäntyharju, Pieksämäki, Rantasalmi, Savonlinna and Varkaus. The Lumme libraries have a shared material and registered user database, online library, rules and fees.

The library offers its material collections, equipment and public facilities for the use of its customers. The versatile selections contain books, newspapers and magazines, music and films. Users also have digital materials, electronic publications and databases at their disposal. The library is a great place to read, study, work, spend time, meet your friends or have a meeting. The library offers guidance and advice, and everyone has free access to the exhibitions and events organised in the library facilities.

In addition to the Mikkeli main library, there are nine local libraries which also offer library services. The main library is located in the centre of Mikkeli, while the local libraries are located in Anttola, Haukivuori, Hirvensalmi, Kuortti, , Otava, Pertunmaa, Puumala, Ristiina and Suomenniemi.

The services of the libraries are free to use by all. You can obtain a library card in any of the Lumme libraries by filling in a customer information form and showing your ID card containing your photograph, your passport or, in special cases, other identification provided by the authorities. You must visit the library in person in order to obtain a library card. Children under the age of 15 will need the written approval from their guardian on the customer information form. In addition, the guardian must also have a library card for the Lumme libraries.

You can use the same library card in all Lumme libraries, and you can return the material you have borrowed in any Lumme library, as an extensive transport system operates in the Lumme library system. The material data of the libraries are available in the Lumme online library, where you can also see the availability of the material, reserve the material you want and renew your loans. Visit the library to get the PIN code needed for the online library.

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