Service fees

Methods of payment

Major credit and debit cards (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro) on location and online payments in Arsca.

It is not possible to pay with cash at the Uniarts Helsinki library units.

Prices are VAT-exempt unless otherwise stated.

Overdue fines

  • 28-day loans: 0.20€ / item / day, max 6.00€
  • 0.40€ / item / day, max 12.00€
  • Invoicing costs: 10€

The higher 0.40€ overdue fine applies to short loan collections: 

  • Kuopio Library course books and Christmas sheet music 
  • Sörnäinen Campus Library course books and DVDs 
  • Töölö Campus Library theses available for borrowing 

The overdue fine accumulates daily after the due date until the loan is renewed or returned, up to a maximum of 30 days. Overdue fines are max 20€ / customer (or 30€ / customer if a bill has been sent for the unreturned material).

Compensating lost or damaged materials

  • Books: 80€
  • Journals: 25€
  • Sheet music:
    • I category 30€ (e.g. single choir works or songs)
    • II category 60€ (e.g. chamber music, aria collections)
    • III category 90€ (e.g. full scores, modern music)
    • the library reserves the right to determine which category the replaced sheet music belongs to
  • Folder: 7€
  • Composers’ collected works: the price is determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • DVDs: 100€
  • Theses: 100€
  • CDs:
    • 1-3 CDs: 30e
    • 4-6 CDs: 70e
    • 7 CDs or more: 100e
  • Play copies: 20€
  • Replacing a lost library card: 3€
  • Information retrieval expert services for external (not affiliated with the University of the Arts Helsinki) research groups: 50 € / h


Single copies: 0.40€ / page (b/w); 1€ / page (colour)

Printing and copies for external users:

Interlibrary services

Interlibrary loans for University of the Arts Helsinki students and staff

Interlibrary loan from Finland: Free of charge

Article copies from Finland: Priced by the sending library (free of charge from the National Repository Library)

Interlibrary loan from abroad: Priced by the loaning library plus the postal costs for returning the material

Article copies from abroad: Priced by the sending library

Interlibrary loans to libraries (only outside the Metropolitan area)

Interlibrary loan: 9€ / item

Article copies: 6 € / article (other copies are case-specific)