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Guide for new students

Welcome to Centria-Library!

Centria Library is open to all users with printed materials available for everyone to use. There is also a wide selection of domestic and international databases, search portals and electronic books and journals. These licensed services are restricted to the use of students and staff of Centria UAS.

We have libraries in both campuses in Kokkola and in Ylivieska.

You'll need to have a library card to borrow printed books from the library. You can request a card from the customer service of the library.

You can also request a library card from Tuudo app.

As a customer of the library you also have to agree to follow the library rules when receiving the card.

For more information visit our web page at: Centria-Finna

Library services

Centria Library offers vocational and scientific literature to support studying. The databases and electronic materials are available both in the Centria network and via remote use.

You can access our collections at Centria-Finna.

We also offer inter-library loan services.

You can ask for help in all the matters which are related to the information retrieval.

We also give personal guidance in the use of databases especially for thesis writers.



Centria-Finna is Centria Library's online catalog. In Centria-Finna you can find information about the availability of the books in library's collections, and links to Open Access e-books as well. You can renew your loans and make requests to borrowed items.