Welcome to Vaara-kirjastot!

Vaara-kirjastot is a network of libraries in North Karelia. The library network will be formed during 2014-2015. At first, Vaara-kirjastot will consist of the regional library of Joensuu and the municipal libraries of Juuka and Valtimo. Other North Karelian libraries will gradually join the group. The municipal libraries of Ilomantsi, Lieksa and Nurmes will be included in Vaara-kirjastot by the spring of 2015. In 2015, the libraries of Kitee, Rääkkylä and Tohmajärvi will also join Vaara-kirjastot.

This cooperation between North Karelian libraries means that a single search can access all the material found in all the North Karelian libraries thanks to their shared database. Customer service practices and regulations will be consistent, which makes the length of the loan period easier to remember. You can use the same library card in all Vaara-kirjastot libraries. You can print your application form upfront and bring it to library:

Please note:

  • Fees are added immediately in real time in the new library system.
  • If you have more than 5 € fees, you cannot renew loans or reserve items online.
  • More information: The Library Terms of Use