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Oula-Finna help – Login and My account

Login

Log into Oula-Finna if you want to see your personal account details, renew your loans or place reservations. When logged in, you can also save your searches and favourites. In addition, students and staff of University of Oulu can access the library´s e-resources off campus with their own user account.

You can log into Oula-Finna via Login-button with University of Oulu user account, Finna-ID or your email address.

Oulu University user account (Haka Login) - Students and staff

  • Click Login
  • Choose Haka login tab and login with your account
  • If you can´t see you loans right away, add your library card to your account by inserting your email address. NB! The email address must be exactly the same as it is in the library database.
  • Login to your email and click the link you received from Finna. NB! You must use the same device for the email and the link as you used for Oula-Finna login.
  • The link takes you back to Oula-Finna and your library card has been added to your Finna account.
  • You only need to add the library card once. In future you can log into Oula-Finna with your Haka account

Finna ID - Other customers

  • Click Login
  • Choose Finna ID tab
  • Click Create New Finna ID, fill in the fields and click Submit
  • In the next phase insert your email address to add your library card to your account. NB! The email address must be exactly the same as it is in the library database.
  • Login to your email and click the link you received from Finna. NB! You must use the same device for the email and the link as you used for Oula-Finna login.
  • The link takes you back to Oula-Finna and your library card has been added to your Finna account
  • You only need to add the library card once. In future you can log into Oula-Finna with your Finna ID.

Email address - Other customer

  • Click Login
  • Choose Email tab
  • Insert your email address. NB! The email address must be exactly the same as it is in the library database.
  • Click Login
  • Login to your email and click the link you received from Finna. NB! You must use the same device for the email and the link as you used for Oula-Finna login.
  • The link takes you back to Oula-Finna and your library card has been added to your account.
  • Logging in with email address is for one time only – next time you need to repeat the same steps again.

Library card

If you can see two library card numbers in your account´s Library cards tab, you can remove the library card which has no barcode.

Logging out

You can finish your session by clicking Log out link in your account.

Your account

Select Your account under your name to access your personal tabs: Profile, Checked out items/Renewals, Holds and recalls, On-shelf requests, Interlibrary loan requests, Fines, Library cards, Favourites, and Saved searches.

Profile

You can see your personal data saved in the library customer register and you can update your data when necessary. If you can´t see the update button, please check in WebOodi if you have restricted the disclosure of your data. You can cancel your restriction in personal information page and allow the library to get your address information automatically. Otherwise, you can only update your contact information by contacting the library.

  • You can order an additional due date reminder to your preferred email.
  • You can choose a primary pickup location for your holds.

Checked out items / Renewals

  • Your checked out items are shown on the page arranged by their due date.
  • Loans that will soon be due and overdue loans are highlighted with a blue or red background.
  • If a loan is not renewable (the maximum number of renewals has been reached or there is a request for the item), the notice 'Cannot be renewed' will appear on the left of the item.
  • When an item is successfully renewed, the notice 'Renewal successful' will appear in green below the new due date.
  • If an item cannot be renewed, i.e. there is a request for the item or your borrowing rights have been suspended, the notice 'This item could not be renewed: Not Renewed' will appear in red below the due date.

Holds and recalls

In the Holds and Recalls tab you can view your pending hold requests and your place in the hold queue. You can also view all your requested items that are ready for pickup.

To place a hold request for an item that is on loan, select Place a Request on the Title on the Holdings screen.

When the item has been returned to the library, you will be notified by email. In Holds and Recalls you can see the last day the book will be available for pickup, i.e. when the hold expires.

On-shelf requests

When you place a request for an item that is not on loan, you can follow the processing of your request at On-shelf Requests

When the request is being processed, the date when the request was placed is shown next to the title

You will receive an email notification when the request has been processed and the item is ready for you to collect. Processed requests are shown at Holds and Recalls for approx. one week.

Fines

  • Select the Fines tab to see the fines you have incurred, i.e. how much there is to pay and why.
  • Fines exceeding 20 euros will result in suspension of borrowing rights until you pay the required fees.
  • You can pay the fees at the customer service desk or by using the web payment service.

Favourites

  • You can add a literature reference to your own favourites by clicking the pin icon next to it
  • References are first saved to My Favourites where you can move or copy them to the list of your choice.
  • In My Favourites you can
    • Sort your references by title, author, date, or format and annotate them with keywords and notes
    • Create and remove your own public or private Favourites lists. Name the lists as you like and move their contents from one list to another.
  • You can share references that you have saved in the favourites or forward them by email
  • You can also export references to RefWorks.

Saved searches

  • All searches you have carried out are saved for the duration of the session in Your Account -> Saved Searches -> Recent Searches.
  • To store important references separately select Save next to the reference. After closing the session, you will find the references in Saved Searches.
  • You can delete search results or empty the whole search history by clicking the X icon in the Delete column.
  • If you wish, the Alerts service will offer you new references daily or weekly, based on criteria provided by you. The results will be delivered to your email.