Savonlinna Municipal Library


You can reserve materials and renew your loans through Web-Origo!



Nojanmaa and Kellarpelto Libraries close down

Savonlinna City Government and Board of Cultural Affairs have decided to close down the Kellarpelto and Nojanmaa branch libraries starting June 1st 2010.
Materials borrowed from Kellarpelto and Nojanmaa may be returned to any other library branch.
The Mobile Library will be serving the Kellarpelto library customers already during the summer and in the autumn there will be mobile library stops in Nojanmaa too.

Summer Opening Hours

Main Library Mon - Thu 11-19, Fri 10-17, Saturdays closed 31.5.-15.8.
Main Library Newspaper Reading Room
Mon - Wed 11-19, Thu-Fri 10-17, Saturdays closed 31.5.-15.8.
Music Library
Mon - Thu 13-19, Fri 10-16
Savonranta Library Mon, Wed 10-16, Tue, Thu 12-19
Mobile Library summer break 28.6.-8.8.

Databases galore! Some databases are accessible only from the library terminals, some are freely available to all internet-connected computers.

Special Service for under 16-year-olds:
Reserve books for free!

You may reserve any book without a reservation fee, starting June 1st 2010.
Show your library card at the information desk to make the reservations. You can also make reservations using the online library Web-Origo.
Max. 10 free reservations at the same time for the same person.


Savonlinna Municipal Library Annual Report 2009

(in Finnish, pdf file 31 KB)

Student Art Exhibition

The Main Library will host a Student Art Exhibition until May 31.
Original art provided by the students of Savonlinna School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education (OKL).


New Main Library

Draft drawings (pdf file 4,5 MB)

The new building for the Main Library will be built during years 2011-2012 in Asemantie street.  The budget for the building project is 7.7 million euros. City of Savonlinna will cover 50 % of the project costs and the Ministry of Education the other 50 %.

The Finnish architectural firm Heikkinen-Komonen Architects were selected to design the new main library for Savonlinna. Project management will be provided by CM Pöyry Oy.

If you have any comments or want to ask questions about the new library, send them to library email

 Free computer support and wireless internet!

There are PC experts from Teko ry giving free computing and internet support for the library users in the Main Library Reference Room. If you have computer problems, just pop in and ask if they are free. Or even better, the library information desk will gladly book a reservation for the time that suits you best.
The Main Library also offers free wireless internet for your own devices. Contact the information desk for a free one hour username and password.

Report on Regional Libraries (in Finnish)

Co-funded by the Eastern Finland Provincial Government and the Savonlinna Region Federation of Municipalities the project researched into the current state of the libraries in the Savonlinna region and possibilities of future co-operation.
The report includes following municipalities: Enonkoski, Heinävesi, Joroinen-Juva-Rantasalmi (JJR-library), Kerimäki, Punkaharju, Savonlinna and Sulkava. 
The research was conducted by Hanna Pitkänen, BA.