N.B. Changes to library services from 3rd March
Update 24.3: ÅAU and Novia affiliated patrons can request items that belong to the ASA Library, Arken Library and Axelia Library in Alma.
Read more about the current changes.

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Help: Log in

Log in: Novia (HAKA)

Students and staff at Novia log in through HAKA. In order to see your loans and make requests in Alma you will have to connect your library upon your first login.

  1. Click on Log in.
  2. Click on the HAKA-log in picture.
  3. Log in with your Novia username and password.
  4. Go to Library Cards under Your Account.
  5. Click on the button Connect Library/parallel card.
  6. Enter your e-mail address in the field E-mail address. Note! Must be the same e-mail address as the one in our register. If the short form of your abo address does not work try the long form (firstname.lastname@abo.fi).
  7. Click Save.
  8. You will receive a message with a link in your email. Go to your e-mail and click on the link. Note! If you have logged into Alma on a computer, the link must be opened on the same computer and if you have logged into Alma on a phone the link must be opened on the same phone.
  9. Your library card is now connected.
  10. Finally, set a PIN code.

In the future, you will log in to Alma via the HAKA-login using your Novia username and password.

Log in: e-mail

Users not affiliated with Novia can choose to either login with their e-mail address or by using a Finna ID.

  1. Click on Log in.
  2. Choose the tab E-mail login
  3. Enter your e-mail address in the field E-mail address. Note! Must be the same e-mail address as the one in our register.
  4. Click on Login.
  5. You will receive a message with a link in your email. Go to your e-mail and click on the link Note! If you have logged into Alma on a computer, the link must be opened on the same computer and if you have logged into Alma on a phone the link must be opened on the same phone.
  6. The link will take you back to Alma, and you are now logged in. You can now see your loans and make requests.
  7. Finally, set a PIN code.

Log in: Finna ID

Users not affiliated with Novia can choose to either create and login with a Finna ID or by using their e-mail address only.

  1. Click on Log in.
  2. Go to the tab Finna ID and create a new Finna ID
  3. After you've created your Finna ID, connect your library card to your Finna ID by entering your e-mail address in the e-mail field under Library Cards. Note! Must be the same e-mail address as the one in our register.
  4. You will receive a message with a link in your email. Go to your e-mail and click on the link Note! If you have logged into Alma on a computer, the link must be opened on the same computer and if you have logged into Alma on a phone the link must be opened on the same phone.
  5. Finally, set a PIN code.

You only need to connect your library card once. From now on, you will log in to Alma with your Finna ID – the username and password that you have just created.

Change PIN code

  1. Go to My profile and click on Change my contact information and PIN-code.
  2. Enter your new PIN code in the field PIN code for self check-out (must be four digits only).
  3. Click Send.