Access with HAMK User ID
Access to our e-collections is limited to HAMK students and staff. HAMK user ID also allows for remote access outside HAMK network.
Some e-services are limited to HAMK network only: the Finnish newspaper service ePress and Finnish magazine platform eMagz are only available locally on HAMK campus.
Access to e-collections is granted for the following HAMK student groups:
If you do not have the HAMK user ID, you are welcome to access e-collections inside the library using our client computers. For more information, contact the library.
Always use HAMK Finna to access our e-collections
Access to all e-material is on HAMK Finna. Use HAMK Finna basic search to find e-books, e-journals and databases. You can also browse e-journal and database lists.
Always use the links in HAMK Finna to access the collections, for they direct you to the correct logon service. HAMK ID does not work when using the login links on the database homepage. .
Downloading material on your personal device
The use of e-collections requires only your HAMK ID. Downloading e-books on your personal computer or mobile device may require registering for the service in question (eg. Ebook Central, Ebsco Ebooks).
Usually NOT allowed:
E-collections and teaching
Note. The Kopiosto copying licence does not cover library licenced material.
Linking to e-material
There are several ways to link to e-material:
- The easiest way to share an e-book, an article or a database is by linking to its information in HAMK Finna. Search the material in HAMK Finna, click its title and copy the browser address.
- A proxy link directs you first to HAMK logon service, which means the link also works outside HAMK network. You will find the correct proxy links in HAMK Finna: first locate the e-book, article or database. On top of the access link, use the right-hand button to copy the link. Link address usually starts with https://ezproxy.hamk.fi/login?url=
Once inside the e-material, never use browser address as the link. It may contain information about an individual session and thus will not work afterwards. Always use the link provided by the service itself (e.g. Permalink, Share link with others). Always check the link actually works by using another browser. The links should contain HAMK proxy address ezproxy.hamk.fi.
Here are some examples of working proxy links:
HYou can easily create shared link lists by using HAMK Finna Favourites. Login to HAMK Finna using HAMK ID. When you find something that you want to share with others, click the Save to list icon (looks like a map tack). Choose an existing list or create a new one, then click Save.
You can edit your lists in your account information, under Favourites. To publish or hide a list, click its title. You will find the public link you can share with others.