FinELib is a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions and public libraries. It negotiates e-resource license agreements for the Finnish scholarly community. On these pages, you can monitor the progress and results of these negotiations.

Our Goals  

Prices of scholarly publications must be reasonable.

→ Information must be openly available.

→ Transition to open access must be possible without any additional costs.

→ Terms of use for articles must be appropriate and easy to understand.

Read more about our goals and their backgrounds

Status of

Ongoing negotiations


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During holiday season please contact our service e-mail in addition to personal e-mail addresses.

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FinELibs avtalsförhandlingar med Taylor & Francis och Wiley – en utmanande situation


FinELibs nuvarande avtal med Taylor & Francis och Wiley är i kraft t.o.m. 31.12.2018. Eftersom detta datum närmar sig, förbereder konsortiemedlemmarna sig på olika scenarier för att ge forskarna tillgång till nödvändiga artiklar, oavsett vad som händer med förhandlingar.

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FinELib’s negotiations with Taylor & Francis and Wiley: A Challenging situation


FinELib’s current contracts with Taylor & Francis and Wiley will expire on December 31, 2018. As that date approaches, the FinELib consortium members are preparing for various scenarios to provide scholars access to necessary articles with minimal disruption or delay, regardless of what happens with the negotiations.

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Take advantage of
open access benefits

During negotiations, open access benefits have been agreed upon regarding the journals of the following publishers: Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Sage, Emerald, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, American Chemical Society, Springer Nature.

More information about publisher- and organisation-specific open access benefits is also available from your own library.