Welcome to the largest bookstore in the Nordic countries!
- Quick deliveries (your package usually ships within 2-5 business days)
- Free shipping for consumers
- More than 10 million titles in our selection
- A full range of textbooks, non-fiction and fiction in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German and English
Please note that adlibris.com ships to addresses in Finland only. To have books shipped to Sweden please visit Swedish Adlibris, to order to Denmark you can shop at Danish Adlibris and to purchase to Norway visit Norwegian Adlibris.
* Please observe that unfortunately we do not currently offer deliveries outside these countries.
How to shop
You can place your order on our website in six easy steps. You will find an explanation of each step below.
1. Find the books you want
2. Add the books to your shopping cart
3. Proceed to checkout
4. Sign in or register as a new customer
5. Select shipping address, shipping alternative and payment option
6. Confirm the order
1. Finding the Books You Want
You can search for books by title, author, or ISBN in the search box in the top left corner our website. Click 'Hae' or press enter to start the search.
You can filter the search results by selecting the preferred criteria and then clicking 'Rajaa hakutulosta'. The available filters include book format (Sidosasu), language (Kieli), delivery time (Lähetetään meiltä), year of publication (Julkaistu) and maximum price (Enimmäishinta). You can even filter out titles that are temporarily out of stock (Tilapäisesti lopussa) or not yet released (Ei vielä ilmestynyt). Additional search words can be added in the 'Hakusana' field.
The book is available if the red button under the book details reads 'Lisää ostoskoriin' and the item's delivery time is marked by the text 'Lähetetään meiltä ?-? Arkipäivässä', referring to the book's handling time in business days.
If the text on the red button is 'Valvo' the item is temporarily out of stock or not yet released. If the red button is completely missing, the book's details contain the text 'Kirja on poistunut valikoimasta' and the item is no longer available and is likely to be sold out with the publisher, or not stocked by any of the suppliers we work with.
Books are published in different formats. The most common formats are:
Hardcover (Sidottu): usually hard covers and sewed binding, but could also have a softer cover.
Hardcover (Kartonkisidos): hard covers, glued, simpler binding
Paperback (Nidottu): soft covers, usually glued binding
Half binding (Puoliranskalainen): leather spine and possibly leather corners, high-quality binding.
Paperback (Pokkari): soft covers, smaller format and glued binding.
Paperback (Isokokoinen pokkari): soft covers, larger format and glued binding.
Flipback (Excess): mini (8x11cm) hardcover with sideways-printed text in normal font size.
Audio cassette (Kasetti): a book recorded on cassette tapes.
Audio CD: a book recorded on CDs.
E-book: an electronic book that you download to your computer. If you order e-books you need to pay by credit card.
MP3: an electronic audio book that you download to your computer. If you order MP3 books you need to pay by credit card.
MP3 on CD: an electronic audio book in MP3 format that is delivered on a CD. You transfer the files from the CD to your computer. You can also play the CD in a CD-player if it supports the MP3 format.
2. Add Books to Your Shopping Cart
When you have found the book you want, you add it to your cart by clicking the red button next to it, 'Lisää ostoskoriin'. If you wish to view the content of your shopping cart click the black button 'Muokkaa ostoskoria' at the top of the page. Edit by changing the quantity of the items (Kpl), removing one item (Poista) or emptying the cart (Tyhjennä ostoskori). Save the changes by selecting 'Päivitä ostoskori'.
3. Proceed to Checkout
When you have added the books you want to your cart you proceed to the checkout by clicking 'Kassalle' (at the top right on the front page).
4. Sign in or Register as a New Customer
If you have placed an order previously enter your username and password to sign in.
If you are a new customer register your details as a consumer by clicking 'Yksityishenkilö'. The other two options are for businesses (Yritys) and for public administration (Julkisyhteisö).
Fill in your name (Nimi), street address (Katuosoite), zip code (Postinumero) and city (Postitoimipaikka). If you order without a Finnish personal identity number (Henkilötunnus) or corporate identity number (Y-tunnus) or do not wish to pay by invoice, you can enter your date of birth instead in format DDMMYY. Add and confirm your e-mail address (Sähköposti & Vahvista sähköpostiosoite), your telephone number (Puhelin).
Select a user name (Käyttäjätunnus) - we recommend using your own e-mail address - and a password (Salasana). Repeat your password (Salasana uudelleen) for confirmation.
Uncheck the first box if you don't want us to send you your password and customer number via e-mail as you save your details. Check the box under the text 'Uutiskirje' if you want to receive our newsletter in Finnish to your e-mail address. Save your contact information by clicking 'Tallenna tiedot'.
5. Your Order and Shipping
View your order under section '1. Tilaus' and check the box under the heading 'Lahjapaketointi' if you wish your order to be giftwrapped (additional 1-2 business days and 2,50 € /book). Verify your contact information under the title '2. Asiakastiedot' and select 'Muuta asiakastietoja' if you wish to edit them.
In section '3. Toimitustapa' you can choose whether you want your order to be sent to the address on your profile 'Kotiosoitteeseesi', to your work address 'Työosoitteeseeni' , to yourself at a different address 'Vaihtoehtoiseen osoitteeseeni', or to another person 'Toiselle henkilölle'. Fill in the delivery address if required.
Select the shipping option for your order ('Hinta' stands for shipping fee and 'Aika' for the number of business days the shipping takes).
At Adlibris you can as a consumer select between the following shipping options:
* Eco-friendly shipping, 'Ympäristökuljetus': Climate neutral shipping option. Usually takes two business days to reach you after the package has shipped to the R-kioski of your selection. Cost 1,90 €.
* Standard shipping, 'Postipaketti': Usually takes two to three business days to reach you after the package has shipped to your nearest post service point. Cost 3,90 €.
* Free shipping, 'Ilmainen kuljetus': Usually takes three to four business days to reach you after the package has been shipped.
With 'Ympäristökuljetus' option you can select another collection point for your package in the menu 'Noutopaikka' if the location calculated as your closest one is not the one you would prefer.
Depending on the shipping option you choose you may be able to select if you wish to receive the arrival notification by e-mail (Saapumisilmoitus sähköpostiosoitteeseen), by sms (Saapumisilmoitus tekstiviestinä numeroon) or by post (Saapumisilmoitus kirjeenä). Fill in your e-mail address or cellular number. Please observe the 1 € extra charge for the paper notification.
Payment and Confirmation
In the '4. Maksu' section you can select the method of payment. Choose between invoice (Lasku), extended payment terms by Klarna credit (Syysetu), or the installment payment plan (Osamaksu) if you have registered a Finnish personal identity number. Card payment by Visa or Mastercard (Korttimaksu) and internet bank payment with Finnish banking codes (Verkkomaksu) options are available for everyone.
If you wish to leave a message to Adlibris, you can type it in the box 'Tilaustasi koskeva viesti asiakaspalvelulle' at the bottom of the page. Please note: this may cause a delay to your order since we will need to manually process any comments entered here.
Press 'Jatka' on the left to continue.
6. Confirm Your Order
Confirm your order by pressing 'Vahvista tilaus' at the bottom of the next page.
If you have selected credit card payment you are now forwarded to a secured card payment site by DIBS. Enter the following card details: card number (Kortin numero), first name & surname of the card holder (Kortinhaltijan etunimi & sukunimi), e-mail address (Sähköposti), expiration date (Voimassaoloaika), CVC and click 'Vahvista maksu' to confirm the payment. After your payment is confirmed you will be forwarded back to adlibris.com.
Take note of your order number (tilausnumero). You will also be able to find it under the menu 'Oma tili' at the top of the page. Sign out by clicking 'Kirjaudu ulos'.
When you have confirmed your order an order confirmation (Tilausvahvistus) in Finnish will be sent to your e-mail address. When your order has shipped you will receive another e-mail (Toimitusilmoitus) with more information about the shipment.
The next time you use our site you don't have to enter your contact information again but you can just enter your user name and password at the checkout (Kassalle).
Information on Delivery Time
The handling time of your order is calculated based on the number of business days it usually takes for us to receive the titles from the suppliers who stock the books and from whom we order the books we need on a daily basis. The expected delivery time for each title is stated on the book details. If you order a book that is expected to be shipped within 1-2 business days and a book that will be shipped within 2-5 business days, the whole order will be shipped from us within 2-5 business days.
The expected handling time for the order will be stated at the checkout before you confirm the order and you need to add the shipping time marked on different shipping options to calculate when you will receive your order.
Since the handling time is estimated and unexpected delays may occur, we can never guarantee that the books will be shipped within a certain number of business days.
Different Editions A title can be available in several different editions. To be able to find all the editions we have in our database, the best way is to search by title. If you have an ISBN you will only get a match for that specific edition, and there may be newer editions available. In most cases you will find information about when a book was published on the product page for the book.
To Edit Your Order
Add On the website you can add additional books to an order you have already placed. Place a new order on the book(s) you would like to add and when you get to the checkout you can in the middle of the page see the text 'Yhdistäminen lähiaikoina tehtyihin tilauksiin'. Check the order that you would like the new order to merge with. Please note that the delivery time might be prolonged, since it will be calculated from when the latest book was added.
If you have paid by credit card or with your online bank codes you will not be able to add anything, unfortunately, since we cannot withdraw a larger sum from your card than the one you approved when you placed your order.
Cancel You can cancel an entire order or a specific title under your account, 'Oma tili', by selecting your order number . To cancel click the link 'poista koko tilaus' or 'poista' after the title you would like to cancel in the order. If the order already has been shipped you always have purchase on approval for 14 days after receiving the item. If you would like to return your order please contact customer service.
To Cancel When you Have Paid by Credit Card If you have paid by credit card the sum for the cancelled book will automatically be returned to your account when the rest of the order is shipped. If you have only ordered one book and cancelled it we will cancel the reserved amount on your account, usually within a couple of days.
To Cancel When you Have Paid by Online Banking Codes If you have paid by online banking codes contact our customer service and let us know your IBAN bank account number for a refund.
To Edit Address Information
When the order is placed Contact us as soon as possible via e-mail and we will hopefully be able to change the address in time before the package is sent.
For future orders Sign in on your account, 'Oma tili', and edit your customer information. Remember to save the changes (the button 'Tallenna tiedot' at the bottom of the page). The updated address will be valid for all future orders with adlibris.com. To edit an address for an order you have already placed - contact customer service.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service!
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