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“This project is one for the ages” – Oodi chosen as the best new public library in the world

Helsinki Central Library Oodi was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Public Library of the Year award in the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Read more about Helsinki Central Library Oodi chosen as the best new public library in the world

Books and other materials

Metasearch – Books and other materials from almost all the Finnish libraries.
Finna.fi – The material of Finnish archives, libraries and museums.
eLibrary – eLibrary makes public library e-resources available to you.

Finnish library facts

In Finland libraries are a free-of-charge basic service for everyone (a brochure, pdf).

Library Channel

Video programs about literature, authors, libraries and their services.

Statistics

The Finnish library world in numbers.

Library for Citizens

Library for Citizens – An essential part of the Finnish know-how. The Way Forward for Public Libraries 2016–2020 (a brochure, pdf).

National Library of Finland

The National Library of Finland is responsible for the collection, description, preservation and accessibility of Finland’s printed national heritage.

Multilingual Library

Multilingual library offers people living anywhere in Finland a chance to read literature in their native language.

Reshape 2019

“Reshaping lives and libraries” conference in May examined our changing work culture and how digital innovations affect how we work.
Live-stream recordings from the conference available!

Infofinland.fi – Basic information about Finland.

Finna.fi – The material of Finnish archives, libraries and museums.