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The Finnish government has decided to close all library facilities and library buses from 18 March 2020 until further notice, due to coronavirus epidemic.

Welcome to renewed!

Useful information and interesting facts about Finnish libraries can now be found even easier than before, gathered under themes that are the building blocks of Finnish public libraries: functioning society, digitality and promotion of reading.

Public libraries

Finnish public library is one of the most advanced and admired in the world.

Functioning society

Functional society

The library plays a strong role for all in society as an open, free-of-charge, low-threshold service.



In Finnish libraries, you can improve your digital literacy and digital expertise.

Reading promotion

Promotion of reading, multiliteracy and various methods of reading - for all age groups - are core areas of Finnish library.

Library Channel

Videos about literature, authors, libraries and their services, and also training videos, seminars and lectures. 

Multilingual Library

People living anywhere in Finland can access literature, music, movies, magazines etc. in their native language. 

“This project is one for the ages”

Helsinki Central Library Oodi was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Public Library of the Year award in the IFLA annual congress.