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I need the address of friends in York England 14 14.12.2018 Your question came to Finland, https://www.visitfinland.com/ . Unfortunately, we have no access to addresses in York, other than searching in the Internet. I found Ukphonebook.com, it's possible to search for a person there, https://www.ukphonebook.com/find_a_person . To make a search, you have to buy credits. You could try using Google, surprisingly often addresses can be found that way. Facebook is a place where you can easily find old friends also from abroad. Royal mail seems not to have an address database, https://www.royalmail.com/ . You could also try contacting the City council, https://www.york.gov.uk/ . Contact information here, https://www.york.gov.uk/homepage/16/contact_us or a local library in York, for instance Acomb…
I am looking for great books by Finnish authors who identify as female. I'm looking for a diverse range of books: from fiction to non-fiction; books written a… 34 07.12.2018 This is of course a question where the method of defining who is significant can vary. There are a lot of book and authors, but i start here with a few and hope that my colleagues will continue the list.  The first name that comes in mind is Minna Canth who lived 1844-1897 and was a very significant female writer and a champion of equal rights, https://kansallisbiografia.fi/english/person/2816The translations of her work can be hard to find, but here are three that I found in one of our former answers: Sanoi Minna Canth - Pioneer Reformer, Extracts from Minna Canth's Works and letters. Edited by Ritva Heikkilä. Porvoo 1987. Sivut 141-280.Anna-Liisa. Portraits Of Courage. Plays by Finnish Women. Edited by S. E. Wilmer. Helsinki1997.The…
Can tourist borrow books from the library? 16 07.12.2018 You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card,http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loan…. So if you are staying for a longer period and you have an address, you can.
Why is there not a FREE telephone directory for Finland ? I can not pay the Fee for a search because it's impossible to do so from where I am. 27 29.11.2018 Providing a public list of telephone numbers (a telephone directory) is a commercial business. There has never been one free catalog for whole Finland, but the local telephone companies did make their own catalogs for a long time and these were given free to the people who owned a share of the company. The last printed catalog in Helsinki area was pubished 2017. Heikki Poroila
Looking for a friend of mine 31 21.11.2018 Väestorekisterikeskus (Population Registry Centre) can possibly help you in locating your friend. The contact information can be found here https://vrk.fi/en/address-service  Population Register Centre P.O.Box 123 (Lintulahdenkuja 4) FI-00531 HELSINKI, Finland kirjaamo@vrk.fi (registry office) Contact information, https://vrk.fi/en/contact-information
I would Like to start taking Finnish language classes that are directed at foreigners and would like to start taking such classes immediately. Are there any… 24 15.11.2018 Jyväskylä City Library does not arrange language courses. Please, take contact  Jyväskylän kansalaisopisto, Adult Education Centre https://www.jkl.fi/kansalaisopisto or Monikulttuurikeskus Gloria, Multicultural Center Gloria https://www.gloriajkl.fi/en/info-gloria/
I am currently traveling outside of Finland for a longer time and would like to borrow an electronic book in Swedish, but I forgot my library card at home in… 59 25.10.2018 Ask the Librarian is not a library, it's a national reference service. You have to contact one of the HelMet libraries to proceed with your wish. Contact information can be found here. Heikki Poroila
How can I reserve this book to Laajalahti library in Espoo? Flow : the psychology of optimal experience / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 41 25.10.2018 If you have the 4-digit PIN code plus your own library card, you can make a reservation directly via this link http://luettelo.helmet.fi/record=b2360187~S9*fin (there are already two reservations waiting for Munkkiniemi library to get their copy, so anyway you have to wait). If you do not yet have the PIN code, you have to visit some of the HelMet libraries and get one. You can make a reservation in library anytime. Heikki Poroila
I'm a Finnish student from Spain and I found the English edition of Fred Karlsson's Finnish grammar. I know that a Spanish version was published but I can't… 49 24.10.2018 The Spanish version of Fred Karlsson's Finnish grammar is Gramática básica del finés (Suomen peruskielioppi, traducción y adaptación: Ursula Ojanen et al., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid : Siglo XXI, distr., 1991, ISBN 84-7477-306-7). The book is available in some university libraries (Helsinki, Turku, Oulu and Jyvaskylä) and as well in some public libraries. You can check the availability of the item for example in Finna https://finna.fi/ or in Frank Metasearch http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/en/. Fennica https://fennica.linneanet.fi/vwebv/searchBasic  
I’m working on my master thesis with the goal of creating a fablab in germany. I saw that you have 71 libraries and in some of them you provide 3D printers or… 38 24.10.2018 The largest fablab / makerspace of the Helmet (Helsinki metropolitan area) library network will be opened in December 2018, when the new central library Oodi opens in Helsinki city centre, with a wide range of tools such as a laser cutter, sticker printer, heat press, sewing machines, overlock sewing machines, embroidery machines and badge machines. Oodi has its own website at http://www.oodihelsinki.fi/  If you wish to visit Oodi or interview the staff, you can find their contact information at http://www.oodihelsinki.fi/en/contact-information/ Until then, the largest fablab/makerspace facilities provided by Helmet libraries are probably found in Espoo (Sello, Entresse, Iso Omena, Tapiola). These libraries provide for example 3D…
Asun ulkomailla, onko minulla mahdollista saada lainausoikeuksia? 54 23.10.2018 Valitettavasti e-kirjastomme toimii vain Helmet kirjastokortilla. Kortin saamisen ehtona on osoite Suomessa.
Is this website built by Semantic Computing Research Group from Aalto University?Would you like give me some more information abou this website,please. 41 22.10.2018 This website isn't built by SeCo-group. The site Kirjasampo.fi, http://www.kirjasampo.fi has a semantic "inside", and has been built together with the group by Libraries.fi, https://www.libraries.fi/node/211157 Ask a Librarian is built entirely by Libraries.fi. It was published for the first time 1999 and has been active in different kinds of technical solutions ever since. The most recent update was in the end of the year 2017, when our site was moved to a Drupal site. Libraries.fi is responsible of the organisation of the answering, the contents of the archive, the site, it's development and techniques. The questions are answered in libraries. We have over 70 libraries answering in the Ask a Librarian -service. Ask a Librarian had a…
Aikamatka Sysmän Historiaan is the name of a DVD film BUT I want to know the year and director. Can anyone supply them? 52 19.10.2018 The director of the film is Janne Vanhanen and the documentary is probably made 2014. At least first screenings were then.
I borrowed two books but I had to travel outside Finland and I don't have the card with me to renovate them. Now the system generated a fine and I would like… 53 17.10.2018 You must first renew or return the loans. Only then will you be able to pay the accrued fines. You can also renew your loans by telephone. Instead of a card number, you can use your social security number. If the books are reserved, they can not be renewed.
Why do you have books that are fom uncompleted series? I mean you have Jane Casey's The reckoning The last gril The kill and After the fire, but not The… 85 06.09.2018 I cannot answer for Jane Casey case especially, but in general there are at least three reasons, why a library collection does not necessary have all the books from a series. 1. The series has been complete, but during the years copies have been lost or stolen and new copies have not been purchased. 2. If the missing ones are the newest in the series, they are probably not yet in the collection but will be there later. The customer may always ask for the situation. 3. In some cases the staff does not know, if a book is part of a series or some parts of the series are already out of print, when the library would like to buy them. The customers of HelMet libraries can always make an acquisition request. The library is just happy if the…
I'm trying to find record of a foreign exchange student from Helsinki. She was in Bellevue, Ohio, USA in 1985-1986. Can you help me try to locate her? 62 03.09.2018 You could contact Vaestorekisterikeskus (Population Registry Centre), they should be able to help you in locating your friend, https://vrk.fi/en/address-service Phone service i available only in Finland, but you can find contact information and an e-mailaddress in this page, kirjaamo@vrk.fi .
I am trying to find if any Finnish libraries have the English magazine "The Diplomat 77 06.08.2018 Unfortunately I couldn't find The Diplomat magazine in any of the biggest libraries in Finland.  The Diplomat isn't available in helmet-, vaski-, porsse, nor helka-libraries. I also checked Frank-multisearch, and I didn't get any hits.  You can make a acquisition request here: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Acquisition_request  
: My partner and I were wondering if our local libraries accept book donations in Finland. We have books in other languages (Spanish, Swedish, English) that we… 110 16.07.2018 Hi! Basically yes, but it depends so much on the exact titles you have to offer. If the library (system) already has enough of that title, the answer is always "thanks but no thank you!". Especially when we are dealing with books in other languages than Finnish most of the smaller libraries are probably not willing to be active at all. If possible, visit the main library in Pasila and ask for the staff of the Multilingual Library or send them e-mail at monikielinen.kirjasto@hel.fi or make a phone call (09) 3108 5402 And please remember that this is the moment of the year, when most professional librarians are on vacation! 1-2 months later everything is easier... Heikki Poroila
Finnish Citizenship 160 01.06.2018 On the website of the Finnish Immigration service there is information about the requirements for residence permits and citizenship in Finland. Information is available also in English: Finnish Immigration Service http://migri.fi/en/home   A Finnish citizen can apply for citizenship for a minor child in his/her care. A child is minor is he/she is under 18 years of age and unmarried. It is not allowed to apply for citizenship for a child who is already an adult. You can read about the criteria for obtaining citizenship on the following webpage: Finnish citizenship/Finnish Immigration Service http://migri.fi/en/finnish-citizenship   You can find the requirements for residence permit on the following webpage: Residence permit/Finnish…
Can the catalogue 'Mind-Building' of the Finnish Pavilion for the Architectural Exhibition 2018 be physically purchased? 143 31.05.2018 Architecture Information Centre Finland informed me that there is only a very limited amount of the catalogue printed and they are primarily meant for the exhibition's use in Venice. They try to pass some on to the libraries that are involved in it, but at least for now you can't unfortunately buy the catalogue anywhere. http://archinfo.fi/en/