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Terve, I would like to ask that if I borrow a book from Oodi or any library in Helsinki region do I have to return it to Oodi, or I can return book to any… 4 18.04.2019 You can return the book in any Helmet library. More information about using the library here, https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library
Can we request that printed books be made available in eBook form? If so, how? 14 09.04.2019 In an ideal world this would be a fine possibility, but in the real world it is just the publisher, who can decide to offer an e-book version to the general market or just the libraries. The copyright legislation does not allow the libraries to purchase rights to e-books as it allows buying and lending out the printed material. In Finland the publishers do not necessarily want the lbrary system to provide free access to e-books, which can be sold directly to consumers. That is why the selection to libraries is not the same as to individual consumers. In the end it is the question of money. The publishers sell e-book rights to libraries, if they are willing and able to pay high enough prices. The market of e-books in Finland has not grown…
Is Pulla often pronounced Bulla? 33 20.03.2019 If you mean the Finnish word pulla (‘bun,  coffeebread’), I think it can be pronounced as ‘bulla’ only if you have a flu or rarely in some Finnish dialects. According to Kielitoimiston sanakirja, the Finnish word bulla means also ‘papal bull’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_bull.
I'm a member of Helmet and I've been told that some of the libraries hire out power tools. I've been onto the database and my local library doesn't provide… 24 18.03.2019 You can find all the tools and other objects provided by the Helmet libraries using the Helmet search https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/?lang=eng . The problem for you here might be that all library materials, objects included, are catalogued in the Helmet database in Finnish. If you use the Helmet search for finding objects, choose Advanced search, type * (i.e. one asterisk, meaning "all") in the search field, and choose "Object" from the dropdown menu for Format. This is the search result you will get: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__S%28*%29%20f%3Aq__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt . In this list there are all the objects for borrowing from Helmet libraries. To find an electric sander you ought to know the…
Last year one person told me that some library (or may be all) can provide service with checking a documents (for example job application, that what I need) in… 33 11.03.2019 You can ask if Forms assistant services can help you. http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Sello_Library/Events/Forms_assistant_services_for_immigrants(174876) Or you can leave The Loan to the Librarian -service for a help request. https://my.surveypal.com/app/form?_d=0&_sid=288894515&_k=eOCeisnQSPTKB14C2v04ABxithTiE9BIcvTif9OyeZNM298oOSj14GpSjUxmhrPn&_hid=lainaakirjastolainen Choose  library and "Tiedonhaku: vaativa aineistohaku, tietokannat, kirjallisuus, musiikki, internet-tiedonlähteet"
When is this book going to be available? https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2366259?lang=eng&suite=def Kata 39 27.02.2019 If you look at the information under COPIES ON ORDER, there is the line " 1 copy ordered for Myyrmäki aik on 01-10-2018." The book has been ordered already in October 2018, but for some reason - usually unknown to the library - the seller has not been able to provide us with a copy. Unfortunately this is not a rare situation, many items are late, out of print or totally cancelled. Let's hope this one is another case. You can see the situation by following this "Copies on order" information line. Heikki Poroila
Is there a way for me to find newspaper articles about the school reforms that happened in Finland during the 1970s and 80s? I'm interested to learn about the… 33 21.02.2019 I suggest you visit a public library in Helsinki and search in HS Aikakone  https://www.hs.fi/aikakone/. HS Aikakone contains articles published in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper from years 1904-1997. Unfortunately the user interface is only in Finnish but I am sure you can get some help from the library staff. HS Aikakone can only be used in the library premises unless you have an own subscription of HS Digi.
I am trying to find an exchange student from Eibar, Spain that stayed with us in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1986. How can I find her? 46 19.02.2019 You could ask for help from the Eibar University. https://www.ehu.eus/eu/home Perhaps they still have information about their exchange students.
Do you know where I can find a DVD version of "Valkoinen Peura" (1952) with English subtitles either within the library system, to rent or to buy? 32 19.02.2019 DVD version with English subtitles of Valkoinen peura (The White Reindeer) by Erik Blomerg is unfortunately not available in Finnish libraries. It's possible to buy the DVD in some webshops. You find the online stores easily by using Google.   https://www.elonet.fi/fi/elokuva/107867 https://finna.fi/ http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/fi/
Is there any library where I can rent ice skates? 55 11.02.2019 You can borrow skates in some libraries in Helsinki and Espoo. You find those libraries if you make in Helmet a search by the word luistimet and the refine the search result by format object. In Helsinki there are skates in Pukinmäki, Herttoniemi, Jakomäki, Tapulikaupunki and Vuosaari Libraries. It is not possible to reserve the skates, so You can check the availability in Helmet. https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__Sluistimet__Ff%3Afacetmediatype%3Aq%3Aq%3AObject%3A%3A__Orightresult__U__X0?lang=eng&suite=cobalt
I was wondering when the studios and the music rooms in the new central library Oodi will be available for reservations? Thank you:) 32 06.02.2019 Sometime during the spring, hopefully as soon as March, but the construction is still on going, so we can’t say for sure.
Is there a paper cutter (guilotine) in the Oodi library already? If not, what other libraries in Helsinki would have that? 27 05.02.2019 There ist a papercut guillotine for customer usage in library Oodi. You can use it without reservation, upon request.
Where I found informations about school libraries of Finland? 55 16.01.2019 In Finland municipalities are not obligated to have school libraries. Most schools have a library although they may be outdated and have a rather modest collection. Many schools cooperate with the public library. Some municipalities have their own information literacy curriculum which schools and libraries have compiled together. Accordingly to the National Core Curriculum for Basic Education organizations like museums, sport facilities, art centra, public libraries are seen as learning environments. For more reading on the subject: Finnish National Agency for Education http://www.oph.fi/english Curricula and qualifications > General upper secondary education link: National Core Curriculum for General Secondary Education Intended…
Where can I find the film Miesten vuoro with English subtitles, for rent or purchase? 89 05.01.2019 Documentary film Miesten vuoro (2011) by Joonas Berghäll ja Mika Hotakainen is available in Helmet Libraries. The film has subtitles in English. The Dvd is at the moment on shelf in several Helmet Libraries. You can check the availability in the Helmet Web Libary. You can make a request and the dvd will be sent to the library you have selected as quickly as possible. https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1988659__Smiesten%20vuoro__Orightresult__U__X7;jsessionid=208EAC1C149C076AFCB35E7100BFB68A?lang=eng&suite=cobalt
Can I return the books from one library to another? Thank you. 72 02.01.2019 You can return the material to any Helmet library during its opening hours. http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/HelMet_librar… http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US
I am looking for book about the pipes and the fitting pipes can i find any books about that because i started studying (ammatti) as ( putkimies ) so please… 60 20.12.2018 Your question is so specific that i would suggest you ask in your school library or your teachers for help. In public libraries i found searching with putkiremontti this book Home plumbing manual / Andy Blackwell, 2012, with putket several guidebooks about standars by Suomen standardoimisliitto SFS ry:  Teollisuuseristys = Industrial insulations. Suomen standardisoimisliitto SFS ry | 2016; Viemäreiden sisäpuoliset saneerausmenetelmät = Renovation of drains and sewers with no-dig methods / [julkaisija:] Suomen standardisoimisyhdistys SFS2014; Teollisuusputkistot = Industrial piping : materiaalit, valmistus ja tarkastus = materials, manufacturing and inspection / käsikirjan sisällöstä vastaava toimialayhteisö: METSTA Metalliteollisuuden…
Can I Practice AutoCad in library computer? I mean does library computers have autocad facility??? 61 19.12.2018 Unfortunately there are no workstations with AutoCAD available in Helmet libraries. The new central library Oodi will provide some 3D modelling software when their makerspace facilities open, but apparently AutoCAD will no be included. More information on Oodi can be found on their website at https://www.oodihelsinki.fi/ However, Aalto Fablab, at Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo, provides CAD workstations with AutoDesk Fusion 360 and other software. Aalto Fablab is mostly used by Aalto University students and staff, but they have open access days every now and then. You can contact them by sending e-mail to fablab[at]aalto.fi
I need the address of friends in York England 73 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… 153 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? 58 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.