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Can I volunteer at a library? If so, what volunteer opportunities are available? 8 12.09.2019 There is a report of libraries and volunteers in Scandinavia in a magazine Scandinavian Library Quorterly (1/2014): http://slq.nu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SLQ1.2014.pdf Information about volunteering in city of Helsinki you can find here: https://www.hel.fi/kulttuurin-ja-vapaa-ajan-toimiala/en/services/Youth/become_a_volunteer/        
I would like to apply for an interlibrary loan. How can I do this? 11 27.08.2019 If You want to get  interlibrary loan from Finland You must to go Your local library and ask them to send Your Interlibrary loan request to Helsinki City Library. Mail address is: kaukopalvelu@helsinki.fi. You should ask from  library fees for interlibrary loans. In Finland fees from other countries is something from 14€  to 25 € / loan.
Please i need help to learn Swedish what books or online courses you have in helmet ? 12 26.08.2019 I made a list of Swedish language books and language courses in Helmet. These books and courses have English as a teaching language. You can reserve them via Helmet. Books: AUTHOR       Herbst, Anna, kirjoittaja.TITLE        Swedish : guaranteed to get you talking / Anna Herbst, Ida                Burguete Holmgren, Pär Sörme.PUBL DATA    [Carlton] : Lonely Planet Global Ltd, 2018.AUTHOR       Holmes, Philip.TITLE        Swedish : a comprehensive grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian                Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA    London : Routledge, 1994..AUTHOR       Holmes, Philip.TITLE        Swedish : an essential grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian               Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA    London : Routledge, 2009.   AUTHOR       Holmqvist, Ivo,…
I just wrote my question about the statistics of how much Finnish people read? but i forgot to ask about How much books they buy also? Thanks a lot. 12 23.08.2019 You can see the answer to this question on previous post.
I would like to have the statistics on 'How much Finnish people read?' how much they read books, how much they buy, how often they use library? in whole… 4 23.08.2019 You can see the statistics about lending and library use on Libraries.fi website: https://www.libraries.fi/statistics?language_content_entity=en  In 2017, 77% of >10 year old Finns read at least one book in a 6 month period. More statistics about that in the Statistics Finland website (in finnish): http://www.stat.fi/til/vpa/2017/03/vpa_2017_03_2019-04-25_kat_001_fi.html Yle has written an article in english about the above statistics: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/more_people_read_in_finland__but_fewer_books_per_year/10755536 Book sales in 2017 was 549 million euros. Source: Statistics Finland https://www.stat.fi/til/jvie/2017/jvie_2017_2018-11-23_tie_001_en.html    
I just moved to Helsinki from Italy. I would like to know if there are some english book club for next autumn/winter. Kiitos! 9 21.08.2019 Unfortunately branches of Helsinki city library have no English book clubs this autumn.  
Is there a way to get The Economist in digital format since is not available on Flipster? Thanks in advance, Zeljko 13 07.08.2019 You can read The Economist in digital format in the National Library of Finland. The library's address is Unioninkatu 36 and it is open for everyone.  You need a temporarily ID, which entitles you to use the e-materials in the library. You can get the IDs from the library's customer service. The customer service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no customer workstations in the library and you have to use your own laptop. Please, take your id-card with you.  https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en/collections/availability-and-use-of-materials/licenses-and-conditions-of-use-of-electronic-materials
I have some amount of personal books that I don't need anymore. Books are in Russian and English, in a good shape. I would be happy to give them away to the… 16 05.08.2019 Hi, Thank you for your mail and for your interest to share your books with others.  Please contact any bigger library first to give some info to them in advance. Contact links: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US (Helmet library) Iso omena Library:  Contact information Suomenlahdentie 1 02230 Espoo  kirjasto.omena@espoo.fi  (09) 8165 7723   Entresse Library: Siltakatu 11 02770 Espoo  kirjasto.entresse@espoo.fi  (09) 8165 3776   Sello library Leppävaarankatu 9 02600 Espoo  sellonkirjasto@espoo.fi  09 81657603   Tapiola library Kulttuuriaukio 2 02100 Espoo  kirjasto.tapiola@espoo.fi  050 428 9392      
I am writing to inquire on how to apply for employment in the Iso Omena Library? Thank you in advance for your time. 20 24.07.2019 In Espoo, the recruitment of libraries is done centrally. You can submit your application using the form found at Espoo.fi -> Jobs and enterprise -> Open positions -> Harjoittelu (trainees) https://www.tyonhaku.espoo.fi/OpenJobs.asp?L=1&NODATA=1&Z=E&IE=2&PRACTICE=0076 If you have any questions Työkokeilu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Datanomien TOP-paikat: Datanomi.kirjasto@espoo.fi Language Training: Kieliharjoittelu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Other: Rekrytointi.kirjasto@espoo.fi  
One of my dream jobs after graduation is to become a librarian. What are the requirements for such a position? 27 11.07.2019   You could start by contacting the Aalto University Library. https://learningcentre.aalto.fi/en/ Perhaps you could get there for an internship.   The library can be studied in, for example, Keuda, where there are professional courses for immigrants.  The language requirement for studying is Finnish B1.1. https://www.keuda.fi/koulutustarjonta/koulutushaku/tutkinnot/maahanmuuttajille-suunnattu-kirjastoalan-koulutus-tieto-ja-kirjastopalvelujen-ammattitutkinto-at   Not everyone working in the library is a professional in the field. You didn't tell what you're studying. Maybe you already have the skills that interest Libraries.    You may want to follow job search notifications on, for example, Kirjastot.fi. https://www.libraries.fi/
First of all, my apologies if this isn't the right forum to pose this question. Sometime ago I bought all the DVDs for a TV show called Twin Peaks. It's in… 24 27.06.2019 Don't worry, this is just the right place to ask questions! The copyrigt legislation in Finland requires the library to pay for the possibility to lend out movies. This is why the Finnish libraries are not allowed to lend out donated movies. Many libraries have a place for recycling books, records and movies. You can leave your Twin Peaks DVD's to your closest library, if they have this service available. If not, you can ask the nearest one. Heikki Poroila
Olemme Belgiasta perheen, jossa on 2 lasta. meillä on hollanninkielisiä kirjoja, joita lapsemme eivät enää lukeneet / eivät enää katso. voinko tehdä tämän… 19 27.06.2019 Meillä ei hollianninkielisille lastenkirjoille ole käyttöä, mutta voisitte tarjota niitä Helsingin kaupunginkirjastolle, jonka asiakaskunnassa saattaisi olla myös hollanninkielisiä asiakkaita.
Do you have knitting lessons or classes as a library service 46 06.05.2019 Occasionally we have knitting guidance in libraries. In the autumn and winter, many libraries (Entresse, Kauklahti; Soukka and Sello) have handicraft clubs. You could be asking for guidance at Sello's handicraft shop. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Events_and_tips/Events?s=K%C3%A4sity%C3%B6*&es=5/6/2019 You could also try the Workers' Institut courses. https://ilmonet.fi/#en/search/cgt=684
I would like to ask if I lost my library card, were there a fee to make a new one again? 29 03.05.2019 For replacing a lost or damaged library card Helmet libraries  charge three euros. In case of a card of person under 15 years the fee is two euros. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US
Dear reader, hello! I'm a Peruvian student and I'm doing a public library as my thesis. I'm using as a reference the Finnish Public Library System, but I need… 44 30.04.2019 Information about Finnish Libraries can be found on the Libraries.fi pages, https://www.libraries.fi/. You can read about the library system and materials in libraries, some library facts and stastics, https://www.libraries.fi/node/211164. The library statistics database for public libraries can be found here, https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/?lang=en and  research libraries here, https://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/?lang=en The mobile library statistics are included in the statistics for public libraries since they are a part of the public library system. You can find information about how many libraries there are and how many visitors they have there. It's relevant to point out here, that Oodi which is the new library Helsinki city center…
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… 33 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? 45 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? 57 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… 42 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… 55 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"