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I'm currently living in Malmi and I want to borrow a skateboard for use in the summer. From this page it looks like I can borrow a skateboard from Helmet https… 22 23.2.2021 Unfortunately, I cannot give an answer here. You should contact the Oodi library directly. Contact information https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Helsinki_Central_Lib…
Is there any book in the Persian language available or not? I would like to know how can I search for books in the Persian language online. 20 19.2.2021 There are books in the Persian language available. At Helmet SEARCH FOR ITEMS you just write PERSIA and then at left side refine by language you choose Persian. Then you get list of books in Persian language. After that you can refine more, like Fiction or Non-fiction. https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__SPERSIA__Ff%3Afacetlanguage… https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__SPERSIA__Ff%3Afacetlanguage…
I am very interested in libraries in Espoo, Finland and curious about why your library is so charming. How will you train your library staff? 39 18.2.2021 Thanks for your positive feedback. I think the Espoo City Library is also a nice place to work.  The library in Espoo has a wide range of employees. Some of us are library professionals, some are youth instructors or teachers, some are other professionals who have popped into the library. We also have a lot of short-term employees: trainees, apprentices and men performing civilian service. We are constantly getting to know new people, ideas and ways of working. In addition Library.fi organizes training for all librarians in Finland.  We have to tell us a lot about our work as we guide new employees. At the same time, we can evaluate our ways of working and try to improve working methods. The different departments of the library have…
I have received a return request on a book, but the library is closed fir pandemic reasons. How do I return the book, and is the request even relevant at this… 12 17.2.2021 Helmet-Libraries are not closed, they have been open all the time this year, but services are very limited: - Retrieval of material from the reservation shelf and from the limited selection and theme shelves at the lending machines. - Necessary, fast transactions with computers. - Pre-booking and self-service with a lending machine as the primary service. - If necessary, assistance and advice at the service desk. - There is an obligation to use a mask in transactions. (Does not apply to people with a medical condition using a face mask.)  
I registered for a Helmet library card online on the 8th of February(Monday). I was wondering when I’ll have to go pick it up? 33 11.2.2021 You can pick up Your Helmet library card any time after You have made the pre-registration. Actually the pre-registration is not necessary, but You will get your library card quicker by filling the registration form beforehand. Take a valid ID card with you. You can pick up your library card from any Helmet library. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa… https://luettelo.helmet.fi/selfreg~S9
There is e-material at which I am interested to borrow, but I live outside Helsinki area and cannot come to register to get library card. Can I send… 18 5.2.2021 To obtain a Helmet library card and PIN code You must visit Yourself any Helmet library. So You can not get a library car by post or online. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa… In case You'll have the possibility to visit any Helmet library and still want to have a library card You can fill  in a library card pre-registration. https://luettelo.helmet.fi/selfreg~S9
What diploma do you need to become a librarian in Finland? Are a foreign bachelor + a M1 in Information and communication science enough? 29 2.2.2021 You have to have a degree on information and libraries studies in university. In Finland you must be completed information studies about third of you examination. In Finland you can work in libraries without having degree in information studies, but to be librarian you should have those studies in university. We have been asked about working in libraries before. https://www.libraries.fi/ask/i-would-like-to-study?language_content_entity=en https://www.libraries.fi/ask/i-am-searching-for-library?language_content_entity=en https://www.libraries.fi/ask/i-am-an-american-in?language_content_entity=en https://www.libraries.fi/ask/where-can-i-find-information-4?language_content_entity=en
I'm trying to reconnect with someone in Finland and I have his number. Can you help? 24 26.1.2021 We do'nt in our service contact persons, but if you have a telefonnumber, the country code for Finland is +358. In Countrycode.org you can find the number, you should dial to call abroad from your country, https://countrycode.org/finland
I wanted to check what kind of items I could loan from the library, except for books? is there somewhere the list of those? kiitos! 37 22.1.2021 You can search the Helmet database for different types of items in the Helmet library collection. Go to helmet.fi and to Advanced Search. Direct link: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/home?lang=eng&suite=cobalt&advancedSe… Choose the type of item from the drop-down menu Format. In Keyword, type * to display all items in the selected format or a more specific search term. Click Search.
I would like to know about trips of " Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan" ( President of the UN General Assembly 1962-1965 ) to Finland from 1912 - 1980. 28 18.1.2021 I found only one article called "The Reminiscences of Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan", in which at least one trip to Finland was mentioned. Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan visited Finland in 1913, and he went through all the lakes up to the north. He also shot rapids in Ulea river (Oulu-joki in Finnish). The link to the article is available here: https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Sir-Zafrulla-Khan-Interviews.pdf There is also this website https://zafrullahkhan.weebly.com/ but with the quick browsing I didn't find any mention of trips to Finland. 
I lost my helmet card. What have to do? 45 4.1.2021 Hello,  You can get a new library card at any Helmet library by showing your ID card (with a photo) to the library personnel. At the library they can also check out, if your lost library card is maybe found, and can be fetched from a library somewhere.  The cost for a new card is 3 euros for adults, and 2 euros for children. Note, however, that you can also borrow books with an ID card, from the desk if there's personnel present, and if you are a registered customer. It is also possible to get a virtual library card to your smart phone by installing an app called Taskukirjasto, but you need to know your library card number and pin code in order to use it. With Taskukirjasto you can also renew your loans, make reservations etc. 
I would like to borrow book in order to learn finnish (Ykäänkö vai ykiinkö – Highway to hill by Gimara) Please let me know if it is available at any library. … 273 29.12.2020 Ykäänkö vai ykiinkö – Highway to hill  by Gimara is not available at the moment in any Helmet Library, nor in any other library in Helsinki. There are also a couple of reservations for this item. You can make a make a reservation for the book through Helmet. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa…
I was planning on loaning some board games for Christmas from Oodi. Is this somehow possible? :) 43 15.12.2020 Yes, it is possible to loan for example board games from Oodi and other Helmet libraries by making reservations about them through Helmet. From Oodi you can get your reservations from the 3rd floor. More information for visiting Oodi between 30.11.2020-10.1.2021 in Helmet-pages: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Helsinki_Central_Lib… Here you can see all board game of Helmet libraries: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__Slautapelit__Ff%3Afacetmedi… Here you have information about reserving:  https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa…
I would like to print out some papers for my daughters school work. Is this still possible? I live in Pasila and prefer to use the Pasila library, Töölö… 48 10.12.2020 Yes, it is still possible to print papers in all the libraries you mentioned. At the moment the libraries are open with restricted services. It is possible to borrow and return loans, pick up reserved materials and also to use customer computers, printers and copying machines for a short time. In Helsinki city library every customer has a quota of five printouts for free every three months. In order to print more, you have to pay money to your printing account. The price of the printouts apart from the five free pages is 40 cents per page.
Can I make a new music cd request? Lee Perry 'Heavy Rain'? Thank you 23 7.12.2020 Hello! We have now received your request. I have sent it to the person who purchases reggae CD:s.  In the future, if you want to make any request, it's better to make your request here: https://vaski.finna.fi/Content/asiakkaana?lng=en-gb#hankintaehdotus Petri Kipinä/Music Library
Are the toilets in Oodi Library for both genders or are there different toilets for different genders. 68 2.12.2020 The public toilets at Oodi are unisex. In other words they are gender neutral. There isn´t different toilets for different genders. The meeting and collection facilities of the Helmet libraries will be closed to customers between 30.11 and 20.12.2020, but the libraries will remain open in limited form for short-time visits. Also the toilets in Oodi will be closed until 20.12.2020.  Oodi - world-class library and architectural attraction | My Helsinki
I have tried, without success, to find a copy of piano sheet music for the Christmas song Tulkoon Joulu - could you please suggest how/where we might find or… 54 26.11.2020 'Tulkoon joulu' is a beautiful song composed by Pekka Simojoki. It was first recorded in 1991 by a chorus called Braxen. The most famous and popular versions are by Petri Laaksonen (2006) and Suvi Teräsniska (2009). https://youtu.be/2G0bVLN46WI https://youtu.be/ifbO9m3p2tY You can find 'Tulkoon joulu' in the free sheet music catalogue MuseScore. https://musescore.com/user/624426/scores/2710001   Other sources: https://fenno.musiikkiarkisto.fi/  
A children's picture book, ca 1965, in which a tiny Scotsman meets the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, and becomes her friend and calls her "Wee Beastie". Does it… 30 24.11.2020 The book could be Ted Hughes' children's book "Nessie the Mannerless Monster", which was published in 1964. The picture book has lovely illustrations by Gerald Rose. You can find pictures of book cover and illustration by googling, but here you can find a couple of photos:https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/43558321373514542/https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571274499-nessie-the-mannerless-monster.html 
Excuse me can you help me I want to know what the word phoenix means, and what books can help me to know this term 27 20.11.2020 The word comes from Ancient Greek mythology. Phoenix is a is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. It arises from the ashes of its predecessor when it starts a new life. You can find basic information about Phoenix from all the books that tells about Ancient Greek mythology. You can check the books at the bottom of the wikipedia article. The same article has some information about the etymology of the word:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology) 
I would like to study library courses because I would like to work in a Library. Do you offer such a service? 36 10.11.2020 We don't offer library courses. You have to have a degree on information and libraries studies or business school level information studies to work in a library. Below is information from our previous answer (dated 7.4.2010): "You can study information and library studies in many places in Finland depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies in three universities: Tampere, Oulu and Åbo Academy (=Swedish speaking uviversity in Turku).Tampere University is maybe the most wellknown of these. You can also do the business school level studies in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. There are also various open university courses for basic level information studies after which you can continue your studies in…