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I'm a traveler from Taiwan, and I'm a librarian in the elementary school. I heard the library in Finland is very nice. I will go to Finland next week, I have … 895 21.7.2014 Since I don't know which library you are going to, I can't give you a specific answer. Many public libraries will let you take photographs, but to be on the safe side, ask the staff when you get there if photographing is alright.
Can I scan my document in the city library 573 2.7.2014 Hi Sulaymon, Yes, there is a scanner on the 3th floor in the main library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41). If you want to reserve it, the number is 014 266 4123. Welcome to scan!
I have recently found a large number of my childhood books, most of which are in japanese, english and some rarer ones are in Danish. There are also some very… 726 25.6.2014 You could give those books to Pasila Library in Helsinki. In Pasila Library, we have Multilingual Library with books in many languages not usually found in Finnish libraries. Without seeing the titles, I can’t say if those books were suitable for your collection. For more information about Pasila Library, please see at http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Pasila_Library. Of course, it’s possible to sell those books to second-hand bookshops, but this may take much time. Many of them aren’t very interested in that kind of books. Second-hand bookshops in Finland can be found at http://www.tie.to/antikvariaatit/ and http://www.antikka.net.
May I know how can i know the pin code of my Helmet card? i want to login to language course to learn finnish. additionally, is learning online free of charge… 779 24.6.2014 Provided you have given us your email address, you can access the password recovery function: https://luettelo.helmet.fi/pinreset~S9 In the case we do not have your email address, we shall change your PIN code at the service desk of any Helmet library. Please bring your ID with you. http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/FAQ/FAQ__Troubleshooting(987)
Is it possible to rent equipment for video and photo shooting? 696 4.6.2014 There are some video cameras in Helmet libraries you can borrow. Here you can find the libraries: http://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2021724__Svideokamerat__Ff… Also from Finnish borrowing service Kuinoma you can rent and borrow goods for a cheap price from the private market. You find Kuinoma and cameras here: http://www.kuinoma.fi/search/node/kamera Here are some information about Kuinoma in English: https://blogs.aalto.fi/systemsthinking/2012/12/17/mita-kuinoma/
I have read the article about 3d printer at Tapiola library (http://goo.gl/MaZDAH) so thinking of visiting there soon. Is there any more information about the… 751 3.6.2014 The opening hours of the Tapiola library during the summer are from 8 am to 8 pm. As 3D printing in libraries is still on experimental stage, there are no fees. If you wish to know more about the service, you can call Tapiola library, number is 050 4289392.
I am looking for library good practices in area of providing adult fiction reviews outside of Slovenia. So I am writing to ask you for some more information… 782 6.5.2014 We have a major project in this area, which was started a few years ago and which has already gained an audience among readers. It is a site called Kirjasampo, http://www.kirjasampo.fi . It is produced by public libraries. Kirjasampo includes information about fiction authors and their books, recencions on literature, new and older, and also advice how to find the books you are interested in at our public libraries. It is also possible for readers to write own reading recommendations in Kirjasampo. The books have been described with keywords and thus it it possible to search books about special themes and topics. Kirjasampo gathers also finnish literature blogs, http://www.kirjasampo.fi/fi/kirjablogit/uusimmat . Unfortunately the site…
Can I get a bus pass at any library office? 755 25.4.2014 In Espoo, the Citizen Service Office is located in the Sello library and in some places it is quite near to a library, but libraries don't sell travel cards. You can search for local travel card sales points in HSL pages https://www.hsl.fi/en If you mean long distance tickets, those can be found from Matkahuolto's pages http://www.matkahuolto.fi/en
So my youngest child has managed to lost one of my rented books, how can I "replace" the book and how does it work? Thank you. 686 17.4.2014 Hi! You can either pay the book in any of the HelMet-libraries or replace the book with a same book. From our user regulations: "Compensating for items and paying the fees You will have to compensate for lost or damaged material by paying a price which is charged according to the item’s value registered in the library’s database. If you wish to substitute a similar item for the material lost or damaged, you will have to settle each case separately with the library." http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Fees(37613)
Is it possible to practice piano at a library in Vantaa? I have read something about this online, but I am not sure where to go. 975 4.4.2014 Yes, it is possible in Tikkurila kirjasto (music & media). If you want to reserve practicing time for yourself, please call 09 8392 3583. Unfortunately this possibility is now mentioned only on the Finnish page http://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Tikkurilan_kirjasto/Pa… but we will make the same entries in the English version as soon as possible. Heikki Poroila HelMet-musiikkivarasto
What is the best book to learn Java for beginners? 732 3.4.2014 There are many Java manuals, and it’s hard to tell which of them is the best one. Here you have some new manuals that can be found in the HelMet and Helka collections: Absolute Java / Walter Savitch (Pearson, 2010) Java : how to program / Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel (Prentice Hall, cop. 2012) Java and mac OS X / T Gene Davis (for Mac; Wiley Publishing, 2010) Java for everyone : late objects / Cay Horstmann (John Wiley & Sons, 2013) Java for programmers / Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel (Prentice Hall, 2009) Java programming : from problem analysis to program design / D. S. Malik (Course technology, 2010)
What is the main cause for the Indian water crisis? 667 2.4.2014 Here you are a few websites about this serious problem and the main causes of it: http://www.globalwaterforum.org/2012/07/30/indias-groundwater-crisis/co… http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=356 http://www.arlingtoninstitute.org/wbp/global-water-crisis/606#
Which king was called the sun king and when did he live? 766 1.4.2014 Louis XIV was called the Sun King (“le Roi-Soleil” in French). He was born in 1638 and died in 1715. For more information, please see the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIV_of_France.
What means ALIAS, in the resgistration steps ? 741 18.3.2014 In registration alias usually means some kind of nickname or alternative name. It can also mean something else, like in Yahoo email provider you can have an extension of your Yahoo account. Yahoo's alias masks your account's primary ID. Yahoo! help: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/create-alias-sln3240.html
I forgot my pin code , and I cannot sign in to order books.. What should I do to get back my pin-code. 716 26.2.2014 You can get a new pin code here: https://luettelo.helmet.fi/pinreset~S9. Just write down your library card number, and you will get the new code to your email. If this doesn’t work, you can go to the library and show us your ID card or passport to get a new code.
Could you tell me where I can find some information and photos about Library boat in Finland? Thanks 1170 20.2.2014 From the website below you can find information about the only book boat in Finland. It is a library boat of Parainen (or Pargas in Swedish) in the Åboland archipelago in Western Finland: http://slq.nu/?article=no-man-is-an-island-when-there-is-a-book-boat-se… There is also a little video about this book boat in Kirjastokaista (Library channel): http://www.kirjastokaista.fi/fi/bokbaten-vastabolands-skargardsbibliote…
I was just wondering if it would be possible to volunteer at a library? If so, what sort of duties would I be doing? 772 11.2.2014 First of all: if one cannot speak Finnish moderately well, there are quite few jobs at the library available. The customers have the right to get service on their own language. There are some duties, where the fluent Finnish is not so necessary - like putting the returned books back to shelves and other technical jobs -, but the main question is, if the library really needs that kind of help. I would say, that many public libraries do not necessarily want volunteered people, unless they have some kind of experience with the library material or with customer services. But in the end everything depends on the local circumstances and the thoughts of the chief librarian. You just got to visit one of them to know, if working in the library…
Is there any drama clubs or free clubs in Lappeenranta? 272 3.2.2014 We have sent you and email an have been waiting for more information from you. We are not quite sure what kind of clubs you mean. Please, send us more specified information and we can answer your inquiry.
How is the mobile library kirjastoauto actually works? There is no information at site of HelMet, only the timetable. Can I pre-order some books and how can i… 886 29.1.2014 The mobile library Helsinki has two buses: Skidi and Stara. The buses has in all 35 bus stops in Helsinki. You can make reservations through Helmet: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US When selected a mobile library for collection, your reserved material will be available for you at the mobile library stop on two subsequent dates. When making a reservation select a mobile library as your library from the dropdown menu and type the name of the bus stop.
I am looking for help, guidance & how to coordinate my communication effectively using Social Media. Since I am self employed, the learning curve is very time… 640 9.1.2014 The database of The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries, Helmet (http.www.helmet.fi )offers a few books in English concerning social media and business communication. The books are as follows: -Li, Charlene: Open leadership : how social media technology can transform the way you lead, Jossey-Bass, 2010 -Handley, Ann: Content rules: how to create killer blogs, podcasts, videos, ebooks, webinars (and more) that engage customers and ignite your business, Wiley, cop. 2011. The new rules of social media series -What would Google do? / Jeff Jarvis; Collins Business, cop. 2009 For a few books more check the Goggle Books service. The browser will find a selection of suitable books for e.g. with the key words ‘social media, marketing,…