Latest answers

Question Reads Rating Answered Open Answer
One of my dream jobs after graduation is to become a librarian. What are the requirements for such a position? 12 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… 13 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… 10 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 31 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? 20 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… 36 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… 24 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? 36 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? 53 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… 38 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… 49 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 49 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… 43 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? 60 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? 52 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? 74 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:) 38 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? 38 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? 64 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? 152 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