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Are the toilets in Oodi Library for both genders or are there different toilets for different genders. 7 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… 14 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… 7 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 5 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? 15 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…
How can i renew my loan of the book? 9 28.10.2020 Loan renewal is easiest to do through Helmet.fi. To log in You need Your library card number and PIN code. You can also renew your loans by telephoning or visiting the library.  Loans can be renewed up to five times, if they have no reservations pending. If you have 30 euros or more in unpaid fees, you will not be able to renew your loans. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa… https://www.helmet.fi/en-US
I need to borrow a handheld power drill in Helsinki. (Not an impact drill or hammer drill, just a normal drill.) I see these are available at Iso Omena library… 24 27.10.2020 Sorry, it seems there are no such drills available in Helsinki. The one in Kallio Library is in repair. Here is a link to Helmet results: https://urly.fi/1NzW
Can you help me how I can create my user account to book music rooms at Sello library. I have my library card but I could not find where to create an account. … 8 23.10.2020 There are 2 music rooms in the  Music department that you can reserve. One of the rooms has a piano and the other one a baby grand piano and a harmonium. You may use the music rooms for 4 hours / week. There is also an electric piano you can play without booking. Online booking:https://varaamo.espoo.fi. For further information, please contact the Music department service desk or call 09 816 57607.https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Sello_Library/Servic…
How do you make a suggestion for a new book? There used to be a link at the bottom of the web page - but it isn't there anymore? 8 20.10.2020 You can make a suggestion for a new book from Keski-Finna page Feedback: https://keski.finna.fi/Feedback/Form/AcquisitionRequest  
Where can I find more information about this piece and other contemporary artworks around the city? 7 16.10.2020 Unfortunately, most pages are only in finnish... You can find a list of outdoor works of art owned by the City of Espoo here: https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luettelo_Espoon_julkisista_taideteoksista_ja_muistomerkeist%C3%A4 The Espoon perinneseura has made its own list: https://espoonperinneseura.net/perinnetietoa/veistoksia-ja-muistomerkkeja-espoossa-2/ The city of Kauniainen, surrounded by Espoo, has its own works of art: https://www.kauniainen.fi/kulttuuri_ja_vapaa-aika/verkkomuseo/kokoelma-huone/kaupungin_taidekokoelma/julkiset_veistokset At the Iso omena mall is two artworks:  Piispansillan sisäänkäynnille sijoittuu Antti-Ville Reinikaisen työ Haat ja Markkinakadun puolelle Otto Karvosen Puhuva pinta. =   Shopping malls also own…
I barrowed somethings from Espoo Library then i moved to Hameenlinna. is it ok if I give my books to Hameenlonna Library? Thank You 15 21.9.2020 No, sorry, but you can't return books you borrowed from Espoo to Hämeenlinna. Espoo library belongs to Helmet libraries, and Hämeenlinna library to Vanamo libraries. You must return your loans from Espoo to Espoo or some other Helmet library. If you want to become a customer of Vanamo libraries, you need a new library card. You may obtain library card by presenting a photo ID at the service desk in any of the Vanamo libraries. Same card is valid in Hämeenlinna, Hattula, and Janakkala.
What is the origin of the surname Moilanen? What is the meaning of the name? Thank you for your answer. 10 15.9.2020 The origin of surname Moilanen is the first name Samuel. Moilanen is usual name today in Kainuu in Finland. Source: Pirjo Mikkonen, Sirkka Paikkala: Sukunimet, Otava 1992
What are the late fees for not returning a book on time? I can't find a price list anywhere. 16 10.9.2020 The overdue fee is €0,20 day for adult item per loan. You find all the library fees in Helmet: http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Loan_periods_…
My last name is Mantta with the dots over the a’s. What is it’s meaning? Thanks 22 26.8.2020 The name Mänttä is also an old place name, which is nowadays a town in Finland. The place name Mänttä comes from an old house which Tuomas Niilonpoika Mäntsä (1570–1618) founded in Keuruskoski in the wilderness of Sääksmäki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A4ntt%C3%A4 I found two different theories about the name's meaning. One theory is that the word is derived from old Swedish word "mäntare", which means person who process leather or does tanning. So it is possible that the first person with that name was a professional tanner. Other theory is that it might derive from German name Menze. Tuomas Niilonpoika Mäntsä (Mänttä)'s family has their own society, which might interest you also:https://mantsa.yhdistysavain.fi/ References: Mikkonen…
What is the origin of the family name Liimakka? 21 25.8.2020 Family name Liimakka is an unusual name in Finland. According to the name service (Nimipalvelu)  of The Digital and Population Data Services Agency service there is or has been only 79 people named Liimakka in Finland: https://verkkopalvelu.vrk.fi/nimipalvelu/default.asp?L=3 Unfortunately we didn't find the origin of the name.
I conduct research into the sustainability of library books in Europe. Could you inform me about the prevailing opinion in Finland about the… 18 18.8.2020 Thank you for your enquiry. There are no national guidelines for laminating the book in Finland. Every municipal library can decide individually about the ways of laminating or protecting the book. In Helmet libraries (municipal library for Helsinki metropolitan area) laminating is done by the supplier. That is part of the deal with the supplier. At the moment, Kuopio city library (in Eastern Finland) in experimenting with non-laminated books. The idea is to experiment how the books will last without lamination in the normal library circulation. The goal of the experiment is to lead Finnish libraries into more sustainable ways of producing and handling library material. We can expect results from the experiment after two years from now.
I have been a long-term resident of Helsinki but this autumn, I will be moving to North Karelia. Am I still allowed to borrow ebooks from Helsinki libraries? I… 21 12.8.2020 You are allowed to use Helmet library, also the e-books, even if you're moving into another city in Finland. If you don't use your library card for three years, your information will be ejected from Helmet system. If possible, you should visit some Helmet library with your library card and ID to correct your address information.
I am able to find the book "China business culture: strategies for success" (ISBN 9810487045) from Yuan Wang in the Helmet websearch, however neither can I… 14 11.8.2020 The book is not available, it is catalogued to our system, but we don't have a single copy of it. You can make a request for inter library loan: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Interlibrary_loans/Interlibrary_loan_request(7869) Note that it costs 7 € in that way.
I would love to know if there are 24h reading rooms in any libraries of Helsinki. Even if it is a paid option, it would be still very nice to know. As I am… 19 10.8.2020 This is helas not possible in the metropolitan area public libraries nor Helsinki university library. I did'nt find other libraries either that would have night opening hours. The self-service usually begins at 8 in the morning, in Espoo several libraries open at 7 and close 22,  Haukilahti,  Karhusuo, Kauklahti, Laajalahti, Laaksolahti, Nöykkiö, Otaniemi, Suurpelto ja Viherlaakso. Suomenlinna opens at 6. University libraries open 8, https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-university-library/visit-the-librar…
I want to read newspapers and magazines on my smartphone. I downloaded the app PressReader and signed in with my Helmet account. But there is a time limit of… 12 27.7.2020 It seems that you have not logged in to the system in the correct way, because there is no time limit for the customers of Helmet libraries. To do it correctly, first click the link "Sign in", then choose Helmet Library from the drop-down menu, and then log in with your library card number and PIN-code. The contents of Flipster and PressReader differ from each other. Therefore, in order to get the whole benefit, please use both services.