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Can I get a bus pass at any library office? 717 25.04.2014 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. 667 17.04.2014 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. 897 04.04.2014 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? 672 03.04.2014 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? 638 02.04.2014 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? 681 01.04.2014 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 ? 717 18.03.2014 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. 697 26.02.2014 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 758 20.02.2014 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? 613 11.02.2014 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? 253 03.02.2014 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… 800 29.01.2014 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… 597 09.01.2014 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,…
I'm an a American Student at the Kent State School of Library and Information Science in the United States. I'm interested in working in Finnish libraries. I… 704 17.12.2013 Your question is a bit difficult to answer since i do'nt know the american library work, but in general i guess that the differences are'nt very significant. We use decimal classification, but not the same in university libraries and public libraries. Both are developed similarly to Dewey decimal classification, so the classification system should'nt be a problem. University libraries, special libaries and public libraries use different kinds of systems in acquisition of materials, cataloguing, shelving, but nothing so radically different, that it would'nt be comprehensible to a librarian. The new trends in library work and material are much the same as in the United States. I would guess that the biggest challenge in working in a Finnish…
I need some information about Finnish libraries. I have searched in the web but there is only information since 1999. I have read that the older statistics… 517 07.12.2013 The Finnish ministry of education publishes on yearly basis via Finnish Public Libraries Statistics Database (http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/en-GB/). If you need statistical information about the research and university libraries, they can be found here: https://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/index.php?lang=en If you need more specified information about the statistics of Helsinki City Library, please contact Mr. Jouni Juntumaa (jouni.juntumaa@hel.fi).
Hallo, I've heard about the Senior Surf Day on October 8th. Do you have a short explenation about that event? And how many libraries took part in there? 692 27.11.2013 The Senior Surf Day has held in Finland for some years as a part of the senior citizens week. In that day the elderly people got to know the information technology (computers, smartphone, tablet computers and the services of internet) in many libraries and service centres all over the Finland. More than a hundred events was organized in 2013. In some places there was over a hundred participants and in some places just some. The event is organized by The Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged (Vanhustyön keskusliitto). You can see the libraries and and service centres from the website of the Central Union for the Welfare of the Aged. Unfortunately the print is just in Finnish or Swedish: http://www.vtkl.fi/fin/seniorsurf/
Can I borrow an e-book reader or a tablet in the Finnish libraries? 562 22.11.2013 You can borrow both an e-book reader and a tablet from some Helmet-libraries (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen): http://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__Slukulaitteet__Ff%3Afacetmed… You can find out the situation of the libraries in other citys from the kirjastot.fi websites: http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/libraries/
I am an American citizen who is a graduate student at Kent State University School of Library and Information Science. I'm curious about what the process would… 487 12.11.2013 You can provide information about working on Finland from the website of Ministry of Employment and the Economy (Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö): http://www.mol.fi/mol/en/02_working/05_foreigners/index.jsp
Hallo, do you know where I can find the official translation from the Finnish library act from 1998? In Englisch or in German, it doesn't matter. Best regards, 797 11.11.2013 Hi, you can find an English translation of the Finnish library act from Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture website here: http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/lait_ja_ohjeet/?lang=en
I have a question from you. whats is the name of ifla presedent? 647 11.10.2013 Sinikka Sipilä (http://www.ifla.org/president).