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…

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23.04.2019

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 more information about how many libraries are there, including public libraries, school libraries, research libraries and mobile libraries. Also, how many visitors does the library have in a year, or if there are any statistics about it, or where can I found them. I've been scrolling through other similar questions but some of the information is old, or the link provided can not be found.
I would really appreciate this information, and thank you in advance.

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30.04.2019
Last updated
02.05.2019

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 was opened in december last year. It is very popular and the statistics for Helsinki city library will be very much increased this year. In the beginning of the year (jan-april) there were 149983 loans made in Oodi and by the end of march there had been a million visitors in Oodi. The Finnish School Libraries aren't as organized as in many other countries because the public library system functions all over the country and is used also by school classes and individual students actively. You can ask the Finnish School Library Association for more information about the Finnish School libraries, http://suomenkoulukirjastoyhdistys.fi/eng/

I hope this is of help, please ask for more information, if needed.

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