Good day !
I have a 1year work visa for Finland and am living in Hyvinkää. I would very much like to join the library to use study material for the Finnish language and for other reference purposes. What do I need and how do I join.
Welcome to Finland and to the library! You can get a library card in in your nearest library, take an id-card with you. Hyvinkää libary has an application available in the Internet, but it is in Finnish, http://www.hyvinkaa.fi/Tiedostot/Kirjasto/PDF/Ilmott.lomakev2suom.pdf , so it might no be of any use to you. Hyvinkää main library is located at Hämeenkatu 7, 05800 HYVINKÄÄ, (hope this map opens)
You are also welcome to use other finnish libraries, for instance the public libraries of the metropolitan area, the Helmet-libraries, see ex.g. http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/ and the national library in Helsinki, http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html .