I am an undergraduate student from Tallinn, Estonia. I am preparing to write my BA diploma and I am looking for all the possible information I can find on the topic I am writing about. The question is - Is it possible for a foreigner to visit Helsinki libraries with an aim to make photocopies (without lending books)? Is there a special entrance fee? Do I need to register? Thank you for your fast responce!
Everyone can visit Finnish public (and university) libraries. Library services are basically free, but for example overdued loans, printing and copying are charged for.
A library card is not necessary when visiting a library, and there is no entrance fee.
In Helsinki City Library printouts and photocopies cost 0,20€ each. You´ll find contact information in our website http://www.lib.hel.fi/english/ . Welcome to Helsinki City Library!