Hello, 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 have been published in printed form, Is it possible to receive the information of the evolution of the number of libraries and collections (books and other media) in the whole country and in the City of Helsinki?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).