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Is there a CO2 monitor or Indoor air quality monitor available at the library for loan? 28 23.8.2022 Unfortunately no Helmet library has an air quality monitor for loan at the moment. Although you can find such a tool in the Helmet catalogue, there seems to be no working equipment left now. Hopefully in the future again?  In the Helmet search you can browse all objects and tools for loan at the Helmet libraries, from sport equipment to drill machines, by using * (star) as a search term and then restricting your search to objects only: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__S%28*%29%20f%3Aq__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt   
I would like to donate books in a library. I know about recycling shelves, but I would like to give books directly to the libraries. 40 22.7.2022 You can contact a Helmet Russian library and offer books to them. https://www.helmet.fi/ru-RU/Bibliotechnye_uslugi/Russkoiazychnaia_biblioteka 043 825 7993 sellonkirjasto@espoo.fi
How do you say in Finnish: "Set and maintain boundaries"? 105 24.3.2022 Translation isn't easy. In most cases, you need to know more how and where the sentence is used. Like in this case: what kind of boundary is being set and maintained? A literal boundary line between neighbours or countries? More abstract concept, like personal boundaries in a certain situation? Perhaps "Asettaa ja ylläpitää rajoja" would work in both cases? If this is about personal boundaries, I might add a possessive affix. 
My son took a library book to his school and now its missing. 48 21.3.2022 Contact your nearest library. Bring the library card that borrowed the book. The book can be replaced by paying the purchase price. You can also bring a new copy of the same book to the library. (You can renew a book five times if you still think it will be found.)
Is there any library or similar service where I can rent a telescope? 47 18.11.2021 The Astronomical Society  URSA borrows telescopes. For information on borrowing, tel (09) 6840 400. URSA
Can I receive a copy of an academic journal article (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1344622306001416?via%3Dihub) via email ? 45 5.11.2021 You can request an article through an interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan service orders are accepted in all Satakirjasto. You can also place an order by sending a request by email to your own library. Orders are also accepted by phone, but a written request is preferable for clarity. siikaisten.kirjasto(at)siikainen.fi
I am looking for family history records I can access online. Are there any free sites in Finland where I can look up family records? To start I am looking for… 38 13.10.2021 Documents older than 100 years are digitised by the National Archives of Finland.  For newer documents, you need to ask from the church registry from the right parish. The Geneological Society of Finland has tips on their website. Have you tried sites like MyHeritage or Geni yet? Perhaps a relative has already started a research on your family.  Good luck and hope you find your relatives!
I am new to Finland and got the information that the library has common closed spaces to practice dance. I was interested to know which room… 59 4.8.2021 Unfortunately, libraries do not have closed spaces suitable for dancing. (We will be happy to take performances on our stages when Covid is over.) The facilities in Varaamo are for musicians and singers. Schools have bookable spaces to suit the wider movement. https://www.espoo.fi/fi-fi/kulttuuri_ja_liikunta/liikunta/liikunta_ja_ulkoilupaikat/koulujen_liikuntatilat (This page is only available in Finnish.) You can ask more at liikuntapaikkavaraukset@espoo.fi
Working in Finnish Libraries 119 24.7.2021 Thank you for message. I asked from my work colleague for information regarding this matter, as he moved from Australia to Finland many years ago.  As I work for Espoo Libraries, I can only speak on behalf of our libraries. However, the library systems in Helsinki and Kerava are very similar. It is quite difficult to work in Finnish libraries without at least a working knowledge of Finnish. However, it's not impossible. I would suggest that you contact the libraries directly that you are interested in working in, and see if you can organise a work placement there. That way, they can see your working ability without any risk to them, and may be able to offer you a contract afterwards. Also, if you move to Finland, then you will have the…
Team, Good Morning. We are new to Finland and am interested to borrow some story books from Library for my kids as they would like to go read stories etc. Can… 39 8.7.2021 Here is what our rules say about the question: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loans(950) Wellcome!
So I accidentally spilled coffee on the table and hit the book I borrowed from the library. What do I do? 172 4.6.2021 Sounds like you have to replace the book. Each book has its own price and ranges from around 9 € to 450 €. Usually the price is around 25€. You can also replace the book with another similar one.
I have lost my library card, and Pin id, would like to get a new one. How can I get a new one? 45 18.5.2021 It´s necessary in this case to visit your Library, you´ll get there your new card and PIN-code. Welcome to any of our Libraries. Take tour ID-card with you. 
Please do you have a twi language story books for kids? Thank you Gifty 63 12.5.2021 We have a few. There are 6 children's books. Helmet
Dear librarian, A few years ago the Helmet library system had a fantastic collection of books on Russian and Soviet film in both English and Russian. I can't… 95 4.3.2021 Books about Russian or Soviet films can be found from shelf 77.4971 in Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen libraries and from shelf 777.951 in Helsinki.  All libraries but Kauniainen have a floating collection now, which means that when a book is returned to a library it stays there, instead of being sent to a home library. So if you mean that a certain library used to have a great collection, it may now have been spread between several libraries. 
I am very interested in libraries in Espoo, Finland and curious about why your library is so charming. How will you train your library staff? 130 18.2.2021 Thanks for your positive feedback. I think the Espoo City Library is also a nice place to work.  The library in Espoo has a wide range of employees. Some of us are library professionals, some are youth instructors or teachers, some are other professionals who have popped into the library. We also have a lot of short-term employees: trainees, apprentices and men performing civilian service. We are constantly getting to know new people, ideas and ways of working. In addition Library.fi organizes training for all librarians in Finland.  We have to tell us a lot about our work as we guide new employees. At the same time, we can evaluate our ways of working and try to improve working methods. The different departments of the library have…
I lost my helmet card. What have to do? 189 4.1.2021 Hello,  You can get a new library card at any Helmet library by showing your ID card (with a photo) to the library personnel. At the library they can also check out, if your lost library card is maybe found, and can be fetched from a library somewhere.  The cost for a new card is 3 euros for adults, and 2 euros for children. Note, however, that you can also borrow books with an ID card, from the desk if there's personnel present, and if you are a registered customer. It is also possible to get a virtual library card to your smart phone by installing an app called Taskukirjasto, but you need to know your library card number and pin code in order to use it. With Taskukirjasto you can also renew your loans, make reservations etc. 
Where can I find more information about this piece and other contemporary artworks around the city? 95 16.10.2020 Unfortunately, most pages are only in finnish... You can find a list of outdoor works of art owned by the City of Espoo here: https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luettelo_Espoon_julkisista_taideteoksista_ja_muistomerkeist%C3%A4 The Espoon perinneseura has made its own list: https://espoonperinneseura.net/perinnetietoa/veistoksia-ja-muistomerkkeja-espoossa-2/ The city of Kauniainen, surrounded by Espoo, has its own works of art: https://www.kauniainen.fi/kulttuuri_ja_vapaa-aika/verkkomuseo/kokoelma-huone/kaupungin_taidekokoelma/julkiset_veistokset At the Iso omena mall is two artworks:  Piispansillan sisäänkäynnille sijoittuu Antti-Ville Reinikaisen työ Haat ja Markkinakadun puolelle Otto Karvosen Puhuva pinta. =   Shopping malls also own…
I am able to find the book "China business culture: strategies for success" (ISBN 9810487045) from Yuan Wang in the Helmet websearch, however neither can I… 51 11.8.2020 The book is not available, it is catalogued to our system, but we don't have a single copy of it. You can make a request for inter library loan: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Interlibrary_loans/Interlibrary_loan_request(7869) Note that it costs 7 € in that way.
I have a 13 year-old girl who seems to be interested in history. Do you have any recommendations for good titles in Finnish? 71 24.4.2020 Kirjasampo-service has made a list of historical novels for youngsters in 2017, which concentrates on books about Finnish history and only has titles published after 2000. It has some titles from authors like Maijaliisa Dieckmann and Leena Laulajainen, who have written several books on different periods of history even before that date. Espoo city library librarians Hakala and Valtonen have made the included pdf-list of books about history this spring. Hope she finds interesting reads from these!      
I am thinking about buying a Kindle. My husband saw in reviews that I can't use the library ebooks with one. A friend said you can. Am I able to? 74 17.4.2020 Unfortunately Kindle is incompatible with library’s e-books, as it uses Amazon's own file and digital copyrights protection formats. Please check https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/eLibrary/Books_and_audiobooks/Instructions_for_ebook_and_eaudiobook_se(28725) and especially Paragraps E-book readers.