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Do you have special activities and services for people living with an intellectual disability? 10 24.9.2019   Many Finnish libraries have easy-to-read pages in internet for example Helmet   There are other service sites for those who need clear language for example Verneri and Papunet and Kehitysvammaliitto   The Espoo Library has people with intellectual disabilities who work part-time. They work two days a week with their supervisor.  Tasks include: shelving, unloading and rearranging. Espoo also makes remembrance trips. The librarian has assembled briefcases and used them to reminisce together. https…
I have some amount of personal books that I don't need anymore. Books are in Russian and English, in a good shape. I would be happy to give them away to the… 25 5.8.2019 Hi, Thank you for your mail and for your interest to share your books with others.  Please contact any bigger library first to give some info to them in advance. Contact links: (Helmet library) Iso omena Library:  Contact information Suomenlahdentie 1 02230 Espoo  (09) 8165 7723   Entresse Library: Siltakatu 11 02770 Espoo  (09) 8165 3776   Sello library Leppävaarankatu 9 02600 Espoo  09 81657603   Tapiola library Kulttuuriaukio 2 02100 Espoo  050 428 9392      
I am writing to inquire on how to apply for employment in the Iso Omena Library? Thank you in advance for your time. 33 24.7.2019 In Espoo, the recruitment of libraries is done centrally. You can submit your application using the form found at -> Jobs and enterprise -> Open positions -> Harjoittelu (trainees) If you have any questions Työ Datanomien TOP-paikat: Language Training: Other:  
One of my dream jobs after graduation is to become a librarian. What are the requirements for such a position? 42 11.7.2019   You could start by contacting the Aalto University Library. Perhaps you could get there for an internship.   The library can be studied in, for example, Keuda, where there are professional courses for immigrants.  The language requirement for studying is Finnish B1.1.   Not everyone working in the library is a professional in the field. You didn't tell what you're studying. Maybe you already have the skills that interest Libraries.    You may want to follow job search notifications on, for example,
Do you have knitting lessons or classes as a library service 67 6.5.2019 Occasionally we have knitting guidance in libraries. In the autumn and winter, many libraries (Entresse, Kauklahti; Soukka and Sello) have handicraft clubs. You could be asking for guidance at Sello's handicraft shop.*&es=5/6/2019 You could also try the Workers' Institut courses.
Last year one person told me that some library (or may be all) can provide service with checking a documents (for example job application, that what I need) in… 62 11.3.2019 You can ask if Forms assistant services can help you. Or you can leave The Loan to the Librarian -service for a help request. Choose  library and "Tiedonhaku: vaativa aineistohaku, tietokannat, kirjallisuus, musiikki, internet-tiedonlähteet"
Is there a way for me to find newspaper articles about the school reforms that happened in Finland during the 1970s and 80s? I'm interested to learn about the… 58 21.2.2019 I suggest you visit a public library in Helsinki and search in HS Aikakone HS Aikakone contains articles published in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper from years 1904-1997. Unfortunately the user interface is only in Finnish but I am sure you can get some help from the library staff. HS Aikakone can only be used in the library premises unless you have an own subscription of HS Digi.
I am trying to find an exchange student from Eibar, Spain that stayed with us in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1986. How can I find her? 72 19.2.2019 You could ask for help from the Eibar University. Perhaps they still have information about their exchange students.
Why is there not a FREE telephone directory for Finland ? I can not pay the Fee for a search because it's impossible to do so from where I am. 87 29.11.2018 Providing a public list of telephone numbers (a telephone directory) is a commercial business. There has never been one free catalog for whole Finland, but the local telephone companies did make their own catalogs for a long time and these were given free to the people who owned a share of the company. The last printed catalog in Helsinki area was pubished 2017. Heikki Poroila
I am currently traveling outside of Finland for a longer time and would like to borrow an electronic book in Swedish, but I forgot my library card at home in… 136 25.10.2018 Ask the Librarian is not a library, it's a national reference service. You have to contact one of the HelMet libraries to proceed with your wish. Contact information can be found here. Heikki Poroila
How can I reserve this book to Laajalahti library in Espoo? Flow : the psychology of optimal experience / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 105 25.10.2018 If you have the 4-digit PIN code plus your own library card, you can make a reservation directly via this link*fin (there are already two reservations waiting for Munkkiniemi library to get their copy, so anyway you have to wait). If you do not yet have the PIN code, you have to visit some of the HelMet libraries and get one. You can make a reservation in library anytime. Heikki Poroila
Asun ulkomailla, onko minulla mahdollista saada lainausoikeuksia? 156 23.10.2018 Valitettavasti e-kirjastomme toimii vain Helmet kirjastokortilla. Kortin saamisen ehtona on osoite Suomessa.
I borrowed two books but I had to travel outside Finland and I don't have the card with me to renovate them. Now the system generated a fine and I would like… 160 17.10.2018 You must first renew or return the loans. Only then will you be able to pay the accrued fines. You can also renew your loans by telephone. Instead of a card number, you can use your social security number. If the books are reserved, they can not be renewed.
Why do you have books that are fom uncompleted series? I mean you have Jane Casey's The reckoning The last gril The kill and After the fire, but not The… 137 6.9.2018 I cannot answer for Jane Casey case especially, but in general there are at least three reasons, why a library collection does not necessary have all the books from a series. 1. The series has been complete, but during the years copies have been lost or stolen and new copies have not been purchased. 2. If the missing ones are the newest in the series, they are probably not yet in the collection but will be there later. The customer may always ask for the situation. 3. In some cases the staff does not know, if a book is part of a series or some parts of the series are already out of print, when the library would like to buy them. The customers of HelMet libraries can always make an acquisition request. The library is just happy if the…
: My partner and I were wondering if our local libraries accept book donations in Finland. We have books in other languages (Spanish, Swedish, English) that we… 167 16.7.2018 Hi! Basically yes, but it depends so much on the exact titles you have to offer. If the library (system) already has enough of that title, the answer is always "thanks but no thank you!". Especially when we are dealing with books in other languages than Finnish most of the smaller libraries are probably not willing to be active at all. If possible, visit the main library in Pasila and ask for the staff of the Multilingual Library or send them e-mail at or make a phone call (09) 3108 5402 And please remember that this is the moment of the year, when most professional librarians are on vacation! 1-2 months later everything is easier... Heikki Poroila
I'd like to ask you to find find articles and books about festival tourism in Europe 266 28.4.2018 Your question is very wide ... Here are a few links to make the subject narrower: Google has scholar search:,5&as_vis=1,5&as_ylo=2018&as_vis=1&q=festivals+in+european+countries and some statistics: Worldcat is an…
I'm looking for Auni Nuolivaara's book "Paimen, piika ja emäntä". Which libraries of Finland can I read it? 258 2.4.2018 Several public libraries have this old book still in their collections. At least Helsinki, Joensuu, Oulu, Rovaniemi and Tampere city libraries have this item. If you come to Finland, it should not be difficult to borrow a copy of this one. But if you need an international interlibrary loan, you need to start asking for it in your local library, wherever it is. Heikki Poroila
I was trying to reserve a CD from a band named Unit 4 +2, and there didn't seem to be a way to do it. There doesn't appear to be a "Request It" button at this… 185 27.2.2018 Right now the only copy of the CD has been taken aside for some repair operation (I cannot see the reason). Unfortunately you just have to wait and hope that eveything goes well and the CD is soon again in circulation. If that happens, you see the possibility to reserve it as well. Heikki Poroila
What do you reckon the classification systems will be like in 100 years? 122 14.2.2018 Are you asking about the classification systems in the libraries? If not, your answer is not possible to answer in any way. Even if we talk just about library classification systems, 100 years ahead is too much to predict anything. But if there are still organized collections of documents in 2118, some kind of classification is most likely still needed. Even if the libraries and the data bases are not anymore conducted by humans but by machines, there must be ways to analyze the documents according to their contents. The complexity of the data in 2118 probably means, that today's classification systems are not enough, much broader and more complex systems will be needed. To take just one example, music, which is my area of expertise, one…
I stay in Tapiola and wanted to take some urgent print outs and I use the Tapiola library. I want to know if the printer is working now, as it was not working… 265 3.11.2017 The printer is back in shape. Welcome to print.