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I'm a student from Spain and I would like to known if i could borrow some books from a public library of Finland without being a finnish citizen. Thank you for… 2 19.10.2021 Public libraries in Finland usually issue cards also to people who are not permanent residents. You need to have address in Finland. If You are studying in the metropolitan area You can use the services of the HelMet Libraries. You can obtain a HelMet library card and PIN code from any Helmet library by providing your address and presenting a valid photographic proof of identity with your personal identity code approved by the library. You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card. If You don't have the Finnish social security number, the card will be valid for one year. Welcome to HelMet libraries. HelMet library card Accepted identity cards https://www.helmet.fi/en-US
How can I book the recording studio for tomorrow for few hours? And is it free or how much dose it cost? I’m in Helsinki for only 24h and I don’t have a guitar… 2 12.10.2021 The studios can be reserved via a system called Varaamo, https://varaamo.hel.fi/, but these kind of services are very popular and it isn't likely that you can get a room at such a short  notice. You could visit Oodi in the city center and ask if they could help you in any way, since you only are here for one day and Varaamo perhaps doesn't help you. 
Terve! I am taking part in Helmet Reading Challenge 2021 and would like to ask for assistance. Could you recommend a book about an LGBT+ family? Either fiction… 13 22.9.2021 If you are in Helmet-region, following books could be of interest,  This is how it always is / Laurie Frankel. Headline Review 2018. Girl, woman, other / Bernardine Evaristo. Hamish Hamilton 2019. The guncle : a novel / Steven Rowley. G. P. Putnam's Sons [2021] (new book, available at present only as audio). Meet me in another life / Catriona Silvey. HarperCollins 2021 (also new currently only as e-book). These two are coming to the library printed book also. The problem is that if you are using the library in Kajaani, your choices are fewer. None of these books seem to be available in Kainet, https://kainet.finna.fi/. I tried to find other material in English there, but did'nt find anything, not even biographies. Everything was in…
I would like to know which classification system you use, and its the same as the other libraries in Finland? Thanks! 14 23.8.2021 Tuusula library uses YKL - Yleisten kirjastojen luokitusjärjelstelmä, in English PLC - Finnish Public Libraries Classification System, http://finto.fi/ykl/en/. It is used in all public libraries except the Helsinki city library, who has it's own classification system, HCLCS - Helsinki City Library Classification System, http://finto.fi/hklj/en/.
I recently saw an article discussing Helmet's plan to transition to bio covers instead of plastic book covers (https://www.themayor.eu/en/a/view/helsinki-s… 25 29.7.2021 The company which Helsinki libraries use to get bio covers for books is Pelloplast. https://pelloplast.fi/en/home/ (This is google translation from original finnish article) “Starting this spring, libraries in the Helsinki metropolitan area will use plant-based bioplastic, which does not contain fossil raw materials, to cover books. The use of more environmentally friendly materials will be introduced as new materials are coated and stocks of old plastic are used up.” “Coating books clearly extends the life of the book and thus reduces the burden on the environment. On the other hand, the use of plastic as a coating is an environmental problem. Until now, the difficulty has been to find a plant-based substitute of sufficient quality…
Multilingual military dictionary 28 3.6.2021 Is this the book you mean: Brassey's multilingual military dictionary = Brassey's dictionaire multilingue militaire = Brassey's diccionario militar (1987)? https://www.finna.fi/Search/Results?lookfor=+Brassey%27s+multilingual+m…  This book is in the collections of some Finnish libraries. You can ask the possibility to make an interlibrary loan from your own library.
I would like to borrow this item: DVD-asema [Esine] + USB-johto + ajurilevy https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2335820__SDVD-asema__Orightresult__U_… 21 25.5.2021 This material cannot be booked online or borrowed for home use. Those items can only be used in libraries. The only items are in Oodi and Pasila libraries, but due to current Covid restrictions items are not available for use at the moment.
What services do you provide at home? 20 7.5.2021 Your question is unfortunately hard to comprehend. Can you specify what you mean by services?  
I have a bunch of old "Nature" journals (2018-2019). Can I donate them to the library? 28 28.4.2021 Unfortunately libraries usually can't take old journals. When the libraries will open again normally, You can leave the journals in any ot the libraries, which have a recycling shelf (Kirjakierrätyspiste). You find the list of those libraries here https://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Events_and_tips/News_flash/Services_of_the_…
Meillä on japaninkielinen Kalevala, josta emme saa selvä julkaisuvuodesta. Liitteessä kuvia kirjasta. Morimoto, Y. (kään.) Kustantamo: Zen Nippon kateikyoiku… 27 9.4.2021 Yasuko Morimoton japaninkielisiä Kalevala-käännöksiä löytyy jonkin verran Suomen kirjastoista, mutta tätä versiota ei näytä löytyvän:https://www.finna.fi/Search/Results?lookfor=morimoto+yasuko&type=AllFie… Tämä on otsikkonsa "Karewara (bassui)" perusteella lyhennelmä ja sisältää vain otteen Kalevalasta. Lähettämissänne kuvissa ei ollut mainintaa vuosiluvusta. Ainoa kuvissa näkyvä vuosiluku on Yasuko Morimoton esittelyssä. Siinä kerrotaan että hän on syntynyt 3. maaliskuuta Meiji-aikakauden 35. vuonna eli vuonna 1902.
We are parents with a 5-month-old baby. We are looking for books to read to her. Unfortunately we cannot go to the public library anymore, it would have been… 25 30.3.2021 You can find books for babies in Helmet libraries by the term "paksulehtiset kirjat" (books with thick pages), and then choose books in English language, if you like. You can find them here: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__Spaksulehtiset%20kirjat__Ff… Also a key word "toddlers" could be useful: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__Stoddlers__Ff%3Afacetgenre%…  
I want to teach Persian alphabet to my little daughter. How can I order the Persian alphabet game to the library? 33 26.3.2021 You can make an acquisition request by filling in the form below: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Acquisition_request There are no Persian alphabet games in Helmet Libraries, but with some books You can teach Persian alphabets. You find those book in Helmet search wit words persian kieli aakkoset. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US  
Dear librarian,we can find the statistical data in different cities in Finnish Public Libraries Statistics Database https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php… 36 2.3.2021 These pages you can find visitors and loans: https://hri.fi/data/en_GB/dataset/helsingin-kaupunginkirjaston-kaynnit-toimipisteittain https://hri.fi/data/en_GB/dataset/helsingin-kaupunginkirjaston-lainausmaarat-toimipisteittain Choose download at right side so you get excel file.   If you search by word collections you can get different book and other collections.https://hri.fi/data/en_GB/dataset?vocab_geographical_coverage=Helsinki
Dear librarian,Where can I find the annual collections,other services and visit of each library? I know that we can find the statistical visits of Libraries in… 33 23.2.2021 You can find annual visits and collections statistics in Finnish Public Libraries Statistics Database https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php?lang=en
I'm currently living in Malmi and I want to borrow a skateboard for use in the summer. From this page it looks like I can borrow a skateboard from Helmet https… 30 23.2.2021 Unfortunately, I cannot give an answer here. You should contact the Oodi library directly. Contact information https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Helsinki_Central_Lib…
Is there any book in the Persian language available or not? I would like to know how can I search for books in the Persian language online. 28 19.2.2021 There are books in the Persian language available. At Helmet SEARCH FOR ITEMS you just write PERSIA and then at left side refine by language you choose Persian. Then you get list of books in Persian language. After that you can refine more, like Fiction or Non-fiction. https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__SPERSIA__Ff%3Afacetlanguage… https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__SPERSIA__Ff%3Afacetlanguage…
I have received a return request on a book, but the library is closed fir pandemic reasons. How do I return the book, and is the request even relevant at this… 15 17.2.2021 Helmet-Libraries are not closed, they have been open all the time this year, but services are very limited: - Retrieval of material from the reservation shelf and from the limited selection and theme shelves at the lending machines. - Necessary, fast transactions with computers. - Pre-booking and self-service with a lending machine as the primary service. - If necessary, assistance and advice at the service desk. - There is an obligation to use a mask in transactions. (Does not apply to people with a medical condition using a face mask.)  
I registered for a Helmet library card online on the 8th of February(Monday). I was wondering when I’ll have to go pick it up? 50 11.2.2021 You can pick up Your Helmet library card any time after You have made the pre-registration. Actually the pre-registration is not necessary, but You will get your library card quicker by filling the registration form beforehand. Take a valid ID card with you. You can pick up your library card from any Helmet library. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa… https://luettelo.helmet.fi/selfreg~S9
There is e-material at which I am interested to borrow, but I live outside Helsinki area and cannot come to register to get library card. Can I send… 26 5.2.2021 To obtain a Helmet library card and PIN code You must visit Yourself any Helmet library. So You can not get a library car by post or online. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa… In case You'll have the possibility to visit any Helmet library and still want to have a library card You can fill  in a library card pre-registration. https://luettelo.helmet.fi/selfreg~S9
What diploma do you need to become a librarian in Finland? Are a foreign bachelor + a M1 in Information and communication science enough? 53 2.2.2021 You have to have a degree on information and libraries studies in university. In Finland you must be completed information studies about third of you examination. In Finland you can work in libraries without having degree in information studies, but to be librarian you should have those studies in university. We have been asked about working in libraries before. https://www.libraries.fi/ask/i-would-like-to-study?language_content_entity=en https://www.libraries.fi/ask/i-am-searching-for-library?language_content_entity=en https://www.libraries.fi/ask/i-am-an-american-in?language_content_entity=en https://www.libraries.fi/ask/where-can-i-find-information-4?language_content_entity=en