|I was wondering if there are public kitchen facilities except Oodi. How can I reach that information?
|Yes there are. You will find them at https://varaamo.hel.fi/ in Helsinki and at https://varaamo.espoo.fi/search in Espoo. Just use keyword kitchen.
|Where can i find the location that shows all available playstation and switch games?
|You can search console games in Helmet catalogue https://www.helmet.fi/en-US. Use Advanced search and as keyword * and select as format console game. In the result list selection At the library shows You games which are at the moment available in some Helmet-library. By logging in with Your library card number and pin code You can make reservations to get games into Your nearest library.
|What steps should I take if a book I loaned out is now damaged and cannot be returned?
|Hi! Contact a Helmet library directly to discuss how to proceed. If the book is damaged and no longer viable for returning, it must be compensated with the purchase price. Usually it's also possible to arrange compensation with a new copy of the book.
You can find instructions in the Helmet Troubleshooting FAQ.
|What does it mean, "Laitoskirjastoja"? Is it a central library or it is a small library service point? Or something else?
|It is a small library service point.
The link is an article translated into Russian from the Finnish Wikipedia about institutional libraries, that is laitoskirjastoista.
The Helsinki City Library has a few institutional libraries, the books of which are mainly intended for use by the institution's customers, but others can also borrow from them.
The second link tells about two institutional libraries in Helsinki.
|I'd like to know about the budget of Oddi Library. I am a student studying library and information science in Korea. I'd like to know about the budget of Oddy…
|It seems there is no public access to the budgets of individual libraries but they are easily revealed by asking the right person. Library Director of Oodi Anna-Maria Soininvaara told that they are using approximately 3 600 000 euros to the staff this year. For books, however, there is no separate budget because in Helsinki we have a so called floating collection. It means the whole collection is shared between all libraries and therefore there is a common budget for all material, except for magazines and newspapers. For those Oodi's budget is about 40 000 euros.
It is possible to check Finnish libraries' budgets by a city level but not by a single library unit on the site Finnish Public Libraries Statistics . Those statistics only reveal…
|I have a library card. I wanted to know, if the library of Helsinki also offers snowshoes and how I can find them in the catalogue?
|You find the snowshoes in Helmet catalogue if You make a search with the Finnish word "lumikengät". Then You refine the search result with "object" and You find that there are snowshoes available in several libraries.
Lumikengät Snow shoes in Helmet Libraries
|Can I become library member to borrow online book? I am Indonesian citizenship. I would like to expand knowledge by reading and My son also like to read math ,…
|You need a libray card in order to borrow ebooks. You can get a library card if You live in Finland. Or at least You need to have an address in Finland. You do not need to be citizen of Finland. For example, if you do not have a Finnish personal identity number and you live in Helsinki metropolitan area, your Helmet-library card is valid for twelve months at a time. It is not possible to get a library card without visiting a library. You will get the library card when you state your address and present a valid ID card with a photograph in a library. Library card in Fnland is free.
|Are there any laws and regulations to set the rules and purposes of school libraries in Finland?
|School libraries in Finland are usually small, and they are not regulated by the law. Most of the services provided to schools by libraries are delivered by the public libraries and school libraries often have only a small collection of books that can be read and borrowed. Public libraries are regulated by the law, https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/2016/20161492 (text only in Finnish and Swedish).
|I work at a nursing home and most of the residents have got memory illness. I need help finding materials that would be useful with them for daily activities…
|There is activities for seniors with memory disorders online e.g. on Muistiliitto´s website: https://www.muistiliitto.fi/fi/tuki-ja-palvelut/luettavaa-ja-tekemista
Library materials you can search from Helmet.fi . Keywords: ikääntyneet, virikkeet, muistisairaat, muistisairaudet
Library´s Lukulähettiläs project team has produced book tips and lists of literature suitable for elderly and others with disabilities: https://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Tapahtumat_ja_vinkit/Uutispalat/Ryhdy_lukulahettilaaksi(173038)
Easy reads for different purposes you can search with keyword "selkokirjat".
|Is there any place for the citizens to borrow the books in addition to the public/school libraries? For example, Japan, is a bit complicated. Most of community…
|Many other libraries in Finland are also open for general public: National Library, University libraries, many special libraries (e.g Library of Parliament, Library of the Genealogical society in Finland - though only refence, Migration Institute of Finland etc.), so, no, it is not correct to say that people lend books only in public or school libraries, many use the services of other libraries too. In addition it is of course possible that you can borrow books in clubs and organisations you are a member of (e.g. student organisations). You can browse Finnish Libraries in our Library Directory.
|Do you have blood pressure measurement tools for borrowing?
|Yes, in some Helmet libraries. You can search blood pressure measurement devices from Helmet with key word "verenpainemittari".
Locations and availabilities you see from the results. It´s not possible to make an online request, but you can contact the library and ask the staff.
More information you find online Helmet.fi
|How can I practice speaking in Finnish?
|The best way would be to participate in a Finnish course or a Finnish Club. You could try to find out if there is such activity in your home region. Here is a list of Suomi-koulut, your can check if you find help there, https://suomikoulut.fi/mika-on-suomi-koulu/maailmalla-toimivat-suomi-ko…. You could also search for Finnish Courses online. Here is a collection of webmaterial for Finnish Studies, https://www.makupalat.fi/fi/k/all/hae?f%5B0%5D=field_asiasanat%3A66571&….
|Tietääkö kukaan vanha suomalainen tarina "KAUKAINEN SAARI" (Toivo Pekkanen), ja onko teillä Englanninkielinen käännös? Kiitos paljon! 🇫🇮
|"Kaukaisesta saaresta" on ilmestynyt Lola Rogersin englanninnos "The Faraway Island" julkaisun Books from Finland numerossa 1/2007. Käännöksen voi lukea täällä.
|How can I donate some to the Pasila library?
|Libraries, except Central Library Oodi, accept material donations according to their needs. Libraries reserve the right to further channel the donations e.g. to recycling shelves from where customers can take books for themselves. Feel free to contact the Pasila Library on the matter.
You find conctact information online at Helmet.fi:
Pasila Library | Helmet
|I am writing with a great request. I am looking for the author and the title of the book I was reading in the Helsinki library while preparing materials for my…
|The pages are from Björn Collinders book The Lapps (Princeton University Press, New York, 1949).
You find the book in digital form in Internet Archive.
|Is there an exclusive repertoire, catalog or repository of illustrated albums for adults?
I am afraid Vieremä library does not participate in the Ask a Librarian service. Try to contact the library directly by email or phone. Contact details: https://rutakko.verkkokirjasto.fi/en/-/viereman-kunnankirjasto
You can search for material in the collections of Rutakko libaries, which includes Vieremä, here.
|I have the plastic library card for the Helsinki library. I saw that some people have their library card on their phone. How does that work? Can I also get…
|Taskukirjasto (Pocket Library) is a mobile application for customers of the Helmet library. Taskukirjasto does not replace plastic library card but can be used alongside it. Taskukirjasto has your library card's bar code. Taskukirjasto application is free of charge and available for Android and iOS mobile devices. You can download Taskukirjasto from app stores.
This year Helmet libraries are renewing their online and mobile services. Taskukirjasto app can be used until a new system replaces it.
|How can I cancel the library card/membership of a child. I want to do it temporarily because she just doesn’t move out of couch! Reading is good habit that I…
|There are a few choices to prevent a person borrowing books from library, although as a librarian I cannot recommend canceling child's library card and I have no knowledge of a precedent. Also library must act according to library regulations and there is no mention of restrictions for if a person reads too much. As you say, reading is a good habit!
I presume the child is under 15 years old? First comes to mind that without library's interference maybe you could just simply take the card and keep it to yourself for the time being. In case the child has Taskukirjasto (Pocket Library app) which one can use as a library card, it is a bit trickier. You'll have to unload the app from his/her phone.
Technically, library card can be locked or…
|I live in Turku and do not come to Helsinki often. Can I still be Helmet´s customer? I want e services only?
|You don't have to live in Helmet-area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kauniainen), but You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card.
You can obtain a library card and PIN code from any Helmet library by providing your address and presenting a valid ID card with a photograph and personal identity number accepted by the library.
If you are 15 years old, you can save your own personal details in customer register in advance by filling the form by clicking the link below. You will get your library card quicker by filling the registration form beforehand. Once you have saved your personal details, you can pick up your library card from any Helmet library. Take a valid ID card with you. If you do not pick up your library card…
|I want to ask are there any books, journals or circulars that have mentioned about Finnish local brands that produced electronics, home appliances or other…
|I tried several searches. With Finnish keywords elektroniikka brändit Suomi i got a result with a few publications about Nokia, but the were in Finnish, only one was in English (not about history of brands).
Elektroniikka Suomi historia gave documents about firms, factorys and brands and their history. The english material in mostly about Nokia.
English keywords are used in documents that can be found in university libraries and higher vocational libraries.
For instance brands electonics Finland and electronics history Finland give some results, but in all, i would recommend you to turn to Aalto University Learning Center. Aalto University has engineering, computer science in their study program.