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We are collecting library usage statistics from different cities and hope you could help us with following question: As of the… 8 The Finnish Public Libraries Statistics can be read online, Here is the table created with choices Helsinki City Library, Collections, 2023,
Good morning. I would like to use library in the weekends but it was close. How can I go inside? 16 Pihtiputaa's library belongs to Keski libraries, so the rules for using the Jyväskylä city library's self-service libraries are the same at Pihtiputaa's library. The rules of use state: Self-help library is a library that customers can access even when the staff is not present, for example in the evenings and on weekends. Information on the opening hours of self-service libraries in Jyväskylä can be found in libraries from the website. Logging: Log in to the self-help library with a valid Keski library card and PIN code. You can get a library card and PIN code from all Keski libraries during their service hours. The library card and PIN code are personal. Each customer logs in with their own card, with the exception of a child under…
Hope you're doing well:) I've moved to Finland about a year and a half ago and I've been actively trying to find Finnish films with English subtitles, but it's… 39 There are a number of Finnish films with English subtitles available in DVD and Blu-ray formats. Many of these are included in the Helmet libraries collection. Below you can find a sample of these films from different genres and eras. You can browse for more here. Aleksis Kiven elämä Arvottomat Asfalttilampaat Back to the USSR - Takaisin ryssiin Badding Ganes Harjunpää ja pahan pappi Heinähattu ja vilttitossu Hevi reissu Hyvä poika Ihmisen osa Juoksuhaudantie Kaikki rakastavat Kanelia kainaloon, Tatu ja Patu! Kesäkaverit Klassikko Kuulustelu Kätilö Levottomat Linnaisten vihreä kamari Lumikuningatar Luokkakokous Menolippu Mombasaan Mieheke Mies vailla menneisyyttä Minä ja Morrison Miss Farkku-Suomi Niskavuoren…
I have got a card Helmet, but have not got at the same time pin-code. How I can get pin-code and start to use my card? 25 You can get the PIN code by visiting the library or mobile library in person. A valid ID card with a photograph and personal identity number is needed.…
Will there be ukulele class in Eastern Helsinki? 17 At the moment there are no ukulele classes or ukulele groups in East Helsinki helmet-libraries. In Espoo libraries you can find ukulele groups at different levels:……  
I had a bill for books but I paid it. My kids forgot three books during vacation abroad and I paid full price. Yet the sum still shows on my account. I have… 39 After the compensation is paid it takes approximately a week or two until the data gets off of your libraryaccount. This is because first the debt collection agency must inform the library and second the library's debt collection departement manually takes out the paid material from your account.
Are there violins to practice or barrow in any of the metro region libraries? 17 Unfortunately, no libraries in this area have violins in their collections.
I was wondering if there are public kitchen facilities except Oodi. How can I reach that information? 35 Yes there are. You will find them at in Helsinki and at in Espoo. Just use keyword kitchen.
Where can i find the location that shows all available playstation and switch games? 29 You can search console games in Helmet catalogue 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? 30 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? 49 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… 42 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? 56 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 ,… 29 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? 35 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, (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… 18 There is activities for seniors with memory disorders online e.g. on Muistiliitto´s website: Library materials you can search from . 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: 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… 41 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? 52 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  
How can I practice speaking in Finnish? 45 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,…. You could also search for Finnish Courses online. Here is a collection of webmaterial for Finnish Studies,…. 
Tietääkö kukaan vanha suomalainen tarina "KAUKAINEN SAARI" (Toivo Pekkanen), ja onko teillä Englanninkielinen käännös? Kiitos paljon! ?? 58 "Kaukaisesta saaresta" on ilmestynyt Lola Rogersin englanninnos "The Faraway Island" julkaisun Books from Finland numerossa 1/2007. Käännöksen voi lukea täällä.