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What services do you provide at home? 3 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? 5 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… 11 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… 10 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? 9 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… 13 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… 12 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… 18 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. 14 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… 8 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? 25 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… 13 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? 15 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
I'm trying to reconnect with someone in Finland and I have his number. Can you help? 14 26.1.2021 We do'nt in our service contact persons, but if you have a telefonnumber, the country code for Finland is +358. In Countrycode.org you can find the number, you should dial to call abroad from your country, https://countrycode.org/finland
I wanted to check what kind of items I could loan from the library, except for books? is there somewhere the list of those? kiitos! 31 22.1.2021 You can search the Helmet database for different types of items in the Helmet library collection. Go to helmet.fi and to Advanced Search. Direct link: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/home?lang=eng&suite=cobalt&advancedSe… Choose the type of item from the drop-down menu Format. In Keyword, type * to display all items in the selected format or a more specific search term. Click Search.
I would like to borrow book in order to learn finnish (Ykäänkö vai ykiinkö – Highway to hill by Gimara) Please let me know if it is available at any library. … 163 29.12.2020 Ykäänkö vai ykiinkö – Highway to hill  by Gimara is not available at the moment in any Helmet Library, nor in any other library in Helsinki. There are also a couple of reservations for this item. You can make a make a reservation for the book through Helmet. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa…
I was planning on loaning some board games for Christmas from Oodi. Is this somehow possible? :) 29 15.12.2020 Yes, it is possible to loan for example board games from Oodi and other Helmet libraries by making reservations about them through Helmet. From Oodi you can get your reservations from the 3rd floor. More information for visiting Oodi between 30.11.2020-10.1.2021 in Helmet-pages: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Helsinki_Central_Lib… Here you can see all board game of Helmet libraries: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__Slautapelit__Ff%3Afacetmedi… Here you have information about reserving:  https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa…
I would like to print out some papers for my daughters school work. Is this still possible? I live in Pasila and prefer to use the Pasila library, Töölö… 37 10.12.2020 Yes, it is still possible to print papers in all the libraries you mentioned. At the moment the libraries are open with restricted services. It is possible to borrow and return loans, pick up reserved materials and also to use customer computers, printers and copying machines for a short time. In Helsinki city library every customer has a quota of five printouts for free every three months. In order to print more, you have to pay money to your printing account. The price of the printouts apart from the five free pages is 40 cents per page.
Are the toilets in Oodi Library for both genders or are there different toilets for different genders. 47 2.12.2020 The public toilets at Oodi are unisex. In other words they are gender neutral. There isn´t different toilets for different genders. The meeting and collection facilities of the Helmet libraries will be closed to customers between 30.11 and 20.12.2020, but the libraries will remain open in limited form for short-time visits. Also the toilets in Oodi will be closed until 20.12.2020.  Oodi - world-class library and architectural attraction | My Helsinki
I have tried, without success, to find a copy of piano sheet music for the Christmas song Tulkoon Joulu - could you please suggest how/where we might find or… 45 26.11.2020 'Tulkoon joulu' is a beautiful song composed by Pekka Simojoki. It was first recorded in 1991 by a chorus called Braxen. The most famous and popular versions are by Petri Laaksonen (2006) and Suvi Teräsniska (2009). https://youtu.be/2G0bVLN46WI https://youtu.be/ifbO9m3p2tY You can find 'Tulkoon joulu' in the free sheet music catalogue MuseScore. https://musescore.com/user/624426/scores/2710001   Other sources: https://fenno.musiikkiarkisto.fi/