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I was planning on loaning some board games for Christmas from Oodi. Is this somehow possible? :) 10 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:… Here you can see all board game of Helmet libraries:… Here you have information about reserving:…
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… 8 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. 20 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 would like to study library courses because I would like to work in a Library. Do you offer such a service? 20 10.11.2020 We don't offer library courses. You have to have a degree on information and libraries studies or business school level information studies to work in a library. Below is information from our previous answer (dated 7.4.2010): "You can study information and library studies in many places in Finland depending on the level you want to reach. You can do higher level studies in three universities: Tampere, Oulu and Åbo Academy (=Swedish speaking uviversity in Turku).Tampere University is maybe the most wellknown of these. You can also do the business school level studies in Seinäjoki, Oulu, Vaasa, Turku and Helsinki. There are also various open university courses for basic level information studies after which you can continue your studies in…
Can you help me how I can create my user account to book music rooms at Sello library. I have my library card but I could not find where to create an account. … 12 23.10.2020 There are 2 music rooms in the  Music department that you can reserve. One of the rooms has a piano and the other one a baby grand piano and a harmonium. You may use the music rooms for 4 hours / week. There is also an electric piano you can play without booking. Online booking: For further information, please contact the Music department service desk or call 09 816 57607.…
I conduct research into the sustainability of library books in Europe. Could you inform me about the prevailing opinion in Finland about the… 19 18.8.2020 Thank you for your enquiry. There are no national guidelines for laminating the book in Finland. Every municipal library can decide individually about the ways of laminating or protecting the book. In Helmet libraries (municipal library for Helsinki metropolitan area) laminating is done by the supplier. That is part of the deal with the supplier. At the moment, Kuopio city library (in Eastern Finland) in experimenting with non-laminated books. The idea is to experiment how the books will last without lamination in the normal library circulation. The goal of the experiment is to lead Finnish libraries into more sustainable ways of producing and handling library material. We can expect results from the experiment after two years from now.
I want to read newspapers and magazines on my smartphone. I downloaded the app PressReader and signed in with my Helmet account. But there is a time limit of… 15 27.7.2020 It seems that you have not logged in to the system in the correct way, because there is no time limit for the customers of Helmet libraries. To do it correctly, first click the link "Sign in", then choose Helmet Library from the drop-down menu, and then log in with your library card number and PIN-code. The contents of Flipster and PressReader differ from each other. Therefore, in order to get the whole benefit, please use both services.    
I need a book called: Teaching reading in mathematics by Mary Barton. Are there any exemplaries in Helsinki's libraries? All good, Kelly Sule 17 7.7.2020 Unfortunately this book is not in any libraries in Helsinki or even in Finnish libraries anywhere. From the database WorldCat you can see libraries which has this book in their collections:
How can i access chat on helmet website? please tell me qiuckly :( I don't have much time.. 24 23.6.2020 I'm sorry for answering you so late. Helmet chat comes into view just when it's open. In this summer the opening hours are mon-thur 12-17 and fri 12-16:
Is there any libraries in Finland that have a gaming room outfitted with 10+ gaming PCs? Thank you 18 22.5.2020 There are in Helsinki Central Library Oodi three rooms with console games and one game room with gaming computers. In these rooms there are 14 gaming computers. More information here: Obviously it is the only library with 10+ gaming PCs.  
Dear Gentlemen, I am searchig for a Finnish book that has been out of order for a long time. It is a book about Hollywood comics Laurel & Hardy. The author is… 18 15.4.2020 The book "Surullisen hahmon ritarit" by Sauli Pesonen is in collections of some libraries in Finland. You can see the libraries from the datebase Finna: You can ask an opportunity to interlibrary loan from your own library. Now all the libraries in Finland are closed during the corona epidemic and unfortunately all our services are not functioning as normal.     
I have books on hold and others that I have taken for loan. My question is what happens now with the closing down the Libraries? I still need this books that… 21 17.3.2020 In Helmet libraries the loan periods do not expire during 16.3. – 19.4.2020. If you have not returned the loans by the due date, the loan period will be lengthened automatically. While the libraries are closed, you cannot pick up your holds. The reserved materials will be kept waiting for pick-up for a couple of days after the libraries are reopened.
,I have one book that want to be renewed online but 19 16.3.2020 Unfortunately, you cannot renew the loan, because another customer has reserved the book. But luckily for you, because of the corona epidemic, the due dates of all loans expiring today have been postponed by two weeks. So, now the due date of your loan is 30.03.2020.
Dear sir or madam, I am an student of Library and Information Science from Spain and I am doing a research about public libraries comparing their active… 30 11.3.2020 I'm not quite sure, what your question was. If you are looking for a library strategy, we have a guideline for public libraries (the previous one was called strategy),…, which contains the stress points in our library activities. If you are looking for Helsinki City Library strategy, it was updated 2015, but since the city organization has changed the library is a part of the city strategy, Helsinki City Strategy,…. The former one stated that vision for the library was to enrich the thoughts and ideas of, to offer knowledge, skills and stories and that way to create a new citizens society. I couldn…
I am interested in Library work opportunities in Finland, however i am from Lesotho and have studies Diploma in Library and information studies in Lesotho 28 7.3.2020 You find information about conditions of eligibility from the websites of Opetushallitus (Finnish National Agency of Education): In the websites of ( you can find open vacancies just now:  
I write from a Kindergarten. We have lost a library book, how can I resolve this problem? I cannot renew any of the items I borrowed. The book lost was:… 50 27.12.2019 Could you please contact the Espoo City Library by phone. Or come visit. Let's solve your problem straight away.
Dear Sir, I am a graduated student from China,and I am majoring in Library Science.Recently,I am doing a research about Finish reading.What I want to know is… 87 16.12.2019 The promoting of reading is an important task for both schools and libraries. Reading books in central in schools, pupils read and do projects, essays, analyses of many sorts in schools. Library is often a partner in these projects, we recommend books, booklists, provide books both to school classes and pupils and other people that come to libraries. You can find information about promoting reading at this site The Finnish Reading Center, There are many projects where reading is promoted for instance, Lukuliike, Lukuinto (motivation for reading), Lue lapselle (Read to your/a child)  Libraries have various methods to promote reading,…
I am looking for the audio for Finnish for foreigners 2 by Aaltio. I need audio for a work book. Could you, please, suggest where to find it in Helsinki region… 226 27.11.2019 This language course is quite old and the only edition of the audio for a work book  (Finnish for foreigners : 2, Exercises / Aaltio)   is from the year 1987, and it is just on cassette: The cassette tape is only in collections of National Library. You can reserve it as a reading room loan.
Oodi gots more and more attentions by foreigners as well. I (a travel guide) sometimes was asked general "library" questions by tourists. Following questions… 51 22.10.2019 General library statistics (both public and research libraries) and  do not include the age ratio of library users, see the pages of the Ministry of Culture and Education, (in Finnish), other information in English, Statistics for public libraries, and for research libraries, There are some researches about library users in Helsinki City area, and also some other areas, but they are published only in Finnish and  In the Youth Welfare report in Helsinki we can read…
I was wondering if you could inform me on free or inexpensive activities one can do for adults? I am moving to Hyvinkää very soon and in general, I only see… 78 2.10.2019 Here are some websites you can hopefully find  activities for you or ask more: Wellcome also to the Hyvinkää city library: