Latest answers

Question Reads Rating Answered Open Answer
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 know about trips of " Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan" ( President of the UN General Assembly 1962-1965 ) to Finland from 1912 - 1980. 19 18.1.2021 I found only one article called "The Reminiscences of Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan", in which at least one trip to Finland was mentioned. Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan visited Finland in 1913, and he went through all the lakes up to the north. He also shot rapids in Ulea river (Oulu-joki in Finnish). The link to the article is available here: https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Sir-Zafrulla-Khan-Interviews.pdf There is also this website https://zafrullahkhan.weebly.com/ but with the quick browsing I didn't find any mention of trips to Finland. 
I lost my helmet card. What have to do? 25 4.1.2021 Hello,  You can get a new library card at any Helmet library by showing your ID card (with a photo) to the library personnel. At the library they can also check out, if your lost library card is maybe found, and can be fetched from a library somewhere.  The cost for a new card is 3 euros for adults, and 2 euros for children. Note, however, that you can also borrow books with an ID card, from the desk if there's personnel present, and if you are a registered customer. It is also possible to get a virtual library card to your smart phone by installing an app called Taskukirjasto, but you need to know your library card number and pin code in order to use it. With Taskukirjasto you can also renew your loans, make reservations etc. 
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.
Can I make a new music cd request? Lee Perry 'Heavy Rain'? Thank you 19 7.12.2020 Hello! We have now received your request. I have sent it to the person who purchases reggae CD:s.  In the future, if you want to make any request, it's better to make your request here: https://vaski.finna.fi/Content/asiakkaana?lng=en-gb#hankintaehdotus Petri Kipinä/Music Library
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/  
A children's picture book, ca 1965, in which a tiny Scotsman meets the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, and becomes her friend and calls her "Wee Beastie". Does it… 21 24.11.2020 The book could be Ted Hughes' children's book "Nessie the Mannerless Monster", which was published in 1964. The picture book has lovely illustrations by Gerald Rose. You can find pictures of book cover and illustration by googling, but here you can find a couple of photos:https://www.pinterest.cl/pin/43558321373514542/https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571274499-nessie-the-mannerless-monster.html 
Excuse me can you help me I want to know what the word phoenix means, and what books can help me to know this term 19 20.11.2020 The word comes from Ancient Greek mythology. Phoenix is a is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. It arises from the ashes of its predecessor when it starts a new life. You can find basic information about Phoenix from all the books that tells about Ancient Greek mythology. You can check the books at the bottom of the wikipedia article. The same article has some information about the etymology of the word:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology) 
I would like to study library courses because I would like to work in a Library. Do you offer such a service? 29 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…
How can i renew my loan of the book? 29 28.10.2020 Loan renewal is easiest to do through Helmet.fi. To log in You need Your library card number and PIN code. You can also renew your loans by telephoning or visiting the library.  Loans can be renewed up to five times, if they have no reservations pending. If you have 30 euros or more in unpaid fees, you will not be able to renew your loans. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loa… https://www.helmet.fi/en-US
I need to borrow a handheld power drill in Helsinki. (Not an impact drill or hammer drill, just a normal drill.) I see these are available at Iso Omena library… 60 27.10.2020 Sorry, it seems there are no such drills available in Helsinki. The one in Kallio Library is in repair. Here is a link to Helmet results: https://urly.fi/1NzW
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. … 20 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:https://varaamo.espoo.fi. For further information, please contact the Music department service desk or call 09 816 57607.https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Sello_Library/Servic…
How do you make a suggestion for a new book? There used to be a link at the bottom of the web page - but it isn't there anymore? 21 20.10.2020 You can make a suggestion for a new book from Keski-Finna page Feedback: https://keski.finna.fi/Feedback/Form/AcquisitionRequest  
Where can I find more information about this piece and other contemporary artworks around the city? 21 16.10.2020 Unfortunately, most pages are only in finnish... You can find a list of outdoor works of art owned by the City of Espoo here: https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luettelo_Espoon_julkisista_taideteoksista_ja_muistomerkeist%C3%A4 The Espoon perinneseura has made its own list: https://espoonperinneseura.net/perinnetietoa/veistoksia-ja-muistomerkkeja-espoossa-2/ The city of Kauniainen, surrounded by Espoo, has its own works of art: https://www.kauniainen.fi/kulttuuri_ja_vapaa-aika/verkkomuseo/kokoelma-huone/kaupungin_taidekokoelma/julkiset_veistokset At the Iso omena mall is two artworks:  Piispansillan sisäänkäynnille sijoittuu Antti-Ville Reinikaisen työ Haat ja Markkinakadun puolelle Otto Karvosen Puhuva pinta. =   Shopping malls also own…
I barrowed somethings from Espoo Library then i moved to Hameenlinna. is it ok if I give my books to Hameenlonna Library? Thank You 28 21.9.2020 No, sorry, but you can't return books you borrowed from Espoo to Hämeenlinna. Espoo library belongs to Helmet libraries, and Hämeenlinna library to Vanamo libraries. You must return your loans from Espoo to Espoo or some other Helmet library. If you want to become a customer of Vanamo libraries, you need a new library card. You may obtain library card by presenting a photo ID at the service desk in any of the Vanamo libraries. Same card is valid in Hämeenlinna, Hattula, and Janakkala.
What is the origin of the surname Moilanen? What is the meaning of the name? Thank you for your answer. 20 15.9.2020 The origin of surname Moilanen is the first name Samuel. Moilanen is usual name today in Kainuu in Finland. Source: Pirjo Mikkonen, Sirkka Paikkala: Sukunimet, Otava 1992
What are the late fees for not returning a book on time? I can't find a price list anywhere. 37 10.9.2020 The overdue fee is €0,20 day for adult item per loan. You find all the library fees in Helmet: http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Loan_periods_…