|I would like to get info on the karaoke booth at Tikkurilan. I would like to know what it looks like - if you can be seen from other patrons when you sing, and…
||Karaoke is sung in a soundproof room, that was originaly used as a listening room. Other customers can't see inside. The room fits about 20 customers and you can come to sing alone or with your friends. We have organised a karaoke clubs for younger patrons with library staff supervising. So far it seems that karaoke service is very popular, with many new patrons coming to the music department. Unfortunately I don't have exact statistic at the moment. We'll be making those available later.
At the moment it is not possible to record your singing. It has been however requested by several customers and recording possibility will be available later.
The cost of the service depends on the selection of songs. Currently we have a selection of…
|Not really a question. I am not a professional story reader but I would like to read stories in English for kids and want to organize this in the library.
||If you are willing to volunteer as a reader to the kids, you have to contact directly the head of the library you are thinking of. You can find the contact information of all HelMet area libraries from here: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US
Even if you plan not to organize this WITH a library but just IN a library, you have to contact the head of the library.
|Dear Professionals, Am from India, I did my Masters in Management and Library Science. I have 10 years of experience in Business school libraries as a…
||Right know employment situation in Finland is not very good. There are many librarians and information specialists who are unemployed. That is why it is not so easy to find a job here. But always You can try. I give you links with contact information to some business school libraries.
Business school libraries in Helsinki:
• Aalto university is the biggest one, but they can’t employ new people this year http://lib.aalto.fi/en/
• Haaga Helia university of applied sciences : http://www.haaga-helia.fi/en/library/about-library/contact-information-…
• Hanken school of economics library : https://www.hanken.fi/en/about-hanken/organisation/library/welcome-hank…
The Finnish National Board of Education is responsible for recognition and…
|I would like to the know the numbers of all Finnish libraries now. I checked the URL below, I understand there are 1099 libraries in Finland, is that right?…
||In 2015, according to the Ministry of Education and Culture, there was a public library in every municipality (301), and most of them also had branch libraries (450) and bookmobiles (140) (2015). http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/tilastot/?lang=en
However, in a long term, number of public libraries has decreased since 1960 from 4 007 libraries to 765 in 2015.
Number of research libraries and special libraries can be found from the Research Library Statistics Database. Number of libraries depends on the level the numbers are calculated: administrative unit, main library and branch libraries are separated in statistics.
Concerning university libraries, there are 18…
|I was wondering if you had access to machines to repair a scratched CD and if I can ask for a personal CD repair or access such a machine in one of the…
||No, we don't have that service at the time.
You can ask about CD repair service of console game stores, for example.
|Dear Sir/ Madame, I am writer and art journalist right now at artist in residence project at Nelimarkka museum in Alajarvi. I would like to write an article…
||Thank you for your request. Unfortunately I did not quite understand if it is Alajärvi Library that you would like to visit or some library in Helsinki.
If you meant Alajärvi Library, it would be best for you to contact them straight. Their e-mail address is kirjasto(at)alajarvi.fi .
If on the other hand it is Helsinki City Library that you are interested in, you could contact tiina.tarvonen(at)hel.fi . Here in Helsinki City Library we would be glad to give you a guided tour in the library and all the information you need. Your book donations would also be very welcome in our collections.
Further information about Helsinki City Library in general:
about Pasila Library (Main Library) in particular:
|Is there any specially published reading materials for the elderly readers? such as books/magazines with larger letters or font so that they can read easily.
||There are some large print editions of books. You can check their availability in Helmet by using search words such as "large print" or isotekst*.
Here are the search results:
There only seems to be one magazine in large print in Helmet libraries:
If you are also looking for materials the contents of which are aimed at elderly readers, there are books like that too. One typical example this kind of books are the handbooks of using computers and the internet, written especially for senior citizens, e.g. the following:
|I am working for Neste Oyj and from Neste network we cannot open the site http://haku.helmet.fi Kinldy guide us to the administrative / Technical contact of…
||Please use Helmet-feedback:
|Finnish Libraries are using a software for their E services (like borrowing books online, finding a book in a library....) I want to know which software…
||In Helsinki City Library, we use Sierra by Innovative Interfaces (https://www.iii.com/products/sierra). It’s a commercial software. You can find more about the library systems used in Finland at http://www.kirjastot.fi/fi/kirjastoala/kirjastojarjestelmat#.V1Wlz015I5t. Especially Koha (http://www.koha.org) is interesting as it is an open source software.
Our E-book systems have been integrated to Sierra, but they use different commercial sites. They are OverDrive (https://www.overdrive.com/) and Ellibs (http://www.ellibs.com).
|My grandson has a summer reading project to complete before school begins this August. He and I are trying to obtain information about Finland's status…
||In short, Finland and Germany were allies from 1941 to 1944. During that time German troops were based in Finland, but the country retained an independent democratic government and was never occupied. The co-operation ended in 1944, and Finland declared war on Germany.
Here are some worthwhile sources of information online.
ThisisFINLAND by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland:
An article by C. Peter Chen in World War II Database:
In Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_Finland_during_World_…
Lunde, Henrik: Finland's War Of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II (a…
|I was in Pasila Library this morning and registered for a library card. I checked out 2 books. Then decided to get 2 movie cd's. I made a mistake of pressing…
||You only have four loans at the moment and none of them have been booked twice. At times it may happen that an item is printed twice on the receipt but it does not mean that you have made a double loan.
You can check your loans at http://www.helmet.fi/en-US. Log in through the link at the top of the page, then click your own name and then the link Loans.
|I have returned an item yesterday -"the Lost plays" by Agatha Christie -but it's still on my record today and the fee is still coming. Could you, please, check…
||We discussed of this situation at gmail and everything is now ok. I took the fee away and returned "The lost plays". You have returned it and it´s missing at library. You have no more responsibility of that loan.
|I want to take workshop for teaching drawing and painting for kids free of cost. Can i rent class room in library.
||you can ask rooms for example from regional libraries of Espoo.
if you do not charge participants, the rooms are usually free of charge.
|I'm wondering if there's printing possibilities in Helsinki Library 10 or Kallio available? If so, how much does it cost (A4, black & white)? Thanks in…
||It is possible to print in Library 10 and Kallio Library, as well as in all the HelMet Libraries.
One page costs 40 cents. In the libraries, where there is the self service printing possibility, You can print five sheets in three months free-of-charge.
|I'd like to know whether the Finnish libraries have a central catalogue, open to everyone, to check in which Finnish library a book is to be found. Fot…
||You can localize materials in Finnish libraries using Frank Multisearch (see the link below). You can find library books and other materials from almost all the Finnish libraries that are open and also from several different databases simultaneously.
|My name is Renan, I'm from Brazil, i'll start to study Library degree in 2016, my goal since 13 years is work or study in Finland or Nordic Countries, I…
||You can find very much information from the website of Finnish National Board of Education (Opetushalitus):
Information about qualification requirements in libraries you can find here, but unfortunately just in Finnish and Swedish:
|Can I book a meeting room for tomorrow from 16:30 to 18:00? Thanks.
||Please contact the library from which you want to reserve a conference room.
HelMet Libraries contacts http://www.helmet.fi/en-US
|Is there a CD recording of a Finish military or military-type brass band playing FINlANDIA?
||You probably mean Finlandia, op. 26 by Jean Sibelius. There are some CD recordings of the complete Finlandia played by a Finnish military(-type) brass band. I found these four:
1. 90 vuotta suomalaista sotilasmusiikkia : Puolustusvoimien juhlalevy (2 CDs and 1 DVD, Puolustusvoimat SAMCD 90, 2008) (Finlandia played by Sotilasmusiikkikoulu)
2. Viimeinen asemiesilta (Poptori 50181052, 2006) (Finlandia played by Kaartin soittokunta, the hymn part sung by two male choirs)
3. Puolustusvoimien Varusmiessoittokunta 17: Suomalaista sotilasmusiikkia 3 (PEttus-os SAMCD-22, 2003) (Finlandia played Puolustusvoimien Varusmiessoittokunta 17)
4. Haminan Soittokunta: Viisi vuotta (Haminan Soittokunta HamSKCD-1, 2001) (Finlandia played by Haminan…
|I am getting the message that you can not renew any item as your registration has expired. Please suggest the needful.
||You should visit the library in person and take ID card with you. We'll then continue your registration and the renewals will function again. Sorry for your trouble!
Find your library:
|I am writing an academic article about public libraries and I need to send out my online questionnaires to Finnish public librarians. Who should I contact or…
||There are several possibilities where to send your online questionnaires, depending on the nature of your survey. You have to decide to whom you want to send your questionnaires. You could think about whether you would like to send the questionnaires for the library administration (library directors etc.) or individual librarians. It could also be useful to think which libraries you want to include. The provincial libraries are the libraries that are in charge of the public library service in their regions. In addition to them, there are several smaller libraries and branch libraries.
Frank Metasearch -site includes a list of all Finnish public libraries and provincial libraries: http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/en/. After deciding which…