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I'm a teacher writing from Poland. I'd like to know a bit more about Finnish libraries: what they have to offer, how they cooperate with schools, what the key… 924 4.2.2015 First a link to a publication, which you may find interesting… Net resources: - Ministry of Education; Libraries in Finland - Ministry of education;Library network in Finland - The National Library of Finland - - School libraries in Finland (Article)
Could you kindly provide some information on hosting events at the library? We would like to host some English story time for children and wondering if there… 857 29.1.2015 Best way to do this is to contact libraries directly, as every library decides of their events independently. You can find the contact details in the HelMet-homepage. I am certain that most of the libraries in Espoo would be interested in having a story time in English!
Will you please tell us if you have any materials about Islam history in Scandinavian countries. Thank you so much. 938 17.12.2014 There is a little Wikipedia article about Islam in Sweden: Here you have also a book about Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries: Islam in the Nordic and Baltic countries / edited by Göran Larsson (2009) Here is a review of it:… This book is in collections of some university libraries and in the library of Parliament:…
I am an American (in New Orleans, Louisiana) considering moving out of the country and Finland is one of my top choices. What degree in Finland is required to… 1003 18.11.2014 There are requirements based on the Finnish Library decree. You can find that at…, Section 4. In nuthell, 70 per cent of the personnel should have an education suitable for library. 45 per cent should have “a university degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points” or “a polytechnic degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points”. According to KVTES (a collective agreement;, a basic salary for a librarian in municipal libraries is…
Could you please give me a brief history of the Jyväskylä Library. Thank you 1005 29.10.2014 Hi Fiona, I'm afraid there is no written history of Jyväskylä City Library available in English. In our website there is a brief history written in Finnish: Maybe you can translate it and find the facts you need? There is also a comprehensive study about Jyväskylä City Library available:… Please contact us for further information if needed.
I want to learn Finnish acrross the distance, how can the Library help me getting studying materials? 894 22.10.2014 There are some Finnish courses online. You can find them via Infopankki. Infopankki is a website published by City of Helsinki:…
I am looking for a list of books that are AGE appropriate for 5-year old or 6-year old kids. Also, if you have a list of games (example: Afrikan tahti), that… 789 6.10.2014 Here are some children´s weblinks with reading tips and booklists. (Sorry, but in Finnish only) Lukudiplomi Okariino Kuvakirjat eri aihepiireistä… Board games for children in HelMet libraries………
Do you have study book about sokkopingis (sports game for visually impaired and blind)? Book I'm looking for maybe in finnish. 952 20.8.2014 There is a book name Sokkopingis / Merja Jämsäläinen, Jaakko Tiittanen ; [julkaisija: Näkövammaisten keskusliitto, 2004]. The book is located in the following libraries: Turun yliopiston kirjasto Turku kauppakorkeakoulun kirjasto Oulun yliopiston kirjasto Jyväskylän yliopiston kirjasto Frank Multisearch You can ask interlibrary loan request in your library. Sokkopingiksen säännöt International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Showdown rules (Kansainväisen Näkövammaisten Urheilujärjestön sokkopingissäännöt)
I would like to rent a small place to organize some events for my private students, such as a reading club, a film projection, a debate. I am private freelance… 787 18.8.2014 Helmet libraries offer you group work rooms, meeting rooms and class rooms. These rooms and libraries that have these rooms you can see page Libraries and services
Where can I find information relating to the requirements to becomming employed as a librarian in Helsinki? Do I need a Masters in Library Research? 844 18.8.2014 There are requirements based on the Finnish Library decree. You can find that at…, Section 4. In nutshell, 70 per cent of the personnel should have an education suitable for the library. That’s why it’s quite hard to get a job at the library without that education, at least in Helsinki and other big cities. In addition, most of the libraries require that librarians speak Finnish, as it’s needed for customer service. See also Facts about Finnish libraries at….
I'd like to ask whether the newspaper "European Voice" is available at any library in Helsinki metropolitan area, either in paper format or through web access… 742 14.8.2014 The newspaper European Voice is not part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries (Helmet) collections. We have in use PressDisplay, which offers over 2,000 newspapers online, unfortunately European Voice is not included in the service.
I want to ask about reserving space at Kirjasto 10. Is there a time limit how long you can rent the meeting room and how do I make a reservation? 793 13.8.2014 You can book Library 10 Group Room in the same place where you can reserve computers. Max. time for reservation is 4 hours. Go to Helmet mainpage and choose "Book a computer" There you can find text “Book a computer or a workspace” Choose a library > Library 10. Select a page item “Show information”, so you can see that number 40 is Group Room and max. time for reservation is 4 hours. At Library 10 website click workspaces so you can see Group Room 40 and make reservation.
I'm a traveler from Taiwan, and I'm a librarian in the elementary school. I heard the library in Finland is very nice. I will go to Finland next week, I have … 882 21.7.2014 Since I don't know which library you are going to, I can't give you a specific answer. Many public libraries will let you take photographs, but to be on the safe side, ask the staff when you get there if photographing is alright.
Can I scan my document in the city library 570 2.7.2014 Hi Sulaymon, Yes, there is a scanner on the 3th floor in the main library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41). If you want to reserve it, the number is 014 266 4123. Welcome to scan!
I have recently found a large number of my childhood books, most of which are in japanese, english and some rarer ones are in Danish. There are also some very… 715 25.6.2014 You could give those books to Pasila Library in Helsinki. In Pasila Library, we have Multilingual Library with books in many languages not usually found in Finnish libraries. Without seeing the titles, I can’t say if those books were suitable for your collection. For more information about Pasila Library, please see at Of course, it’s possible to sell those books to second-hand bookshops, but this may take much time. Many of them aren’t very interested in that kind of books. Second-hand bookshops in Finland can be found at and
May I know how can i know the pin code of my Helmet card? i want to login to language course to learn finnish. additionally, is learning online free of charge… 762 24.6.2014 Provided you have given us your email address, you can access the password recovery function: In the case we do not have your email address, we shall change your PIN code at the service desk of any Helmet library. Please bring your ID with you.
Is it possible to rent equipment for video and photo shooting? 689 4.6.2014 There are some video cameras in Helmet libraries you can borrow. Here you can find the libraries:… Also from Finnish borrowing service Kuinoma you can rent and borrow goods for a cheap price from the private market. You find Kuinoma and cameras here: Here are some information about Kuinoma in English:
I have read the article about 3d printer at Tapiola library ( so thinking of visiting there soon. Is there any more information about the… 745 3.6.2014 The opening hours of the Tapiola library during the summer are from 8 am to 8 pm. As 3D printing in libraries is still on experimental stage, there are no fees. If you wish to know more about the service, you can call Tapiola library, number is 050 4289392.
I am looking for library good practices in area of providing adult fiction reviews outside of Slovenia. So I am writing to ask you for some more information… 769 6.5.2014 We have a major project in this area, which was started a few years ago and which has already gained an audience among readers. It is a site called Kirjasampo, . It is produced by public libraries. Kirjasampo includes information about fiction authors and their books, recencions on literature, new and older, and also advice how to find the books you are interested in at our public libraries. It is also possible for readers to write own reading recommendations in Kirjasampo. The books have been described with keywords and thus it it possible to search books about special themes and topics. Kirjasampo gathers also finnish literature blogs, . Unfortunately the site…
Can I get a bus pass at any library office? 745 25.4.2014 In Espoo, the Citizen Service Office is located in the Sello library and in some places it is quite near to a library, but libraries don't sell travel cards. You can search for local travel card sales points in HSL pages If you mean long distance tickets, those can be found from Matkahuolto's pages