Latest answers

Question Reads Rating Answered Open Answer
Is there an exclusive repertoire, catalog or repository of illustrated albums for adults? 9 29.5.2023 Hello, I am afraid Vieremä library does not participate in the Ask a Librarian service. Try to contact the library directly by email or phone. Contact details: You can search for material in the collections of Rutakko libaries, which includes Vieremä, here.
Error when placing a reservation on a book. Only today. Last week the function was fine. Varaa Toiminto estetty. Ole hyvä ja ota yhteyttä kirjaston… 8 5.5.2023 I recommend giving feedback about this situation via Helmet Libraries feedback.  
I have the plastic library card for the Helsinki library. I saw that some people have their library card on their phone. How does that work? Can I also get… 20 28.4.2023 Taskukirjasto (Pocket Library) is a mobile application for customers of the Helmet library. Taskukirjasto does not replace plastic library card but can be used alongside it. Taskukirjasto has your library card's bar code. Taskukirjasto application is free of charge and available for Android and iOS mobile devices. You can download Taskukirjasto from app stores. This year Helmet libraries are renewing their online and mobile services. Taskukirjasto app can be used until a new system replaces it.
How can I cancel the library card/membership of a child. I want to do it temporarily because she just doesn’t move out of couch! Reading is good habit that I… 28 26.4.2023 There are a few choices to prevent a person borrowing books from library, although as a librarian I cannot recommend canceling child's library card and I have no knowledge of a precedent. Also library must act according to library regulations and there is no mention of restrictions for if a person reads too much. As you say, reading is a good habit! I presume the child is under 15 years old? First comes to mind that without library's interference maybe you could just simply take the card and keep it to yourself for the time being. In case the child has Taskukirjasto (Pocket Library app) which one can use as a library card, it is a bit trickier. You'll have to unload the app from his/her phone. Technically, library card can be locked or…
I live in Turku and do not come to Helsinki often. Can I still be Helmet´s customer? I want e services only? 24 20.4.2023 You don't have to live in Helmet-area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kauniainen), but You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card. You can obtain a library card and PIN code from any Helmet library by providing your address and presenting a valid ID card with a photograph and personal identity number accepted by the library.  If you are 15 years old, you can save your own personal details in customer register in advance by filling the form by clicking the link below. You will get your library card quicker by filling the registration form beforehand. Once you have saved your personal details, you can pick up your library card from any Helmet library. Take a valid ID card with you. If you do not pick up your library card…
A book combining fact and fiction 17 3.4.2023 Vastattu myöhemmin tulleeseen kysymykseen.
A uncle to my dad recently passed away, and I'm trying to find an old article about him that he was very proud of. I wonder if you can point me in a direction… 28 28.3.2023 Unfortunately we could not find the article in question. In the book Laukkonen, Ilmari: Teräs Oy 1910-1982 the strike was not mentioned. Regional newspapers of that time can be read by microfilms in Vaasa city library. Unfortunately it is not possible to search any specific article.
I am in tampere. I borrowed the book from korso helmet liberary. How do I renew the loan? 47 24.2.2023 Books from the Helmet libraries can only be returned to one of their own libraries. If you have not saved an email address to your library card, you can only reset your pin number in-person at the service counter of any Helmet library. If creating a new pincode is not working for other reasons, get in contact with the Helmet libraries directly. This is done by going to their website - Libraries and services | Helmet - and selecting a library, which provides the phone number and e-mail contact details for particular libraries within the Helmet network. They can further assist you on creating a new pin code and may be able to renew your loans remotely, provided they do not have reservations.
What are some universities in Finland that offer a bachelor's or master's degree in Library and Information Science? 70 23.2.2023 has compiled a list of universities and vocational schools which offer education in either librarianship or information science more broadly. Unfortunately the page is only available in Finnish, but it links directly to the websites of different schools that detail what education they offer within the subjects - At university level currently the most well-known places for information science are Tampere University, University of Oulu, and Åbo Akademi (which is a Swedish speaking university in Finland). Certain universities offer degrees (both bachelor's and master's) fully in English, with some giving possibilities for students to write their thesis in either English, Finnish,…
I accidentally returned a game and forgot to put the SD card in the box. I need to return the actual game, how can I do that? 33 22.2.2023 It is best to get directly in contact with the library that the SD card belongs to. Assuming it was borrowed from one of the Helmet libraries you could contact their customer service through their website or bring the SD card to the library from which it was borrowed in person. To find the contact details for your own library, if it is part of the Helmet group, go to this website Libraries and services | Helmet and choose your library, which will give you the contact details for that particular location.
I want to ask are there any books, journals or circulars that have mentioned about Finnish local brands that produced electronics, home appliances or other… 27 21.2.2023 I tried several searches. With Finnish keywords elektroniikka brändit Suomi i got a result with a few publications about Nokia, but the were in Finnish, only one was in English (not about history of brands).  Elektroniikka Suomi historia gave documents about firms, factorys and brands and their history. The english material in mostly about Nokia. English keywords are used in documents that can be found in university libraries and higher vocational libraries. For instance brands electonics Finland and electronics history Finland give some results, but in all, i would recommend you to turn to Aalto University Learning Center. Aalto University has engineering, computer science in their study program.
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." Who said this? 106 25.1.2023 Quotespedia says the quote is from Albert Einstein. Other citers seem to agree..
I have my library card. How do I reserve the book? 48 18.1.2023 1. You can reserve material through the Helmet portal. Find the book that you want to reserve by entering the search term in Search for Items, then click Request it. You are asked to log in by entering your library number and your PIN code. Once you have done that, you can choose the library where you want to pick up your book. You can make your choice from the drop-down menu presented. If you do not, the book will be sent to your default library. 2. Alternatively, you can phone any of the Helmet libraries and ask the staff to reserve the book for you. You will be asked for your library card number. You can find the library phone numbers under Libraries on the page. 3. If you want to reserve material that is available on…
Can you please recommend me a dystopia book that's worth reading? Is for the Helmet challenge 29 12.1.2023 Two classics: Margaret Atwood: Handmaid’s Tale (1985) Set in near-future, New England is known as a patriarchal, totalitarian state called the Republic of Gilead. Most women, especially poor ones, are forced to produce children for commanders and their wives as “handmaids”.   Don DeLillo: White Noise (1985) A postmodern classic about a middle-class suburb family, airborne toxic event and suspicion. Lots of dialogue in this one! Noah Baumbach just made a hilarious movie based on this classic.   And a newer one: Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven (2015) Civilization has collapsed as a deadly virus conquered the whole world. A traveling symphony orchestra roams the waste lands and tries to find hope in art and humane…
There, I know this is a long shot, but I would need some help finding a Finnish language song - I was recommended to try asking here from Reddit. The song… 53 13.12.2022 I am sorry to tell you that our music experts didn't recognise the song. The tune you whistled sounded distantly familiar. Maybe some of our readers would recognise the song? If you do, you can write the details of the song to the comments below.  
I'm interested in the chess club. I see its opening hours are 2-4pm on Mondays. Are there other opening hours? 94 5.12.2022 In Helsinki Central Library Oodi the chess club is only on Mondays2 - 4 PM.  In Lauttasaari Library there is a chess club on Wednesdays 5 - 8 PM. It is organized by Lauttasaari chess club and it is open to everyone. In Tapulikaupunki Library there will begin a chess club in the end of January 2023 on Wednesdays 5 - 7 PM.…
I didn't turn in my books on time. can i extend the reading time? 54 4.12.2022 If the book is borrowed from Helmet library, you can renew it 5 times. Renewal is not possible if the book is reserved or you have received another reminder about being late. You can contact one of the pearl libraries, and we will look into the matter.
I need this book: But I cant find it any where in Finland, Is it possible to… 32 24.11.2022 Unfortunately, this textbook is not available in any Finnish library. It seems that no library in Europe has this title, so an interlibrary loan is not possible.
How can i borrow a drill 35 9.11.2022 It is possible to borrow a drill from some Helmet-libraries. Drills can not be booked but availablity can be checked via Helmet. Loan periods vary from one day to two weeks.  ttps://
How do I book a meeting room for 25 people? 28 4.11.2022 you can call to our Library for renting these rooms monday-thursday clock 12-15. 014 266 4111