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When is this book going to be available? https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2366259?lang=eng&suite=def Kata 57 27.02.2019 If you look at the information under COPIES ON ORDER, there is the line " 1 copy ordered for Myyrmäki aik on 01-10-2018." The book has been ordered already in October 2018, but for some reason - usually unknown to the library - the seller has not been able to provide us with a copy. Unfortunately this is not a rare situation, many items are late, out of print or totally cancelled. Let's hope this one is another case. You can see the situation by following this "Copies on order" information line. Heikki Poroila
Is there a way for me to find newspaper articles about the school reforms that happened in Finland during the 1970s and 80s? I'm interested to learn about the… 48 21.02.2019 I suggest you visit a public library in Helsinki and search in HS Aikakone  https://www.hs.fi/aikakone/. HS Aikakone contains articles published in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper from years 1904-1997. Unfortunately the user interface is only in Finnish but I am sure you can get some help from the library staff. HS Aikakone can only be used in the library premises unless you have an own subscription of HS Digi.
I am trying to find an exchange student from Eibar, Spain that stayed with us in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1986. How can I find her? 64 19.02.2019 You could ask for help from the Eibar University. https://www.ehu.eus/eu/home Perhaps they still have information about their exchange students.
Do you know where I can find a DVD version of "Valkoinen Peura" (1952) with English subtitles either within the library system, to rent or to buy? 57 19.02.2019 DVD version with English subtitles of Valkoinen peura (The White Reindeer) by Erik Blomerg is unfortunately not available in Finnish libraries. It's possible to buy the DVD in some webshops. You find the online stores easily by using Google.   https://www.elonet.fi/fi/elokuva/107867 https://finna.fi/ http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/fi/
Is there any library where I can rent ice skates? 78 11.02.2019 You can borrow skates in some libraries in Helsinki and Espoo. You find those libraries if you make in Helmet a search by the word luistimet and the refine the search result by format object. In Helsinki there are skates in Pukinmäki, Herttoniemi, Jakomäki, Tapulikaupunki and Vuosaari Libraries. It is not possible to reserve the skates, so You can check the availability in Helmet. https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__Sluistimet__Ff%3Afacetmediatype%3Aq%3Aq%3AObject%3A%3A__Orightresult__U__X0?lang=eng&suite=cobalt
I was wondering when the studios and the music rooms in the new central library Oodi will be available for reservations? Thank you:) 39 06.02.2019 Sometime during the spring, hopefully as soon as March, but the construction is still on going, so we can’t say for sure.
Is there a paper cutter (guilotine) in the Oodi library already? If not, what other libraries in Helsinki would have that? 44 05.02.2019 There ist a papercut guillotine for customer usage in library Oodi. You can use it without reservation, upon request.
Where I found informations about school libraries of Finland? 72 16.01.2019 In Finland municipalities are not obligated to have school libraries. Most schools have a library although they may be outdated and have a rather modest collection. Many schools cooperate with the public library. Some municipalities have their own information literacy curriculum which schools and libraries have compiled together. Accordingly to the National Core Curriculum for Basic Education organizations like museums, sport facilities, art centra, public libraries are seen as learning environments. For more reading on the subject: Finnish National Agency for Education http://www.oph.fi/english Curricula and qualifications > General upper secondary education link: National Core Curriculum for General Secondary Education Intended…
Where can I find the film Miesten vuoro with English subtitles, for rent or purchase? 191 05.01.2019 Documentary film Miesten vuoro (2011) by Joonas Berghäll ja Mika Hotakainen is available in Helmet Libraries. The film has subtitles in English. The Dvd is at the moment on shelf in several Helmet Libraries. You can check the availability in the Helmet Web Libary. You can make a request and the dvd will be sent to the library you have selected as quickly as possible. https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1988659__Smiesten%20vuoro__Orightresult__U__X7;jsessionid=208EAC1C149C076AFCB35E7100BFB68A?lang=eng&suite=cobalt
Can I return the books from one library to another? Thank you. 80 02.01.2019 You can return the material to any Helmet library during its opening hours. http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/HelMet_librar… http://www.helmet.fi/Preview/en-US
I am looking for book about the pipes and the fitting pipes can i find any books about that because i started studying (ammatti) as ( putkimies ) so please… 82 20.12.2018 Your question is so specific that i would suggest you ask in your school library or your teachers for help. In public libraries i found searching with putkiremontti this book Home plumbing manual / Andy Blackwell, 2012, with putket several guidebooks about standars by Suomen standardoimisliitto SFS ry:  Teollisuuseristys = Industrial insulations. Suomen standardisoimisliitto SFS ry | 2016; Viemäreiden sisäpuoliset saneerausmenetelmät = Renovation of drains and sewers with no-dig methods / [julkaisija:] Suomen standardisoimisyhdistys SFS2014; Teollisuusputkistot = Industrial piping : materiaalit, valmistus ja tarkastus = materials, manufacturing and inspection / käsikirjan sisällöstä vastaava toimialayhteisö: METSTA Metalliteollisuuden…
Can I Practice AutoCad in library computer? I mean does library computers have autocad facility??? 99 19.12.2018 Unfortunately there are no workstations with AutoCAD available in Helmet libraries. The new central library Oodi will provide some 3D modelling software when their makerspace facilities open, but apparently AutoCAD will no be included. More information on Oodi can be found on their website at https://www.oodihelsinki.fi/ However, Aalto Fablab, at Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo, provides CAD workstations with AutoDesk Fusion 360 and other software. Aalto Fablab is mostly used by Aalto University students and staff, but they have open access days every now and then. You can contact them by sending e-mail to fablab[at]aalto.fi
I need the address of friends in York England 99 14.12.2018 Your question came to Finland, https://www.visitfinland.com/ . Unfortunately, we have no access to addresses in York, other than searching in the Internet. I found Ukphonebook.com, it's possible to search for a person there, https://www.ukphonebook.com/find_a_person . To make a search, you have to buy credits. You could try using Google, surprisingly often addresses can be found that way. Facebook is a place where you can easily find old friends also from abroad. Royal mail seems not to have an address database, https://www.royalmail.com/ . You could also try contacting the City council, https://www.york.gov.uk/ . Contact information here, https://www.york.gov.uk/homepage/16/contact_us or a local library in York, for instance Acomb…
I am looking for great books by Finnish authors who identify as female. I'm looking for a diverse range of books: from fiction to non-fiction; books written a… 197 07.12.2018 This is of course a question where the method of defining who is significant can vary. There are a lot of book and authors, but i start here with a few and hope that my colleagues will continue the list.  The first name that comes in mind is Minna Canth who lived 1844-1897 and was a very significant female writer and a champion of equal rights, https://kansallisbiografia.fi/english/person/2816The translations of her work can be hard to find, but here are three that I found in one of our former answers: Sanoi Minna Canth - Pioneer Reformer, Extracts from Minna Canth's Works and letters. Edited by Ritva Heikkilä. Porvoo 1987. Sivut 141-280.Anna-Liisa. Portraits Of Courage. Plays by Finnish Women. Edited by S. E. Wilmer. Helsinki1997.The…
Can tourist borrow books from the library? 68 07.12.2018 You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card,http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loan…. So if you are staying for a longer period and you have an address, you can.
Why is there not a FREE telephone directory for Finland ? I can not pay the Fee for a search because it's impossible to do so from where I am. 85 29.11.2018 Providing a public list of telephone numbers (a telephone directory) is a commercial business. There has never been one free catalog for whole Finland, but the local telephone companies did make their own catalogs for a long time and these were given free to the people who owned a share of the company. The last printed catalog in Helsinki area was pubished 2017. Heikki Poroila
Looking for a friend of mine 121 21.11.2018 Väestorekisterikeskus (Population Registry Centre) can possibly help you in locating your friend. The contact information can be found here https://vrk.fi/en/address-service  Population Register Centre P.O.Box 123 (Lintulahdenkuja 4) FI-00531 HELSINKI, Finland kirjaamo@vrk.fi (registry office) Contact information, https://vrk.fi/en/contact-information
I would Like to start taking Finnish language classes that are directed at foreigners and would like to start taking such classes immediately. Are there any… 167 15.11.2018 Jyväskylä City Library does not arrange language courses. Please, take contact  Jyväskylän kansalaisopisto, Adult Education Centre https://www.jkl.fi/kansalaisopisto or Monikulttuurikeskus Gloria, Multicultural Center Gloria https://www.gloriajkl.fi/en/info-gloria/
I am currently traveling outside of Finland for a longer time and would like to borrow an electronic book in Swedish, but I forgot my library card at home in… 135 25.10.2018 Ask the Librarian is not a library, it's a national reference service. You have to contact one of the HelMet libraries to proceed with your wish. Contact information can be found here. Heikki Poroila
How can I reserve this book to Laajalahti library in Espoo? Flow : the psychology of optimal experience / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 101 25.10.2018 If you have the 4-digit PIN code plus your own library card, you can make a reservation directly via this link http://luettelo.helmet.fi/record=b2360187~S9*fin (there are already two reservations waiting for Munkkiniemi library to get their copy, so anyway you have to wait). If you do not yet have the PIN code, you have to visit some of the HelMet libraries and get one. You can make a reservation in library anytime. Heikki Poroila