|I will leave Helsinki/Finland for 2 months from the next month. During that trip, I would like to bring some books but the maximum loan time is just 30 days…
|The loan period is fixed at 28 days for books, excluding Bestsellers which are 14 days. However, you can renew your loans online before they are due, thus extending the loan time another 28 days. You can renew your loans five times, provided no one else has reserved the books in question. Note that Bestsellers cannot be renewed online.
To manage your loans, go to helmet.fi and choose LOGIN. Login with your library card number and PIN code. Choose the loans that you want to renew under Checkouts and click RENEW MARKED.
|Is there any HELMET library where I can borrow a vacuum cleaner? Thank you!
|There is none Helmet library which has vacuum cleaner for customers to borrow.
|The development of the public libraries in Finland and the Helsinki area: How Finnish libraries came to be spaces for commons?
|Modern libraries in Finland, the Helmet area, and Helsinki specifically, have been described as living rooms for the citizens. We loan out various material, but also offer services on location, and organize events for and by the city residents. At a Helmet library one can loan out a blood pressure monitor, a radon meter, or a power drill. At the library you can use a computer, a 3D printer, or a sewing machine. Events vary from reading fairy tales for children, to reading groups, to music and movies.
This development has been gradual. While library concerts organized by the library music clubs were crowd magnets already in the 1960s (Laakso 2010, 375), and listening to music with headphones became the most important form of activity in…
|How do you say in Finnish: "Set and maintain boundaries"?
|Translation isn't easy. In most cases, you need to know more how and where the sentence is used. Like in this case: what kind of boundary is being set and maintained? A literal boundary line between neighbours or countries? More abstract concept, like personal boundaries in a certain situation?
Perhaps "Asettaa ja ylläpitää rajoja" would work in both cases? If this is about personal boundaries, I might add a possessive affix.
|My son took a library book to his school and now its missing.
|Contact your nearest library. Bring the library card that borrowed the book.
The book can be replaced by paying the purchase price. You can also bring a new copy of the same book to the library.
(You can renew a book five times if you still think it will be found.)
|I'm an exchange student studying at Diakonia university of applied sciences, and was wondering if I can still get a library card at your library? And if yes…
You can obtain a library card and PIN code from any Helmet library by providing your address and presenting a valid photographic proof of identity with your personal identity code approved by the library. You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card.
helmet.fi. Library card and loans.
|I used to live in the Helsinki area but in 2020, I moved to North Karelia. However, I kept my Helsinki library card in order to access ebooks and audiobooks,…
|E-books don't show in your reading history since the e-book services are not fully integrated to Helmet database. They will however keep you library card active, so there is no reason to worry about your card being cancelled. Logging into your Helmet account will keep your card active also.
|I am looking for the Finnish lyrics to a lullaby about a bad shepherd boy who stole a child's turnip. Thank you!
|Maybe you mean the rhyme "Tii tii tikanpoika", which is also sung. There are a few different versions of it. "Tikka" is a bird, a woodpecker, "tikanpoika" is a young woodpecker. "Nauris" is a turnip. "Paimenpoika" is a shepherd. Sometimes it is "talonpoika", a peasant, who eats the turnip.
Here are some versions:
Tii tii tikanpoika kylvi tielle nauriin. Tuli paha paimenpoika, söi sen tikan nauriin. Tikka se itkeä tillitteli, paimenpoika nauroi.
Tii tii tikanpoika teki tielle nauriin. Tuli tuhma talonpoika, söi sen tikan nauriin. Tikka se itkeä tillitteli, mutt' talonpoika nauroi.
Digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi, Meidän lasten aapinen / Aukusti Salo ; kuvittanut Rudolf Koivu, Otava, 1935, s. 26. Kansalliskirjaston digitaaliset aineistot…
|Can I get a library card even though I don´t have a finnish personal number?
|You can get a library card if you have an address in Finland. Without Finnish personal identity number your card is valid for twelve months at a time.
To receive your card take a valid photo ID with you when you visit a library. Libraries in Helmet-area accept the following ID cards:
I.D. cards from EU countries
Finnish driving licences
Finnish SII cards with photos, for those under 18 years also without photos
resident cards issued by any reception centre in Finland
residence permit card issued by the Finnish Immigration Service.
|Is there any possibility to ask about job? I'm from other country, but I want to move to Finland.
|You can find information about working in Finland for example here:
If you are interested particularly in library jobs, here's one earlier answer to question about library education: https://www.libraries.fi/ask/what-diploma-do-you-need?language_content_…
|I have just been notified that a book I have reserved has arrived at the library. I am going out of town, so I just cancelled it online. Is there anything else…
|If You cancelled Your reservation in HelMet online, that is all You need to do.
In case You cancel Your reservation before the pick-up date, You don't have to pay the fee for the uncollected reservation.
|Is there any library or similar service where I can rent a telescope?
|The Astronomical Society URSA borrows telescopes.
For information on borrowing, tel (09) 6840 400. URSA
|Do you have CD players or DVD players available to borrow so that we may enjoy the CD audio books and some movies that you have in stock at the library? Also,…
Unfortunately we don't have CD players or DVD players that you can check out to use at home etc. But for example there are DVD drives at the Helsinki Central Library Oodi and Pasila libraries in Helsinki that you can use in the library premises.
Unfortunately we don't have puzzles in the Helmet library collection at the moment. But we do have many different types of board games in the collection that you can check out with the Helmet library card. The collection covers all the public libraries in Helsinki City Area: Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa libraries. You can try for example Puzzle Battle board game where your goal is to be the first to complete the puzzle.
You can find more board games from Helmet.fi making a…
|Dear Librarian, I thought that I picked up all the books that I ordered, but noticed that there is a one euro charge on my account, and it seems that I did not…
|To pay the fee online, go to helmet.fi. At the bottom of the page, you will find Pay online. Click it, then login with your library card number and PIN code. Select the outstanding payment on the list and click Proceed to payment.
Alternatively, you can pay the fee in your nearest Helmet library.
If you do not pick up the reserved book in time, the reservation is cancelled and the book is returned to its place. You can check the book's current status at helmet.fi and make a new reservation.
|Can I receive a copy of an academic journal article (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1344622306001416?via%3Dihub) via email ?
|You can request an article through an interlibrary loan.
Interlibrary loan service orders are accepted in all Satakirjasto. You can also place an order by sending a request by email to your own library. Orders are also accepted by phone, but a written request is preferable for clarity.
|I'm a student from Spain and I would like to known if i could borrow some books from a public library of Finland without being a finnish citizen. Thank you for…
|Public libraries in Finland usually issue cards also to people who are not permanent residents. You need to have address in Finland.
If You are studying in the metropolitan area You can use the services of the HelMet Libraries. You can obtain a HelMet library card and PIN code from any Helmet library by providing your address and presenting a valid photographic proof of identity with your personal identity code approved by the library. You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card.
If You don't have the Finnish social security number, the card will be valid for one year.
Welcome to HelMet libraries.
HelMet library card
Accepted identity cards
|I need games that help me to study Suomi language, like 'missä, mistä, mihin' or any game like this, how can I find them in the library?or request them from…
|There is a few board games in Helmet Libraries which help you to study Finnish. For example:
Suupaltti : lautapeli suomen opiskelijoille / pelin suunnittelu Krista Keisu & Hanna Paloneva ; ulkoasu ja kuvitus Matti Mitroshin
Suomen mestarin sanapeli : sanastoa kasvattava korttipeli kielenopiskelun tueksi
|What does self service mean in regards to open hours?
|During the self-service hours, there is no staff in the library but the premises are monitored using technology like cameras. In a self-service library, you can borrow and return materials, use customer computers, read magazines and newspapers, work or have meetings. A wireless network is available. The staff service hours and self-service hours are listed on each library’s website.
Hämeenlinna main library, Hauho and Nummi libraries in Hämeenlinna and Tervakoski library in Janakkala have self-service hours. You will need Vanamo library card and pin code to get into these libraries. You have to log in with the entrance unit at the main door.
All our customers over 15 years of age are able to use Hämeenlinna main library during the self-…
|I am looking for family history records I can access online. Are there any free sites in Finland where I can look up family records? To start I am looking for…
|Documents older than 100 years are digitised by the National Archives of Finland.
For newer documents, you need to ask from the church registry from the right parish. The Geneological Society of Finland has tips on their website.
Have you tried sites like MyHeritage or Geni yet? Perhaps a relative has already started a research on your family.
Good luck and hope you find your relatives!
|How can I book the recording studio for tomorrow for few hours? And is it free or how much dose it cost? I’m in Helsinki for only 24h and I don’t have a guitar…
|The studios can be reserved via a system called Varaamo, https://varaamo.hel.fi/, but these kind of services are very popular and it isn't likely that you can get a room at such a short notice. You could visit Oodi in the city center and ask if they could help you in any way, since you only are here for one day and Varaamo perhaps doesn't help you.