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I want to read newspapers and magazines on my smartphone. I downloaded the app PressReader and signed in with my Helmet account. But there is a time limit of… 151 27.7.2020 It seems that you have not logged in to the system in the correct way, because there is no time limit for the customers of Helmet libraries. To do it correctly, first click the link "Sign in", then choose Helmet Library from the drop-down menu, and then log in with your library card number and PIN-code. The contents of Flipster and PressReader differ from each other. Therefore, in order to get the whole benefit, please use both services.    
I would like to know the statistics of the Newspapers and Magazines in the system are the the the number of title? or the unit ? 97 21.7.2020 In the Finnish Public Library Statistics the number is the number of titles, that is different magazines and newspapers that are offered to the customers,,375&years=2019&stats=108
I need a book called: Teaching reading in mathematics by Mary Barton. Are there any exemplaries in Helsinki's libraries? All good, Kelly Sule 76 7.7.2020 Unfortunately this book is not in any libraries in Helsinki or even in Finnish libraries anywhere. From the database WorldCat you can see libraries which has this book in their collections:
Dear Librarian, I have returned the books that I had borrowed. Why they are not cleared from my account and I need to pay for them? This has happened quite a… 208 6.7.2020 Hi!  I am deeply sorry that your returning progress hasn´t been working as it should. I recommend you to call to your local library and find out what happened there. Here we don´t solve out client´s loaning and returning issues because of the information security.  All libraries have machines where you can borrow and return your loans. Librarians will advice you more about these things at your local library. You can check information, locations and phone numbers from libraries here: 
How can i access chat on helmet website? please tell me qiuckly :( I don't have much time.. 185 23.6.2020 I'm sorry for answering you so late. Helmet chat comes into view just when it's open. In this summer the opening hours are mon-thur 12-17 and fri 12-16:
Denmark has www. Sweden has Norway has Does an equivalent "open search" ( in Swedish ) exist covering Finland? 637 15.6.2020 Hi! In Finland we have: (in Finnish) You can search for example Swedish names but the search language is Finnish (in Finnish) This search service is like Fonecta only in Finnish but you can even here search for example Swedish names and for  Åland Islands (in Swedish)
About using valid ID card for applying library card, is this type of ID card valid (see link below)? My daughter was rejected by using her ID card when… 120 12.6.2020 Any photo ID that s issued by police is enough when applying library card. Passport, ID card of any EU country (the one you linked), Finnish driving license and Kela card with photo are all valid. Here is the Helmet listing about valid ID:s. Children under 15 need a written consent of their guardian when applying library card. Read more at Helmet Library user regulations. 
I have been studied about Finland's Mobile library. Do mobile libraries visit schools and daycare centers almost every day? Specifically, how often? Thank you… 91 4.6.2020 Finnish libraries are in that way independent that their mobile libraries have own time tables and schedules. That means that they can have very different resources and that every mobile library does not circulate every day. If you want to study the activities or timetables of mobile libraries, you can find them here, It is possible however that not every library has included opening hours and routes of their mobile services here. In that case you can ask the library in question, the contact information can be found in the same directory. This kind of information can't be found in our statistic database,  Mobile libraries have an own site, …
Help! I am from South Korea and I am studying about Finland's mobile library. I want to know something. Q. How many Finnish people use the mobile library for a… 119 29.5.2020 1. Loans from mobile libraries 6 229 346 year 2019, We can't individualize persons who use mobile libraries, because the library card is use in all the service points of the library in the city or municipality, for example if you have a library card to Helmet (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen city libraries), you can use it in every service point of the city libraries in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen including mobile libraries. 2. In Finland we have had a mobile library system for so long, that people see it as a normal part of the library. We have also long distancies in almost every other part of the country than the south, in many parts of…
I lost my libary card. Is it possible to have a new one and how is the fee? Thank you 86 22.5.2020 It is of utmost importance that you report the loss of your library card immediately to any Helmet library. For information see You are not responsible for the loans that have been checked out on your card after you have reported the card lost, but until you report the loss of your library card you may be held responsible. A new card is liable to charge. Information on libray cards and all costs can be found on>Info>Using the library.  
Is there any libraries in Finland that have a gaming room outfitted with 10+ gaming PCs? Thank you 278 22.5.2020 There are in Helsinki Central Library Oodi three rooms with console games and one game room with gaming computers. In these rooms there are 14 gaming computers. More information here: Obviously it is the only library with 10+ gaming PCs.  
How many Finnish people use the mobile library for a year in 2019? Or, what is the usage rate of the mobile library for a year in 2019? Please let me know only… 104 20.5.2020 The mobile library in Helsinki had 91322 visitors in 2019 according to newly computed statistics. For detailed information please contact the Mobile library.… Nationwide library statistics can be found at 
Looking for a verse to put in the Anniversary card I’m making for my wife, and I need it in english please. 116 19.5.2020 Maybe these websites might be helpful for you:…      
I want a book about nursing services, and about the CCU section. 134 7.5.2020 Here below you can see all books about nursing (hoitotyö) in Rutakko libraries. Most of them are unfortunately in Finnish. There are some books about heart diseases and children:…
I used to have a helmet card, but I can't find it anymore. How can I renew it? 59 7.5.2020 Unfortunately it is not possible to send any customer info via e-mail or phone due to confidentiality and privacy reasons.  You can obtain a temporary customer id for the access to e-library by sending a request to the address Temporary customer id is valid until 31 May, 2020. Online courses and e-books for example contain some language learning material. You can get a new permanent card from library customer service when libraries are fully open again in June. There is more information about the current situation on Helmet website.   
Can I find subscriptions to Morningstar or ValueLine or some other investment material through Helmet? 122 29.4.2020 Many international magazines and newspapers are available on PressReader, that is a part of Helmet collection. Morningstar or Value Line are unfortunately not included, but there are several business journals, eg. Forbes, FinWeek, Stock etc.  You need a library card and a valid PIN code to sign in and read the magazines. More instructions to use PressReader, please check the Helmet website: 
Mobile libraries in Finland 348 24.4.2020 Stara and Skidi are both children's mobile libraries in Helsinki, so there is no difference between them in content. The names, Stara and Skidi, are Helsinki slang. Stara means an old person in Helsinki slang (Stara was formerly known as a mobile library mostly for adults.) Skidi is a slang word for a child (formely Skidi was for children). In Finland, mobile libraries usually have names, they are not considered just as vehicles :)  In the website 'Finnish Public Libraries Statistics' a loan amount for the mobile library means the amount of loans that people have borrowed.  One mobile library can carry approximately 3500 books (it depends on how full mobile libraries are packed). Mobile libraries…
I have a 13 year-old girl who seems to be interested in history. Do you have any recommendations for good titles in Finnish? 107 24.4.2020 Kirjasampo-service has made a list of historical novels for youngsters in 2017, which concentrates on books about Finnish history and only has titles published after 2000. It has some titles from authors like Maijaliisa Dieckmann and Leena Laulajainen, who have written several books on different periods of history even before that date. Espoo city library librarians Hakala and Valtonen have made the included pdf-list of books about history this spring. Hope she finds interesting reads from these!      
I am thinking about buying a Kindle. My husband saw in reviews that I can't use the library ebooks with one. A friend said you can. Am I able to? 132 17.4.2020 Unfortunately Kindle is incompatible with library’s e-books, as it uses Amazon's own file and digital copyrights protection formats. Please check and especially Paragraps E-book readers.  
I am Kongju National University freshman. (Kongju National University is in South Korea) And My major is… 67 15.4.2020 1. There are 135 library buses in Finland. 2. By law, every municipality in Finland is required to offer library services. So there are 282 main libraries and 436 branch libraries, and 12 hospital libraries. 3. In a survey made in 2017 about how people spend their free time, 83% of women and 70% of men had read at least one book in a last six months. 10% of those who answered the survey had read ten (or more) books in six months. I'm sorry, but the rest of your questions are too hard. Please contact Finnish Library Association for more information  Library statistics in Finland can be found in  The survey about free time was made by Statistics Finland,…