|I'm looking for Auni Nuolivaara's book "Paimen, piika ja emäntä". Which libraries of Finland can I read it?
||Several public libraries have this old book still in their collections. At least Helsinki, Joensuu, Oulu, Rovaniemi and Tampere city libraries have this item. If you come to Finland, it should not be difficult to borrow a copy of this one. But if you need an international interlibrary loan, you need to start asking for it in your local library, wherever it is.
|I'm interested in learning finnish language, do you have a free downloadable finnish alphabet? or dictionary? thank you. sean
||You'll find the finnisch alphabet for english speakers at the Wikipedia site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_alphabet .
Online introductions to Finnish language are given for example in the following addresses:
Free language software downloads are found in the address http://www.byki.com/fls/FLS.html
English to Finnish/Finnish to English online dictionaries are available in the following addresses:
|My grandson has a summer reading project to complete before school begins this August. He and I are trying to obtain information about Finland's status…
||In short, Finland and Germany were allies from 1941 to 1944. During that time German troops were based in Finland, but the country retained an independent democratic government and was never occupied. The co-operation ended in 1944, and Finland declared war on Germany.
Here are some worthwhile sources of information online.
ThisisFINLAND by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland:
An article by C. Peter Chen in World War II Database:
In Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_Finland_during_World_…
Lunde, Henrik: Finland's War Of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II (a…
|Can books borrowed from sello be returned to entresse?
You can return Helmet-book to any Helmet library in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen or Vantaa.
|Finnish Libraries are using a software for their E services (like borrowing books online, finding a book in a library....) I want to know which software…
||In Helsinki City Library, we use Sierra by Innovative Interfaces (https://www.iii.com/products/sierra). It’s a commercial software. You can find more about the library systems used in Finland at http://www.kirjastot.fi/fi/kirjastoala/kirjastojarjestelmat#.V1Wlz015I5t. Especially Koha (http://www.koha.org) is interesting as it is an open source software.
Our E-book systems have been integrated to Sierra, but they use different commercial sites. They are OverDrive (https://www.overdrive.com/) and Ellibs (http://www.ellibs.com).
|Looking at maps of Päijänne Tavastia I noticed, near Enonvesi lake in Heinola, that there's a small enclave of Päijänne Tavastia inside Southern Savonia. The…
||I found an Internet site, that contains some knowledge about the history of the Enonvesi-region and it's villages, http://www.enonkylat.fi/historiikki/. As far as I understand, part of the area has belonged to the cultural region of Häme from early on, the fiscal authorities and the nearest church have been in Häme. That could probably be the explanation to the fact that thist part, called Paadenmaa, still belongs to Päijät-Häme and not to South-Savonia.
There is a contactform on the pages of Enonkylät ry, they could possibly give you more accurate information, http://www.enonkylat.fi/?f=1.
|Sirs, I am writing you from Serbia and I wonder if you can please help me to find out what are the models of traditional publishing? What types of publishing…
I´m sorry but i don´t think the Helsinki City Library either can help so very much from distance in searching after specific textbooks according to the general standpoint in your question. But i think the link below can be to some help for further reserach:
|To whom it may concern, I am now completing my M.A. thesis on Nordic Women's Life-writing and trying to find the English version of Selma Lagerlöf’s Ett…
||I couldn't find the books you asked for in any library in Finland but both books can be found in Stockholm, Sweden. "The diary of Selma Lagerlöf" is available in Stockholm City Library and you can make an interlibrary loan for that book. "Memories of My Childhood" can be found in Kungliga Biblioteket (National Library of Sweden) but it seems the book can be used only in the Reading Room. You can also send your question to a swedish "Ask a Librarian -service" Bibblan svarar: http://bibblansvarar.se/
|Kindly let me have a list of books on the contemporary general history and anthropology of Finland, in English. Statistics also is most welcome: as to the…
||Here are a few books where you can find general information about Finland:
- Facts about Finland (several editions)
- Finland. A cultural guide, ed. Pirkko-Liisa Louhenjoki-Schulman – Kaius Hedenström. 2003 Keuruu. Landscapes of Finland. Heikkilä, Tapio- Timonen, Risto. Keuruu 2003. Finland.
- The Northern Experience, New Europe, and the Next Millennium. Helsinki 1999.
- De Vries, André, Live and work in Scandinavia: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Oxford 2002.
There are also a few interesting Internet-sites available http://www.finland.fi/ and http://www.virtualfinland.fi/ .
Statistics Finland publishes Cultural Statistics yearbook. The newest version is from 2001. Please look at the following link: http://tilastokeskus.fi/tk…
|Is Pulla often pronounced Bulla?
||If you mean the Finnish word pulla (‘bun, coffeebread’), I think it can be pronounced as ‘bulla’ only if you have a flu or rarely in some Finnish dialects. According to Kielitoimiston sanakirja, the Finnish word bulla means also ‘papal bull’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_bull.
|Which library has this book? Pentti Ajo. European motor insurance and victim protection:finnish insurance training and publishing company ltd, 2002
||We don't have this book in Vaasa. If you come to the library, we can order the book from another library in Finland. The book is available for example in Turku university library and Oulu university library.
|I was in Pasila Library this morning and registered for a library card. I checked out 2 books. Then decided to get 2 movie cd's. I made a mistake of pressing…
||You only have four loans at the moment and none of them have been booked twice. At times it may happen that an item is printed twice on the receipt but it does not mean that you have made a double loan.
You can check your loans at http://www.helmet.fi/en-US. Log in through the link at the top of the page, then click your own name and then the link Loans.
|List of libraries
||You can find Finnish Libraries in the Finnish Library Directory, here http://hakemisto.kirjastot.fi/en/
|I am trying to find out if this book is translated to English og Swedish; Manuo Niskanen; Niilo Oravainen - Lapin kuningas. Niilo Oravainen was my forefather…
||Mauno Niskanen lives in Jyväskylä and visits Lappland and is interested about Lappish items. This book is not translated into English, it's only in Finnish.
Niskanen writes in this novel book that Oravainen real mother was a Sami woman from Suikki family in Pakasaivo, Muonio.
You can read about him in Swedish here:
Några konungens fogdar under 1500-talet / Nordlander, Johan.
Norrländska samlingar ; Häftet 12 (III:2).Julkaisutiedot: Stockholm : C .E. Fritzes, 1933
There is also the family book about Oravainen family-tree:
Lapinvouti Niilo Oravaisen jälkeläiset : sukututkimus / Leinonen, Margit. - Kemi : M. Leinonen, 2013. - 505, 324 s.
Only in Finnish.
|When it says "Dogs allowed" for certain finnish libraries, does that really mean I can bring my dog inside the library?
||Indeed it does. You can check here in which Helmet libraries you are allowed to take your dog with you: http://www.helmet.fi/en-US
(Click the link "Libraries" in the upper banner and then choose the library from the dropdown menu.)
|Dear Ask a Librarian Team I am a librarian at the University of Stirling and have been asked for advice on how to cite Finnish legislation, legal cases and…
||Here are a few webguides to citation in the Finnish legislation.
|Is it possible to lend from the library some kind of audio tape/cd with finnish conversation to practice listening of finnish language at home?
||We have both audiotapes and cd- and cd-roms to lend.
Here are some names of those items. Our best collection is in the main library Metso (address : Pirkankatu 2). Please, ask the librarians to help You.
Please take this list with You.
1.LAURANTO, Yrjö : Kiva nähdä : puhutun kielen harjoituksia
2. BERG, Maarit : Kato hei : puhekielen alkeet
3.HEIKKILÄ, Satu : Hyvin menee : suomea aikuisille
4. HÄMÄLÄINEN, EILA :Suomen harjoituksia
5. KARANKO, MArjatta : Tottakai
6. LATOMAA, Sirkka : Mitä kuuluu? : suomen kielen kuuntelu- ja ääntämisharjoituksia
7. LENEY, Terttu : Finn talk :neljä, viisi, kuusi...
8. SILFVERBERG, Leena : Supisuomea
9. AALTIO, Maija-Hellikki : Finnish for foreigners 1-2 : oral drills
and many others basic and intermediate…
|I live in the u.s. my grandfather was from jacobstad, where can i find birth records for a family history?
||You should contact The National Archives (Arkistolaitos) and there the Provincial Archives of Vaasa. You will find the contact information here:
God sources of information to the genealogist also here:
|My question is this. Are there any scientific articles about risks, dangers or hazards especially to nature when building cable car projects? Kiitos :)
||In public libraries we have few books and articles about cable cars. Our books considers nearly how to build cable cars to playgrounds. Perhaps you can ask from nearest university libary.
Finnish standard, published Suomen standardisoimisliitto
Henkilökuljetukseen tarkoitetut köysiradat. Turvallisuusvaatimukset. Ennen käyttöönottoa tehtävä tarkastus, kunnossapito ja käyttötarkastukset/ Safety requirements for cableway installations designed to carry persons. Precommissioning inspection, maintenance, operational inspection and checks
https://sales.sfs.fi/fi/index/tuotteet/SFS/CEN/ID2/1/8909.html.stx . Also available in libraries
Finnish law: http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2002/20020253
Eur-Lex: köysiradat: http://eur-lex.…
|Does Tampere library have access to e-journals about music and musicology?
We don't have any access to e-journals about music and musiology.
But we have access to Oxford Music Online, which includes for example Grove Music Online. More information:
Oxford Music Online isn't e-journal and you can used it only in library.