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Your Library's organization has changed as of 1st March 2004. Could you send new organization chart to me as soon as possible. Thanks. 456 23.3.2004 The organization chart of Helsinki City Library has been updated on our websites:
I'm interested in learning finnish language, do you have a free downloadable finnish alphabet? or dictionary? thank you. sean 456 22.7.2008 You'll find the finnisch alphabet for english speakers at the Wikipedia site . Online introductions to Finnish language are given for example in the following addresses: Free language software downloads are found in the address English to Finnish/Finnish to English online dictionaries are available in the following addresses:
Can I book a meeting room for tomorrow from 16:30 to 18:00? Thanks. 453 2.2.2016 Please contact the library from which you want to reserve a conference room. HelMet Libraries contacts
Hella Wuolyoki's "Niskavuoren Heta" - all about the female finnish writers. 452 15.11.2004 Below please find information on Hella Wuolijoki
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… 451 6.6.2016 In Helsinki City Library, we use Sierra by Innovative Interfaces ( It’s a commercial software. You can find more about the library systems used in Finland at Especially Koha ( 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 ( and Ellibs (
I was wondering if you had access to machines to repair a scratched CD and if I can ask for a personal CD repair or access such a machine in one of the… 449 13.7.2016 No, we don't have that service at the time. You can ask about CD repair service of console game stores, for example.
When it says "Dogs allowed" for certain finnish libraries, does that really mean I can bring my dog inside the library? 449 14.3.2017 Indeed it does. You can check here in which Helmet libraries you are allowed to take your dog with you: (Click the link "Libraries" in the upper banner and then choose the library from the dropdown menu.)
Dear Sir/Madam, I am currently writing a master's thesis on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in Vaasa. I am particularly interested in the translations of… 447 23.4.2010 I found in Wikipedia that Alice in Wonderland has been translated in Russian in the year 1923. I'm sorry but I couldn't find any earlier translation. In Vaasa city library we have got only the book that has been published in the year 2007.
Where can I search for Old Church Slavonic texts? I am looking in particular for Russian Orthodox sermons and theological texts. From what I understand… 446 12.5.2009 The best collection in Finland is The Slavonic Library/The National Library of Finland. About its services…
I'd like to know the meaning and history of the name Ivalo, which I was called in Greenland. 445 15.3.2007 According to Ante Aikio’s article ’Suomen saamelaisperäisistä paikannimistä’ (About Finnish place- names of Sami origin) in publication Virittäjä 1/ 2003 name Ivalo has origin in Sami language, Inari Sami ‘Avveel’. For more detailed information you can contact Research Institute for the Languages of Finland (choose ‘In English’ to get the page in English). They have a special Finnish name guidance by phone + 358 9 701 93 65, Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.. By email you can contact Information Officer Sirkka Rautoja, or Library, You can also contact directly a specialist in Sami names and place-names, email
I have problems with my laptop so I´m looking to rent a laptop as a short term solution. Is this possible at the library in Jyväskylä or do you know a place… 445 26.10.2017 Jyväskylä Main Library and all branch libraries have customer PCs with access to a word processor. The PCs can be booked in advance, at the Main Library on tel. (014) 266 4123, and at branch libraries by telephoning the library in question. Red more.. In the following address in the internet they promise to rent laptops. Look in English.…
I'm a member of Helmet and I've been told that some of the libraries hire out power tools. I've been onto the database and my local library doesn't provide… 445 18.3.2019 You can find all the tools and other objects provided by the Helmet libraries using the Helmet search . The problem for you here might be that all library materials, objects included, are catalogued in the Helmet database in Finnish. If you use the Helmet search for finding objects, choose Advanced search, type * (i.e. one asterisk, meaning "all") in the search field, and choose "Object" from the dropdown menu for Format. This is the search result you will get:*%29%20f%3Aq__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt . In this list there are all the objects for borrowing from Helmet libraries. To find an electric sander you ought to know the…
I am from Canada and I was wondering if public libraries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland offer free internet access to travellers and tourists. Thank… 440 17.11.2009 At least in Finland they certainly do. All public libraries offer this kind of service and do not ask if you are a tourist or not. Probably the situation is the same in all Scandinavian countries.
How can I extend the time of borrowing books? 440 30.12.2009 You can renew your loans in Helmet web library, if your loans are from Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kauniainen libraries. You need your own PIN code which is attached to your library card number. You can get your pin code from your library. 1) go to (choose from the upper right corner language "in English") 2)The upper right corner: Your Record 3)Now write your library card number and pin code and then log in. 4)You can see your loans and choose what to renew. You can renew your loans three times, if there are no reservations. If you have payments of 5 euros or more for library then you can renew your loans only after you have paid so that your fee is under 5 euros.
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… 440 17.5.2016 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:… Printed sources: Lunde, Henrik: Finland's War Of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II (a…
I'm a Finnish student from Spain and I found the English edition of Fred Karlsson's Finnish grammar. I know that a Spanish version was published but I can't… 440 24.10.2018 The Spanish version of Fred Karlsson's Finnish grammar is Gramática básica del finés (Suomen peruskielioppi, traducción y adaptación: Ursula Ojanen et al., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid : Siglo XXI, distr., 1991, ISBN 84-7477-306-7). The book is available in some university libraries (Helsinki, Turku, Oulu and Jyvaskylä) and as well in some public libraries. You can check the availability of the item for example in Finna or in Frank Metasearch Fennica  
Dear Mr. /Ms. Librarian, I am a master degree student in the Tallinn Technology University in Estonia and making some research for my thesis on the history of… 437 21.8.2012 There is one lendable copy of the book in Helsinki University Library. It´s a text material, so I think it`s not available via pdf, but You can order the book as an interlibrary loan via some Estonian library. It´s borrowed right now, but it should be free from 3.9.
Thermal properties of palm oil 436 18.1.2008 The following website and the related articles contain some information about the thermal properties of palm oil.…
I'm looking for Auni Nuolivaara's book "Paimen, piika ja emäntä". Which libraries of Finland can I read it? 435 2.4.2018 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. Heikki Poroila
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… 427 23.3.2017 Here are a few webguides to citation in the Finnish legislation.… p.54-57