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I’m working on my master thesis with the goal of creating a fablab in germany. I saw that you have 71 libraries and in some of them you provide 3D printers or… 96 24.10.2018 The largest fablab / makerspace of the Helmet (Helsinki metropolitan area) library network will be opened in December 2018, when the new central library Oodi opens in Helsinki city centre, with a wide range of tools such as a laser cutter, sticker printer, heat press, sewing machines, overlock sewing machines, embroidery machines and badge machines. Oodi has its own website at  If you wish to visit Oodi or interview the staff, you can find their contact information at Until then, the largest fablab/makerspace facilities provided by Helmet libraries are probably found in Espoo (Sello, Entresse, Iso Omena, Tapiola). These libraries provide for example 3D…
Do you have any middle eastern dancing groups in Porvoo? 95 23.3.2004 Finnish Dance and Production Companies can be found under this link: For more information contact The Finnish Dance Information Centre:
Do you have knitting lessons or classes as a library service 94 6.5.2019 Occasionally we have knitting guidance in libraries. In the autumn and winter, many libraries (Entresse, Kauklahti; Soukka and Sello) have handicraft clubs. You could be asking for guidance at Sello's handicraft shop.*&es=5/6/2019 You could also try the Workers' Institut courses.
What are the most popular books in your library this month? 94 1.12.2004 You will find the list of the most popular books at Helsinki metropolitan area public libraries in November 2004: . The first group is fiction and the second one is non-fiction.
Would it be possible to get a list of the Finnish Authors Books traduced in French language. 93 26.1.2007 Please, use this database: A translation database is kept by the Finnish Literature Society library and the Finnish Literature Information Centre. The database contains details of translations of Finnish (Finnish, Sámi and Finland-Swedish) literature, folk poetry, children's literature and general non-fiction since 1812.
Please could you tell me how I could obtain a list of the "top 20" best selling books in Finland for Fiction and/or Non-Fiction. I have searched everywhere,… 93 10.9.2002 Here are some useful adresses - unfortunately the sites are in Finninsh language: This list is based on the information of all bookshops in Finland: On the left you can see syyskuu 2002. There are the "toptens" of August. Some translations: suomalainen kaunokirjallisuus = Finnish fiction, käännetty kaunokirjalisuus = translated fiction, tietokirjat = nonfiction and this is the list of the biggest bookshop in Helsinki For more information please contact The Booksellers Association of Finland
How can i get more information about ROLE OF LIBRARIES ON WOMEN EDUCATION ? 92 2.12.2004 here are some www-pages: (Centre for the History of Women's Education) and (American Women's history:education) Eric database ( is an important database for educational history.
Have you a copy of: J.D. Bilotta, Race and the Rise of the Republican Party, 1848-1865? 2nd or 3rd edition. Thank you. 92 29.12.2004 Unfortunately we don't have Bilotta's book. There seems to a copy in Denmark and then naturally in the UK, so you can try to get the book as an interlibrary loan. You can make a loan request in any public library. The interlibrary loans are however not free of charge, see
I'm looking a magazine "Water Supply Vol.7 BARCELONA,PP149-154, 1989" .There is a artice "To remove the algae in the drinking water" -Reserch report in Finland 92 10.6.2002 Hi Linda, At first I apologize, that it took so long to answer, but here's some information: At the Tampere University of Technology they have Water Supply magazine, so You can ask either your nearest library to make a interlibrary reguest (Phone number just for sure: Interlibrary services +358 -3 -3115 3133) or get in touch with Water Science & Technology (former Water Supply) magazine. Publisher's E-mail is You find more information and online magazines also in page but unfortunately they don't have such an old number in the net.
I am researching the Swedish-speaking population in Finland and need sources in English. 91 30.6.2005 Please contact the following sources for additional guidance, since you already have visited the Helsinki University Library: -The Swedish Information and Culture Centre. Their address is They have some fine links on the page Don't miss the most important link: When you click on Organisationer & föreningar and on Medborgarsamhället you'll find lists on nongovernmental institutions. -The Swedish Assembly of Finland -The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland
Can I return the books from one library to another? Thank you. 88 2.1.2019 You can return the material to any Helmet library during its opening hours.…
When is this book going to be available? Kata 85 27.2.2019 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
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? 81 19.2.2019 You could ask for help from the Eibar University. 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? 80 19.2.2019 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.
Is Pulla often pronounced Bulla? 79 20.3.2019 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’ -
Can tourist borrow books from the library? 77 7.12.2018 You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card,…. So if you are staying for a longer period and you have an address, you can.
Last year one person told me that some library (or may be all) can provide service with checking a documents (for example job application, that what I need) in… 73 11.3.2019 You can ask if Forms assistant services can help you. Or you can leave The Loan to the Librarian -service for a help request. Choose  library and "Tiedonhaku: vaativa aineistohaku, tietokannat, kirjallisuus, musiikki, internet-tiedonlähteet"
Is there a paper cutter (guilotine) in the Oodi library already? If not, what other libraries in Helsinki would have that? 68 5.2.2019 There ist a papercut guillotine for customer usage in library Oodi. You can use it without reservation, upon request.
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… 66 21.2.2019 I suggest you visit a public library in Helsinki and search in HS 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 looking for the audio for Finnish for foreigners 2 by Aaltio. I need audio for a work book. Could you, please, suggest where to find it in Helsinki region… 64 27.11.2019 This language course is quite old and the only edition of the audio for a work book  (Finnish for foreigners : 2, Exercises / Aaltio)   is from the year 1987, and it is just on cassette: The cassette tape is only in collections of National Library. You can reserve it as a reading room loan.