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Can we request that printed books be made available in eBook form? If so, how? 56 9.4.2019 In an ideal world this would be a fine possibility, but in the real world it is just the publisher, who can decide to offer an e-book version to the general market or just the libraries. The copyright legislation does not allow the libraries to purchase rights to e-books as it allows buying and lending out the printed material. In Finland the publishers do not necessarily want the lbrary system to provide free access to e-books, which can be sold directly to consumers. That is why the selection to libraries is not the same as to individual consumers. In the end it is the question of money. The publishers sell e-book rights to libraries, if they are willing and able to pay high enough prices. The market of e-books in Finland has not grown…
Terve, I would like to ask that if I borrow a book from Oodi or any library in Helsinki region do I have to return it to Oodi, or I can return book to any… 55 18.4.2019 You can return the book in any Helmet library. More information about using the library here, https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library
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… 55 18.3.2019 You can find all the tools and other objects provided by the Helmet libraries using the Helmet search https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/?lang=eng . 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: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__S%28*%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 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… 48 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: https://www.finna.fi/Record/fikka.3277545 The cassette tape is only in collections of National Library. You can reserve it as a reading room loan.  https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en
One of my dream jobs after graduation is to become a librarian. What are the requirements for such a position? 46 11.7.2019   You could start by contacting the Aalto University Library. https://learningcentre.aalto.fi/en/ Perhaps you could get there for an internship.   The library can be studied in, for example, Keuda, where there are professional courses for immigrants.  The language requirement for studying is Finnish B1.1. https://www.keuda.fi/koulutustarjonta/koulutushaku/tutkinnot/maahanmuuttajille-suunnattu-kirjastoalan-koulutus-tieto-ja-kirjastopalvelujen-ammattitutkinto-at   Not everyone working in the library is a professional in the field. You didn't tell what you're studying. Maybe you already have the skills that interest Libraries.    You may want to follow job search notifications on, for example, Kirjastot.fi. https://www.libraries.fi/
I was wondering when the studios and the music rooms in the new central library Oodi will be available for reservations? Thank you:) 44 6.2.2019 Sometime during the spring, hopefully as soon as March, but the construction is still on going, so we can’t say for sure.
I am writing to inquire on how to apply for employment in the Iso Omena Library? Thank you in advance for your time. 43 24.7.2019 In Espoo, the recruitment of libraries is done centrally. You can submit your application using the form found at Espoo.fi -> Jobs and enterprise -> Open positions -> Harjoittelu (trainees) https://www.tyonhaku.espoo.fi/OpenJobs.asp?L=1&NODATA=1&Z=E&IE=2&PRACTICE=0076 If you have any questions Työkokeilu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Datanomien TOP-paikat: Datanomi.kirjasto@espoo.fi Language Training: Kieliharjoittelu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Other: Rekrytointi.kirjasto@espoo.fi  
I would like to ask if I lost my library card, were there a fee to make a new one again? 43 3.5.2019 For replacing a lost or damaged library card Helmet libraries  charge three euros. In case of a card of person under 15 years the fee is two euros. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US
Please i need help to learn Swedish what books or online courses you have in helmet ? 43 26.8.2019 I made a list of Swedish language books and language courses in Helmet. These books and courses have English as a teaching language. You can reserve them via Helmet. Books: AUTHOR       Herbst, Anna, kirjoittaja.TITLE        Swedish : guaranteed to get you talking / Anna Herbst, Ida                Burguete Holmgren, Pär Sörme.PUBL DATA    [Carlton] : Lonely Planet Global Ltd, 2018.AUTHOR       Holmes, Philip.TITLE        Swedish : a comprehensive grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian                Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA    London : Routledge, 1994..AUTHOR       Holmes, Philip.TITLE        Swedish : an essential grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian               Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA    London : Routledge, 2009.   AUTHOR       Holmqvist, Ivo,…
I was wondering if you could inform me on free or inexpensive activities one can do for adults? I am moving to Hyvinkää very soon and in general, I only see… 39 2.10.2019 Here are some websites you can hopefully find  activities for you or ask more: https://visithyvinkaa.fi/en/activities/activities/ https://www.hyvinkaa.fi/globalassets/sosiaali--ja-terveys/maahanmuuttajapalvelut/liitteet/englanti.jpg Wellcome also to the Hyvinkää city library: https://www.hyvinkaa.fi/kulttuuri-ja-vapaa-aika/kirjasto/in-english/library-for-you/
First of all, my apologies if this isn't the right forum to pose this question. Sometime ago I bought all the DVDs for a TV show called Twin Peaks. It's in… 39 27.6.2019 Don't worry, this is just the right place to ask questions! The copyrigt legislation in Finland requires the library to pay for the possibility to lend out movies. This is why the Finnish libraries are not allowed to lend out donated movies. Many libraries have a place for recycling books, records and movies. You can leave your Twin Peaks DVD's to your closest library, if they have this service available. If not, you can ask the nearest one. Heikki Poroila
Dear Sir, I am a graduated student from China,and I am majoring in Library Science.Recently,I am doing a research about Finish reading.What I want to know is… 35 16.12.2019 The promoting of reading is an important task for both schools and libraries. Reading books in central in schools, pupils read and do projects, essays, analyses of many sorts in schools. Library is often a partner in these projects, we recommend books, booklists, provide books both to school classes and pupils and other people that come to libraries. You can find information about promoting reading at this site The Finnish Reading Center, https://lukukeskus.fi/english/ There are many projects where reading is promoted for instance, Lukuliike https://lukuliike.fi/en/, Lukuinto (motivation for reading) http://www.lukuinto.fi/, Lue lapselle (Read to your/a child) https://luelapselle.fi/.  Libraries have various methods to promote reading,…
What is the origin and mening of the surname ‘Keinonen’ 34 27.9.2019 Surnames 'Keinonen' and 'Keinänen' are both believed to be derived from the word keino which in the Savonian dialect carries the meaning 'trap, snare, (a hunter's) trail'. Pirjo Mikkonen & Sirkka Paikkala, Sukunimet
Can I volunteer at a library? If so, what volunteer opportunities are available? 29 12.9.2019 There is a report of libraries and volunteers in Scandinavia in a magazine Scandinavian Library Quorterly (1/2014): http://slq.nu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SLQ1.2014.pdf Information about volunteering in city of Helsinki you can find here: https://www.hel.fi/kulttuurin-ja-vapaa-ajan-toimiala/en/services/Youth/become_a_volunteer/        
Olemme Belgiasta perheen, jossa on 2 lasta. meillä on hollanninkielisiä kirjoja, joita lapsemme eivät enää lukeneet / eivät enää katso. voinko tehdä tämän… 29 27.6.2019 Meillä ei hollianninkielisille lastenkirjoille ole käyttöä, mutta voisitte tarjota niitä Helsingin kaupunginkirjastolle, jonka asiakaskunnassa saattaisi olla myös hollanninkielisiä asiakkaita.
I have some amount of personal books that I don't need anymore. Books are in Russian and English, in a good shape. I would be happy to give them away to the… 28 5.8.2019 Hi, Thank you for your mail and for your interest to share your books with others.  Please contact any bigger library first to give some info to them in advance. Contact links: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US (Helmet library) Iso omena Library:  Contact information Suomenlahdentie 1 02230 Espoo  kirjasto.omena@espoo.fi  (09) 8165 7723   Entresse Library: Siltakatu 11 02770 Espoo  kirjasto.entresse@espoo.fi  (09) 8165 3776   Sello library Leppävaarankatu 9 02600 Espoo  sellonkirjasto@espoo.fi  09 81657603   Tapiola library Kulttuuriaukio 2 02100 Espoo  kirjasto.tapiola@espoo.fi  050 428 9392      
Oodi gots more and more attentions by foreigners as well. I (a travel guide) sometimes was asked general "library" questions by tourists. Following questions… 27 22.10.2019 General library statistics (both public and research libraries) and  do not include the age ratio of library users, see the pages of the Ministry of Culture and Education, https://minedu.fi/kirjastotilastot (in Finnish), other information in English, https://minedu.fi/en/libraries. Statistics for public libraries, https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php?lang=en and for research libraries, https://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/index.php?lang=en There are some researches about library users in Helsinki City area, and also some other areas, but they are published only in Finnish https://vaikuttavuus.kirjastot.fi/lainausdata.html and https://vaikuttavuus.kirjastot.fi/kayttajatilastot.html  In the Youth Welfare report in Helsinki we can read…
Maybe a funny question to ask here, but if there are any job openings at the library, where can I find this messages? Kind regards 26 11.11.2019 Openings in the library are very often published in Kirjastot.fi, https://www.kirjastot.fi/ammattikalenteri The difficult part is that they are published in Finnish, but if you can read Finnish or translate the  messages, it's the easiest way to follow them. If you want jobs in Kouvola, you could follow Kouvola City jobs in their website, https://www.kouvola.fi/tyo-ja-yrittaminen/avoimet-tyopaikat/ also in Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/uusityokouvola . There are of course all vacancies, not only the library jobs. 
Is there a way to get The Economist in digital format since is not available on Flipster? Thanks in advance, Zeljko 25 7.8.2019 You can read The Economist in digital format in the National Library of Finland. The library's address is Unioninkatu 36 and it is open for everyone.  You need a temporarily ID, which entitles you to use the e-materials in the library. You can get the IDs from the library's customer service. The customer service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no customer workstations in the library and you have to use your own laptop. Please, take your id-card with you.  https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en/collections/availability-and-use-of-materials/licenses-and-conditions-of-use-of-electronic-materials
Onko One Piece merirosvo manga sarjasta kirjaversiota? Etsin äänikirjaa sarjasta näkövammaiselle 23 25.9.2019 Eiichiro Odan One piece -sarjaa ei ole julkaistu kirjana eikä myöskään äänikirjana. https://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI https://www.finna.fi/