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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 37 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 37 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
I would like to have the statistics on 'How much Finnish people read?' how much they read books, how much they buy, how often they use library? in whole… 36 23.8.2019 You can see the statistics about lending and library use on Libraries.fi website: https://www.libraries.fi/statistics?language_content_entity=en  In 2017, 77% of >10 year old Finns read at least one book in a 6 month period. More statistics about that in the Statistics Finland website (in finnish): http://www.stat.fi/til/vpa/2017/03/vpa_2017_03_2019-04-25_kat_001_fi.html Yle has written an article in english about the above statistics: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/more_people_read_in_finland__but_fewer_books_per_year/10755536 Book sales in 2017 was 549 million euros. Source: Statistics Finland https://www.stat.fi/til/jvie/2017/jvie_2017_2018-11-23_tie_001_en.html    
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… 35 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      
I am searching for library study programs in or around Helsinki for international students who don’t have a degree in this field. I wish to become a librarian,… 34 4.11.2019 You can find all educational possibilities from the libraries.fi-websites (kirjastot.fi), unfortunately just in Finnish: https://www.kirjastot.fi/kirjastoala/opiskelu?language_content_entity=fi At least in Universities of Turku and Oulu there it is an possibility to study also in English. For more information please contact the academy you are interested in. https://www.abo.fi/en/study-subject/information-studies/#hero__anchor-first https://www.oulu.fi/informationstudies/
I would like to ask whether I can use SPSS in any of the computer belong to Helmet? 34 15.10.2019 It’s not possible to use SPSS – data via Helmet system, but you may  free download SPSS latest version from internet https://spss-64bits.en.softonic.com/download. You can also contact Helsinki University Libray whether it’s possible to use SPSS  there. e-mail: kirjasto@helsinki.fi phone: 0294123920  
Onko One Piece merirosvo manga sarjasta kirjaversiota? Etsin äänikirjaa sarjasta näkövammaiselle 32 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/
I would like to apply for an interlibrary loan. How can I do this? 30 27.8.2019 If You want to get  interlibrary loan from Finland You must to go Your local library and ask them to send Your Interlibrary loan request to Helsinki City Library. Mail address is: kaukopalvelu@helsinki.fi. You should ask from  library fees for interlibrary loans. In Finland fees from other countries is something from 14€  to 25 € / loan.
I just moved to Helsinki from Italy. I would like to know if there are some english book club for next autumn/winter. Kiitos! 28 21.8.2019 Unfortunately branches of Helsinki city library have no English book clubs this autumn.  
Is that possible for kotka library to borrow book from helsinki area? I like to borrow a book Waters, Donald: "Supply Chain Management - An introduction to… 26 5.11.2019 Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible for libraries to loan physical books from other libraries. We call it interlibrary loan. From city libraries our charge of an interlibrary loan is 4 euros, from university, university of applied sciences or special libraries the charge is 13 euros. The book you need is in collection of Helsinki city library. However the book is now on loan. If you want to have the book as soon as possible, we need to order it from university libraries. If you are studying in Xamk (South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences) the easiest for you is to order the book from Kouvola library campus. The Kotka library campus will do it for you. If you want us to make an interlibrary loan request, please…
Kirjapaja published various translations of the Catechism, books of the Gospels, and Bible excerpts into various Finnish dialects around 1999-2001(?). Is there… 26 29.10.2019 You find a list of these books very easily in Finna.fi search service by writing in the search "raamattu murteet kirjapaja". https://finna.fi/
I'm sending a mail to ask you a few questions for my university project. Is there any information about the Korean Joseon Dynasty history in the library? Both… 25 8.11.2019 There is literature about the Joseon dynasty in the Helsinki University library both in English and in Korean, you can search in Finna.fi with the keyword Joseon-dynastia, https://finna.fi/Search/Results?lookfor=Joseon-dynastia&type=AllFields&limit=20  You can borrow books in the library if you have a library card. You can get a library card if you are over 15 years old and have an address in Finland or if you are an exchange student or researcher from abroad. You send your question to the Ask a Librarian -service in Finland, so visiting the library can be challenging if you are not near hear. For exemple Everyday life in Joseon-era Korea : economy and society, Han'guk Yŏksa Yŏn'guhoe, kirjoittaja. ; Shin, Michael D., toimittaja,…
I know that Finland has developed an acoustic library for storing oral data. Can you introduce me to the archive or sound library system of Finland? Please let… 25 29.10.2019 The sound collections are in the National Library, in  the Legal deposit office https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en/legal-deposit-office . Their contact information can be found here, https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en/legal-deposit-office#contact-information Finland has also a national center for accessible literature and publishing in Finland, https://www.celia.fi/eng/. They produce and deliver acoustic books for persons with print disabilities. The email address to Celia is palvelut@celia.fi.
Do you have special activities and services for people living with an intellectual disability? 24 24.9.2019   Many Finnish libraries have easy-to-read pages in internet for example Helmet https://www.helsinginseutu.fi/hs/selkosivut-fi/vapaa-aika/kirjastot.   There are other service sites for those who need clear language for example Verneri https://verneri.net/selko/vapaa-aika/lukeminen/kay-kirjastossa/ and Papunet https://papunet.net/saavutettavuus/selkokieli-verkkosivuilla and Kehitysvammaliitto https://www.kehitysvammaliitto.fi/in-english/   The Espoo Library has people with intellectual disabilities who work part-time. They work two days a week with their supervisor.  Tasks include: shelving, unloading and rearranging. Espoo also makes remembrance trips. The librarian has assembled briefcases and used them to reminisce together. https…
Good morning, My name is Alfonso Morillas, and I am writing from Spain to ask you a question. I'm looking for fiction books, written by authors or your country… 24 21.1.2020 Here are some fiction books about football by finnish authors - Amerikkalainen / Meri Kuusisto: https://armas.btj.fi/request.php?id=f55f7189859e3777&pid=9789511271437&qtype=b - Zombie / Jari Järvelä: https://armas.btj.fi/request.php?id=f55f7189859e3777&pid=9789513156589&qtype=b - San Siron uneksija / Jukka Pakkanen: https://armas.btj.fi/request.php?id=f55f7189859e3777&pid=9789527063576&qtype=b - Huuhkaja lentää aurinkoon / Pauli Kallio, Pentti Otsamo: https://armas.btj.fi/request.php?id=f55f7189859e3777&pid=9789527160022&qtype=b - Futistarinoita / FC Kynä: https://armas.btj.fi/request.php?id=f55f7189859e3777&pid=9524718243&qtype=b - Pallomaapallo : haikuja jalkapallon MM-kisoista / Markus…
Dear all, our 9 year old daughter has lost the library card. How can we get a new one? Is it possible to lock the lost card? 24 2.1.2020 Please contact the library to lock the card https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/FAQ/FAQ__Troubleshooting(987). You can get a new card in your nearest library.
Dear Sir, I am a graduated student from China,and my major is Library Science.I think your website is well built,it has so many functions.Can I ask that… 24 16.12.2019 Thank you very much for your kind words! This site is build by Libraries.fi, which is a unit that provides national services for public libraries in Finland. The unit is situated in Helsinki City Library. We also cooperate with the National Library in Finland, but are not in the same organization. Libraries.fi, https://www.libraries.fi/node/211157, email editors@libraries.fi
I will try and hopefully have found the appropriate resource. Are you able to find the address of our friends. 23 11.2.2020 Väestorekisterikeskus (Population Registry Centre) can possibly help you in locating your friend. The contact information can be found here https://dvv.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/osoitepalvelu-sisalto Contact information, https://dvv.fi/en/contact
Dear, Is it possible to have an interlibrary loan for this book: Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics : and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll, by… 22 7.11.2019 This is possible get from Varastokirjasto. If You want it to interlibrary loan You can use this: https://kyyti.finna.fi/Content/asiakkaana#interlibraryloans
Mobile libraries in Finland 17 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. https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/?lang=en  One mobile library can carry approximately 3500 books (it depends on how full mobile libraries are packed). Mobile libraries…