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Looking for a verse to put in the Anniversary card I’m making for my wife, and I need it in english please. 13 19.5.2020 Maybe these websites might be helpful for you:…      
I have books on hold and others that I have taken for loan. My question is what happens now with the closing down the Libraries? I still need this books that… 12 17.3.2020 In Helmet libraries the loan periods do not expire during 16.3. – 19.4.2020. If you have not returned the loans by the due date, the loan period will be lengthened automatically. While the libraries are closed, you cannot pick up your holds. The reserved materials will be kept waiting for pick-up for a couple of days after the libraries are reopened.
I need a book called: Teaching reading in mathematics by Mary Barton. Are there any exemplaries in Helsinki's libraries? All good, Kelly Sule 12 7.7.2020 Unfortunately this book is not in any libraries in Helsinki or even in Finnish libraries anywhere. From the database WorldCat you can see libraries which has this book in their collections:
I am thinking about buying a Kindle. My husband saw in reviews that I can't use the library ebooks with one. A friend said you can. Am I able to? 12 17.4.2020 Unfortunately Kindle is incompatible with library’s e-books, as it uses Amazon's own file and digital copyrights protection formats. Please check and especially Paragraps E-book readers.  
I used to have a helmet card, but I can't find it anymore. How can I renew it? 12 7.5.2020 Unfortunately it is not possible to send any customer info via e-mail or phone due to confidentiality and privacy reasons.  You can obtain a temporary customer id for the access to e-library by sending a request to the address Temporary customer id is valid until 31 May, 2020. Online courses and e-books for example contain some language learning material. You can get a new permanent card from library customer service when libraries are fully open again in June. There is more information about the current situation on Helmet website.   
I would like to know the statistics of the Newspapers and Magazines in the system are the the the number of title? or the unit ? 11 21.7.2020 In the Finnish Public Library Statistics the number is the number of titles, that is different magazines and newspapers that are offered to the customers,,375&years=2019&stats=108
,I have one book that want to be renewed online but 11 16.3.2020 Unfortunately, you cannot renew the loan, because another customer has reserved the book. But luckily for you, because of the corona epidemic, the due dates of all loans expiring today have been postponed by two weeks. So, now the due date of your loan is 30.03.2020.
I have a 3years certicate in library science,i am looking to find a short course in finnish to enable me work in the library as support . please how can you… 10 26.2.2020 Hello, Courses in finnish are available at several institutions and Private enterprises. The adult education branch at Helsinki city is a good starting point. After achieving a certain level you can ask about kieliharjoittelu, or language traineeship at the Helsinki  or Espoo city library.……      
I would love to know if there are 24h reading rooms in any libraries of Helsinki. Even if it is a paid option, it would be still very nice to know. As I am… 10 10.8.2020 This is helas not possible in the metropolitan area public libraries nor Helsinki university library. I did'nt find other libraries either that would have night opening hours. The self-service usually begins at 8 in the morning, in Espoo several libraries open at 7 and close 22,  Haukilahti,  Karhusuo, Kauklahti, Laajalahti, Laaksolahti, Nöykkiö, Otaniemi, Suurpelto ja Viherlaakso. Suomenlinna opens at 6. University libraries open 8,…
I conduct research into the sustainability of library books in Europe. Could you inform me about the prevailing opinion in Finland about the… 10 18.8.2020 Thank you for your enquiry. There are no national guidelines for laminating the book in Finland. Every municipal library can decide individually about the ways of laminating or protecting the book. In Helmet libraries (municipal library for Helsinki metropolitan area) laminating is done by the supplier. That is part of the deal with the supplier. At the moment, Kuopio city library (in Eastern Finland) in experimenting with non-laminated books. The idea is to experiment how the books will last without lamination in the normal library circulation. The goal of the experiment is to lead Finnish libraries into more sustainable ways of producing and handling library material. We can expect results from the experiment after two years from now.
I applied a HelMet library card in 2013. After a long term pause, I would like to start borrowing books again. However I cannot log in with the card number… 10 2.3.2020 Your customer record is not in our register anymore. Probably You haven't  used the card for some years, so the record has been deleted. You ought to visit any Helmet library to get a new card. Take Your ID card with You. Library card pre-registration:
Dear Gentlemen, I am searchig for a Finnish book that has been out of order for a long time. It is a book about Hollywood comics Laurel & Hardy. The author is… 10 15.4.2020 The book "Surullisen hahmon ritarit" by Sauli Pesonen is in collections of some libraries in Finland. You can see the libraries from the datebase Finna: You can ask an opportunity to interlibrary loan from your own library. Now all the libraries in Finland are closed during the corona epidemic and unfortunately all our services are not functioning as normal.     
About using valid ID card for applying library card, is this type of ID card valid (see link below)? My daughter was rejected by using her ID card when… 10 12.6.2020 Any photo ID that s issued by police is enough when applying library card. Passport, ID card of any EU country (the one you linked), Finnish driving license and Kela card with photo are all valid. Here is the Helmet listing about valid ID:s. Children under 15 need a written consent of their guardian when applying library card. Read more at Helmet Library user regulations. 
Is there any libraries in Finland that have a gaming room outfitted with 10+ gaming PCs? Thank you 9 22.5.2020 There are in Helsinki Central Library Oodi three rooms with console games and one game room with gaming computers. In these rooms there are 14 gaming computers. More information here: Obviously it is the only library with 10+ gaming PCs.  
My name is Mika and with a couple of friends we have developed where users easily can get information where they can among other things borrow… 9 24.2.2020 If i understood correctly, you are searching for a possibility to find materials, especially games, in every (public) libraries in one "catalogue". There is, which contains a great part of Finnish library materials, but not quite all of it yet. You can see how Finna looks like here, Finna has an own developers-Wiki, Maybe you can find the information you need there, or at least contact persons. You can send mail to An other way to find library materials in one search is the metasearch of, Here the problem is that since the metasearch searches on different databases with different kinds of solutions in…
What is the origin of the family name Liimakka? 9 25.8.2020 Family name Liimakka is an unusual name in Finland. According to the name service (Nimipalvelu)  of The Digital and Population Data Services Agency service there is or has been only 79 people named Liimakka in Finland: Unfortunately we didn't find the origin of the name.
Dear Librarian, I have returned the books that I had borrowed. Why they are not cleared from my account and I need to pay for them? This has happened quite a… 8 6.7.2020 Hi!  I am deeply sorry that your returning progress hasn´t been working as it should. I recommend you to call to your local library and find out what happened there. Here we don´t solve out client´s loaning and returning issues because of the information security.  All libraries have machines where you can borrow and return your loans. Librarians will advice you more about these things at your local library. You can check information, locations and phone numbers from libraries here: 
I want to read newspapers and magazines on my smartphone. I downloaded the app PressReader and signed in with my Helmet account. But there is a time limit of… 8 27.7.2020 It seems that you have not logged in to the system in the correct way, because there is no time limit for the customers of Helmet libraries. To do it correctly, first click the link "Sign in", then choose Helmet Library from the drop-down menu, and then log in with your library card number and PIN-code. The contents of Flipster and PressReader differ from each other. Therefore, in order to get the whole benefit, please use both services.    
I am able to find the book "China business culture: strategies for success" (ISBN 9810487045) from Yuan Wang in the Helmet websearch, however neither can I… 7 11.8.2020 The book is not available, it is catalogued to our system, but we don't have a single copy of it. You can make a request for inter library loan: Note that it costs 7 € in that way.
What are the late fees for not returning a book on time? I can't find a price list anywhere. 6 10.9.2020 The overdue fee is €0,20 day for adult item per loan. You find all the library fees in Helmet:…