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I am an experienced librarian with masters qualification from abroad. I am moving to Finland. Is there a professional society for librarians in Finland? I am… 51 6.7.2021 Hello When it comes to getting your degree recognized in Finland you need to be in contact with the Finnish National Agency for Education.  When it comes to your question about a professional organisation I suggest to look into the Finnish Library Association and ask for help there.
What services do you provide at home? 50 7.5.2021 Your question is unfortunately hard to comprehend. Can you specify what you mean by services?  
Is it possible now to print documents in any library? 49 8.4.2021 Hi! I am sorry but it's not possible in Vantaa libraries during covid -19. If you print official papers you can do it in Vantaa info https://www.vantaa.fi/administration_and_economy/vantaa_information/van….       
I have lost my library card, and Pin id, would like to get a new one. How can I get a new one? 48 18.5.2021 It´s necessary in this case to visit your Library, you´ll get there your new card and PIN-code. Welcome to any of our Libraries. Take tour ID-card with you. 
I need games that help me to study Suomi language, like 'missä, mistä, mihin' or any game like this, how can I find them in the library?or request them from… 48 19.10.2021 There is a few board games in Helmet Libraries which help you to study Finnish. For example: Suupaltti : lautapeli suomen opiskelijoille / pelin suunnittelu Krista Keisu & Hanna Paloneva ; ulkoasu ja kuvitus Matti Mitroshin Suomen mestarin sanapeli : sanastoa kasvattava korttipeli kielenopiskelun tueksi https://www.helmet.fi/en-US
I used to have a helmet card, but I can't find it anymore. How can I renew it? 44 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 ekortti@helmetkirjasto.fi. Temporary customer id is valid until 31 May, 2020. Online courses and e-books for example contain some language learning material.  https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Events_and_tips/News_flash/Using_the_libraries_during_the_corona_vi(209022) https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/eLibrary 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 have received a return request on a book, but the library is closed fir pandemic reasons. How do I return the book, and is the request even relevant at this… 43 17.2.2021 Helmet-Libraries are not closed, they have been open all the time this year, but services are very limited: - Retrieval of material from the reservation shelf and from the limited selection and theme shelves at the lending machines. - Necessary, fast transactions with computers. - Pre-booking and self-service with a lending machine as the primary service. - If necessary, assistance and advice at the service desk. - There is an obligation to use a mask in transactions. (Does not apply to people with a medical condition using a face mask.)  
Team, Good Morning. We are new to Finland and am interested to borrow some story books from Library for my kids as they would like to go read stories etc. Can… 42 8.7.2021 Here is what our rules say about the question: https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Info/Using_the_library/Library_card_and_loans(950) Wellcome!
I am looking for family history records I can access online. Are there any free sites in Finland where I can look up family records? To start I am looking for… 42 13.10.2021 Documents older than 100 years are digitised by the National Archives of Finland.  For newer documents, you need to ask from the church registry from the right parish. The Geneological Society of Finland has tips on their website. Have you tried sites like MyHeritage or Geni yet? Perhaps a relative has already started a research on your family.  Good luck and hope you find your relatives!
Is there a CO2 monitor or Indoor air quality monitor available at the library for loan? 40 23.8.2022 Unfortunately no Helmet library has an air quality monitor for loan at the moment. Although you can find such a tool in the Helmet catalogue, there seems to be no working equipment left now. Hopefully in the future again?  In the Helmet search you can browse all objects and tools for loan at the Helmet libraries, from sport equipment to drill machines, by using * (star) as a search term and then restricting your search to objects only: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__S%28*%29%20f%3Aq__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt   
I will leave Helsinki/Finland for 2 months from the next month. During that trip, I would like to bring some books but the maximum loan time is just 30 days… 38 20.5.2022 The loan period is fixed at 28 days for books, excluding Bestsellers which are 14 days. However, you can renew your loans online before they are due, thus extending the loan time another 28 days. You can renew your loans five times, provided no one else has reserved the books in question. Note that Bestsellers cannot be renewed online. To manage your loans, go to helmet.fi and choose LOGIN. Login with your library card number and PIN code. Choose the loans that you want to renew under Checkouts and click RENEW MARKED.  
I would like to ask if its possible to return a book in Vaasa Vaasa library when i borrowed it in Helsinki. 37 30.8.2021 Unfortunately it is not possible to return a book borrowed in Helsinki to Vaasa library. You have to send the book to Helsinki library by yourself.
I cannot find the prices for printing and how to top up my printing money. Can you help me? 31 14.7.2022 Hi, Current instructions for self-service printing in Helsinki City Library: The PaperCut self-service printing is available for your own device and the library computers. Both allow you to print 5 pages in 3 months free-of-charge - subsequent printouts cost €0.40 each. You can load credit to your card for the additional printouts at the customer service point. Printing from the library’s customer computer ASKO: log in with your library card number and PIN code. Please save the printable files from your USB stick or email to the ASKO computer and double-click them in order to open them in their native programs to print. After you've pressed "print" (you can lock your ASKO to continue working after printing) log in to the light-blue-…
I am looking for the Finnish lyrics to a lullaby about a bad shepherd boy who stole a child's turnip. Thank you! 30 8.2.2022 Maybe you mean the rhyme "Tii tii tikanpoika", which is also sung. There are a few different versions of it. "Tikka" is a bird, a woodpecker, "tikanpoika" is a young woodpecker. "Nauris" is a turnip. "Paimenpoika" is a shepherd. Sometimes it is "talonpoika", a peasant, who eats the turnip. Here are some versions: Tii tii tikanpoika kylvi tielle nauriin. Tuli paha paimenpoika, söi sen tikan nauriin. Tikka se itkeä tillitteli, paimenpoika nauroi. Tii tii tikanpoika teki tielle nauriin. Tuli tuhma talonpoika, söi sen tikan nauriin. Tikka se itkeä tillitteli, mutt' talonpoika nauroi.     Digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi, Meidän lasten aapinen / Aukusti Salo ; kuvittanut Rudolf Koivu, Otava, 1935, s. 26. Kansalliskirjaston digitaaliset aineistot…
Good day! May I ask what are the requirements borrowing books and also the library card. I am an international student and my identification available is the… 30 29.8.2022 You can apply for a library card with a valid photo ID, for example a passport. You get more information about using our library on our web site https://vaasankirjasto.finna.fi/Content/asioi-kirjastossa  
I used to live in the Helsinki area but in 2020, I moved to North Karelia. However, I kept my Helsinki library card in order to access ebooks and audiobooks,… 27 23.2.2022 E-books don't show in your reading history since the e-book services are not fully integrated to Helmet database. They will however keep you library card active, so there is no reason to worry about your card being cancelled. Logging into your Helmet account will keep your card active also.
Do you have any books you would recommend for an adult just learning Finnish? Thanks! 7 2.11.2022 You could try on of these From start to Finnish : a short course in Finnish, White, Leila. [Helsinki] : Finn lectura, [2012] Complete Finnish, Leney, Terttu. London : Hodder Education, 2010 Mitä kuuluu? : suomen kielen kuuntelu- ja ääntämisharjoituksia, Latomaa, Sirkku. Helsinki : Finn Lectura, 2003 Finnish courses -books Webmaterial  Easyfinnish Yle Finnish More webmaterial in Makupalat.fi
How do I book a meeting room for 25 people? 6 4.11.2022 you can call to our Library for renting these rooms monday-thursday clock 12-15.  Kirjasto.taloustoimisto@jkl.fi 014 266 4111    
I need this book: But I cant find it any where in Finland, https://www.amazon.com/Biology-Anatomy-Physiology-Health-Sciences/dp/0176739157 Is it possible to… 5 24.11.2022 Unfortunately, this textbook is not available in any Finnish library. It seems that no library in Europe has this title, so an interlibrary loan is not possible.
How can i borrow a drill 4 9.11.2022 It is possible to borrow a drill from some Helmet-libraries. Drills can not be booked but availablity can be checked via Helmet. Loan periods vary from one day to two weeks.  ttps://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2153764__Sporat__Ff%3Afacetmediatype%3Aq%3Aq%3AObject%3A%3A__Orightresult__U__X3?lang=eng&suite=cobalt