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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… 31 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!
What does self service mean in regards to open hours? 30 18.10.2021 During the self-service hours, there is no staff in the library but the premises are monitored using technology like cameras. In a self-service library, you can borrow and return materials, use customer computers, read magazines and newspapers, work or have meetings. A wireless network is available. The staff service hours and self-service hours are listed on each library’s website. Hämeenlinna main library, Hauho and Nummi libraries in Hämeenlinna and Tervakoski library in Janakkala have self-service hours. You will need Vanamo library card and pin code to get into these libraries. You have to log in with the entrance unit at the main door.  All our customers over 15 years of age are able to use Hämeenlinna main library during the self-…
I would like to ask if its possible to return a book in Vaasa Vaasa library when i borrowed it in Helsinki. 29 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 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… 28 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 any HELMET library where I can borrow a vacuum cleaner? Thank you! 26 4.5.2022 There is none Helmet library which has vacuum cleaner for customers to borrow.
Can I get a library card even though I don´t have a finnish personal number? 23 24.1.2022 You can get a library card if you have an address in Finland. Without Finnish personal identity number your card is valid for twelve months at a time. To receive your card take a valid photo ID with you when you visit a library. Libraries in Helmet-area accept the following ID cards: I.D. cards from EU countries passports Finnish driving licences Finnish SII cards with photos, for those under 18 years also without photos  resident cards issued by any reception centre in Finland residence permit card issued by the Finnish Immigration Service.
My son took a library book to his school and now its missing. 23 21.3.2022 Contact your nearest library. Bring the library card that borrowed the book. The book can be replaced by paying the purchase price. You can also bring a new copy of the same book to the library. (You can renew a book five times if you still think it will be found.)
The development of the public libraries in Finland and the Helsinki area: How Finnish libraries came to be spaces for commons? 23 29.4.2022 Modern libraries in Finland, the Helmet area, and Helsinki specifically, have been described as living rooms for the citizens. We loan out various material, but also offer services on location, and organize events for and by the city residents. At a Helmet library one can loan out a blood pressure monitor, a radon meter, or a power drill. At the library you can use a computer, a 3D printer, or a sewing machine. Events vary from reading fairy tales for children, to reading groups, to music and movies. This development has been gradual. While library concerts organized by the library music clubs were crowd magnets already in the 1960s (Laakso 2010, 375), and listening to music with headphones became the most important form of activity in…
I'm an exchange student studying at Diakonia university of applied sciences, and was wondering if I can still get a library card at your library? And if yes… 21 9.3.2022 You can obtain a library card and PIN code from any Helmet library by providing your address and presenting a valid photographic proof of identity with your personal identity code approved by the library. You need to have an address in Finland to get a library card. helmet.fi. Library card and loans.
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… 17 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 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,… 13 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.
I am looking for the Finnish lyrics to a lullaby about a bad shepherd boy who stole a child's turnip. Thank you! 12 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…