|I'm researching library in Finland. I have two questions. Question 1: When and where the first library was established in Finland? One source says that …
||Both answers are correct in a way. In 1794, the first "public" library, Vaasan lukukirjasto, the Vaasa Reading Society, was founded. "Although the Reading Society was originally meant for its members or partners, other people were also allowed to borrow books for payment. The Reading Society in Vaasa was thus both a “proprietary” and “subscription” library. It is a rather new idea to consider the Vaasa Reading Society to be the beginning of public libraries in Finland. It is usually thought that libraries which provided reading for the Finnish-speaking less-educated majority were the predecessors of public libraries in Finland. However, reading societies at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, which were an undertaking…
|What are the international reculations of using the acamidec resources of Finland while studying in EU/Overseas? What do you recommend for the library to visit…
||I'm afraid I don't quite understand your question. What exactly do you mean by "academic resources" and "regulations"? If you mean the library collections of the Finnish university libraries and the right to use them, so basically they are open for everybody and it is also possible to request interlibrary loans from their collections, even to be sent abroad.
If you are staying in Finland, there are many libraries worth visiting. Depending on your special interests, I would recommend e.g. the following:
You will find the contact information of all Finnish libraries at http://www.…
|I want to book a time to practice piano at the library next to Rautatienasema. Is it possible? How do I do it?
||You can book the piano room in Library 10 by phone or via Internet. The phone number is 09 3108 5000. The room can also be booked at https://varaus.lib.hel.fi/?cid=en-GB. Choose “Library 10” and click “Show available times”. Then check “Workspaces” and choose the number 41 (“Practice room Electric piano”). You need your library card number and pin code when booking the room.
|Hyva paivaa! I've noticed that you hold a copy of a video of Kalevi Aho's opera AVAIN. Could you please tell me where did you get it and how can I buy a copy…
You asked about a video recording of Kalevi Aho's opera "Avain". It is a recording that was made in Savonlinna Opera festival in year 1986 by Finnish broadcasting company, Yleisradio (YLE). YLE Export Department has a special service for libraries and educational institutions called "YLE Tallennemyynti" which produces video and audio cassettes of Yleisradio's TV and radio programmes. Since this service is not commercial and is aimed to serve the above mentioned institutions, I would suggest that You read more about its operation from the english pages of Yleisradio: http://www.yle.fi/tallennemyynti/
Please note that you can choose the language of the pages by clicking "In English". While there are restrictions for private…
|Lake victoria special arts foundation,kenya wants to know organisation s in finlands that work in disabilty of children,mental health disabilties and can net…
||Lake Victoria Special Arts Foundation is asking net partners to foundation. The quality of art education have been improving and art activities have increased (art exhibitions and so on) among people with learning disabilities during last years.
Kettuki Art Centre is Finland’s nationwide art centre for people with learning disabilities. It began its operations in May 2006.
Tasks of the Kettuki Art Centre:
-organizing art exhibitions
-compiling a databank
-providing information on projects and activities in the field
-acquiring and maintaining its own art collection
-maintaining a network
-training and consulting
-producing publications and education material
-providing expertise and serving as an interest group
-cooperation with the art…
|Can you tell me when were the first public libraries appeared in Finland? And where they were built? Thank you.
||Public libraries in Finland celebrated their bicentennial in 1994. The founding meeting of the Vaasa Reading Society in the Province of Ostrobothnia on the west coast of Finland took place on the 2nd of August 1794. Although the reading Society was originally meant for its members and partners, other people were also allowed to borrow books for payment. The Reading Society in Vaasa was thus both a "proprietary" and "subscription" library. (Ilkka Mäkinen: Reading Societies in Finland, in Yleiset kirjastot Suomessa. Vaasa 1994, p.104)
The library of the Vaasa Reading Society can be considered to be the beginning of public libraries in Finland. The first public library in Helsinki was founded in 1819, and in Viipuri a public library was…
|I am researching the 1934 wedding in Port Germein , South Australia, of Barbara Strachey, an English woman, to Olaf Hultin, said to be the son of the Professor…
||I am sorry to say that we could not find any direct answers to your question. Probably the wedding was not as enormous publicity event in Finland as in Australia.
Some information of the father of Olaf Hultin, Arvid Hultin, we found rather easily - for instance, he was not a professor at classics, but a librarian in the University Library of Helsinki (or National Library of Finland, as it is nowadays called) and in addition a researcher of literature. It might be possible that the National Library might have some archives of their former employees and there might be more information on his descendants. The contact information of the National Library can be found here:
Furthermore, if the…
|Could you send me some informations about libraries in your country. For example: •history, •number of public,university and reference, libraries, • number of…
||You will find information about Finnish libraries at our website http://www.libraries.fi . Information about different libraries is in the libraries-channel, http://www.libraries.fi/libraries , and information about events and development in the library branch in the library branch-channel, http://www.libraries.fi/library_branch . Finnish public library statistics can be found in http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/Default.aspx?langId=en and Finnish resarch library statistics in http://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/language.do? action=change&choose_language=3 .
You can also contact the National Library of Finland, see http://www.lib.helsinki.fi/english/index.htm .
|I want to know about your virtual reference service?
||Ask a Librarian is the joint digital reference service of Finnish libraries. It’s situated in the site Libraries.fi, the national library portal for Finnish libraries. Libraries.fi is produced by Helsinki City Library (National Development Unit) and it’s financed by the Ministry of Education. The Ask a Librarian started in the year 1999. Answers are given in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English. Ask a Librarian has a public archive, where answers are stored and can be used by other information seekers. The archive also exists in three languages, here is the link to the english version https://www.libraries.fi/ask/search .
The question is sent in via a web form, the answer is delivered to the email-address given by the customer.…
|Can you please tell me whether you have some Moomin stories in Czech as well? e.g. Mooominland midwinter or Moominpappa's memoirs Thanx
||The following Tove Jansson’s Moomin books are available in Czech:
Nevitelné díte a jiné príbehy; Pozde v listopadu; Carovná zima; Kometa; Bláznivé Léto; Tatínek píse pameti.
You can check their availability status from the following address:
|I am an American (in New Orleans, Louisiana) considering moving out of the country and Finland is one of my top choices. What degree in Finland is required to…
||There are requirements based on the Finnish Library decree. You can find that at http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library-branch/basic-information-about-fi…, Section 4. In nuthell, 70 per cent of the personnel should have an education suitable for library. 45 per cent should have “a university degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points” or “a polytechnic degree comprising or supplemented with higher education studies in library and information sciences of a minimum extent of 60 ECTS points”.
According to KVTES (a collective agreement; http://flash.kuntatyonantajat.fi/kvtes-2014-2016/html/), a basic salary for a librarian in municipal libraries is…
|Could you please give me a brief history of the Jyväskylä Library. Thank you
I'm afraid there is no written history of Jyväskylä City Library available in English. In our website there is a brief history written in Finnish: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kirjasto/erikoissivustot/historia
Maybe you can translate it and find the facts you need? There is also a comprehensive study about Jyväskylä City Library available: http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/instancedata/prime_product_julkaisu/jyvaskyla/e…
Please contact us for further information if needed.
|Does Finland have a combined gateway or umbrella association for libraries, museums and archives? Where can I find information about it? (Structure, members,…
||Finland does have portals for libraries, in english, at
Museums at, but sorry, only in finnish,
Archives, also only in finnish:
There is no umbrellaorganization.
|What is the cultural capitol of Australia?
||I think it´s a matter of taste. I have understood that there is a everlasting battle between Melbourne and Sydney. To my mind it´s probably Melbourne.
|I work in a large urban library system and am interested in planning services and programs for older adults (55+). I am especially interested in finding out…
||As much as I know so far there hasn’t been any real game days for older adults organized in Helsinki city libraries. What has been organized already for long in several libraries is computer classes. Most participants belong to group 55+. Other programs mostly for elderly people are reading groups and crossword groups. Also meetings with writers in libraries are popular among older adults. There is a group called ‘Senior group’ in Helsinki city library. The group consists of librarians and is working on developing library services for elderly people. The group is keeping a website where information about services and happenings for elderly people is collected.
|I`m a student who studying in library Science. I`m interested in Ask A Librarian and also CDRS (Cooperative Digital Reference Service). so can I ask you some…
||Information about Ask a Librarian can be found for instance in our Archive, by klicking the word Ask a Librarian in our keyword list, on this page below http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/archive.aspx . Also in the Library branch, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/ , section we have some information about the Ask a Librarian (powerpoint) under the heading Libraries.fi, http://www.kirjastot.fi/File/bd634b74-8fd1-4cf5-ba46-e83d0d42fa2b/Ask%2… .
The Archive is an important part of our service. We store all such answers in the archive which include information that could be of interest to other information seekers. Answers concerning personal matters or personal information are'nt published in the public part of…
|I am looking for some birth records or anything on my Finnish ancestors from Teisko. My great-grandmother and great-great grandfather moved to the USA in 1909…
||Here are some useful addresses Institute of Migration in Finland (Siirtolaisuusinstituutti - Finland) http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.php
Institute has a service called The Emigrant Register for genealogists and the descendants of Finnish emigrants.
The Genealogical Society of Finland (Suomen Sukututkimusseura) http://www.genealogia.fi/index.php?lang=en
The parish records are the main information sources for genealogists in Finland. You will probably find something of interest on the HisKi- Church Records database on the Genealogical Society's webbsite, http://www.genealogia.fi/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1… . The best way to begin is probably to contact the Genealogical Society of Finland, http://www.…
|Do you any books in arabic language
||Yes we have books in Arabic, and in Helsinki the best collection of the those you will find at the Pasila library. To see Helmet’s entire collection of Arabic material please look at the selection listed under the Helmet-link
http://helmet.fi/search/X?SEARCH=**&searchscope=9&m=&l=ara&b=&Da=&Db=&S…. If you are interested only in books, use this link: http://helmet.fi/search/X?SEARCH=**&searchscope=9&m=1&l=ara&b=&Da=&Db=&…. The book collection consists of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, dictionaries, language courses,…
If you click the name of the book, you will get more information about it and see where it is located. If you want the book to be moved to your own library you…
|Good morning, I'm looking for results of these cross country skiing races: -15 km men Davos (22nd of January, 1975): only placements of Finnish skiers - Final…
||World Cup 1975: 3. Juha Mieto, 107, 6. Juhani Repo and Vasili Rotsev (USSR) 84
World Cup 1976: 1. Juha Mieto, 133, 2. Arto Koivisto, 131
World Cup 1977: 2. Juha Mieto, 93, 16. Matti Pitkänen, 40, 19. Arto Koivisto, 37, 20. Juhani Re-po, 32
World Cup 1978: 5. Juha Mieto and Giulio Capitanio (ITA) 84
Source: Mitä Missä Milloin 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979.
I couldn´t find information about two other races you metntioned. Maybe you could contact Sports Library of Finland e-mail:urheilukirjasto(at)stadion.fi
|I am looking for some sources regarding the british, german and french visitors to Albania during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
||Unfortunately we do not have the information you are looking for. However, below are a couple of potentially useful e-mail addresses in Albania.
Parliamentary Library of Albania
Committee for Development and Tourism: