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Can you please tell me whether you have some Moomin stories in Czech as well? e.g. Mooominland midwinter or Moominpappa's memoirs Thanx 926 13.08.2002 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: http://www.libplussa.fi/cgi-bin/plussa?lib=H&sivu=pikahaku-en
Do you any books in arabic language 923 12.07.2011 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…
Can you tell me when were the first public libraries appeared in Finland? And where they were built? Thank you. 922 13.09.2008 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 would like to find information on the Royal Family of Finland, like the members of the Family. 921 11.04.2002 Finland is a republic and therefore does not have a monarch but a president. Some people view the president as having a similar role in society as a king or a queen has in a monarchy. In case you are interested in the incumbent president, Tarja Halonen, and her family, you can find relevant information from the following web-site: http://www.tpk.fi/netcomm/ Finland was under Swedish rule for c. 700 years during which time the country was ruled by a monarch. In 1809 Napoleon and Tsar Alexander 1st made a deal in which Finland was taken away from Sweden and became a Grand Duchy of Tsarist Russia for a little over 100 years. From 1809 to 1917 Finland was ruled by a Russian Tsar. There was a monarchist movement right after the independence in…
Could you send me some informations about libraries in your country. For example: •history, •number of public,university and reference, libraries, • number of… 918 15.03.2005 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 .
Where does the last name "Leija" come from? Is it from Finland? 903 13.12.2000 Word "leija" is a Finnish word indeed. In English it is translated as "a kite". The noun "leija" comes from the verb "leijata" or "leijua" (to flow). In the old or dialectal Finnish language "leija" can also mean "a bridal veil". Leija is not a very much used word as a surname but surely it can be used. In the telephone catalogue of Helsinki there is only one person with the family name Leija. Leija can also be used in compound family names such as Leijavuori (a rough translation: Kite Mountain). There is no record of Leija as a first name.
I am a librarian in the netherlands in Veenendaal. My daughter comes 31 august for 4 month to Jyvaskyla university for her master. Can she get a membercard of… 903 20.08.2010 Hello, your daughter can get a library card of Jyväskylä City Library, when she has come in Finland and has an address. That means: she has a home here. Tell her also to take her passport with her to get the card. It does not cost anything. A library card is a personal card and it is given to anyone on application who can provide a proof of his/her identity and address in Finland. A library card can be applied for at any of the library’s branches and the same card can be used in all of the libraries in the City of Jyväskylä and in other Aalto Libraries. An applicant under the age of 15 must have a written consent from his/her guardian. Read more: Library in English http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kirjasto/eng http://www.jkl.fi/kirjasto/eng/using…
Where would I find information on the Siirtolais Puutarha Alue in the city of Helsinki? 893 29.08.2001 Helsinki City has rent areas for allotment garden associations until 31.12.2026. These areas can be seen in this adress: http://www.hkr.hel.fi/viher/siirtolapuutarha.html and the contact information of the associations are here: http://www.siirtolapuutarhaliitto.fi/puutarhat.html .The union of these associations, Suomen Siirtolapuutarhaliitto ry. has also own pages: http://www.siirtolapuutarhaliitto.fi/ .Unfortunately all these sites are in Finnish language, but you can send email to Siirtolapuutarhaliitto: sgarden@siirtolapuutarhaliitto.fi and ask for more information in English.
I want to know about your virtual reference service? 891 24.07.2012 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.…
I have 1 book which is overdue and have to return back to Library 10 in Helsinki. Unfortunately I wont visit Helsinki on this month and would like to return it… 890 27.06.2008 You may return the library book by mail, the address to Library 10 is: Kirjasto 10 Elielinaukio 2 G P.O. Box 4200 If the book happens to get lost in the mail, it will be your responsibility to compensate for it by paying the compensation charge ordered by the owner of the book, the city library in question. Books can also be renewed three times either at our www.helmet.fi homepage or by telephone. To renew items through the Net you need a PIN code that you can only acquire by visiting a city library in the Helsinki region. The Library 10 telephone number is 09-31085000. Renewals cannot be made if you have unpaid library fees that exceed 5€.
Dear Sir/Madame: I am trying to locate infomation on the Alexander Palace outside of St. Petersburg, Russia and I am experiencing a great deal of difficulty. I… 889 19.09.2001 There's a lot of information about the Alexander Palace on internet, try for example these addresses: http://www.alexanderpalace.org/ or even better you can go straight to http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/mainpage.html. http://eng.tzar.ru/alexander includes also floorplans of the palace. http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/designs/intro.html could also interest you.
To Whom It May Concern: Hello! I have a question related to an information resource I currently do not have physical access to (the National Union Catalog, pre… 885 23.02.2010 We suggest that you get in touch directly with the Manchester City Council Archives since they would no doubt have the required information at their disposal. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/arls/ http://www.manchester.gov.uk/contactus
1) How it possible that Central Public Library in Helsinki charges the interlibrary loan. I thought that according to the Library Act/1998 should it be for… 885 04.06.2009 1a) Interlibrary loans sent from the Central Public Library to another library Current Library Act says in its chapter 4, paragraph 5, that the use of a public library’s own materials on the library premises as well as borrowing them is free of charge. The law stipulates further, that the interlibrary loans that the Central Public Library sends to other public libraries are free of charge. That is what Helsinki City Library does. The receiving library in the other end may charge their customer for an interlibrary loan sent from Helsinki City Library, but that has nothing to do with the latter. According to the law, the library may charge for other services than those mentioned. We do charge academic libraries for the interlibrary loans…
I am writing a master's work on the study of corporate virtual reference services of libraries of foreign countries! Help me, please, to find information about… 883 08.01.2010 First, more information about Ask a Librarian can be found in our archive by searching with the keyword Ask a Librarian, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/ask_librarian/keywords/ . In the Library branch channel of Libraries.fi, http://www.libraries.fi/en-GB/library_branch/articles/, there is a powerpoint-presentation about Ask a Librarian (2007), some of the numbers are old, but otherwise it still contains valid information. As for your questions, I try to give you answers below. We have no other restrictions than those mentioned. The most important fact to remember is that we work in a library, we help find information, but we can not always provide ready answers, in for instance questions concerning health, sicknesses or law. In cases…
I'm looking for these books. Could I find them in a library? - Silfverberg Leena, Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja - Silfverberg Leena, Harjoituskirja suomen… 879 21.07.2011 You can search our catalogue here http://www.helmet.fi where you find the availability of the books in question. Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja http://www.helmet.fi/record=b1513049~S9 Harjoituskirja suomen kielen jatko-opetusta varten http://www.helmet.fi/record=b1512641~S9 At the moment there are several copies available in different libraries in Espoo. Opening hours http://www.helmet.fi/search/1 Welcome to the library!
I see that the Ruoholahti library is a "children's library" and appears to function inside a school. does this still mean its open to everyone. even if you… 878 21.03.2013 Yes, Ruoholahti Children's Library is open to everyone. The most of the collection is for children and the library is closed during school holidays. But otherwise it is like any other Helsinki city library. Wellcome! http://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services/Ruoholahti_Childrens_…
Good afternoon, Searching for biographical information about Herbert Cornell I came upon this page: http://www.fono.fi/KappaleenTiedot.aspx?kappale=bambina… 878 13.07.2011 It seems that not. We could not find any references about that. We checked some databases: Fono, Suomen äänitearkisto, Viola. Although Harry Bergström (1910-1989) has several pseudonyms: Gerald Beach, Harold G Burgess, Leonard Fleuvemont, Sointu Karikas, Lenny, Jorge Monterio, Tintti-Kalle And unfortunately we couldn't find any information about that whose pseudonym is Herbert Cornell. Hope you will find what you are looking for!
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… 877 04.03.2011 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: http://www.nationallibrary.fi/infoe/contacts.html Furthermore, if the…
I want to know concise history of finnish public libraries. 874 12.12.2007 The first public library in Finland was opened in 1794. Members of the Vaasa (town in Western Finland) regional court of appeal established the reading society and reading library for their own amusement, but they also lent books for money to other people in town. Since the library was open for everyone, it is fair to say that it marked the beginnings of public library work in Finland. The first so-called parish or municipal libraries were established in the 1830s and 40s. These can be seen as the genuine predecessors of the modern Finnish public library. The term ´public’ was borrowed from the United States in the beginning of the twentieth century. Finland’s geopolitical position between Sweden and Russia has influenced whole society,…
Where may I find an "Ask a librarian" website for most of the EU countries in a language I speak ? (french, english, spanish). Thank you for any help you may… 871 02.07.2013 I found a list which is for libraries with some form of synchronous or chat reference services. The list isn't perfect and some links don't even work but it gives way of indication. Link: http://liswiki.org/wiki/Chat_reference_libraries