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Is there a paper cutter (guilotine) in the Oodi library already? If not, what other libraries in Helsinki would have that? 76 5.2.2019 There ist a papercut guillotine for customer usage in library Oodi. You can use it without reservation, upon request.
Is there a way for me to find newspaper articles about the school reforms that happened in Finland during the 1970s and 80s? I'm interested to learn about the… 69 21.2.2019 I suggest you visit a public library in Helsinki and search in HS Aikakone  https://www.hs.fi/aikakone/. HS Aikakone contains articles published in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper from years 1904-1997. Unfortunately the user interface is only in Finnish but I am sure you can get some help from the library staff. HS Aikakone can only be used in the library premises unless you have an own subscription of HS Digi.
I am writing to inquire on how to apply for employment in the Iso Omena Library? Thank you in advance for your time. 69 24.7.2019 In Espoo, the recruitment of libraries is done centrally. You can submit your application using the form found at Espoo.fi -> Jobs and enterprise -> Open positions -> Harjoittelu (trainees) https://www.tyonhaku.espoo.fi/OpenJobs.asp?L=1&NODATA=1&Z=E&IE=2&PRACTICE=0076 If you have any questions Työkokeilu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Datanomien TOP-paikat: Datanomi.kirjasto@espoo.fi Language Training: Kieliharjoittelu.kirjasto@espoo.fi Other: Rekrytointi.kirjasto@espoo.fi  
Can we request that printed books be made available in eBook form? If so, how? 67 9.4.2019 In an ideal world this would be a fine possibility, but in the real world it is just the publisher, who can decide to offer an e-book version to the general market or just the libraries. The copyright legislation does not allow the libraries to purchase rights to e-books as it allows buying and lending out the printed material. In Finland the publishers do not necessarily want the lbrary system to provide free access to e-books, which can be sold directly to consumers. That is why the selection to libraries is not the same as to individual consumers. In the end it is the question of money. The publishers sell e-book rights to libraries, if they are willing and able to pay high enough prices. The market of e-books in Finland has not grown…
Dear Sir, I am a graduated student from China,and I am majoring in Library Science.Recently,I am doing a research about Finish reading.What I want to know is… 66 16.12.2019 The promoting of reading is an important task for both schools and libraries. Reading books in central in schools, pupils read and do projects, essays, analyses of many sorts in schools. Library is often a partner in these projects, we recommend books, booklists, provide books both to school classes and pupils and other people that come to libraries. You can find information about promoting reading at this site The Finnish Reading Center, https://lukukeskus.fi/english/ There are many projects where reading is promoted for instance, Lukuliike https://lukuliike.fi/en/, Lukuinto (motivation for reading) http://www.lukuinto.fi/, Lue lapselle (Read to your/a child) https://luelapselle.fi/.  Libraries have various methods to promote reading,…
One of my dream jobs after graduation is to become a librarian. What are the requirements for such a position? 61 11.7.2019   You could start by contacting the Aalto University Library. https://learningcentre.aalto.fi/en/ Perhaps you could get there for an internship.   The library can be studied in, for example, Keuda, where there are professional courses for immigrants.  The language requirement for studying is Finnish B1.1. https://www.keuda.fi/koulutustarjonta/koulutushaku/tutkinnot/maahanmuuttajille-suunnattu-kirjastoalan-koulutus-tieto-ja-kirjastopalvelujen-ammattitutkinto-at   Not everyone working in the library is a professional in the field. You didn't tell what you're studying. Maybe you already have the skills that interest Libraries.    You may want to follow job search notifications on, for example, Kirjastot.fi. https://www.libraries.fi/
Dear reader, hello! I'm a Peruvian student and I'm doing a public library as my thesis. I'm using as a reference the Finnish Public Library System, but I need… 60 30.4.2019 Information about Finnish Libraries can be found on the Libraries.fi pages, https://www.libraries.fi/. You can read about the library system and materials in libraries, some library facts and stastics, https://www.libraries.fi/node/211164. The library statistics database for public libraries can be found here, https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/?lang=en and  research libraries here, https://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/?lang=en The mobile library statistics are included in the statistics for public libraries since they are a part of the public library system. You can find information about how many libraries there are and how many visitors they have there. It's relevant to point out here, that Oodi which is the new library Helsinki city center…
I'm a member of Helmet and I've been told that some of the libraries hire out power tools. I've been onto the database and my local library doesn't provide… 60 18.3.2019 You can find all the tools and other objects provided by the Helmet libraries using the Helmet search https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/?lang=eng . The problem for you here might be that all library materials, objects included, are catalogued in the Helmet database in Finnish. If you use the Helmet search for finding objects, choose Advanced search, type * (i.e. one asterisk, meaning "all") in the search field, and choose "Object" from the dropdown menu for Format. This is the search result you will get: https://haku.helmet.fi/iii/encore/search/C__S%28*%29%20f%3Aq__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt . In this list there are all the objects for borrowing from Helmet libraries. To find an electric sander you ought to know the…
I would like to ask if I lost my library card, were there a fee to make a new one again? 55 3.5.2019 For replacing a lost or damaged library card Helmet libraries  charge three euros. In case of a card of person under 15 years the fee is two euros. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US
I was wondering if you could inform me on free or inexpensive activities one can do for adults? I am moving to Hyvinkää very soon and in general, I only see… 55 2.10.2019 Here are some websites you can hopefully find  activities for you or ask more: https://visithyvinkaa.fi/en/activities/activities/ https://www.hyvinkaa.fi/globalassets/sosiaali--ja-terveys/maahanmuuttajapalvelut/liitteet/englanti.jpg Wellcome also to the Hyvinkää city library: https://www.hyvinkaa.fi/kulttuuri-ja-vapaa-aika/kirjasto/in-english/library-for-you/
I was wondering when the studios and the music rooms in the new central library Oodi will be available for reservations? Thank you:) 54 6.2.2019 Sometime during the spring, hopefully as soon as March, but the construction is still on going, so we can’t say for sure.
First of all, my apologies if this isn't the right forum to pose this question. Sometime ago I bought all the DVDs for a TV show called Twin Peaks. It's in… 51 27.6.2019 Don't worry, this is just the right place to ask questions! The copyrigt legislation in Finland requires the library to pay for the possibility to lend out movies. This is why the Finnish libraries are not allowed to lend out donated movies. Many libraries have a place for recycling books, records and movies. You can leave your Twin Peaks DVD's to your closest library, if they have this service available. If not, you can ask the nearest one. Heikki Poroila
Please i need help to learn Swedish what books or online courses you have in helmet ? 48 26.8.2019 I made a list of Swedish language books and language courses in Helmet. These books and courses have English as a teaching language. You can reserve them via Helmet. Books: AUTHOR       Herbst, Anna, kirjoittaja.TITLE        Swedish : guaranteed to get you talking / Anna Herbst, Ida                Burguete Holmgren, Pär Sörme.PUBL DATA    [Carlton] : Lonely Planet Global Ltd, 2018.AUTHOR       Holmes, Philip.TITLE        Swedish : a comprehensive grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian                Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA    London : Routledge, 1994..AUTHOR       Holmes, Philip.TITLE        Swedish : an essential grammar / Philip Holmes and Ian               Hinchliffe.PUBL DATA    London : Routledge, 2009.   AUTHOR       Holmqvist, Ivo,…
Dear Sir /Madam I am Masoumeh Omid , master student of library and information science University of Tehran ,IranI am writing to guide you for my thesis. That… 46 11.12.2019 In Sello Library - as well as in other Espoo City Library Libraries as well - Customers can register themselves for a user of Celia -services. Celia offers plenty of services for visual impaired people. See https://www.celia.fi/eng/ In the past the audiobooks were outloaned from a physical Library building as Compact discs, but nowadays the audiobooks are served via net directly to the customer.
Can I volunteer at a library? If so, what volunteer opportunities are available? 45 12.9.2019 There is a report of libraries and volunteers in Scandinavia in a magazine Scandinavian Library Quorterly (1/2014): http://slq.nu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SLQ1.2014.pdf Information about volunteering in city of Helsinki you can find here: https://www.hel.fi/kulttuurin-ja-vapaa-ajan-toimiala/en/services/Youth/become_a_volunteer/        
Olemme Belgiasta perheen, jossa on 2 lasta. meillä on hollanninkielisiä kirjoja, joita lapsemme eivät enää lukeneet / eivät enää katso. voinko tehdä tämän… 40 27.6.2019 Meillä ei hollianninkielisille lastenkirjoille ole käyttöä, mutta voisitte tarjota niitä Helsingin kaupunginkirjastolle, jonka asiakaskunnassa saattaisi olla myös hollanninkielisiä asiakkaita.
I write from a Kindergarten. We have lost a library book, how can I resolve this problem? I cannot renew any of the items I borrowed. The book lost was:… 39 27.12.2019 Could you please contact the Espoo City Library by phone. Or come visit. Let's solve your problem straight away. https://www.helmet.fi/en-US/Libraries_and_services
Dear Finnish librarians Hello. I’m a korean student. I am planning to travel around the Europe with four friends, and we want to look at different libraries… 36 18.10.2019 Information about Finnish libraries and Finnish library system can be found on the library-pages of the Ministry of Culture and Education, https://minedu.fi/en/libraries. You can read about the library network, financing, policies and legislation there.  You can read about developing libraries and the future of the Finnish libraries in Library for Citizens An essential part of the Finnish know-how, https://www.kirjastot.fi/sites/default/files/content/yleisten-kirjastojen-suunta-2016-2020-web-en.pdf I'm sure you want to visit Oodi, our new, beautiful library and a living meeting place in the center of Helsinki. You can really see there how all the functions of a modern library live in one building in harmony. You can ask for tours, https…
Oodi gots more and more attentions by foreigners as well. I (a travel guide) sometimes was asked general "library" questions by tourists. Following questions… 35 22.10.2019 General library statistics (both public and research libraries) and  do not include the age ratio of library users, see the pages of the Ministry of Culture and Education, https://minedu.fi/kirjastotilastot (in Finnish), other information in English, https://minedu.fi/en/libraries. Statistics for public libraries, https://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/index.php?lang=en and for research libraries, https://yhteistilasto.lib.helsinki.fi/index.php?lang=en There are some researches about library users in Helsinki City area, and also some other areas, but they are published only in Finnish https://vaikuttavuus.kirjastot.fi/lainausdata.html and https://vaikuttavuus.kirjastot.fi/kayttajatilastot.html  In the Youth Welfare report in Helsinki we can read…
Is there a way to get The Economist in digital format since is not available on Flipster? Thanks in advance, Zeljko 34 7.8.2019 You can read The Economist in digital format in the National Library of Finland. The library's address is Unioninkatu 36 and it is open for everyone.  You need a temporarily ID, which entitles you to use the e-materials in the library. You can get the IDs from the library's customer service. The customer service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no customer workstations in the library and you have to use your own laptop. Please, take your id-card with you.  https://www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/en/collections/availability-and-use-of-materials/licenses-and-conditions-of-use-of-electronic-materials