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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… 960 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'm looking for these books. Could I find them in a library? - Silfverberg Leena, Suomen kielen jatko-oppikirja - Silfverberg Leena, Harjoituskirja suomen… 959 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!
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… 958 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.
Good evening, can you tell me something about the organization of the adult's and childern' department of the Helsinki City Library? (how many staff, books,… 951 10.07.2009 The Helsinki City Library doesn’t have separate departments for adults and children on the organization-level of the whole library. We have 36 libraries and 2 mobile libraries (see, http://www.lib.hel.fi/en-GB/organisaatio/ ), separate chlidren’s departments exist in the main library (Pasila) and our biggest branch libraries (Itäkeskus, Kallio, Rikhardinkatu, Töölö and Vuosisaari) and they are run on the library level. Also one of the book mobiles concentrates in children’s material and services. For further information, you can find contact information here, http://www.libraries.fi/en-gb/Kirjastot/Kunnankirjasto.aspx?municipalit… . The amount of personnel working with children’s services is thus quite difficult to say. You can find…
I want to book a time to practice piano at the library next to Rautatienasema. Is it possible? How do I do it? 948 05.04.2012 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.
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… 945 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
Do you have study book about sokkopingis (sports game for visually impaired and blind)? Book I'm looking for maybe in finnish. 941 20.08.2014 There is a book name Sokkopingis / Merja Jämsäläinen, Jaakko Tiittanen ; [julkaisija: Näkövammaisten keskusliitto, 2004]. The book is located in the following libraries: Turun yliopiston kirjasto Turku kauppakorkeakoulun kirjasto Oulun yliopiston kirjasto Jyväskylän yliopiston kirjasto Frank Multisearch http://monihaku.kirjastot.fi/en/ You can ask interlibrary loan request in your library. Sokkopingiksen säännöt International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Showdown rules (Kansainväisen Näkövammaisten Urheilujärjestön sokkopingissäännöt) http://www.vammaisurheilu.fi/fin/lajit/sokkopingis/saannot/
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… 940 30.04.2010 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.…
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… 938 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_…
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… 938 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…
Please guide me to the best source on Finnish designers - (dates etc.) available on the Internet - Authority file ? 937 08.04.2008 A good source for finnish designers is http://www.finnishdesign.fi/home On the left of this page in blue: "About us", you can find more information. For example DESIGN MUSEUM has very good pages under this file. LINKS is also good to look at. Gallery has some older designers featured. On the whole these pages have a lot of information about Finnish design and designers.
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… 936 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
Do you have any books or journals that have information on aids in Kenya or people leaving with aids in Kenya? 932 16.02.2004 Tampere City Library has limited resources to acquire medical literature in English, so we have only general books on aids in our collection. Tampere University Library - http://www.uta.fi/laitokset/kirjasto/lib/ -has better book and journal collections in both medical and sociological fields. Here are some book names You can ask from the Tampere University Library : Author : Odiwuor, Wycliffe Humphrey Title: HIV/AIDS and primary education in Kenya : effects and strategies Stockholm : Stockholm University, 2000 and Author Odiwuor, Wycliffe Humphrey Title: The impact of HIV/AIDS on primary education : a case on selected districts of Kenya Stockholm : Stockholm University, 2000 They also have several different databases You can use at that…
Good afternoon, Searching for biographical information about Herbert Cornell I came upon this page: http://www.fono.fi/KappaleenTiedot.aspx?kappale=bambina… 932 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!
My girlfriend is Finnish and lives in Helsinki. She just bought a new appartment and as a Christmas present I want to give her a 'subscription' to a good… 931 13.12.2004 Since 1995 there has been an artotheque in connection with Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki. The works of art are lent out on a monthly fee basis. The works can also be bought. The price varies according to the work. The collection can be looked at on http://www.helsingintaiteilija.net (Taidelainaamo, Nettigalleria) http://www.taidelainaamo.fi/tl/gallery/
Where can I find Finnish folk tales/children stories/fairy tales? 928 25.02.2003 Have you checked the Congress Library collections? If they have no finnish folk/fairy tales you can ask Helsinki city library, Interlibrary loans. In our Helmet catalogue (www.helmet.fi) we found for example these two collections of finnish folktales in english: Finnish fairy tales and stories for children ( ISBN 0-88887-944-x)and The Fish of gold and other finnish folk tales (0-941016-78-1).
Dear Madame, Dear Sir, I have a question about Finish library statistics. I found the website libraries.fi with a lot of information. I was wondering if there… 927 20.11.2012 We have a public library statistics -database, http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/en-GB/ but it does’nt include statistics about Internet access in libraries anymore. We had figures on our pages in the early 2000’s, but nowadays we do’nt give those figures anymore, because all public libraries have Internet access (this fact is stated ex.g. on the site of the Ministry of Education and Culture). We can somewhat safely conclude that atleast almost all if not all public libraries provide internet access and computers for their customers. Ministry of Education and Culture http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Kirjastot/?lang=en The question about WiFi-connections is more difficult. We do'nt have a listing made by libraries. On a service available in the Net…
Is it possible to practice piano at a library in Vantaa? I have read something about this online, but I am not sure where to go. 925 04.04.2014 Yes, it is possible in Tikkurila kirjasto (music & media). If you want to reserve practicing time for yourself, please call 09 8392 3583. Unfortunately this possibility is now mentioned only on the Finnish page http://www.helmet.fi/fi-FI/Kirjastot_ja_palvelut/Tikkurilan_kirjasto/Pa… but we will make the same entries in the English version as soon as possible. Heikki Poroila HelMet-musiikkivarasto
Good morning, According to the Finnish library law, every municipality and city MUST provide library services. Does it mean that library services (or… 924 13.02.2010 Yes, even the smallest municipality in Finland has to provide some library services. There are some municipalities with a couple of hundred inhabitants in Finland: Sottunga (122 inhabitants), Kökar (258 inhabitants), Kumlinge (371 inhabitants), and Lumparland (391 inhabitants), and each has a small library. For example, the Kökar Library has about 7 600 books, and 36 loans per a customer (in 2007). If there are many villages in a municipality, there is no need to maintain a library in every village. Usually, the library is located in the biggest village, or in the center of the municipality. Municipalities can also provide library services together, but many municipalities prefer to maintain their own library. The Finnish term “kunta” (‘a…
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… 924 08.10.2011 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 http://www.urheilumuseo.fi/Default.aspx?tabid=3049 Other links: http://www.fis-ski.com/ http://www.hiihtoliitto.fi/mitali-ym_tilastoja/maastohiihdon_maailmancu…