Pocket Library

Taskukirjasto (Pocket Library) is a mobile application for customers of Helmet library. Pocket Library allows you to renew your loans,  make reservations,  search material and get reading recommendations with just a few screen touches.

Pocket Library shows you the libraries' opening hours and contact information.

The service allows you to:

  • renew your loans
  • make reservations 
  • borrow and read e-books
  • get reading recommendations
  • list your favorites
  • check libraries' opening hours and contact information
  • borrow from a friend
  • borrow items with NFC-function (an experiment) 

Libraries are experimenting with new technologies and tests are being carried out also with Pocket Library and Near Field Communication technology. In Martinlaakso Library Pocket Library allows you to borrow items from the intelligent self service shelf just by touching the items with your phone. To do this your phone must support NFC.

You can make reservations to all the libraries but mobile library stops. They are to be added to the app when the library system interface enables it. Should you want to change the pick up library or check the last pick up day for reservations, use the Helmet.fi website.

Did you forget your library card?

Pocket Library has your library card's bar code, which means that you can use it as your library card if the checkout machine accepts the bar code. If the machine does not accept the application's bar code, you can borrow your items at the customer service.

Borrow from a friend

With the Borrow from a friend function, you can borrow library books, records and movies directly from your friend. In order to use the service, you need a library card and PIN code.

Download the application

Taskukirjasto-application is free of charge and available for Windows 8.1 phones, Android and iOS mobile devices. You can download Taskukirjasto from app stores in Europe, US and Russia. 

Windows Phone / Microsoft Store

Android / Google Play

iOS / Apple Store

Privacy policy (in Finnish)

Thank you for the feedback!

You are helping us to make Pocket Library better.  You can give feedback via the application's own feedback function or by emailing it to: taskukirjasto@helmet-kirjasto.fi.