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All common payment cards accepted. Contactless payment option also available. No cash accepted.

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Volunteer peer guides from Enter help seniors with using computers, tablets, smartphones and electronic services. Appointment booking at the library or by phone.

A selection of outdoor games available from April to October. 

Want something new to read? Don't know where to start? Want some reading tips just for fun? 

Quick reading tips is an easy and fun way to get personalized book tips about on your own interests. Helsinki City Library’s staff will choose you recommendations based on words you select from on form below. The 5 book list list will come directly to your e-mail!

Fill a form and the marvelous world of books is on its way.

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Audiobooks in the Celia library are intended for people with various challenges with reading. As an online customer, you can use your device to listen to any of the 40,000 audiobooks in the library collection, and as a CD club customer audiobooks will be delivered to you at home every month. You will need a picture ID for registration. People under the age of 15 need a guarantor.

Further information (in Finnish): Celia.fi

During self-service hours, there are no staff at the library, but the facilities are monitored technically with the use of cameras, for example. During self-service hours you can check out and return material, use customer computers, read magazines, work or have meetings at the library. The wireless network is at your disposal. You can open the library door an enter by placing your library card below the device at the door with the barcode facing up and entering your four-digit PIN code. If you do not have your PIN code, the library staff will provide it to you during service hours.

You can print A4/A3 black and white or colour prints on the customer printers. Price €0.40 per one-sided sheet, €0.80 per two-sided sheet. Customers can also use the Papercut self-service and mobile printing service from their own devices. 

Customers have the use of a free-of-charge wireless network.

 

Premises

You can reserve the exhibition wall Galleria Salmi for one calendar month at a time and it is free of charge. Reservations will only be accepted for one year onwards.  You can make an initial reservation request at varaamo.hel.fi. The instructions for organizing an exhibition at the library can be found here.

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Further information and reservations at Varaamo.

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The silent hall is suitable for reading and working alone quietly. The space is equipped with Wi-Fi. You cannot reserve the room.

 

Devices

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Black and white or colour copies, self-service, sizes A4 and A3. One-sided copy €0.40/sheet, two-sided copy €0.80/sheet. 

Further information and reservations at Varaamohttps://varaamo.hel.fi/

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Loan period 14 days

Headphones loaned for use in the library. Loan at the service desk with your library card. 

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Further information and reservations at Varaamohttps://varaamo.hel.fi/

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Loan period 4 weeks

 

Collections

A selection of board games for loan or to be played in the library for people of all ages.

The rainbow shelf improves the discoverability and equality of LGBTQIA* material in the library. Library staff stock the rainbow shelf with materials for adults, young people and children that describe the life of sexual and gender minorities and rainbow culture mainly through positive representation. Homophobic and transphobic material does not belong on the rainbow shelf. Rainbow shelves can be found in several Helmet libraries, and all their materials can be reserved and borrowed in accordance with the Helmet rules of use. The material placed in the rainbow shelves of Helsinki City Library can be found in the Helmet database with the search word “sateenkaarihylly” (“rainbow shelf”).

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