Main collection
Parent collection
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Collection description and availability
Collection description

The library has the largest collection of international newspapers in Finland. The oldest newspaper issues are from the 18th century. The collections comprise the following groups:

continuously acquired newspapers on microfilm

newspapers, which are no longer acquired or they have ceased publication

Baltic and Russian newspapers in other than Slavic languages published from the 1800s to the 1940s. Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian newspapers and newspapers in the Russica Collection.

Newspapers in the Slavonic Library

Newspapers are acquired on microfilm and newspaper information is available via the National Library search service with the exception of the oldest newspapers in the Slavonic Library and Finnish emigrant newspapers.   

Separate newspaper catalogues can be found in the Newspaper Reading Room. There are article catalogues for the most important international newspapers. Some of the newspapers are available in the Newspaper Reading Room, while others will be sent for from the repository upon order.

Electronic newspaper archives are also available via the Finna portal.

Catalogue information
  • Card catalogue made of the collection
  • The collection has been described in the reference database
Vuotta 1995 vanhempien ulkomaisten sanomalehtien mikrofilmien saatavuustiedot ovat paperikortistossa Lehtisalissa.
Uudempien sanomalehtien mikrofilmien saatavuustiedot ovat haettavissa Finnan kautta.
Collection materials in format
  • Digital
  • On microfiche
  • On microfilm
Material type
  • Newspapers
  • electronic material (born-digital)
  • online materials