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Microfilm readers

The microfilm materials available in the microfilm reading room (North Hall) without special order include the microfilms of all Finnish newspapers up to 1945. The microfilms of regional newspapers since 1946 can be ordered from the storage with two days delivery time.

The microfilms of major newspapers published in the capital city area, such as Helsingin sanomat, Hufvudstadsbladet and Demari, are available up until the "current day". The newspapers are microphotographed in Mikkeli, so the delay is about 2 months. With regard to foreign newspapers, Dagens Nyheter and Guardian are available fully and without a special order. NY Times is available from the year 1950, years prior 1950 can be ordered from the storage.

Our library does not have the day's newspapers.

The microfilm materials available without special order also include American Finnish newspapers, military newspapers, a wide range of older volumes of recreational journals, and some of the most used old newspapers and periodicals of the Slavonic Library.

Old phone catalogues and address books have been recorded on microfiche and they are immediately available to our customers.

The available microfilm materials also contain literature from the Swedish era and plenty of other monographs from our Fennica collection on microfilms.

The microfilm readers are located in the North Hall. There are ten workstations. In addition to browsing the materials, the workstations can be used for scanning the microfilm contents onto your own mass storage device, such as a memory stick. Printing on paper is also possible. There is also possibility to make a reservation for the microfilm readers via the North Hall customer service. Our personnel will help you with the use of workstations.