Preserving the materials
The statutory duty of the National Library of Finland is to preserve priceless national, published cultural heritage materials permanently. We preserve and offer materials for research use as authentic sources of information. The essential goals of our preservation operations are to prevent damage and to recognise and manage risks.
We store the materials in the appropriate environment to ensure their preservation. We instruct customers on the correct handling of the materials and release materials for customer use in a controlled manner so as not to endanger their preservation. We also provide replacement copies.