The National Library of Finland produces publications on its collections and exhibitions. Our operations are described in the Reports and Studies online publication series, reviews of the season’s highlights in the Tietolinja magazine, as well as National Library's annual magazine Kansalliskirjaston vuosi.
National Library's annual magazine Kansalliskirjaston vuosi presents topical issues related to the institution as well as the people behind them. The annually published magazine is available in printed form at the library and electronically online. The Finnish-language bulletin includes summaries of key articles in both Swedish and English.
In the 2019 issue, the main themes are the opportunities afforded to researchers by the Finna service, Mikael Agricola’s home library, academic education and the electronic services of the National Library.
The last printed annual report of the National Library of Finland discusses the year 2014 and was published in spring 2015. Older annual reports of the library are available in the Doria publication archive (Doria.fi).
Tietolinja is an online magazine aimed at experts in library and information service sector as well as other people interested in information management. The magazine is specialised in digital library technology and services as well as information management standardisation. We aim to actively follow the latest developments in the sector.
Publications of the National Library of Finland series
The publication series was published in 1918 – 2011 under the name Publications of the University of Helsinki Library (HYKJ 1-77) ISSN 0355-1350 and from 2012 under the name Publications of the National Library of Finland (78- ).
The series currently comprises 84 works, which include bibliographies, scholarly catalogues, festschrifts and books introducing the collections and the history of the museum.
Publications of the National Library of Finland Gallery series
The Publications of the National Library of Finland Gallery series related to exhibitions held at the National Library of Finland (volumes 1–14) has been published since 2002. The publications present the wide variety of the National Library of Finland’s collections from Agricola to Donald Duck and from Finnish underground to the international map treasures in the A. E. Nordenskiöld Collection. The publications contain expert articles on the themes of exhibitions and the exhibition catalogue in Finnish, Swedish and English.
Reports and Studies online publication series
As a rule, all end reports, use surveys and other studies of the National Library of Finland projects are published in the publication series.
Brochures of the National Library of Finland are available from the Issuu.com service.
Renovation of the National Library of Finland in 2013–2015
The most extensive renovation of the National Library was carried out between 2013 and 2015. While the project primarily concerned the main building of the Library, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, some modifications were also made to the Rotunda. The main building of the Library on Unioninkatu was reopened for customers on 1 March 2016.
The attached bilingual (Finnish and English) brochure introduces, in addition to the renovation project, the restoration work carried out as well as the building technology and new solutions utilised to improve the functionality of the Library.