The logo of the National Library of Finland is a combination of text and image. It was created by graphic designer Erik Bruun in the early 2000s.
The pillar in the logo represents the academic community and the National Library’s history. The year 1640 refers to the continuity of operations as well as the National Library’s roots, which stretch back to the establishment of the Academy of Turku.
Permission to use the logo: Katri Nissilä, Chief Press Officer, tel. +358 2941 24082, katri.nissila (at) helsinki.fi
Photographing or filming of the National Library’s exteriors or public interiors are permitted as long as the Library’s normal operations are not obstructed.
When photographing or filming in the customer service facilities open to all, special attention must be paid to not unreasonably disturb customers or staff.
In the case of photographing or filming for newspapers, journals, television or other media, please contact both the Communication and Cultural Services staff at kk-tiedotus (at) helsinki.fi and the facility and security services, tel. +358 2941 23190 or +358 2941 22747.
The National Library’s facilities cannot be used for political or commercial purposes. To book a photography or filming session, please complete the application form.
The National Library requests that if recorded material of its buildings or facilities is published, the building or facility be mentioned even if it serves as a location or backdrop not related to the National Library’s operations.