A National Library card can be obtained from 2 September onwards - Helka cards will only be accepted until 30 November

A National Library card can be obtained from 2 September onwards by visiting the National Library. Helka cards will only be accepted until 30 November.

From Monday, 2 September onwards, all loans, requests, reservations, returns and payments related to the National Library must be completed at the Library or through the National Library Search at kansalliskirjasto.finna.fi.

A National Library card can be obtained from 2 September onwards by visiting the National Library. Please remember to bring official proof of identity with you. Helka library cards will remain valid when using services provided by Helka libraries. At the National Library, Helka cards will only be accepted until 30 November. You can not make reservations, loan materials or renew loans on the search service with Helka-card after the 30 November. A National Library card can be obtained by visiting the National Library even after the 30.11.

If you have problems with obtaining the National Library Card or renewing your loans you can contact our information service by email at kk-palvelu@helsinki.fi or by phone at +358 2941 23196.

Read more from our "Changes in autumn 2019" FAQ.