Researcher facilities application deadline for the autumn 2017 is 31st of May 2017

The National Library’s researcher facilities are available for long-term use on application.

The following facilities are available:

  • Research carrels in the South Reading Room (20 research carrels)
  • Researcher shelves in the North Reading Room (c. 20 shelves)
  • Research carrels in the Slavonic Library (4 research carrels)

In this application round, carrels and shelves will be granted from 1 Aug to 31 Dec 2017, excepting the Slavonic Library research carrels for which the term of use is 1 Sept to 31 Dec 2017.

The application deadline is 31 May 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 7 Jun 2017.

The selection criteria include the researcher’s need of the resources of the National Library (especially material restricted to reading room loans), the researcher’s current working conditions and the weekly amount of time the researcher would use the workstation.

More information about the researcher facilities and the application criteria can be found on the website or the application form.

Summer 2017 opening hours and limitations to the availability of materials

In the summer season (1.6.–3.9.2017) the National Library will be open Mon–Fri 9–18 (service desks 10–17). Because of the refurbishment and merging of the Fennica Reading Room and Special Collections Reading Room material from the Fennica and Special Collections will not be accessible 19.6.–31.7.2017.