The digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi service has more than 20 million pages of material — the use of the materials is growing steadily

Newspapers 10,9 million, periodicals 7 million, books 1,8 million and other materials 368 500 pages are currently available in the service.

Right now, serial publications published before 1939 are open for anyone to use. Newer materials are available in legal deposit copy libraries around Finland. In addition, the Tutkain project enables the utilisation of newspaper and periodical volumes published in 1930–2018 for research purposes in institutes of higher education that have signed a separate contract.

Newspapers are the most popular material, ABC books were also of interest last year
In 2020, the use of digitised collections grew by 15 per cent compared to the previous year, and 13.2 million pages were downloaded during the year. The most used materials were newspapers (40%) and periodicals (39%).

Other purposes of use were distributed among ephemera (14%), books (8%) and other materials. The Finnish ABC book Kultainen aapinen (1964) was the most read book, and it was downloaded 30,779 times. Six ABC books were among the ten most read books. The five most popular works were ephemera.

The development of the service has been funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund’s Leverage from the EU 2014–2020 programme.

Digitised materials are available at https://digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi
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Further information
Service Director Johanna Lilja
johanna.e.lilja@helsinki.fi
Tel. +358 (0)50 311 9610