Collection presentations for students

The National Library is constantly developing its services for research and study.

Service description

The personnel of the library are happy to present the collections and research opportunities provided by them to student groups from higher education and other educational institutions.

The National Library of Finland offers excellent materials for thesis work. We also provide assistance in information retrieval and use of electronic materials.

The service is provided free of charge.

Book a visit of two hours, for example, for your pro seminar group by sending a message to

Include in the message information about the time when you wish to visit the National Library of Finland and what is your field of study. In addition, describe what is the focus of your seminar or course or what subject matters and materials you know your students are interested in. You can also include a list of the seminar work topics.

We aim to tailor the visit to meet the needs of the group. In addition. All our presentations include a review of the history and the collections of the National Library of Finland. We will present hand-written, printed and digital materials.

Our collection is focused on cultural and social studies. Our special areas of expertise include history, Russian and East European studies, philosophy, literary studies, art history and music studies. There is also a great deal of interesting materials related to the study of theology, law and visual culture.

Joining the service

Free of charge

Part of a service package