Service description

The Fennica National Bibliography is a database of Finnish publications maintained by the National Library of Finland. Fennica is available as open data using the CC0 license, which allows free use for any purpose. You can browse the data with a user interface at

Additionally the National Library is publishing several other databases and APIs. You can find more information in the Data Catalog.

Joining the service
  • Free of charge
Standards used

The linked data can be accessed in several ways. Works and other resources have been assigned identifiers (URIs) that provide machine readable data in e.g. JSON-LD, Turtle, and RDF/XML formats. SPARQL and Linked Data Fragments query APIs are also available for making broader queries. The full data set can be downloaded both as RDF and as the original MARC records.

Service users
  • All
Steering responsibility

The National Library of Finland.

Organisation model
  • Service is developed as part of basic operation of National Library
Index terms: 
Key words
  • 'avoimen datan palvelu'
  • datakatalogi