Welcome to the National Library of Finland

The National Library of Finland is a cultural heritage organisation that is open to all and provides nationwide services to citizens, scientific communities and other societal operators.


The National Library organises cultural events and exhibitions open to all as well as training and other events designed for professional librarians.


Strategic choices and development areas 2021–2030

Our vision: Bildung at the heart of society. The National Library of Finland’s collections and services strengthen our society’s knowledge base, Bildung, learning and research.

Work at the National Library of Finland

The National Library of Finland carries out meaningful and impactful work. We employ over 230 experts in different fields. Would you like to become one of us? Read more about us and our vacant positions!

Cultural heritage for the common good

The National Library develops its services in order to promote equality in Finland. We work to ensure that our published cultural heritage is available as openly as possible. We strengthen the visibility of cultural heritage materials in cooperation with our partners.

In support of Research (opens a new tab)

We build multilingual and multidisciplinary collections to support research and develop our collection services to support digital human sciences. We promote researchers’ opportunities to openly publishing their work. We are also involved in interesting research projects.

Network cooperation is the path to the future

We develop services and operations in cooperation with our customers and key stakeholders, and we also actively take part in developing the library sector. The added value of network cooperation is important to us.

Sustainable development

We are committed to operating responsibly and promoting sustainable development throughout our activities.
Read our Sustainable development programme for 2021–2030.