THE NATIONAL LIBRARY
of Finland Bulletin 2014
The National Library of Finland Bulletin 2014

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Facts and Statistics 2013
(The Main Library building is under renovation)

  • Visits 99 822
  • Guidance in information retrieval was given to 193 persons
  • Guided tours in the library building was given to 272 persons
  • Growth of National Collection (Legal Deposit Collection)
    • ephemera (uncatalogued collection) 69 906 items
    • sound recordings: 3429 titles
    • sheet music: 446 volumes
    • born-digital publications: 29 789 files
    • web archive (online archive): 14 TB,
      books and periodicals: 22 802 titles
  • Databases of own collections
    • totally: 3 955 000 records; growth in 2013 was 72 600 records
    • national bibliography Fennica: 937 600 records
    • national discography Viola: 1 060 500 records
    • research collection Helka together with Helsinki University Library:3,6 million records
    • union catalogue for Finnish libraries Melinda: 6,4 million records
  • Local loans: 436 377
  • Interlibrary loans: 3008
  • Loans total: 439 385
  • Digitised pages in a year: 1,2 mill.
  • Total amount of digitized pages: 8 mill.
  • Collections: 114 kilometres of shelving
  • Premises: 26 170 km2
  • Total operating budget: 29,2 mill. €
  • Number of staff: 207 (permanent)










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