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Library collections

  • 115 shelf kilometres of material
  • 3 million books and 3 million other publications
  • 7,400 new publications purchased every year from research fields in the humanities (history, comparative literature, philosophy, music, Russian and Eastern European studies)
  • More than 400 shelf metres of new legal deposit copies (collected according to the Act on the Deposit and Conservation of Cultural Materials)
    Of them, more than 11,000 are Finnish books
    4,000 are annual volumes of various periodicals
    310 are annual volumes of newspapers
    2,600 are music recordings
    45,000 are ephemera (advertisements, brochures, instruction booklets, small magazines)
    in addition to posters, annual reports, sheet music and maps
  • 7,500 data entries of new digital deposit copies
  • 178 million data entries from Finnish websites harvested for the Library’s online archive