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Collection 9 services

  • Second floor, new extension.

    Classes 11–17, 20–29, 40–49, 90–99.

    Philosophy, psychology, religion, geography, ethnology and history.

    Biographies and genealogy; paranormal phenomena, dream books and astrology.

    Travel guides, maps, atlases and nautical charts.

    Exhibitions highlighting current topics and different aspects of the collection in the display case.

     

  • The section for children and young adults is located on the first floor of the main library.

    Buggy/pushchair access through main entrance on Kirjastonkatu: Use the platform lift next to the Public information centre, or turn left to the Newspapers and magazines section and walk through Café Proosa.

    Buggy/pushchair access through the entrance on Raastuvankatu: Walk through the Café Proosa and turn left.

    Childcare room/Accessible toilet by main entrance.

    The children's section has yellow bookshelves with picture books (in Finnish, Swedish and English), fairy tales, children's books, easy readers and poems.

    There are separate trolleys for picture books about:

    • Vehicles and traffic
    • School (ABC, numbers, colours, starting day care/school)
    • Family and everyday situations
    • Health

    The parent shelf has picture books dealing with difficult topics that you can read together with your child. The shelf also has helpful books for parents, teachers and caregivers.

    The children's section does not have non-fiction books, but many books in the non-fiction section for young people and young adults are suitable for children. 

    The children's music corner has music for children (CDs, songbooks, sheet music), and DVDs and audio books for children.

     

    Young people and young adults in the main library

    The section for young people and young adults has red bookshelves with:

    • fiction for young people
    • comic books for children, young people and young adults
    • joke books for children, young people and young adults
    • non-fiction for children, young people and young adults
    • foreign language books for children, young people and young adults (in other languages than Finnish, Swedish and English)
    • DVDs for young people and young adults
    • audio books for young people and young adults
    • video games for young people and young adults

    The library has video games for the following consoles:

    • PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
    • Xbox, Xbox Kinect, Xbox One
    • Nintendo Wii, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo DS and 3DS

    There are separate fiction sections for stories about ghost, sports and horses. The horse section also has non-fiction books about horses and horseback riding. 

    The young adult section by the stairs has young adult fiction, fantasy and sci-fi in Finnish and Swedish, and manga comics. 

    The section for young people and young adults has a customer service desk, 4 public computers and a library catalogue station.

  • Second floor, new extension.

    Classes 04, 10.8, 80–89.

    Novels, short stories, poems, plays and comics.

    Audiobooks, large print books, and easy to read books,

    Essay collections and aphorisms.

    Literary studies, writer biographies.

    Linguistics and languages: textbooks, dictionaries, baby name books, and more.

    Please note: Fiction (classes 04–86) is arranged by language. Separate sections for crime, scifi, fantasy, and horror, and for war, hunting & fishing and humour in Finnish and Swedish.

  • Second floor, old library building.

    Classes 70–78.

    Arts, art history, architecture, photography, theatre, cinema and music.

    CDs, DVDs and LP records.

    Sheet music, music method books for various instruments, songbooks.

    DVDs: films and tv series.

    Music listening corner.

    Electric piano, electric guitar, headphones.

    Bookable reading room Toivo.

    Naxos Music Library: Listen to free streaming music from your computer, including classical, jazz, blues, folk, and world music. Sign in with your library card number and PIN.

    Music magazines are in the newspaper reading room (Newspapers and magazines) in the 1st floor.

  • First floor.

    Newspapers and general magazines. Most back issues are available for borrowing.

    A large touch screen monitor for reading newspapers and magazines online.

    Public computers and printing. Collect and pay for your printouts at the Info-desk.

    Old back issues of local newspapers on microfilm, a bookable microfilm reader.

     

  • Second floor, old library building.

    Classes 00–03, 05–07, 30–39, 69–69.35.

    Politics, social sciences, jurisprudence, economics, marketing, social policy, education, national defense and communication.

    Reference materials: statute books, statistics by Statistics Finland.

  • Second floor, old library building.

    Classes 50–59, 60–68, 69.6–69.71, 79.

    Natural sciences, mathematics, medicine, technology, handicraft, pet care, gardening, cooking, interior decoration, games, sports and exercise.

     

  • The Hanken School of Economics has a small collection of law and economics books in the Vaasa city main library. The collection consists mainly of Hanken’s course books. The collection is open for everyone and the books are available for checkout with a Vaasa city library card.

    The loan period for Hanken’s course books is two weeks, and the collection has several copies of each title. One of the copies is a short loan item that can only be borrowed for one day. The pickup period for reserved course books is four days.

    All other books in the collection have a loan period of 28 days.

  • Second floor, old library building.

    Material on Vaasa and Ostrobothnia, fiction by authors from the region.

    Material on special subject areas associated with the region: the Jäger Movement, bilingualism and language immersion

    Books, printed ephemera, annual reports, newspaper clippings; old telephone and address books.

    History, culture, nature, industry and commerce. Prominent persons from the region.

    In-library use only, but circulating copies may be available in another subject section or in a branch library. Contact the customer service desk.

    Silent study places.

Hardware 17 services

  • Create three-dimensional objects with the Ultimaker 2+ printer. Download a 3D model online, or design your own model on the Makerspace computer. To design your own 3D models, download a free software tool for 3D modelling online. If you are a beginner to 3D modelling, you can use for example  TinkerCad. Only use the 3D printing filaments available in Makerspace for the 3D printer. Makerspace has biodegradable PLA filaments of various colours, and white Polymax PLA filament for objects that need to take a lot of wear.

    The printer is located in the Main Library Makerspace. On the Makerspace computer you will find video files with basic instructions for using the 3D-printer.

    The fee for using the 3D printer is 0.50 euros per each beginning hour. Pay the printing fee at the first floor information desk when your 3D object is ready.

    Book at the main library information desk or call 06-325 3533.

  • The main library entrance hall. A charging station for mobile devices. Ask for a key at the Info desk.

  • This is the library’s customer computer, which uses the Google ChromeOS operating system and offers a simple and easy way of using a computer and web resources. The Chrome computers are based on the fact that all services and applications are handy on the web.

    On the customer computer you can use the Chrome web browser, create or modify documents, use cloud services and USB-memories, print, watch or listen.

    All of the library’s computers have theft protection. A computer that is missing or has not been returned will be locked through software and will be unusable.

    Always remember to log out or shut down when you stop using the computer!

  • The Main Library's copier / scanner is not in use for the time being.

    Most locations have black and white copy machines. The main library has a self-service copy machine in the entrance hall. To use the self-service copy machine you will need a contactless payment card or an ID sticker. You can use your Waltti travel card, or buy an ID sticker and copy credit at the main library Info desk. 

    • Swipe your card in the reader.
    • Place the original face-up in the document feeder or face down on the glass.
    • Press the copy button.
    • The number of copies will be debited from your account.

    Copy machine video guide

    Scanning video guide

  • The VAMK University of Applied Sciences has donated a Scribbler S3 robot to Vaasa city library. The robot is available for checkout at the main library first floor information desk, and the loan period is two weeks.

    The Scribbler S3 can be programmed to move around, navigate, avoid obstacles, draw with a pen, and even play a tune. You do not have to know a lot about coding to use the Scribbler S3. To access the visual programming tool BlocklyProp online and to visit the English user’s guide simply scan the QR code or use the URL printed on the side of the robot. To charge the Scribbler S3 use a USB charging cable.

    The Scribbler in action.

  • Large touch screen monitors for reading newspapers and magazines online. Available in all locations except Merikaarto. 

  • Located in Newspaper and Magazines.

  • Read and print microfilmed newspapers with the microfilm reader in the Newspapers and magazines section in the main library. The section also has a collection of daily newspapers on microfilm.

    • Use the Juki MO-654DE overlocker free of charge.
    • You have to set up the overlocker yourself. Consult the users’ guide if you need help using the overlocker.
    • Makerspace has extra needles for the overlocker, but if the needle breaks, you must change it yourself.
    • Bring your own fabric, thread, scissors, pins, and anything else you need with you.
    • Book the overlocker for a maximum of four hours at the main library information desk or call 06-325 3533.
  • The library has many types of sports and exercise equipment available for checkout: gym games bags, pedometers, exercise bands, balance cushions, kettlebells, Nordic walking poles and volleyballs; pétanque, disc golf and badminton sets. For a full list of equipment (in Finnish and Swedish), search the library catalogue using the keyword ”liikuntavälineet”. 

    The gym games bag contains:

    • skipping ropes of different lengths for single skipping and group skipping
    • a guide (booklet) to skipping games and skills, in Finnish
    • QR codes for QR code orienteering, with videos about skipping games and skills
    • exercise cards with easy partner acrobatic moves
    • a guide (booklet) to family exercise, in Finnish
    • a gymnastics passport for schools, with basic gymnastic moves

    The equipment is available for checkout from the main library, Palosaari library, Vähäkyrö library, Variska library and Meeting point Huudi. The gym games bags are available from Palosaari, Huudi, Suvilahti, Sundom and Variska libraries.

  • Borrow a laptop with your library card. The laptops are for in-library use only, and you can borrow them for 4 hours at a time. Available in the main library, Variska library, and Suvilahti library.

    The laptop will start when you open the lid or press the power button. When you are finished, log out, close the lid, and return the laptop to the customer service desk.

    If a laptop is not returned, the library will send the borrower an overdue notification and an invoice, in accordance with the library regulations. The replacement price for a laptop is 322.40 €. 

  • At most units the customer computers have a printing service Princh in use. Ask the library personnel for more information.

  • The main library, Palosaari Library and Suvilahti library have public scanners. The scanners in Sundom and Vähäkyrö libraries can only be used during regular opening hours when the service desks are staffed. 

    • Use the Pfaff Smarter sewing machine free of charge. 
    • You have to set up the sewing machine yourself: thread the sewing machine and wind the under thread. Consult the users’ guide if you need help using the sewing machine.
    • Makerspace has extra needles for the sewing machine, but if the needle breaks, you must change it yourself.
    • Bring your own fabric, thread, scissors, pins, and anything else you need with you.
    • Book the sewing machine for a maximum of four hours at the main library information desk or call 06-325 3533.
  • Browse the internet and use the library’s e-resources with a Hublet. The main library has four Hublet tablets that you can borrow for in-library use, for up to two hours. To release a Hublet from the docking station you only need your Vaasa city library card and PIN code. The Hublet docking station is located on the second floor.

    Borrow a hublet-tablet

    • Cut your own one-colour or multicolour vinyl stickers with the Roland Stika SV-12 vinyl cutter. Create your sticker designs with Inkscape, a vector drawing software available on the Makerspace computer, or with some other free software available online. Transform JPG- or PNG- images and transfer to the vinyl cutter with Roland Cut Studio, also availiable on the Makerspace computer.
    • Makerspace has black and white vinyl, and a colour map that you can use to suggest new colour acquisitions.
    • The maximum width of the material is 305 mm.
    • Book the vinyl cutter for a maximum of four hours at the main library information desk or call 06-325 3533.
    • The fee for the vinyl is 050 euros per each beginning 10 cm. Pay the fee at the first floor information desk when your stickers are ready.
  • Do you want to keep Vaasa clean and tidy? The main library now has two litter pickers available for you to borrow. The litter pickers were donated to the library by the city of Vaasa parks department.

    • 2 litter pickers, available for checkout in the main library lobby.
    • Use a self-checkout machine to borrow the litter picker(s). Loan period two weeks.
    • Return the litter picker(s) directly to the information desk in the main library. Do not return in the book drop or through the self-return machine.
    • You can reserve a litter picker, and renew your loan.
    • To check the availability of the litter pickers, search the library catalogue using the term ’roskapihdit’.

Room 14 services

  • The main library has two lockable glass display cases suitable for small and light exhibition items. Display cases A and C are located on the first floor. The display cases may be booked free of charge.

    Further information:

    Max Bäckman, puh. 040-1831956, max.backman@vaasa.fi­­­

  • Gallery, the corridor gallery space is located on the first floor of the main library and has 45 picture hooks. Gallery may be booked for exhibitions.

    Further information

    • Max Bäckman, puh. 040-1831956, max.backman@vaasa.fi­­­
  • Art gallery Teema may be booked for art exhibitions

    The gallery is located in the main library, on the second floor, next to the Music and arts section

    Exhibition space dimensions: length circa 21 metres, width circa 3 metres, ceiling height circa 4 metres

    Picture hanging system: picture rails 

    Picture rail height from the floor circa 3 metres

    32 movable picture hooks with wire

    Please notice! Exhibitions open on the weekday following the installation, and close one weekday before the removal.

    Further information

    • Max Bäckman, tel. 040 183 1956, max.backman@vaasa.fi

     

    • The games room has the following consoles: PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360. 
    • The games and controllers are available at the customer service desk of the children's section. You will need to leave your library card with the librarian while you are playing. The staff will open the games cabinet for you. 
    • You can only take one game at a time to the games room. 
    • Return the game and the controller to the customer service desk when you stop playing.

    Video games available in Pessi:

    PlayStation 4

    • FIFA 19(ages 3 and over)
    • NHL19 (ages 12 and over)
    • Minecraft (ages 7 and over)
    • Paw Patrol on a roll (ages 3 and over)
    • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (ages 3 and over)

    Xbox 360

    • LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham (ages 7 and over)
    • LEGO Harry Potter years 1-4 (ages 7 and over)
    • Minecraft (ages 7 and over)
    • Need for speed shift (ages 3 and over)
    • NHL 11 (ages 12 and over)
    • PES2015 Pro evolution soccer (ages 3 and over)

    Xbox 360 Kinect

    • Just dance Disney party 2 (ages 3 and over)
    • Kinect adventures! (ages 3 and over)
    • Kinectimals (ages 3 and over)
    • Kinect sports season two (ages 3 and over)
    • Zumba fitness (ages 3 and over)

    Board games available in Pessi:

    Play board games in the games room or anywhere in the children's section. Return the game and all the pieces when you stop playing.

    • Eläinpyramidi
    • Hedelmätarha
    • Kimble
    • lottery board games
    • memory games (match pairs games)
    • Muumin kirjainpeli
    • Tatun and Patun Suomi

     

    • Located on the first floor of the main library, Essee is suitable for meetings and studying. It may be booked free of charge for non-commercial purposes.
    • The room is equipped with a 65" HDTV, HDMI and Displayport plugs and adapter for VGA.

    Book Essee

    • Check availability at the first floor Info desk at the main library.
    • Book by e-mail, or call the Info desk at the main library.
    • Further information: Info desk at the main library, tel. 06-325 3533, kirjasto.info@vaasa.fi

    kirjasto.info@vaasa.fi

  • Draama-hall is suitable for lectures and culture events. It fits a maximum of 160 people at a time. Draama is located on the first floor of the main library. The entrance on Raastuvankatu is open from 9:00, and the general entrance on Kirjastonkatu from 10:00 to 20:00.

    Room dimensions and equipment

    • Space size: 156,6 m²
    • Number of chairs: 147
    • Seminar tables for 40 people
    • Lecture table and computer (Microsoft Office)
    • Video projector
    • DVD player
    • Microphones
    • Fixed adjustable ceiling spotlights
    • 16 moveable stage units (dimensions 100 x 200 x 70 cm)

    The equipment and the acoustic walls in Draama are specially designed to meet the requirements for speech. The set-up of the inventory (chairs and tables) varies with the arranger’s wishes and requests. The space has an induction hearing loop system, and is suited for those who are handicapped.

    Book Draama (In finnish)

    Further information

    • Markku Keho, tel. 040 842 4398
    • Jarmo Pajuluoma, tel. 040 567 2487
    • E-mail: kirjasto.draama-sali@vaasa.fi
  • Located on the second floor of the main library, Venny is suitable for smaller events and meetings. The space is available for booking free of charge for non-commercial purposes. Venny fits 40 persons.

    A projector and a screen are available for additional cost. Payment by cash or credit/debit card, at the main library Info desk (1st floor). Own PC required, no sound system available.

    To arrange catering for your event, please contact Café Proosa (daytime events only). You can also provide your own catering and refreshments (no alcohol); please note that you will be responsible for cleaning up after the event.

    Book Venny (in finnish)

    Further information

    • Markku Keho, tel. 040 842 4398
    • Jarmo Pajuluoma, tel. 040 567 2487
    • kirjasto.draama-sali@vaasa.fi
  • Makerspace is located on the first floor in the main library. It is a workspace where you can build things and work on your projects during main library opening hours.

    Makerspace has a 3D printer, a vinyl cutter, a sewing machine and an overlocker.

    You can use the sewing machine and the overlocker free of charge. There is a small fee for the 3D printer and the vinyl cutter.

    Booking: Main library Info (tel. 06-325 3533).

    You must book the Makerspace equipment in advance. Check in at the first floor information desk when your session is about to start. The library staff will come and unlock the Makerspace door for you.

  • The main library hosts an exhibition about the High Coast and Kvarken Archipelago world heritage site.

    Visit the exhibition in the main library lobby and learn about the land uplift phenomenon caused by the last ice age and its effect on the area’s geological and biological diversity!

    The exhibition was created by the EU-funded transboundary Interreg Botnia-Atlantica project Lystra.

  • 30 study places on the second floor of the main library by the glass wall facing Palosaari. Some of the desks have electrical outlets. Not bookable. 

    Several study places in the regional collection room Vasaensis on the second floor of the main library. For studying or silent group work. Not bookable. 

    The main library has a separate room for students taking an Aalto EE online exam. If the room is not booked for an exam, it can be used for silent study or silent group work. Second floor, not available for booking.

  • The main library reading room Toivo is available for use, no booking required. Toivo is a small reading room for 1–4 persons in the Music and Arts section on the second floor of the main library.  

  • Story hour corner

    The story room Illusia is the place where the main library story hours are held, and a meeting place for visiting day care groups and school classes. Other times the story room is available to all customers. The soft carpet is ideal for babies and toddlers.

    • Read and play.
    • Play board games and do jigsaw puzzles.
    • Hang up your coat and leave your shoes in the shoe rack outside the story room.
    • You can build huts, tunnels and more out of the floor cushions, but do not stack pillows and climb on them.
    • Do not jump down from a stack of pillows, an armchair or a window ledge.
    • When you leave the story room, put all toys and games back where they belong.
    • The parent/guardian is responsible for the child/children in the story room. Never leave your child unattended in the story room.

    Games available at the customer service desk of the section for children and young adults:

    • Alfons kurragömmaspel
    • Alfons yatzy
    • Höpön Löpön
    • Menolippu
    • Piirrä arvaa junior
    • Reuhupeli
    • Reuhurinne : Eka englanti
    • Rummikub
    • Virheistä viis (Tatu and Patu)
  • Museum is open during summertime. 

    More information:

    Puh. 040 520 6156 Anneli Ketonen

    Puh. 040 748 5595 Tuula Pitkäranta

  • Vaasa City Culture Services, main library 3rd floor. Culture services produce and coordinate different cultural events (either individually or in cooperation with other actors) such as the Night of Arts, Independence Day Celebration, Vaasa Choir Festival and the Vaasa Wildlife Nature Film Festival.

    Read more.

Service 46 services

  • The main library has two elevators, one opposite the information desk, and the other along the corridor leading to the Newspapers and magazines room.

    The elevator by the information desk goes to the second floor and to Datero on the third floor. The elevator next to the Newspapers room goes to second floor (the elevator opens to art gallery Teema) and to the Finnish library museum on the third floor during the museum’s opening hours.

    Accessible route from the main entrance to the elevator by the information desk: through the Newspapers room and Café Proosa.

    The elevator next to the Newspapers room is situated on the same level as the main entrance.

    There is a platform lift located in the main entrance lobby near the Public information centre.

  • Accessible toilets: in the lobby, Draama-hall and in the event space Venny on the 2nd floor. 

  • The main library entrance on Kirjastonkatu has a wheelchair ramp and an automatic door opener. The vestibule door is automatic.

    The information desk is below the entrance level. Accessible route to the information desk: to the left from the lobby, through the Newspapers room and Café Proosa. There are accessible ramps from the lobby to the Newspapers room and from the Newspapers room to Café Proosa.

    The main exit has automatic doors.

    Raastuvankatu entrance: The door opens automatically when you touch it.

  • In front of the library, there is one accessible parking space. 

  • 2nd floor service desk and 1st floor Info.

  • At the main library, you can return your loans via the automated check-out-machine on the first floor.

  • The main library info has three 3-speed city bikes available for checkout with a library card. The bikes can be borrowed for a day, and each comes with a helmet. The bikes are available for checkout from May 2 to September 30.

  • Children and young adults: children and young adults department. Grown-ups: science and technology section.  

  • Do you have books or magazines that you do not need anymore? Bring them to the Book swap corner in the main library lobby! The idea of book swap is to “bring a book, take a book”, but you are welcome to take a book even if you do not have one to leave behind.

    Please do not bring: old library books; dirty, mouldy or damaged books; multi-volume sets of encyclopaedias; or anthology collection of abridged book, e.g. Reader’s Digest condensed books.

  • Opening hours

    • Monday–Friday 10:00–16:00

    Telefon

    • 0400 299817

    Menu

  • Citizen Services are there to serve and guide you through the City of Vaasa and other public administration areas. If you do not know which city department you should contact, we will help you to find the right one.

    Are you new in Finland? Welcome Office provides information on immigration, public services, societal issues, language courses, recruitment and working life in English, Finnish and Swedish.
     

     

  • Library fees can be paid with a credit or debit card.

  • Problems with your computer? Trouble printing or scanning? Online form not opening? Contact the Digi Help Service!

    Visit the Digi Help Service in the main library lobby Mon–Fri 10:00–17:00. Or contact the service by phone at 040 5291325, or email jami.meriruoho@vaasa.fi

    In Finnish and English.

     

  • The main library book drop is located on the side of the library that faces Rautatienkatu. You can return items in the book drop when the library is closed.

  • Are you homebound due to age, illness or disability? Apply for home library service. As a customer you will receive a monthly delivery of library materials of your choice. The service is free of charge.

    Eija Aromaa, eija.aromaa(at)vaasa.fi, tel. 06-325 3543

  • If you need an item that is not available at the Vaasa city library or the Tritonia academic library, you can request the item through the interlibrary loan service. You can request items from other libraries in Finland and from libraries in other countries. The service is subject to a fee determined by the lending library.

  • The Vaasa city libraries subscribe to various print newspapers and magazines, and provides access to thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers through various online resources. Past issues of print magazines are usually available for check out, but current issues are for in-library use only.

    The main library newspapers and magazines reading room is located on the first floor.  The room has a microfilm reader/printer available for public use.

    All print magazine and newspaper titles available at Vaasa city library.

  • Library has many diffrent book clubs in finnish or swedish. 

  • The main library has an electric guitar and an amplifier in Makerspace. You can play the guitar in the library. The guitar and amplifier are a donation from the music store Pihlajamaan Musiikki.

  • One Gecko soprano ukulele with carry bag.

    Available for checkout at the main library first floor information desk.

    Loan period 14 days.

    You can reserve the ukulele and choose your preferred pickup location.

    Return the ukulele directly to staff; do not place in book returns or book drop.

    To check the availability of the ukulele, search the library database using the keyword ‘ukulele’ (content type: ‘Physical object’).

    Please inform the staff if you break a string on the ukulele. We will replace the broken string.

  • The main library has a public noticeboard for posters and notices about cultural, educational and religious events. The posters must clearly display the event start and end date. The noticeboard is located at the main exit.

    Use our noticeboard to promote your event. Bring your poster to the first floor information desk, and the library staff will set up your poster and take it down after the event.

  • The Ellibs service has books and audiobooks in Finnish, Swedish and English.

    Ellibs e-library offers Lingonet’s online language courses for studying Finnish, English, French, Swedish, and German. The support languages for the courses are either Finnish or English. Studying is based on learning by listening, and the courses also include interactive exercises.

  •  General rules:

    • Tickets are available for checkout at the main library.
    • Tickets must be returned to the main library.
    • The loan period for tickets is one week.
    • The loan cannot be renewed.
    • Tickets cannot be reserved.
    • To check ticket availability, search “kausikortti” in the library catalogue.
    • You can have only one ticket on loan at a time.
    • The main library lobby has printed copies of tickets available for checkout. Exchange the copy for the actual ticket at the first floor information desk.
    • You cannot borrow a ticket again immediately after returning it.
    • The late fee for tickets is 0.35 euros/day. The library will send you an overdue notice immediately after the due date.
    • If you do not return the ticket within three days of the due date, the ticket will be deactivated and it will no longer be valid. You will be charged the replacement fee of the ticket.

    Vaasa city orchestra season cards

    Vaasa city orchestra season cards will not be available for the time being,

    • Two Grande season cards to the orchestra’s spring 2021 concerts.
    • The Grande season cards have no assigned seats, all seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Each ticket comes in a ticket holder with hanging strap.
    • The replacement fee for a ticket is 200 euros.

    Vaasa city theatre

    Vaasa city theatre season cards will not be available for the time being,

    • Two season tickets available for checkout.
    • Each season ticket entitles you to one ticket per checkout to a Vaasa city theatre production.
    • The date of the performance must fall within the loan period of the season ticket.
    • The season tickets cannot be used for concerts, visiting shows, opening night performances, or shows that are sold out.
    • Redeem your tickets by showing the season ticket at the theatre’s box office at Pitkäkatu 53. The season ticket alone does not entitle you to enter the auditorium.
    • If you exchange a ticket that you have purchased with a season ticket, you will be charged an exchange fee of 10 euros.
    • You can only exchange the tickets for tickets to another performance on the same week.
    • Each ticket comes in a ticket holder with hanging strap.
    • The replacement fee for a lost ticket is 200 euros.

    What’s on in Vaasa City Theatre (in Finnish)

    Wasa teater

    Wasa teater season card will not be available for the time being,

    • One season ticket available for checkout.
    • Season ticket entitles you totwo tickets per checkout to a Wasa teater production.
    • The date of the performance must fall within the loan period of the season ticket.
    • The season tickets cannot be used for concerts, visiting shows, opening night performances, or shows that are sold out.
    • Redeem your tickets by showing the season ticket at the theatre’s box office at Hietasaarenkatu 7. The season ticket alone does not entitle you to enter the auditorium.
    • Each ticket comes in a ticket holder with hanging strap.
    • The replacement fee for a lost ticket is 200 euros.

    What's on in Wasa teater (in Swedish)

  • Read Finnish magazines anywhere with the eMagz Remote service. The eleven magazines available in the service are: Antiikki ja taide, Et-lehti, Demi, Ihana, Kamera-lehti, Kippari, Me Naiset, Suomen Kuvalehti, Tekniikan Maailma, Tuulilasi, and Unelmien Talo & Koti.

    eMagz Remote only allows a limited number of simultaneous users. If you cannot access a magazine, please try again later.

    You can use eMagz Remote on your computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are. The service only allows only a limited number of simultaneous users.

  • PressReader is a large international newspaper portal. It provides online access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries and in several languages.

    Access PressReader on a library computer, on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi, or from home by logging in on the library website.

  • RedFox is online language portal including dictionary, grammar, learning, checker and translation.

    Access RedFox on a library computer, on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi, or from home by logging in on the library website.

  • You can use the on-demand film streaming service Viddla with your library card and your PIN code. You can watch a maximum of 3 films per month.

  • A comprehensive collection of classical music recordings from hundreds of labels. Naxos Music Library also contains artist and composer biographies, and information about orchestras.

  • ePress provides online access to over 200 Finnish newspapers.

    Access ePress on a library computer or on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi.

  • A wide range of jazz music, from jazz legends to contemporary jazz. 

    Naxos Music Library Jazz.

  • Borrow e-books and e-audiobooks through Biblio (previously Elib). The service has e-books and e-audiobooks in Finnish, Swedish and English, as well as in many other languages such as Arabic, German and Russian.

  • Do you have books you do not need anymore? If the books are not suitable for the library’s collection or the book swap corner, you can donate them to the online second hand book store Finlandia Kirja.

    Put your books in a cardboard box at the collection point by the Raastuvankatu entry in the main library. The library will send the boxes to Finlandia Kirja. You can donate as many books as you want. If you donate ten books or more, you will receive a gift token code by email. You can redeem the gift token code in the Finlandia Kirja online shop at www.finlandiakirja.fi

    When you drop off your donation at the collection point, you must also fill in and sign a donation form where you enter your contact details and agree to the donation terms.

    Finlandia Kirja will sell the books in the online shop or recycle them into ecological insulation material.

    Please notice! Finlandia Kirja does not accept smelly or moldy books, encyclopedia sets, or donations of over 200 books. If you want to donate a large amount of books, please contact Finlandia Kirja at hankinta@finlandiakirja.fi, or call 050 349 6266 (Mon–Fri 8:00–15:00).

    Please, do not remove books from the boxes at the collection point! The donated books are the property of Finlandia Kirja. If you are looking for a free book to take home, please visit the book swap corner in the main library lobby.

  • Only service dogs are allowed in the library.

  • Newspapers and Magazines is open on Sundays 12:00-15:00. You can use computers and read newspapers, The entrance is on Raastuvankatu on Sundays. 

  • Play the digital piano in the Music and arts section in the main library. Borrow headphones at customer service desk (2nd floor).

  • Listen to CDs in the Music and arts section in the main library. Borrow headphones at the 2nd floor customer service desk.

    Listen to CDs in the Children and young adults section in the main library. Borrow headphones at the customer service desk.

    • Do you have a print disability? Sign up for a Celia account for access to online audiobooks.
    • Please contact the library for more information.
  • There are lending machines near Info (1st floor), in the children and young adults department (1st floor) and on the second floor.

  • Bringing the library to you

    The pop up library brings the library out beyond its walls to you. Spot the book bike Laina at the railway station, the market square, a shopping centre, or a public event. Visit the pop up library to borrow books, renew your loans, and to find out about library services.

    Invite the pop up library to your public or private event. We will bring a selection of books and other materials handpicked especially for your event. Please, contact us at least a month in advance to make sure that the book bike is available on the date of your event.

    Contact: kirjasto.popup@vaasa.fi

  • The following Vaasa city libraries accept pupils for the workplace familiarization (TET) period:

    Main library: anna.pakka@vaasa.fi or 040-1824289. 

    Palosaari library: kirjasto.palosaari@vaasa.fi or 06-325 3571

    Variska library: kirjasto.variska@vaasa.fi or 06-325 3575

    Vähäkyrö self-service library: kirjasto.vahakyro@vaasa.fi or 06-325 8475

    The libraries generally only accept one TET pupil / period.

  • Lockers will be emptied every night. To enquire about items left in the lockers, please contact the police lost property office.

  • You can order regional loans from Fredrika libraries: Korsnäs, Kristiinankaupunki, Kruunupyy, Luoto, Maalahti, Mustasaari, Närpiö, Pedersöre, Pietarsaari, Uusikaarlepyy and Vöyri. Regional loan costs 2 euros.

    Questions? Email kaukopalvelu@vaasa.fi

  • The main library has regular storytimes in Finnish and Swedish. The storytimes are free and open to everyone, but the stories are selected to suit children aged 3 to 6.

  • You can book a guided tour of the library for your group. Choose a tour of the whole library or a specific section.
    If you are unsure what kind of tour would be best for your group, we will be happy to advise you. If you want to bring your group to the library,
    please contact us at least two weeks in advance.

    • Main library's adult groups: information specialist Merja Kunnari, tel. 06-325 3554, merja.kunnari@vaasa.fi
    • Immigrants: information specialist Eeva Keski-Saari, tel. 040 183 7027, eeva.keski-saari@vaasa.fi
    • Senior citizens: pedagogical information specialist Heli Pohjanhovi, heli.pohjanhovi@vaasa.fi, tel. 06-325 3531
  • You can pick up your reservations on the 1st floor. The reservation shelves are near Info.

    • In all locations except Merikaarto. Get the user ID and password from a customer service desk. Please note: The user ID and password are changed monthly.
    • Log in as vaasa-guest.
    • Check that your computer is using automatic network settings.
    • Open the browser.
    • The browser will take you to the login page.
    • Enter the user ID and password.