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Hardware 6 services
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!
- Copying machine
Computer for reading online newspapers and magazines
Large touch screen monitors for reading newspapers and magazines online. Available in all locations except Merikaarto.
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.
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.
Room 2 services
The walls of the newspaper reading room are available to book for small exhibitions. Contact the library at kirjasto.palosaari(at)vaasa.fi, or 06-325 3571.
Newspapers and magazines
The library has a cosy and quiet room where you can read newspapers and magazines.
Service 22 services
- Accessible parking
- Accessible entrance
- Accessible elevator. An elevator and a ramp for easy access at the back entrance facing the day care center.
- Accessible toilet
- Board games
Card payment option
Library fees can be paid with a credit or debit card.
Palosaari library welcomes all dogs.
After-hours book drop on the side of the library that faces Pursimiehenkatu.
The 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. Use our noticeboard to promote your event. Bring your poster to library staff, and they will set up your poster and take it down after the event.
- Naxos Music Library Jazz
eMagz Remote service
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 dictionary
- Viddla - on-demand film streaming service
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.
- Naxos music library
- Celia audiobook service
- Automatic lending machine
TET period in Vaasa city library?
The following Vaasa city libraries accept pupils for the workplace familiarization (TET) period:
Main library: firstname.lastname@example.org or 040-1824289.
Palosaari library: email@example.com or 06-325 3571
Variska library: firstname.lastname@example.org or 06-325 3575
Vähäkyrö self-service library: email@example.com or 06-325 8475
The libraries generally only accept one TET pupil / period.
The library has an aquarium with many types of aquarium fish.
Storytimes in Finnish and Swedish
Palosaari 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.
Self service reservations
Reservations are on a shelf near the customer service desk. Please remember to borrow your reservations!
Free wireless internet access (WiFi)
- 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.