Click on the links for additional information.
Hardware 5 services
- Copying machine
Computers for reading online newspapers and magazines
Large touch screen monitors for reading newspapers and magazines online. Available in all locations except Merikaarto.
Laptops for borrowing
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.
Service 18 services
- Board games
Card payment option
Library fees can be paid with a credit or debit card.
An after-hours book drop by the entrance.
No dogs allowed
Only service dogs are allowed in the library.
- Naxos Music Library Jazz
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.
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.
- Viddla - on-demand film streaming service
- Naxos Music Library
- Celia audiobook service
- Automatic lending machine
Self service reservations
Reservations are near the automatic lending machine. Please remember to borrow your reservations!
Storytimes in Finnish
Suvilahti library has regular storytimes in Finnish. The storytimes are free and open to everyone, but the stories are selected to suit children aged 3 to 6.
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.