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Hardware 5 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
Computers 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.
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 €.
Service 20 services
- Accessible parking
- Accessible entrance
- Accessible toilet
Card payment option
Library fees can be paid with a credit or debit card.
An after-hours book drop by the entrance.
- 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
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.
No dogs allowed
Only service dogs are allowed in the 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: email@example.com or 040-1824289.
Palosaari library: firstname.lastname@example.org or 06-325 3571
Variska library: email@example.com or 06-325 3575
Vähäkyrö self-service library: firstname.lastname@example.org or 06-325 8475
The libraries generally only accept one TET pupil / period.
Storytimes in Finnish
Variska 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.
Self service reservations
Reservations are near the automatic lending machine. 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.