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Hardware 6 services
On the customer computer you can use the web browser, create or modify documents, use cloud services and USB-memories, print, watch or listen.
- 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 €.
- Automatic lending machine
Service 19 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.
No dogs allowed
Only assistance dogs are allowed in the library.
- Naxos Music Library Jazz
Do you want to find a new home for a house plant or for your cuttings? Or are you looking for a new house plant? Swap your surplus plants at the plant swap table at Variska library! You don't need to leave a plant to take one home with you.
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
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.
Read Finnish magazines anywhere with the eMagz Remote service. The magazines available in the service are: Et-lehti, Gloria, Ihana, Kamera-lehti, Kippari, Kotiliesi käsityö, Me Naiset, Puutarhan aarteet, Suomen Kuvalehti, Tekniikan Maailma, Tiede luonto, 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.
- Celia audiobook service
Self service reservations
Reservations are near the automatic lending machine. Please remember to borrow your reservations!
TET period in Vaasa city library?
The following Vaasa city libraries accept pupils for the workplace familiarization (TET) period:
Main library: Minna Rinta-Valkama email@example.com
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.
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.