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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
A wide range of jazz music, from jazz legends to contemporary 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
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.
The Ellibs service hosts the national collection of literature for children and youth. The collection offers books and audiobooks in Finnish and Swedish. Some adult literature can still be found in Ellibs, aquired when Ellibs was the library's main e-book resource.
Naxos Music Library
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, a Hublet tablet or a computer for online newspapers and magazines.
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.
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
- Do you have a print disability? Sign up for a Celia account for access to online audiobooks.
- Please contact the library for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.