Library services for immigrants

The library is open and free of charge to everyone.

The library is a place where you can spend time, meet friends and attend events. You can use computers, and study in the quiet reading and study areas. You can read online newspapers and magazines from around the world. You can borrow books, magazines, music, games and films – or a language course if you wish to teach yourself Finnish or Swedish.

The library staff is happy to help you with any questions.

Library introduction videos for immigrants:


Our services for immigrants:

  • guided tours of the library including an introduction to library services
  • a meeting place (for example, language cafés)
  • material available in many different languages

The library services for immigrants are coordinated by Eeva Keski-Saari, tel. 040 183 7027,

Welcome Office

Welcome Office is an information office for immigrants.

Welcome Office helps you find information about immigration, Finnish society, recruitment and government services.

Welcome Office is located by the Public information centre on the first floor at the main library. 

Infopankki - Finland in your language

Information about the library and about living in Finland is available in different languages.


Borrow books in your own language from the Multilingual Library.

Video: Multilingual Library - library services in foreign languages