Library details: Helsinki City Library is a Public library.
This library is affiliated with Helsingin kaupunginkirjasto (view map) . The collection of the library contains 3,200,000 volumes. The library circulates 16,780,000 items per year. The library serves a population of 1,200,000 residents .
Other Info: Helmet libraries is a functional consortium of four public libraries in Helsinki area (Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa City Libraries). Helmet libraries have more than 60 branches, 6 book mobiles, several hospital libraries and homebound services serving a population of ca. 1,2 million. The annual circulation is ca. 16 million checkouts and number of holds ca. 1.8 million. There are 800 000 bibliographic records in the database, 3.2 million item records and 700 000 patron records. The number of visits to Helmet Web Site and Catalog (helmet.fi) in 2013 totalled 8.1 million.
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Organizational structure: The library is part of a publicly-funded organization.
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Sierra||2013|
|Previous Automation System||Millennium||2002|
|Previous Automation System||PLUS||1993|
|Previous Automation System||Locally developed||1978|
|Item ID Type||Barcode|
|RFID Tag Type||HF|
|The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Library System (view map)|
|(The system currently named PLUS by Geac was previously called Libs100 or Libs100PLUS from a company called CLSI.)|
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Record History: This listing was created on Jul 7, 2010 and was last modified on Jan 19, 2022.
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