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Helsinki City Library
Helsingin kaupunginkirjasto

Helsinki, Finland

Address: Rautatielšisenkatu 8

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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 ( in 2013 totalled 8.1 million.

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Organizational structure: The library is part of a publicly-funded organization.

Statistics Public
Service Population 1,200,000Residents
Collection size3,200,000volumes
Annual Circulation16,780,000transactions
Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemSierra2013
Previous Automation SystemMillennium2002
Previous Automation SystemPLUS1993
Previous Automation SystemLocally developed1978
Discovery InterfaceEncore2010
Item ID TypeBarcode 
RFID Tag TypeHF 
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.)
Identifiers ID59958

Record History: This listing was created on Jul 7, 2010 and was last modified on Nov 9, 2023.

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