The National Library of Finland

The National Library of Finland is the oldest and largest scholarly library in Finland as well as the largest independent institute at the University of Helsinki. It is responsible for the collection, description, preservation and accessibility of Finland’s printed national heritage and the unique collections under its care.

The National Library of Finland is in charge of recording and maintaining the Finnish national publishing heritage and ensuring its accessibility.

The National Library develops and offers national services for university libraries, public libraries, universities of applied sciences’ libraries and special libraries as well as promote the national and international cooperation in the library field.

In addition to this, the National Library is in charge of the assignments defined in the act concerning the depositing and conservation of cultural materials (1433/2007). In cooperation with the operators of publishing sector, it conserves Finnish publishing products for the use of researchers and others.

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