Libraries currently dealing with exceptionally high numbers of reservations

The Helsinki City Library and Vantaa City Library Dispatch Departments are congested, and you may have to wait longer than usual for your reserved materials. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

This situation is exacerbated by the current policy of only allowing for the borrowing of reserved material from the library.  

You can also telephone the library and reserve material available on shelves. Your library card number is needed. Material reserved by phone will not be sent to another library. Collect your reservation from the library you telephoned. There may be restrictions in reserving materials (e.g. bestsellers).

Please contact your local library's customer service if you have any questions about reservations or limited library services. 

Photo: City of Helsinki / Maarit Hohteri