Helle joins the E-library

Helle libraries are joining the shared E-library of municipalities that opens on April 23, 2024. At first, it offers e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines. Some other resources will be added later.

Initially, the E-Library will only work in an app. An app is developed for both Android and iOS. Later on, a browser version of the E-Library will also be developed.

You register in to the E-library using strong authentication. The customer’s right to use the E-library is determined by whether he or she is a resident of the municipality that has joined the E-library. When a customer changes his/her place of residence, the right to use the E-Library may cease.

Using the E-library is not tied to using a library or a library card, but libraries will help customers log in and provide other advice on how to use the E-library.

As the number of reading rights is limited, you can place a hold on the most popular content. Every week, the continual acquisition of materials increases the content available for reading and listening.

The service is provided by the National Library of Finland in cooperation with public libraries.

More information E-library | Kansalliskirjasto

NB! Helle’s own e-book and audiobook services Biblio and Ellibs will not cease to operate immediately in April. Ellibs will continue until the end of June and Biblio until the end of September.

Helle-Finna: Three tutorial videos

We have published three tutorial videos on how to use the online library. The videos are available in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English. They are placed in different sections of the How to use the online library page.

Direct links to the videos:

How to renew your loans https://youtu.be/-ALAg4l2wVI  
How to place a hold on the online library https://youtu.be/m01Dgbol-iE  
How to find you online library card https://youtu.be/OVrBnIAEF9s 

Näin uusit lainasi https://youtu.be/fFC28c2Cwcc 
Näin teet varauksen verkkokirjastossa https://youtu.be/78FVYIcQLFo  
Näin löydät verkkokirjastokortin https://youtu.be/l0QhJjpk5Eg 

Så här förnyar du dina lån https://youtu.be/rO3fI2crrQI  
Så här reserverar du material i nätbiblioteket https://youtu.be/s9BALiepW60  
Så här hittar du ditt bibliotekskort i mobilen https://youtu.be/tXBnGrTCgmw

Mobile library card

Did you know that you can also use a mobile library card to borrow material? It’s also useful if you’ve accidentally left your library card at home.

You can find your mobile library card in the Helle-Finna online library. First log in to the online library with your own login details. Then go to the Your Account section under Library Cards. Your library card details will appear on the page. You can use your library card barcode when borrowing!

Customers of the mobile library: It is now possible to define at which stop you will collect your reservation 

When placing a reservation, it is now possible to define at which stop you will collect your reservation. Do as usual, search for the material you wish to have, log yourself into Helle Finna and make a reservation. There is a new box in the form called Mobile library stop.

There you can write the name of the stop at which you will collect your reservation. By adding the stop to the reservation form you will help the library staff to make sure that your reservation ends up on the bus on the right day and as soon as possible. 

About cookies in Finna

The cookie surveys of Finna services will be updated on November 1. Helle- libraries also use Finna, so the cookie updates also apply to the Helle- Finna online library. In practice, this means that there will be a new cookie bar in the online library, from which the user can manage cookies and get more information about how to use them.

Cookies are divided into several categories. The content can be accepted or blocked separately. For the website to work properly, some essential cookies need to be accepted. By accepting statistical cookies, you allow us to collect anonymous information about your visit for statistical purposes. Some of the embedded material in the online library are only visible if you accept certain cookies.

Cookies are regulated by law (917/2014) in section 205.