Culture and libraries
The city libraries of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen together make up the network of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries (Helmet). The Helmet Libraries have a joint online service and joint user regulations.
The material in the Helmet library is for the shared use of all inhabitants of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area through the HelMet catalogue database. It is also possible to borrow material from the regional book depository in Pasila and the recordings repository in Tikkurila.
The Helmet e-library contains thousands of books, newspapers and magazines as well as music, movies, language courses and databases. Users can access the e-library by logging in to the different services using their library card number and a pin code of their choice.
[Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries]
Libraries.fi is a collection of library services open to everyone. It includes, for example, information search services, professional services in the library field, and web services for music, children and young people..
[Helsinki City Library – the central library of public libraries]
Cultural events and institutions in the area are open to everyone. Elementary art education and art groups for children and young people are intended for local residents only.
The international Cultural Centre Caisa supports self-initiated cultural activity among ethnic minorities. Caisa organises concerts, food festivals, exhibits, seminars, courses and clubs.
[City of Helsinki Cultural Office]