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The National Board of Antiquities Library

Museoviraston kirjasto
Museiverkets bibliotek

Sturenkatu 2a:n rakennus
Photo: Liisa Tuomikoski, The National Board of Antiquities.

Sturenkatu 2a
(bus 23 from the Railway Station to the Sturenkatu stop
tram 8 from the Opera to the Diakoniapuisto stop
near the Linnanmäki amusement park)
Street address:
Sturenkatu 2a, Helsinki, Finland

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 913
FI-00101 Helsinki

Tel. +358 295 33 6060
Tel. +358 295 33 6000 (switchboard)

Customer service Tue-Thu 10-16
Self-service Tue-Thu 9-10 and Fri 9-16
Mondays closed, July closed
Library is closed:
Dec 27th 2017 to Jan 8th 2018

Revised opening hours

The National Board of Antiquities library will launch self-service for picking up reserved books. Reserved books can be picked up at the library after the customer has received a notice of arrival. Reserved items are organised in a book trolley by the customer’s name. The customer can check out the reserved books on the self-service check-out station like any other books. If you do not wish your name visible on open shelves, please contact the library. You can agree to pick up your reservations at the service desk as before.


Library loans can be returned into the library book drop beside the stairs, under the main entrance, at Sturenkatu 2a.

The National Board of Antiquities Library is open to the general public. It specialises in literature on cultural history and protection of cultural heritage. The majority of the collection concerns archaeology, history, ethnology, museology, art history and building preservation.

Most of the books and periodicals in the main library are available for borrowing. Some of the library material is in the reference libraries of the various National Board of Antiquities' departments. Material from the reference libraries of the various departments is in most cases for reading room use only.

Most of the literature can be found in the union catalogue database HELKA and can be borrowed with the HELKA library card.

The main library has reading areas and public-access computers for information searches. Photocopies, interlibrary loans and extensive information retrievals are subject to a fee.

The library supplies interlibrary loans from its own collections to other libraries, who can place their order by e-mail.

HELKA database

How to use HELKA

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Last updated 24.11.2017
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