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Agricultural Library. Viikki Science Library.

Website: www.tiedekirjasto.helsinki.fi/english
Address: Viikki Science Library, Viikinkaari 11 A (P.O.Box 62), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 191 58040
Fax: +358 9 191 58011
Notes:

The library focuses on the following subject areas: Biosciences and biotechnology, Ecology, systematics and environmental science, Food science, Pharmacy, Home economics and consumer research, Agriculture, Forestry, Economics and social sciences, Veterinary medicine

Following libraries' formed Viikki Science library from 1999 forward: Agricultural Library, Library of Forestry, Science Library, Biocentre Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, Department libraries

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Arctic Centre Library. Lapland University Consortium

Website: www.arcticcentre.org/?deptid=12426
Address: P.O. Box 122, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Telephone: +358 40 4844286
Fax: +358 16 362934
Open to the public? / Opening hours: Sep - May Tue-Thu 1000-1700, Fri 1000-1600; Jun - Aug Mon 1000-1600, Tue-Thu 1000-1700, Fri 1000-1600
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Book exhibitions on various themes of arctic and northern issues.
Collections: Multidisciplinary collections for researchers, students and the public. Languages: All languages in which arctic studies are published.
Notes:

The library was founded as a part of Science Communications (formerly Information Service) of the Arctic Centre. From 1.1.2010 the Arctic Centre Library is a department of the the Lapland University Consortium Library but it is working in close cooperation with the Science Communications and the Science Centre of the Arctic Centre.

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Finnish Environmental Institute, Library and Information Services

Website: www.ymparisto.fi/default.asp?node=17127&lan=en
Address: Visiting address: The Finnish Environment Institute, Mechelininkatu 34a, Mailing address: P.O.Box 140, FIN-00251 Helsinki Finland
Telephone: + 358 9 4030 0201
Fax: +358 9 4030 0290
Notes:

Library opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-16.15.

History of library: Founded in 1970. A part of the collections are based on library collections dating from 1908 of the Hydrographic Office of the former Road and Waterways Administration.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Publications are indexed and classified with geographical locations. Collections on environment, fresh water biology, hydrology, nature conservation, water-supply, sewage disposal, engineering, flood control, oil spill cleanup, effects monitoring, electronic data processing.

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, Danish, Norwegian, German, etc.

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Finnish Institute of Marine Research Library

Website: www.fimr.fi/en_GB
Address: Postal address: PO Box 2, FI-00561 Helsinki, Street address: Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 613 941
Fax: +358 9 323 2970
Year of foundation: 1918
Notes:

Open: workdays 8.00 - 16.15

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Especially about the Baltic Sea.

Printed Brochure Available: Yes, in Finnish and in Swedish.

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Finnish Meteorological Institute Library

Website: www.fmi.fi/en
Address: P.O. BOX 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI, FINLAND, Street address: Erik Palménin aukio, FI-00560 HELSINKI
Telephone: +358 9 19291
Fax: +358 9 179 581
Notes:

The FMI Library was founded in 1841. It was the library for the magnetic-meteorological observatory of the University of Helsinki. In 1918, the institution became a governmental board named Valtion meteorologinen keskuslaitos. From 1967 the frame organization has been Ilmatieteen laitos - Finnish Meteorological Institute.

We do not have a separate polar collection. Our material is arranged by countries. So all we can say about our polar collection is that we have some material in this area. We have literature and other material on northern areas (especially meteorological and climatological material). We also have some reports on polar expeditions and magnetic data on northern areas. Our library specializes in meteorology, geomagnetism, and geoelectricity and air pollution research. Our Institute publishes six yearbooks which also contain data on northern areas.

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Finnish National Road Administration (FINNRA)

Website: www.tiehallinto.fi/servlet/page?_pageid=73&_dad=julia&_schema=PORTAL30&menu=4836&_pageid=71&linkki=1767&julkaisu=889&kieli=en
Address: Opastinsilta 12 A, 2nd floor, Itä-Pasila, P.O. Box 33, 00521 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358 (0)204 22 2652
Year of foundation: 1865
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Reports and serials dealing with road construction and maintenance in Arctic areas. Collections on public roads, bridges, construction, maintenance and traffic engineering.

Languages: Finnish, Scandinavian, English, German

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Geological Survey of Finland Library

Website: www.gsf.fi/info/libraries.html
Address: Espoo, P.O. Box 96, FIN-02151
Telephone: +358 20 550 11
Fax: +358 20 550 16
Year of foundation: 1885
Notes:

The aim of the information services of the Geological Survey of Finland is to promote the transfer of geological information both internally and externally. The information services include the following units and functions: Library: The main library is located at the Geological Survey of Finland Head Office in Espoo near Helsinki. Library units are also attached to the regional offices for Mid-Finland in Kuopio and Northern Finland in Rovaniemi. The libraries hold collections of more than 140 000 volumes of geological literature and 18 000 foreign geological maps. Annually about 10 000 loans are given, of which 30% to outside customers.

Archives: The archives contain over 60 000 items including unpublished reports, field note books, maps etc.

Description of Polar Collection: because of the northern position of Finland, polar literature is included in our collection. We have no specific polar collection and no statistics concerning the polar material.

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Geological Survey of Finland. Regional Office for Northern Finland Library

Website: www.gsf.fi/info/libcontacts.html#Regional offices
Address: P.O.Box 77, FIN-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Telephone: +358-60-297219
Fax: +358-60-297289
Notes:

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Because of the northern position of Finland, polar literature is included in our collection. We have no specific polar collection and no statistics concerning the polar material.

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Geophysical Observatory of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Website: www.sgo.fi
Address: FIN-99600 Sodankylä, Finland
Telephone: +358-693-619 813
Fax: +358-693-619 875
Notes:

Small reference library. Collections on geophysics, ionosphere, magnetic measurements, aeronomy and radars.

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Geoscience Library, University of Oulu

Website: www.kirjasto.oulu.fi/?id=509
Address: Linnanmaa, FIN-90570 Oulu, Finland
Telephone: +358-81-553 1096
Notes:

Description of Polar Collection: the main subject of the library is geographic literature dealing with Finland, especially northern Finland.

Books are available in Finnish, Swedish, English, and German

Printed Brochure Available: No.

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Gold Prospector Museum

Website: www.kultamuseo.fi
Address: Kultamuseo, FIN-99695 Tankavaara, Finland
Telephone: +358-693-46171
Fax: +358-693-46261
Notes:

The library was founded in 1973 together with the museum. The library was originally intended as a reference library for the museum, but as the collection has become more extensive

It can now also serve students and researchers on the subjects at gold, geology, ethnography.

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, German, English

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Inari Public Library

Website: www.inari.fi/sivistyspalvelut/kirjasto/
Address: Piiskuntie 4, FIN-99800 Ivalo, Finland
Telephone: +358-16-687 404
Fax: +358- 16 - 662 923
Year of foundation: 1859
Notes:

History of library: loaning, reference library.

Collections on Inari, Lapps, Skolts, gold, Petsamo, reindeer, arctic fishing, original inhabitants.

Languages: Finnish, Lappish, Swedish, German

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Kansallisarkisto [National Archives]

[National Archives]
Website: www.narc.fi
Address: Rauhankatu 17, PO Box 258, FIN-00171, Helsinki 17, Finland
Telephone: +358-0-228521
Fax: +358-0-176302
Year of foundation: 1869
Publications: Guide to the Public Archives of Finland (1980); Suomen arkistojan opas - Arkiven i Finland. En handledning - Guide to the archives repositories in Finland (1975)

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Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Library

Website: www.kevo.utu.fi
Address: Summer (May-Sept): Kevo Subarctic Research Institute, A 777 Kevo, FI-99800 IVALO, Winter (Oct-Apr): Turku, office: FI-20014 TURKU, FINLAND
Telephone: Summer: +358-(0)16-678 505; Winter: +358-(0)2-333 5916
Notes:

The station in Utsjoki was founded in 1956. Purpose of the station and the library is to be one permanent point to the research of subarctic areas, and that is determining the type of library.

The special study area of the Kevo station is Inari Lapland (about 20.000 km2) in northern most Finland. The studies made at the station are biological (botanical, zoological, ecological) and geographical. So the library contains books dealing these items, mostly in English. Lappi - Lapponica about 100 volumes, contains all kinds of literature concerning Lapps and Lappish nature. A remarkable amount of periodicals and reprints we will get yearly through exchange against "Reports from the Kevo Subarctic Research Station" and "Kevo notes".

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Nordic Council for Arctic Medical Research Secretariat Library. Center for Arctic Medicine (Part of Thule Institute At the University of Oulu).

Website: http://arctichealth.oulu.fi
Address: Oulu, Finland
Notes:

No more library for public

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Provincial Archives of Oulu

Website: www.narc.fi/Arkistolaitos/oma/
Address: Arkistokatu 6, PO Box 31, FIN-90101 Oulu, Finland
Telephone: +358-81-3117066
Fax: +358-81-3117068

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Provincial Library of Lapland. Lapland Department

Website: www.rovaniemi.fi/Kansainvalinen_sivusto/English/Culture/Library.iw3
Address: Hallituskatu 9, FIN-96100 Rovaniemi, Finland
Telephone: +358-60-322 2466
Fax: +358-60-322 3019
Notes:

Public library founded 1860, Rovaniemi town and library destroyed during war 1944, new building by architect Alvar Aalto 1965, Provincial library of Lapland since 1965, Sami Special Library of Finland since 1990.

Books, periodicals, maps, audio-visual material, including all fields of knowledge.

Geographic area: North Calotte (northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden + the Kola Peninsula); Arctic areas in general, particularly Greenland and the Svalbard, Finnish Lapland, Norrbotten in Sweden, North Norway (Nordland, Tromso, Finnmark) and Svalbard, Kola Peninsula, Arctic area in general, including all fields of knowledge in all languages.

Languages: Literature in all languages (half in Finnish)

Additional Internet resources: http://www.nelliportaali.fi/V/35KPKEIC8FBXXU9PCI79HQN67RBV6ITVU9THICH3GGYYUFLACB-70397?func=file&file_name=home#Pohjanportti and http://www.lapinkirjasto.fi/?deptid=12961 and http://intro.rovaniemi.fi/Lapponica?formid=lapff&sesid=1132220844&ulang=fin

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Public Library of Sodankyla

Website: www.sodankyla.fi/kirjasto
Address: PL 94, FIN-99601 Sodankyla, Finland
Telephone: +358 16 618225
Fax: +358-693-12836
Notes:

History of Library: Library activities began in the year 1873. Public Communal Library activity followed from the year 1933.

Collections on Midnight Sun Film festivals, Jutajaiset, gold washing, stones, geology, garrison locality, tourist industry, tourism and branch of study nature, Urho Kaleva Kekkonen nature park, protection of nature lake and river systems reservoirs, Sompio history and popular tradition

Languages: Finnish, Lappish, English, Swedish

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Research Society of Lapland Library

Website: http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/lts/index.html
Address: Hallituskatu 9, FIN-96100 Rovaniemi, Finland

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University of Helsinki Library

Website: www.helsinki.fi/kirjastot/english/
Address: Unioninkatu 36, PO Box 15, FIN-00114 University of Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358-0-191-22709.
Fax: +358-0-191-22719
Year of foundation: 1640 [until 1828 located in Turku]
Notes:

National library of Finland responsible for compiling the Finnish national bibliography. Extensive holdings for northern Finland and the Arctic, the latter particularly in the library and map collection of A.E. Nordenskiold. Deposit library of the Russian Empire, 1820-1917. Maintains bibliographic database FENNIA.

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University of Helsinki Library of Forestry. Viikki Science Library. Forestry

Website: www.tiedekirjasto.helsinki.fi/english/infosources/forestry.htm
Address: Viikki Science Library, Viikinkaari 11 A (P.O.Box 62), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 191 58040
Fax: +358 9 191 58011
Notes:

The library is the faculty library of Helsinki University and since the year 1977, the Central Library of Forestry in Finland.

Additional Internet resources: http://www.metla.fi/palvelut/

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University of Lapland Library

Website: www.ulapland.fi/contentparser.asp?deptid=8404
Address: Yliopistonkatu 8, PO Box 8123, FIN-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Telephone: +358-60-324319
Fax: +358-60-324333
Year of foundation: 1979
Notes:

Polar and cold regions holdings integrated in general collection with much relating to the European Arctic.

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University of Oulu Library

Website: www.kirjasto.oulu.fi
Address: Oulun yliopiston kirjasto, PL 7500, 90014 OULUN YLIOPISTO
Telephone: (08) 553 1011
Notes:

The Oulu University Library had a partial legal deposit copy right during 1960-1980 and a complete legal deposit copy right from 1981. The library system of the University of Oulu consists of the Main Library and fifteen faculty or departmental libraries.

Most of the literature concerns Northern Finland or Scandinavia but there is literature on Northern America, Siberia and the Arctic and Antarctic regions, as well. The library also has the special collection of Sami (Lappish) literature. The Collection contains literature in the following languages: Finnish, Swedish, Sami, English, German and Russian. The literature concerning the Polar regions has been either bought, exchanged or received as gifts and is situated in several library units (Main library, Library of Humanities, Biological Library, Geoscience Library etc.)

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World Data Center A for Glaciology Snow and Ice National Snow and Ice Data Center. Linnea

Website: www.kansalliskirjasto.fi/kirjastoala/linnea/
Address: Helsinki University Library, PB 15 (Unioninkatu 36), 00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Telephone: (09) 191 23196
Fax: (09) 191 23191
Notes:

According to the University Act and the attached University decree, Helsinki University Library is the National Library of Finland, its task being to serve as the national service and development unit for research libraries and to be responsible for promoting library co-operation within the country and internationally. In its own field the library has responsibility for the maintenance of the collections of the cultural heritage of Finland and of other collections of national relevance as well as for the dissemination of information and the provision of information services based on these collections.

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION: Special Collections, Manuscript Collections, The Humanities Collection, The National Collection (Fennica), The Music Library Collections, The Collections of the Slavonic Library

Additional Internet resources: http://www.nationallibrary.fi/ and http://www.linneanet.fi/

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