Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Borrow, don’t buy

The capital region has an amazing public library system. The city libraries from Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa are all part of HelMet (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries).

english book at a HelMet library

On the HelMet website you find a huge catalogue of all the items in all the libraries attached to it. Just order it online and it will be brought to your closest library where you can pick it up a few days later.

Each library has also a wide selection of English and international book as well as CDs and DVDs.

You can get your library card for free at any HelMet library. Even if you are not a citizen of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen or Vantaa you can get a free card valid for half a year that can be extended after that.

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