The Finnish Heritage Agency Library is a research library open to all, specialising in cultural heritage.
We provide information on archaeology and history, ethnology and museology, building preservation, restoration and conservation as well as art history and the history of artefacts.
You can borrow material from the library with a Helka card. Borrowing e-books requires you to log into the service in the Finnish Heritage Agency Library. The library’s materials are included in the Helka collection database.
The library is a self-service library, but services are available from the library, picture collections and archive’s joint Customer Service desk, as well as by reserving an appointment with library staff.
The Finnish Heritage Agency Library’s customer service will continue at the agency’s Sturenkatu premises in the year 2023.
The Finnish Heritage Agency’s picture collections, archaeological collections and archives will move to the Collections and Conservation Centre in Vantaa. The researchers’ hall at the Sturenkatu premises in Helsinki will close on 30 June 2023. The customer services of the Finnish Heritage Agency’s archives and the library will continue at the agency's Sturenkatu premises until further notice.