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Collections

Subject matters of the library collections

  • archaeology, especially that of northern Europe
  • history, especially cultural history and the local history of Finland
  • ethnology, especially material heritage
  • museology, museum exhibition lists
  • art history, applied art, the history of material culture and numismatics
  • architectural history and building preservation
  • conservation and restoration
  • naval history and underwater archaeology

The library’s collections contain approximately 190,000 volumes, equaling approximately four kilometres of shelves in the main collection and approximately one kilometre of shelves at the National Museum. In addition to these, the library has approximately 900 current periodicals. The majority of them are received through international publication exchange with the Finnish Antiquarian Society. The library’s collection profile is defined in its collection policy, which also steers acquisitions.