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Mäntsälä Municipal Library

Contact information

Mäntsälä Municipal Library
Urheilutie 4 B (Link to Map)
04600 Mäntsälä

Customer service:
Tel. 040 314 5376, 040 314 5379
Email: kirjasto(at)mantsala.fi

Opening hours from 1.9.2019 - 31.5.2020

Mon-Wed (9-13) and 13-20
Thurs-Fri 9-16 and (16-20)
Sat  (9-16) (10-15 staff present)
Sun (9-16)

Hours mentioned in brackets are self-service hours.

We are a part of the KIRKES Library Network with Tuusula, Järvenpää and Kerava libraries. Your library card is valid in all the KIRKES libraries. With your library card number you can make reservations on library material or renew the items you have borrowed.

Library services

Our collection includes books, e-books, magazines, periodicals, language courses, sheet music, CDs, audio books, DVDs, video games and board games available either for loan or for use in the library building.

We offer a possibility to seek information on different electronic databases. You can also reserve material from other KIRKES libraries or request interlibrary loans either from RATAMO Network or other libraries.

You can borrow material from the main library or the mobile library. Or you can reserve items:

  • From Mäntsälä, Järvenpää and Tuusula libraries for free or from Kerava library for 1,50 €
  • From Ratamo Library Network (Riihimäki, Hyvinkää, Hausjärvi, Loppi, Nurmijärvi) for 2,00 €
  • From other libraries for 7,00 €

In addition we have
- Computers for browsing and searching the library's online catalogue
- Color photocopier and scanners
- 8 computers with Internet connection and Microsoft Office software suite
- iPads and headphones for loan
- Possibility to digitize your own VHS video tapes into DVD form
- Self-service desks where you can borrow and return material yourself
- Wireless network for customers to use with their own devices

For kids

Story hour

Story hour for kids is held on Tuesdays from 10 am to 10:45 am. Stories are read in Finnish.

Monthly quiz

A new question at the children’s department every month. Chance to win free books.

Loan periods

1 week
Movies
Express Titles (red label)

2 weeks
CDs
Magazines
Video Games
Board Games
New Titles (yellow label)

4 weeks
Books
Audio Books
Sheet Music

Newspapers and periodicals

Digital Newspaper Service ePress epress.fi and digital magazine service emagz.fi offer digitized versions of Finnish newspapers and magazines. Digital newspapers and magazines can be read on our customer computers or on your own device if it is connected to the library wi-fi Kirjasto505.

In the library’s newspaper room we have newspapers and periodicals from Finland and other countries. There are magazines available in English, Swedish, German, Spanish and French. Apart from the latest issue all periodicals are available for loan. Loan period is 2 weeks.

For most newspapers, we keep the current month and the previous month’s issues available. Helsingin Sanomat, Etelä-Suomen sanomat and Kauppalehti are available for the current month and two previous months. The local newspaper (Mäntsälä, Mäntsälän uutiset) is available as bound volumes from 1972 to 2014.

You can search and request magazines via our Online Library Catalogue kirkes.finna.fi.

Online services

Mäntsälä Municipal Library’s online services include this website, our Online Library Catalogue kirkes.finna.fi and our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

We have eBooks, electronic materials and other online resources available for our customers. At the library we have devices you can use to get acquainted with our services and materials. The library staff provides help and guidance, if needed.

Ebooks

From Ellibs Online Library you can check out books and audio books in Finnish or in Swedish. Use your library card number and PIN code to log in.

Link to the Ellibs Online Library

Computers and tablets

We have several desktop computers and tablets for our customers to use. If you want to search material from the library database, in the hallway there are two computers reserved solely for browsing the KIRKES library catalogue.

Desktop computers

Our customer computers are located in an alcove in the hallway, in the newspaper room and in a small study along the hallway. The computers can be reserved for an hour at a time. All our desktop computers are connected to the Internet and have the Microsoft Office 2016 software suite installed. You can print in color (default) or in greyscale from all the computers. 

Tablets

Our tablet computers are iPads. You can borrow a tablet with your library card. Tablets use library’s wireless network (Kirjasto505) and you are free to use our Wi-Fi with your own devices as well. Cardholder, or in case of a minor, the cardholder’s guardian, is liable for any damages that may occur. Library also lends out earphones, if you want to listen to music, view videos or television shows or play video games.

Reserving a computer

Library’s desktop computers can be reserved through our Clicking the picture moves you to ebooking site -system with a library card number and PIN code. If you don’t have a PIN code, the library staff will give you one. The same code is used for reservations and renewals in our online catalogue. eBooking -system allows you to edit your personal user details, excluding the library card number and birth date. Afterwards you can access the system using either the user name you have created or the library card number and PIN code.

Guidance and assistance

The library staff can assist you with minor computer problems. If you want more thorough guidance in using an iPad, you can book an appointment with a librarian. Contact the front desk for more information, tel. 040 314 5379. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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