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The collections of the museum library have nearly 10 000 titles. The collection grows with new purchases made, based on the museum staff's wishes as well as with donations. With the help of donations, the museum has succeeded in supplementing the older literature in the collection. The library's collections also include both domestic and foreign magazines.

The oldest volumes of the collection of the Library of the Craft Museum of Finland are from the beginning of the 20th century, the first library catalog has been prepared already in 1911. The collection includes handicraft and home industry book treasures from the late 19th century.

Explore the library or materials on site

Sometimes you need to dive deeper and immerse yourself in the material, for example, when doing research.

The Library of the Craft Museum of Finland is a reference library that is also open to visitors. The library is open during office hours from 9 am to 3 pm, which means that the museum's library collections can also be researched on the spot. When wishing to do some research in the library, time must be booked in advance with the museum staff. So contact us! 

Another option is to ask the museum staff to search for topics of interest to you, the results of this search would be then provided to you in a way agreed in advance.

More information

Anneli Hemmilä-Nurmi, curator
tel.  +358 050 311 8888
anneli.hemmila-nurmi [at]