Our collections can be accessed through the Helmet library database along with the collections of the city libraries in Espoo, Helsinki and Vantaa. Materials from other Helmet libraries can be requested to Kauniainen library free of charge.

Search for library items: Helmet.fi

If you can’t find the item you are looking for in the Helmet collections or a university library in the Helsinki region, we can provide the item for you with an interlibrary loan.

Want to suggest a title for our collections? You can make an aquisition request by e-mailing us at kirjasto@kauniainen.fi.

Climate action: The Helmet libraries coat books with plant-based bioplastic, which does not contain fossil-based materials. The libraries will move to the more environmentally-friendly material as new materials are coated and once the old plastic reserves are used up. The libraries are also studying how many books can be left uncoated for environmental reasons. Kauniainen library regularly showcases books about climate issues and provides reliable, science-based information on the topic.

eLibrary is open 24/7

If you have a library card and a pin code, you can access our online resources at home as well. The Helmet libraries offer a large selection of books, audio books, magazines and music in the eLibrary. Most of the media can be borrowed or read online, regardless of where you are.

Special collections

The Kauniainen collection consists of books by authors connected to Kauniainen, as well as books about the city. Some of the books can be found through our database Elmer.

The library also owns a collection of personal data directories. These items can only be read in the library and are registered in the Helmet database.