Information search and databases

Collection databases of libraries

  • Lumme online library – Search Lumme libraries collection database, make reservations and renew your loans.
  • Finna – Multi search of Finnish public libraries collection databases.
  • Kaakkuri – Multi search of South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Mikkeli University Consortium and Maritime Centre Vellamo collection databases.
  • Finna – Collections of Finnish museums, libraries and archives.
  • Melinda – Metadatabase of libraries (collection informations of special-, university- and universities of applied sciences’ libraries).

Article databases

  • Arto – Article references of Finnish scientific and professional journals.
  • Google scholar – Search engine for scientific articles. Some articles might be restricted.


  • ePress – WORKS ONLY WITHIN LIBRARY’S NETWORK. Finnish local- and provincial newspapers in digital form.
  • eMagz – WORKS ONLY WITHIN LIBRARY’S NETWORK. Finnish magazines.
  • PressReader – WORKS ONLY WITHIN LIBRARY’S NETWORK. Newspapers and magazines from around the world: Over 6000 magazines from 100 countries and about 60 different languages.
  • Online newspapers – Digital editions of different newspapers from around the world. Thousands of newspapers which can be searched by continent and country.
  • – Finnish scientific journals and annals. Service is administrated by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. Articles are publicly available, although some of them are available in delay.

E-books and e-dictionaries

  • Ellibs e-book service – WORKS WITH A LIBRARY CARD. Electronic books acquired by Lumme libraries. The collection contains books for adults, children and adolescents. Includes audiobooks.
  • e-library – Public library e-book collections and open access e-books. To be able to use library e-books, one must be a customer of the library in question.
  • RedFox Pro – WORKS WITH A LOGIN. Finland’s largest dictionary that contains over 24.1 million keywords, 41 languages and a translation memory of 23 million sentence pairs. Also includes language teaching and grammar materials in eight different languages. You can use it remotely with login details available at the library.
  • New Dictionary of Modern Finnish – A dictionary of standard Finnish language constructed at the Institute for the Languages of Finland. The dictionary has over 100,000 words.

Musical materials and movies

  • Naxos Music Library – WORKS WITH A LIBRARY CARD. A listening service containing over 100,000 titles of classical music CD recordings. Also contains other music genres.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz – WORKS WITH A LIBRARY CARD. A listening service with over 17,000 titles of jazz music CD recordings.
  • Rockway (In Finnish) – WORKS WITH A LIBRARY CARD AND PIN CODE. Online service for music teaching. The courses are borrowed with a library card, and they can be reserved. To enter the service, you prove your identity with a Lumme library card number and PIN code. In addition, the service requires registering a user account and accepting the terms of use. Data protection policy and terms of use in Finnish.
  • (In Finnish) – Information about audio records acquired to the Yleisradio audio record archive since 1974. Also includes older materials.  
  • (In Finnish) – Music libraries’ tips, events and latest news as well as links to musical information retrieval channels, content and other online services. 
  • Viddla – Library services’ movie service with a selection of 284 movies. You can watch movies as live stream with the Viddla service. The display device can be for example a TV with internet connection, a tablet, or a smartphone. To enter the service at, you log in with your library card number and its PIN code. The Viddla service only accepts numerical PIN codes. Each customer is allowed to watch a maximum of 2 movies per month. Chrome is recommended as browser. 

Digital full-text materials

  • Digi – Digitised materials of the National Library  – Finnish newspapers published between 1771 and 1929, digitised by the National Library. The service also contains magazines and ephemera.  
  • Doria – A publication archive maintained by the National Library that includes content produced by several organisations; for example, publications and theses from Statistics Finland.  
  • EEBO – Early English Books Online – WORKS ONLY WITHIN LIBRARY’S NETWORK. English literature from the years 1470 to 1700 
  • ECCO – Eighteenth Century Collection online – WORKS ONLY WITHIN LIBRARY’S NETWORK. English literature from the 1700s. 
  • Theseus – Online theses and publications of universities of applied sciences. 

Other databases

  • Duodecim – Terveyskirjasto – Sitra, the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and Veikkaus offer the Terveyskirjasto database for everyone in Finland 
  • Finlex – A public free-of-charge internet service of legal materials owned by the Ministry of Justice. 
  • Mikkeli SeutuWiki – A continuously updated website containing regional information from the cultural heritage project, the museum and the library. 

Tools for information search

  •  – The gateway to all library services. Contains, among other things, information retrieval services and online services for literature, music, children and youth.  
  • Makupalat– online information index by topic. 
  • YKL / Finto – Finnish Public Libraries Classification System. 
  • YSA / Finto – General Finnish Thesaurus. 
  • Kaunokki / Finto- Fictive literature thesaurus. 
  • MUSA / Finto – Music thesaurus