What is Finna?


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Finna.fi provides free access to material from Finnish museums, libraries and archives.

You can browse and read material available on the web.

You can also renew loans and request material from various libraries in one place.

Finna.fi is your one stop destination for searching the freely available material provided by the partner organisations.


Other Finna search services

Finna is a collection of search services that include several sites in addition to the nationwide finna.fi site. The content included in any organisation-specific site is usually limited to the material of the organisation in question.


About Finna

User rights

Finna’s catalogue data are freely available, but statutory or contractual restrictions may apply to the digital images and back cover texts displayed in Finna, as well as to the digital content and metadata linked to in Finna. Read more about user rights.

The Finna API

The open interface of the finna.fi service at api.finna.fi brings the metadata produced by participating libraries, archives and museums to the public. This interface also includes links to images and other material that is provided through the finna.fi service, but may be under use restrictions.

Development of Finna

Finna will be developed gradually as new organisations join the service. The beta version of the service was launched in December 2012 and the first official version in October 2013. If you cannot find the information that you are searching for in Finna, check back later to see if it has been added.

Organisations responsible for Finna

The National Library of Finland bears the main responsibility for developing and maintaining Finna, but the actual development work is carried out together with Finna partners. The archives, libraries and museums involved in Finna are responsible for its content. Finna was created as a part of the National Digital Library project (2008-2017) of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Finna software

Finna has been constructed using VuFind and other open-source software, and its source code is freely available to all.