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Library and information services

Special library and information service
for child welfare-related information

The Central Union for Child Welfare has a library that specialises in children’s issues. It was founded in 1949 and provides information on the status and rights of children and families. Our collections feature academic publications, Finnish and foreign scientific journals and magazines published by our member organisations. Most of our material is in Finnish, but there are publications in Swedish and English.

You can search and browse the material in the library database. On this page you will find a search service in Finnish. See the latest acquisitions here (in Finnish).

Subscribe to our newsletters on child welfare in Finnish here.

Information for library users

Information service

Our information service helps you to search for and find relevant sources of information. You can contact our information service on all matters relating to children, young people and families.

Information requests should be made by email tietopalvelu(a)

Send an information request by e-mail

Opening hours and address

The library is currently only accessible electronically or by appointment. You can explore our materials on site by arranging a visit in advance by email kirjasto(a)

The library’s address is Armfeltintie 1, 00150 Helsinki.

Arrange a library visit by e-mail

Joining our library and loans

You can join our library by email kirjasto(a) or by visiting us. Requests for loans, reservations and renewals can be made by email. The loan period is 28 days. We send loaned publications and copies of articles to our customers by post, free of charge.

Items can be returned by post or to the library at an agreed on time. Thin publications can be returned to our mailbox at Armfeltintie 1.

Search in the library database

Here you can quickly search in Finnish in the library’s selection. You can also search directly in the PrettyLib database. We also have publications in English.

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