Rules of the Library of Statistics

The Library of Statistics is a statistical library that is open to everybody. If you want to borrow material or come on site to study publications, please follow these rules.

Library card

To obtain publications for a home loan, you must have a library card of the Library of Statistics. You can obtain one by visiting the Library of Statistics and filling in an application. Book an appointment in advance and bring your ID with you. Enterprises and institutions can also obtain a library card, which is signed by the person responsible for the loans.

The library card must always be presented when checking out a loan from the library. The library card is personal and you are responsible for the material loans made with the card. If you lose the card, notify the library immediately. Also notify the library about your address and name changes as soon as possible. You can check your register data if you wish.

Loan period

The loan period is four weeks. You can renew loans for four further weeks at a time unless reservations of them have been made. Loans can be renewed six times, after which the loans must be presented for inspection at the library. You can renew the loans unless reservations of them have been made.

As a borrower, you commit to returning or renewing the material you have borrowed on the due date at the latest. The material is returned to the Library of Statistics.

Loss of borrowing right

If you do not return the loans within a week after the third return request, you will receive an invoice for the material. After this, the matter will be handled via a debt collecting agency if necessary, and payment for the material can no longer be made to the library. You will lose your borrowing right until the material has been returned or replaced. Lost material can also be replaced by acquiring a corresponding publication in its place.

Interlibrary loan and facsimile copy requests

Interlibrary loan refers to distance service and facsimile copy services between libraries. Interlibrary loans are ordered via libraries, so you can ask your own library to borrow materials from the Library of Statistics. Upon request, the library also obtains and supplies literature that is not available in its own collections from other libraries for Statistics Finland’s personnel. They are given out on home loan only with the permission of the sending library.

You can make copies of the library’s publications on site or alternatively ask the library to supply chargeable copies from its collections in accordance with the currently valid Copyright Act.

All material cannot be borrowed

The following material is not available for home loans:

User rights to electronic material

The library has user rights to Statistics Finland's and other service providers' data materials. User rights regulated with agreements apply to the electronic material, and the terms of use for different products differ from one another. Ask the personnel for more information.

Ask more, set up an appointment, borrow or reserve material

  • by email at:
  • by telephone: +358 29 551 2220 (Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm)
  • requests for interlibrary and facsimile copy services by e-mail:
  • you can check the availability of library material in Statistics Finland Finna (at:

The visiting address is Työpajankatu 13, Helsinki (Google Maps).