The Library of Statistics has Finland's largest collection of statistics on both Finland and the world. Some of the material can be borrowed, and almost all the material, also licensed databases, can be used in the premises of the Library of Statistics. Please make an appointment in advance to visit the library.
The Information service helps in finding and interpreting statistics. The Information service answers your questions on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm. We will respond to your questions at the latest within two working days. Guidance and individual statistical information can be had free of charge. Larger assignments taking over 15 minutes are subject to a charge.
Lending and interlibrary loan service
Lending requires a library card. You can get a personal library card and PIN code at the Library of Statistics' customer service by presenting a valid ID and by filling out a library card application form. The holder of the library card agrees to follow the rules of the library.
The lending period is four weeks. You can renew your loans yourself in Statistics Finland Finna if the material has not been reserved. Loans can also be renewed by phone +358 29 551 2220 or by email email@example.com.
The latest issues of international statistics, old data of national statistics, periodicals, reference books or archive material are not lent out. These can be used on the library premises.
Copies and interlibrary loans are sent from the Library of Statistics' collections to other libraries.
Library of Statistics collections
The Library of Statistics has statistics from Finland and Nordic countries, as well as from international organisations. The publications in the collection of the Library of Statistics can be searched in Statistics Finland Finna.
The domestic collection of statistics contains the Official Statistics of Finland (OSF) starting from 1856, Statistics Finland's other statistical production, and the statistics of other public administration. The collections also comprise statistics from several business organisations and trade associations.
Older Finnish statistics have been digitised and they are freely available in the Doria database of the National Library. The digitised material covers the Statistical Yearbooks of Finland, as well as publications of election, population, education and industrial statistics starting from the mid-1850s.
Statistics Finland's all databases can be used free of charge in the premises of the Library of Statistics.
Foreign and international statistics
The Library's printed collections contain Nordic official statistics and general statistical yearbooks from around 30 countries.
The collections also include the statistical publications of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, as well as the statistics of key international organisations (UN, OECD, IMF, World Bank, etc.).
The OECDiLibrary web service available at Statistics Finland contains a book collection and periodicals arranged by topic, as well as statistical databases and the IEA's (International Energy Agency) statistical databases. The databases can be used free of charge in the premises of the Library of Statistics.
Books and periodicals
The Library of Statistics has non-fiction mainly in the fields of statistics, national economy and demography. The books can be freely borrowed. Online books can be in the Library of Statistics premises.
The collections of the Library of Statistics contain national and international periodicals, especially concerning statistics, national economy and social sciences. Online periodicals can be read with the customer terminals of the Library of Statistics.
Statistics Finland Finna contains reference information on articles in periodicals published by Statistics Finland starting from 1990. Some of the articles are freely available on the web.