Who participates in Finna?

Partner organisations

The following organisations have provided material for Finna.

Archives (10)

Libraries (53)

Museums (55)


Can I use the material?


You can browse through most archival material on the premises of individual archives. Scholars, students and ordinary citizens can apply for a research permit to access limited use material. In general, an attempt will be made to grant a permit.

All participating archives have provided Finna with material accessible on the web that is freely available for personal use.

Archive material at finna.fi


University and university of applied sciences libraries

Anyone can borrow material from most university and university of applied sciences libraries.

Applying for the right to borrow material from a new library does not always require applying for a new library card, since, in some cases, that right may already be included in a library card acquired earlier. Library service desks usually grant borrowing privileges.

University and university of applied sciences library material at finna.fi

City and provincial libraries

Anyone can borrow books and other material from public libraries in Finland. A Finnish address may be required to obtain a library card.

Public library material at finna.fi



Finna allows you to browse collections available on the web and not on view on site at museums and, for example, collections previously available only to scholars.

Many museums offer the opportunity to order print-quality images and purchase image rights for an additional fee.

Museum material at finna.fi



Further information

Further information on user rights for the material found in Finna is available on the page Privacy and terms.

The page What is Finna? contains information on the sites included in Finna and additional functions provided by Finna.