Who participates in Finna?

Partner organisations

The following organisations have provided material for Finna.

Archives (10)

Libraries (53)

Museums (54)


Can I use the material?


Most archive material can be browsed at the premises of individual archives. Scholars, students and ordinary citizens can apply for a research permit for browsing 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.

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, the right can be included in a library card acquired earlier. Borrowing rights are usually granted by library service desks.

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 a requisite for getting a library card.

Public library material at finna.fi



At Finna, you can browse material available on the web not on view at museum premises and, for example, previously available only to scholars.

Many museums offer the opportunity to order print-quality images and purchase image rights as an additional, chargeable service.

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.