Järvenpää City Library
Address: Kirjastokatu 8, 04410 Järvenpää
Telephone: (09) 2719 2536
Monday - Thursday 9 - 20
Friday 9 - 18
Saturday 10 - 15
Holiday eves 10 - 16
Sunday closed, newspaper reading room open 10 - 14
Self-service hours Monday - Friday 9-11
During summer opening hours are shorter.
Library card and borrowing
Järvenpää City Library is a public library open to everyone. A library card is granted to anyone living in Finland who presents an identity card with a photograph and agrees to follow the library rules. Children under 15 years of age need a written consent from their parent or guardian.
The library card is personal and must be presented each time you borrow material from the library. You are responsible for items borrowed with your library card, so notify us immediately if your card is lost or stolen. Please inform us also of any changes in your contact information (postal address, phone, email).
The public libraries of Järvenpää, Kerava, Mäntsälä and Tuusula together form a network called KIRKES and your library card is valid in all these libraries. The use of library is free of charge.
Loan period and renewals
The loan period is usually four weeks. However, with CDs, CD-ROMs, magazines and recent acquisitions the loan period is two weeks and with DVDs one week. When borrowing material you get a due date receipt.
Remember to return or renew your loans on the due date, otherwise we send you a reminder and charge an overdue fee. Loans can be renewed in person, by telephone or over the internet, unless they have been reserved by another customer.
Adult lending department
The collections include books, magazines, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, CD-ROMs, e-books, talking books and language courses. The library staff will give you guidance in using the library and assist in finding information or material you need. At the information desk you can also reserve items on loan.
Material not found in Järvenpää library can be ordered as an interlibrary loan. There are several customer terminals for browsing the library's online catalogue and checking the availability of material. You may look for library material by author, subject, title, keywords and classification numbers.
Library offers free access to the Internet. Some of our internet computers can be booked in advance, others can be used without an advance reservation. Printing is available at a charge. We also offer free Wi-Fi access.
We have a scanner and a self-service photocopier/printer which operates on cards. Copy cards can be bought at the circulation desk.
The music library has a wide collection of all kinds of music – from classical to rock, jazz and blues. You can borrow CDs, cassettes, music videos, DVDs, sheet music and scores. There is also a collection of reference books for use in the library and facilities for listening to music with headphones.
Children's library offers picture books, fairy tales, comics, music, videos and computer games. Children are also welcome to our weekly story time. Every now and then puppet shows are arranged either by the library staff or by a professional puppet theatre. There are five internet terminals reserved for the use of children and youth.
Newspaper reading room
The newspaper reading room is open every day – also on Sundays. We subscribe to both domestic and foreign newspapers and magazines. Children's magazines are situated in the children's department and music magazines in the music department.The city administration has its information point in the newspaper reading room.
The reference library is both a silent reading room and a collection of reference books. Items belonging to the reference collection are given as overnight or weekend loans with certain exceptions. If you need a place to do research, you can reserve a study room for yourself. There is also a microfilm reader/printer for which you can book a time at the information desk.
You can search our library online catalogue here. To reserve and renew items and check your own records, you will need your library card number and a pin code. If you do not have a pin code yet, ask for one at the circulation desk.
Järvenpää City Library has literature in major foreign languages. We also have some literature in less widely spoken languages like Somali and Vietnamese. The Central Multilingual Library that operates in the Helsinki City Main Library serves foreigners in Finland. The Library has books in 60 different languages and their collections are for nationwide use through the interlibrary loan service.