Library services for special groups
Special library services are provided for several special groups, such as the visually impaired. Celia Library for the Visually Impaired provides literature in an accessible format for all those who, owing to an illness or disability, are not able to read standard printed books. While open to everyone, the Library of the Finnish Association of the Deaf is a special library and information service for the deaf and speakers of sign language.
Children and the elderly are also among the special groups provided with special library items and additional services, such as IT courses. The Ulkomaalaiskirjasto Multilingual Library acquires literature in rare languages.
All of Finland
- Central Multilingual Library Service link
The multilingual library seeks to purchase materials in rare languages; they are available through the interlibrary loan system to language minorities.
Helsinki City Library
- Celia - Library for the Visually Impaired link
Selection of literature for the visually impaired. Web accessibility guidelines in a nutshell. Celianet - library catalogue and a complementing Web service.
Celia Library for the Visually Impaired
- Library and information service for the deaf link
A specialized library that is concentrated on the deaf and the sign language field.
Finnish Association of the Deaf