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Kirkes e-library

Books and audio books

From Ellibs Online Library you can check out books and audio books in Finnish or in Swedish. Use your library card number and PIN code to log in.

Newspapers and periodicals

Offers online versions of Finnish local and provincial newspapers and popular Finnish magazines. Newspapers are only available on library computers.


Watch both Finnish and foreign movies on your own device. The selection includes movies for children and adults.

Concert recordings

Medici.tv contains over 3 000 videos of concerts, operas, and ballets. It also offers documentaries, masterclasses, as well as about 150 live streams per year. The content is mainly classical music and jazz.


Learn to sing and play instruments by watching tutorials. Teaching in Finnish.

Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive collection of classical music available online. Also offers jazz, folk and world music.

Naxos Video
Naxos Video Library is an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

Naxos Jazz
Naxos Jazz offers jazz music from different eras, from both major and smaller labels.

Naxos Music Library
World music from over 150 countries. Offers a wide range of world music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music.

Free e-resources online

You can find a lot of materials free of charge online. Here you can find links to books and other materials, mostly classic and older literature. Please note that the content of this box varies depending on which language you are using the web library in. These materials are not included in the Kirkes libraries’ collection, so you do not need your library card to access them.

Project Gutenberg
Classical literature in several languages.

Internet Archive
Links to millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

Directory of Open Access Books
Academic peer-reviewed books and texts ranging from art and economics to technology.

Digital Book Index
A wide range of books in English. Both fiction and non-fiction.

Digital Collections - The National Library of Finland
Digital materials of the National Library of Finland include newspapers, journals, maps, books, manuscripts and more. Digitisation is on-going.

Europeana Collections provides access to over 50 million digitised items – books, music, artworks and more.

International Children’s Digital Library
This site strives to provide children from all over the world with books in their first language.

Fiction, verses and references in English.

Finnish scholarly journals online. Journal.fi is a journal management and publishing service provided by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. The site features 80 Finnish scholarly journals, with more to come.

Elonet is a database and VOD service provided by The National Audiovisual Institute KAVI. There are over 450 films to watch on Elonet, some with English subtitles.

The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library. More than 23,000 German language ebooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers. Free of charge, requires registration.