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E-Library Help

Books and Audiobooks

Ellibs Library

Go to the Ellibs service

  • Borrow e-books and audiobooks in the browser or in the mobile app. The Ellibs app is available on Google Play, App Store or Huawei App Gallery.
  • Log in with your library card and PIN. If prompted, select Kirkes as your library system.
  • You can stream books instantly through your browser or load them onto your device. A network connection is required for downloading.
  • If an e-book you wish to borrow is on loan, you can put a hold on the book. When the book becomes available, it will be automatically checked out to you and you will get a notification by e-mail.
  • You can select a loan period of either 2 days or 14 days. E-books are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, so there are no late fees. You have an option to return your loans anytime.
  • You can have max 5 loans and 10 holds at any time.
  • In settings you can, for example, change the font size, adjust background color, or audio speed

Additional instructions

Magazines

ePress

Read e-newspapers online.

  • ePress offers online versions of Finnish local and provincial newspapers. Newspapers can be read in the library's premises from the library's client computers and with your own devices on the library's network.

This is limited to a number of users at a time. If your newspaper is not available, try again later.

Movies

Cineast

Go to the Cineast service

  • Go to cineast.fi or open the Cineast-application.
  • Select Kirkes library in the menu.
  • Browse the collection and select a movie.
  • Log in with with your Kirkes library card number and PIN code.
  • If you choose to create a user account, you get access to more functions, for example the ability to mark movies as favorites and view loan history. With the user account, you can also activate the child mode. If you don't want to create an account, select "skip" and you can watch the movie.
  • Please note that the movie's loan period starts immediately.
  • You can borrow up to four films a month, or until the monthly budget determined by Kirkes libraries has been used up.
  • The loan period is 48 hours. Your loan will be returned automatically.
  • Age limits have been taken into account – a child’s card can not be used to borrow movies meant for adult viewing.
  • For private viewing only.

Additional instructions

Concert recordings

Medici.tv

Go to the Medici.tv service

  • A streaming service for music recordings; watch recorded performances of concerts, operas and ballets as well as live streams, all on your own device.
  • Log in with your Kirkes library card and PIN code.
  • There is no limit to how many users can simultaneously use the service.
  • The service can be used in English, Spanish, French, and Russian.
  • The service offers five different kinds of video streaming, so there is an option for every type of connection from 3G to fiber-optic. The bitrate of the videos is adjustable and adjusts itself according to your internet speed. The bitrate of the sound is a constant, so the sound quality is always the best. You may choose the quality of the video stream manually by pressing the settings-cog in the lower right-hand corner of the video player.

Music

Naxos Music Library

Go to the Naxos Music service

  • A music streaming platform with a comprehensive collection of classical music, jazz, world music and classic rock. Also includes other materials such as sheet music, opera librettos, album art, biographies, vocabularies, and music-related courses.
  • Log in with your library card.
  • Up to four simultaneous Kirkes users.
  • Mobile app also available in Google Play or App Store.
  • Please log out when you are done.

Naxos Music Library Jazz

Go to the Naxos Jazz Music service

  • Jazz music from different eras, from both major and smaller labels.
  • Log in with your library card.
  • One Kirkes user at a time.
  • Mobile app also available in Google Play or App Store.
  • Please log out when you are done.

Naxos Library World

Go to the Naxos World Music service

  • World music from over 150 countries. Offers a wide range of world music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music.
  • Log in with your library card.
  • One Kirkes user at a time.
  • Mobile app also available in Google Play or App Store.
  • Please log out when you are done.

Naxos Video Library

Go to the Naxos Video service

  • A streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.
  • Log in with your library card.
  • Up to four simultaneous Kirkes users.
  • Please log out when you are done.


Rockway

Go to the Rockway service

An online music education service that offers instructional videos in Finnish for musicians and singers, free of charge.

  • Log in with your library card and PIN code.
  • When logging in for the first time, please provide your contact details.
  • The loan period for the courses is two weeks. If the course you are interested in is on loan, you can join the queue. You will get an email notification once your turn begins.
  • See all loans and holds under Omat kurssit.
  • You can exit the queue or return the course before the due date.