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E-resources in the Vaski libraries

If you’ve lost your pin code or if you haven’t got a Vaski libraries card yet, no worries! Simply contact the library and we will be able to give you a temporary card to enable you to use our e-resources. To get a temporary card, contact your own library or use the web library’s Feedback button. It is important to include your whole name and birth date in your message. Please note that temporary cards are only good for the time the libraries are closed.

We have also gathered a list of free e-resources! For example, there are books, audio books, podcasts and movies gathered on the list. The list is in Finnish, but includes material in English and other languages, as well.

Books and audio books

OverDrive
Books mainly in English, but also a smaller collection of fiction in Swedish and Finnish. A specially good English collection of youth and young adult fiction.

Naxos Spoken Word
Listen to audiobooks online in English, French or German.

Ellibs
Non-fiction in English. Fiction in Finnish and Swedish for all ages.

Do you need help?
Take a look at our instructions on how to use e-resources.

Newspapers

PressReader
More than 7000 newspapers and magazines in e-versions from approximately 100 different countries and in 60 languages.

Suomen Turku
Travel back in time with Suomen Turku, a regional magazine covering Turku-related issues, volumes 1959-1979 are digitized. In Finnish and Swedish.

ePress
Turun Sanomat and dozens of other national newspapers in Finnish and Swedish in digital form. Only available in the library.

eMagz
Tabloids and 100 popular Finnish magazines. Only available in the library.

Music

Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library is a service specialized in art music.

Naxos Jazz
Enter a treasury of jazz music.

Naxos Video
Listen to and watch performances of art music. Concerts, operas, ballets and documentaries.

Naxos World
A wide range of World music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music.

Rockway
Rockway offers singing and musical instrument lessons in Finnish.

Recommendations and news

Need help?

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E-books are easy to carry with and you can borrow an audio book even when travelling by bus. The library is now with you wherever you go.

As a customer of a Vaski-library you can easily read e-books and e-magazines, or listen to music. All you need is a library card and a PIN code. Most e-books you can read in the browser - you don't need any reader application or an Adobe ID account.

The loan period for e-books is max 2 weeks and the loans get returned automatically in the end of the loan period. You can not get any overdue charges.

How to borrow e-books

Feedback

Frequently asked questions


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 Vaski libraries’ collection, so you do not need your library card to access them.


Project Gutenberg
Classical literature in several languages.

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

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.

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

Europeana
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.



Bartleby
Fiction, verses and references in English.

Interesting e-books

Looking for a new reading experience? Choose a theme to find interesting books. Remember to use the “Choose library”-function in order to limit your search to books that are available in Vaski’s collection. You need a library card and a PIN number to borrow books.