Finna’s catalogue data are freely available, but statutory or contractual restrictions may apply to the digital images and back cover texts displayed in Finna, as well as to the digital content and metadata linked to in Finna. Read more about user rights.
The Finna API
The open interface of the finna.fi service at api.finna.fi brings the metadata produced by participating libraries, archives and museums to the public. This interface also includes links to images and other material that is provided through the finna.fi service, but may be under use restrictions.
Development of Finna
Finna will be developed gradually as new organisations join the service. The beta version of the service was launched in December 2012 and the first official version in October 2013. If you cannot find the information that you are searching for in Finna, check back later to see if it has been added.
Organisations responsible for Finna
The National Library of Finland bears the main responsibility for developing and maintaining Finna, but the actual development work is carried out together with Finna partners. The archives, libraries and museums involved in Finna are responsible for its content. Finna is part of the National Digital Library (NDL) project of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Finna has been constructed using VuFind and other open-source software, and its source code is freely available to all. Read more about the development of the software.