FinELib, the National Electronic Library
The Finnish National Electronic Library, FinELib, is a consortium comprising Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences, public libraries and a number of research institutes and special libraries.
FinELib acquires both Finnish and international electronic resources for the needs of research, education, and learning and promotes the availability and use of high quality information throughout Finnish society. FinELib negotiates license agreements centrally on behalf of its member organisations. The work of FinELib is based on national and international cooperation and the ongoing development of its own working practices.
The National Library of Finland is responsible for FinELib and its development in accordance with the guidelines of the FinELib steering group. The National Library cooperates with universities, universities of applied sciences (polytechnics), research institutes and public libraries, and takes part in national strategic initiatives.
FinELib receives centralised funding from the Ministry of Education for the services provided to universities, universities of applied sciences and public libraries.
FinELib Consortium as a partner – bringing science, research, education and learning to the top
The FinELib consortium acts as a partner in strengthening the top-ranking international position of Finnish science, research and education.
The Consortium and the FinELib Service Unit work together to anticipate the needs of the users of electronic resources. The Service Unit develops flexible service solutions.
The FinELib Service Unit is also an active national and international strategic partner.