Library of Statistics collections

The Library of Statistics has statistics from Finland and Nordic countries, as well as from international organisations. The publications in the collection of the Library of Statistics can be searched in Statistics Finland Finna.

Finnish statistics

The domestic collection of statistics contains the Official Statistics of Finland (OSF) starting from 1856, Statistics Finland's other statistical production, and the statistics of other public administration. The collections also comprise statistics from several business organisations and trade associations.

Older Finnish statistics have been digitised and they are freely available in the Doria database of the National Library. The digitised material covers the Statistical Yearbooks of Finland, as well as publications of election, population, education and industrial statistics starting from the mid-1850s.

Statistics Finland's all databases can be used free of charge in the premises of the Library of Statistics.

Foreign and international statistics

The Library's printed collections contain Nordic official statistics and general statistical yearbooks from around 30 countries.

The collections also include the statistical publications of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union, as well as the statistics of key international organisations (UN, OECD, IMF, World Bank, etc.).

Books and periodicals

The Library of Statistics has non-fiction mainly in the fields of statistics, national economy and demography. The books can be freely borrowed. Online books can be in the Library of Statistics premises.

The collections of the Library of Statistics contain national and international periodicals, especially concerning statistics, national economy and social sciences. Online periodicals can be read with the customer terminals of the Library of Statistics.

Statistics Finland Finna contains reference information on articles in periodicals published by Statistics Finland starting from 1990. Some of the articles are freely available on the web.