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Material services

The SKS provides an information service on questions relating to literature and literary research as well as on research into folklore and culture. Information officers in the archives and the library advise customers on how to use the materials.

Material from the library can be taken out on loan with a Helka library card or a UniCard electronic student card.

Customers may examine archive materials in reading rooms. The Literary Archives can supply other archives, libraries and museums with microfilms on interlibrary loan.

You can send your request also online. The archives and the library take a fee of some of their services.

SKS Books

The bookshop of the SKS is located in the premises of the publication department at Mariankatu 3. The online bookshop allows visitors to browse publications by the SKS and make purchases online.

Grants, awards and support

The Finnish Literature Society has five funds, from which it can distribute grants and awards for the research and advancement of folklore and literature, the mainstays of the Society, as well as encourages students of folklore and literature.

FILI – Finnish Literature Information Centre awards translation grants every year for translating Finnish literature into foreign languages and for translating foreign literature and non-fiction into Finnish. FILI also distributes funding for translating extracts and travel grants for translators.

Member services

Members and correspondent members of the SKS can notify the Society of a change of address or other information either by sending an e-mail to or by completing the information in the online form.

Visits to SKS

Both individual visitors and groups of visitors are welcome to visit the SKS to find out what the Society does.