Reference and Information Services

Our services are available to anyone who is interested in the oral and written cultural heritage of Finland. At SKS, we will help you to learn how to use our archives and search information in our collections.

Information Services

If you need information on folk traditions or Finnish literature, please contact the archives and library information services.


  • answer questions  on Finnish folklore, folk beliefs, oral history, as well as Finnish literature and cultural history
  • provide advice on the use of the materials.


  • answers questions on cultural studies and Finnish literature 
  • assists customers with the use of its collections and databases.

Our information services are free for simple requests. Extensive search requests carry a fee and must be arranged in advance.

You can ask questions