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Ellibs - ebooks and audiobooks

Ellibs ebooks and audiobooks

E-books and audiobooks of the Vanamo libraries can be found in the Ellibs. The collection includes fiction, nonfiction, guide books, and children’s and young adult literature. Most of the materials are in Finnish.

You can read ebooks and listen audiobooks straight from your web browser, use a free Ellibs mobile app or download ebooks into a reader program.

Good to know

  • You can browse the collection without logging in.
  • Library card and four digit pin code are required for borrowing and reserving.
  • The material can be borrowed by only one customer at a time. You can have up to five loans and seven reservations at a time.
  • Loans are automatically returned after the loan period expires.
  • The loan cannot be renewed. You can borrow a previously borrowed item when you return it and then borrow it again.
  • Checked out e-materials do not show up in Vanamo online library loans.
  • If your library card changes, you will have to sign up for Ellibs as a new customer. Bookshelf contents (loans and reservations) will not be retained in your new user account.
  • You can search for material by using a keyword or by limiting the range of works to be displayed, such as the type of literature or topic. You can also filter the search result by language, year of publication, age group, or format.

See Ellibs intructions.

Video instructions for Ellibs (in Finnish)

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PressReader - newspaper and magazine service

PressReader

PressReader service offers you top newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries in 60 languages. There are a number of ways you can access PressReader through your library.

PressReader remote use with a browser

Remote use of the PressReader is available to all Vanamo library customers.

  • Open PressReader. Select ‘Sign In’ in the top right-hand corner. Select the ‘Library or Group’ button and search for Vanamo. Log in using your library card number and PIN code.
  • After logging in, create a PressReader account (email, password, name) ja accept the terms of use by pressing "Agree". If you already have an account, you can sign in with your user name and password.
  • The Welcome window opens, you can start reading.
  • With one login, you can use the service for 30 days. After that, a new login with a library card and a PIN will be required.

PressReader-application

Download the free PressReader application on your mobile device from the application store. If you have downloaded the application earlier, make sure it is updated to the latest version.

  • Open the PressReader app and select ‘Sign In’ from the menu. Select the ‘Library or Group’ button and search for Vanamo.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN code.
  • In order to accept the terms of use, you must create a PressReader account, fill in the required information in the fields. If you already have an account, you can sign in with your user name and password.
  • Wait a moment for the PressReader HotSpot window to open
  • If the coffee cup icon at the top of the Publications section is not green, launch HotSpot from the Settings.
  • You can download magazines to your device for reading offline.
  • In the PressReader application settings, you can specify whether the service is also allowed to be used on the mobile network.
  • If the app doesn't offer the option to sign in with a library card, do so: go to PressReader site with browser, log in with your library card number and PIN, click on your own name and then "Manage account". Add an email address and password to your account. Launch the app and sign in with your email address and password.

Video instructions for PressReader (in Finnish)

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Naxos – music and audiobooks

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

Listen to classical and world music.

  • To use the services, you need the library card of the Hämeenlinna city library.
  • In the login field, enter the number of your library card (above the barcode) and click the Login button.
  • There can be three simultaneous users in the service.
  • There is no time limit for listening.
  • Recordings cannot be recorded.
  • Remember to log out after you finish using the service.

After logging in, a range of new titles opens. The menus include music directories, performers and composers, ready-to-play playlists and various additional material. With keyword search you can look for a work, composer or artist.

Naxos Music Library app (NML)

First log in to the service through a web browser and create your own account.

  • Open the page Naxos Music Library
  • Log in with your library card number under Enter your Library Card Number.
  • Go to playlists from the Playlists link, Press Sign up and create your own Playlist Account.
  • Fill out the registration form, accept the terms and conditions and press Register new Account Now.
  • You will receive a confirmation message in your email. Sign in to your email and click the link in the message.

Download NML application (Naxos Music Library) to your mobile device

  • Go to the App Store or Play store on your mobile device.
  • Find the app and install it on your device.
  • Sign in with your email address and Naxos password.
  • The service can also be used offline.
  • Remember to log out after you finish using the service.

Naxos Spoken Word Library

Naxos Spoken Word Library

Listen to fiction and non-fiction literature.

  • To use the service, you need the library card of the Hämeenlinna city library.
  • Log in to the service with the library card of Hämeenlinna city library. In the Enter Passcode field, enter the number of your library card (above the barcode) and click the Go button.
  • There can be one user in the service.
  • Remember to log out after you finish using the service.

Content is mainly in English but some German and French titles are also available. Some works also include text.

Browse works by author, reader, language or publisher. You can search by subject, title, author, reader or ISBN. In advanced search, you can also search by genre.

Naxos Spoken Word Library app (NSWL)

First log in to the service through a web browser and create your own account.

  • Open the page Naxos Spoken Word Library
  • Log in with your library card number under Enter passcode.
  • Create a user account by choosing Create student/member account. Enter the required data.
  • You will receive a confirmation message in your email. Sign in to your email and click the link in the message.

Download NSWL application (Naxos Music Library) to your mobile device

  • Go to the App Store or Play store on your mobile device.
  • Find the app and install it on your device.
  • Sign in with your user name.
  • The service can also be used offline.
  • To search audiobooks, type the name of the author or book in the Search field.
  • You can also listen to audiobooks offline: select an audiobook, select a three-dot menu in the book information, and then Download for offline streaming
  • Remember to log out after you finish using the service.
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Rockway - remote music courses

Rockway

Learn to play instruments, to sing and to record by watching online video courses.

Rockway is a Finnish online service that provides remote courses for music. The service is available only in Finnish. Log in to the Rockway library with your library card number. The first time you log in, you will be asked to fill in your contact information and create a password.

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