About the SLS Finna search service
SLS Finna is the search portal of the Society of Swedish Literature (SLS). In SLS Finna you can search the SLS archive’s main catalogue to discover digitized archival treasures, including manuscripts, letters, photographs, drawings, audio and video recordings, notes and maps. The portal currently gives access to more than 50,000 entries and more material is continuously added. SLS Library’s main catalogue is also searchable.
The SLS Finna search service only gives access to a fraction of the materials in the SLS Archive. Please visit our reading rooms for access to more digitized materials.
Examples from our collections
Come visit us.Only a small part of the material is digitally available on Finna, more digital material and all the analogue material can be found in our reading rooms.
Read more about our opening hours and the reading rooms in Helsinki and Vaasa here.
Looking for ideas for your thesis?The Ideas Bank offers tips for master’s thesis and research projects focusing onunique collections and themes from the SLS Archives.
Explore the Ideas Bank for more inspiration.
Finna classroom for teachersIn Finna Classroom, you'll find material packages created by experts, making it easy and free to use them in your lessons. The packages follow the curriculum and include ready-made task ideas.
Explore the packages and try them out in your classroom!
How may I use the materials?
All the materials found in SLS Finna may be downloaded and used freely as long as the author and source (Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, SLS) are credited. The materials are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
At the moment, SLS Finna only contains a fraction of our collections. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, contact us at email@example.com or on the chat.
Our customer services are here to help! The reading room in Helsinki is open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. On Wednesdays, customer service operatives are on site until 6 pm, while the phone exchange closes at 4 pm. In Vaasa, our customer services are open 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Thursday. Please book in advance on the chat, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on +358 9 618 77 230 (Helsinki) och +358 6 319 56 00 (Vaasa). For more information on opening hours and advance bookings, please visit the SLS website.