Migration Library

The Migration Library is a special library open for the public and a part of the Finnish Immigration Service. The library’s collection consists of literature about phenomena closely related to immigrants and human migration as well as conditions in countries of departure. Other main themes are refugee and immigration policy, racism and ethnic relations, other questions related to refugees and integration.

The library’s collection consists of approximately 12,000 volumes. As the library expands its collections, it continues taking into consideration the needs of those who work with immigration issues.

The library offers its customers a wireless internet connection.

Opening hours

  • Tuesdays from 12 to 15
  • Thursdays from 12 to 15

The address is Lintulahdenkatu 10, 00500 Helsinki

If you want to visit the library at another time, you should contact the library and agree on the visit ahead of time: [email protected]

Loans can be returned to

  • the library during its opening hours
  • the downstairs lobby at Lintulahdenkatu weekdays from 8 to 16
  • by post to the Migration Library (Migri), PL 10, 00086 Maahanmuuttovirasto

Renewal of loans

Please note! Handbooks (class A and B) can only be lent to employees of the Finnish Immigration Service. The handbooks can be read by the customers in the library.

The database contains library materials and a list of new titles

You can search the database below for the materials of the Migration Library. Newest titles contains the latest titles in the library's collection.


The index term list is based on the UNHCR's 'The International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology (ITRT)'. The index terms are given in English independent of the language of the publication.