Library and culture

Many ways to read, listen and watch


  • Finnish Seamen's Service provides library services to Finnish merchant fleet and to foreign flag vessels with a special service agreement.
  • You can also make reservations for printed books and movies through our library online.
  • FSS also has a digi-bookshelf, where you can borrow e-books and audiobooks. Read more
  • FSS library organizes literature circles and a Cultureclub with different types of programs, socializing and culture happenings. More information in the eventcalendar and on FSS's facebook page.


Please visit us on weekdays at 9-15 Linnankatu 3, Katajanokka, Helsinki!


Questions? Please contact

Ella Mustamo
+3589 668 90020

FSS Library

FSS Digi-bookshelf



The Finnish Seamen's Service provides library services to Finnish merchant fleet and to foreign flag vessels with a special service agreement.

When visiting any port in Finland, the ships can contact our Head Office or local contact persons to enquire about the availability of library services. 

Most of our books are in Finnish and Swedish, but we also have a selection of English, Estonian and Russian books.

Our extensive collection of DVD and Blu-Ray movies is available free of charge. Apart from movies, the collection also includes popular Finnish and foreign series.


Packages to the vessels

24 pieces of DVD-or Blu-Ray-movies, loan period 1 month.

24 pieces of books, loan period 3 month.


Exchanging packages

The Finnish Seamens' Service offices in Helsinki and Turku

Seafarers serving on cross trade ships can use Airpro at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to pick up packages

The Finnish Seamen' Mission in Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg


Contact information

Where are we?
Local contacts

Read online

Vapaavahti - Frivakt

Visit us

Finnish Seamen's Service
Linnankatu 3, 00160 Helsinki
PL 170

Visiting times (not weekends or holidays) 9 - 15

+358 9 668 9000 


About us

What is FSS?
FSS fees


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