Lists of the most borrowed children’s books at the city libraries of Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vantaa. The lists cover the 100 most borrowed children’s books (fiction and non-fiction). The data is quarterly and starts at the beginning of 2014. The data also includes renewals of loans.

The names of the books in the material have been shortened because the names of the books can be really long, for example, in textbook series with several parts and different versions of the exercise books, textbooks and dictionaries. Therefore, several different books can be under the same name in the material. Only the first separating colon or comma is included.

NOTE: The Excel file 2019 - contains both the most borrowed adult and children's books.


  • Nimeke: Name of the book
  • Tekijä: Primary author
  • ISBN: Unambiguous identifier of the book or other separate work, which indicates, for example, the book’s publication country or language group and its publisher
  • Lainauskerrat: Accumulation of the number of times all copies (volumes) in circulation have been borrowed over the period. Also includes renewals.

Data and Resources

Additional information

Administrator Helsingin kulttuurin ja vapaa-ajan toimiala / Kaupunginkirjasto
Administrator's webpage
Source HelMet-kirjastot
Published 22.10.2015
Updated 21.11.2023
Update frequency
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Time series starts 2014
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License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
How to reference Source: HelMet-libraries' most loaned children's books. The maintainer of the dataset is Helsingin kulttuurin ja vapaa-ajan toimiala / Kaupunginkirjasto and the original author is HelMet-kirjastot. The dataset has been downloaded from Helsinki Region Infoshare service on 2023-12-06 17:05:31.331030 under the license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
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