Purchase subsidies for libraries

Support for quality books is a purchase subsidy granted to municipal libraries annually by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The purchase subsidy covers all Finnish municipalities except those in Åland. Libraries receive purchase subsidy lists, which contain items considered to be low in circulation but high in quality and which the libraries can order up to the subsidy amount. The allowance for the current year also permits libraries to acquire works included on the previous year’s purchase subsidy list.

Public information grants

The Committee for Public Information (TJNK) awards public information grants to individuals or members of working groups (but not to associations or societies) to implement work plans that contribute to public information, mainly as a form of compensation for creative work.