The FIIA library is a specialised facility which supports the Institute’s research activities and whose collections are at the disposal of anybody interested in international relations and foreign policy.

The library contains over 24 600 volumes. It subscribes to or receives on an exchange basis some 200 periodicals and newspapers. Older annual volumes of periodicals are kept in the Institute’s archives or sent to the National Repository Library.

The collections focus on the topics of Finnish foreign policy, international politics, changes within Europe, Finland’s neighbouring regions, and disarmament.

Books, but not periodicals, can be borrowed. The borrowing period for books is four weeks. Interlibrary loans are confined to sending article copies only.

The library does not maintain regular opening hours. Customers are advised, instead, to always make an appointment before their arrival. Contact: tel.: +35850 574 0202 (Johanna Meltti, librarian), or e-mail: johanna.meltti(at)

The library’s book collections are catalogued into a PrettyLib library system. An article database for incoming periodicals was updated 1995-2017. The databases are not available outside the Institute.