Viewing Locations & Contact Details

RTVA records radio and television channels digitally directly from the programme stream and makes it available for the use of researchers and others who need it. Programmes can be studied at customer points nationwide. At viewing locations, users can easily access the recorded programmes and programme information through the Ritva database. All programme content is protected by copyright, so it may be viewed and listened to but it may not be copied.

The radio and television archive also holds materials on programmes broadcast before 2009, which can be accessed on request.

Contact details

National Audiovisual Institute
Address: Kaikukatu 2 C, 00530 Helsinki

Tel. 0295 338 000,
POB 16, 00501, Helsinki, Finland

National Audiovisual Institute is moving to new facilities.
More information via email: Tuula Peltonen/Information Service (
Please see:

Library of Parliament

Address: Aurorankatu 6, Helsinki
Tel. (09) 432 3423
Web site

The National Library

Address: Unioninkatu 36, Helsinki
Tel. 02941 23196
Web site

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus Library

Address: Carelia, Yliopistokatu 4, Joensuu
Tel. 0294 45 8397
Web site

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus Library

Address: Snellmania, Yliopistonranta 1 E, Kuopio
Tel. 0294 45 8400
Web site

Jyväskylä University Library

Address: Seminaarinkatu 15 (B, Lähde) Jyväskylä
Tel. 040 805 3803
Web site

Oulu University, Pegasus Library

Address: Linnanmaa. Yliopistokatu, Oulu
Tel. 0294 483502/0294 483501
Web site

Tampere University

Address: Folklife archives, Kalevantie 4, Main Building/Päätalo, 1st floor, Room E118
Tel. 050 318 6157/050 318 6185
Web site

Turku University Library

Address: Feeniks Library, Yliopistonmäki; Teutori Library, Lemminkäisenkatu 3 B, TurkuTel. 050 455 7059/(02) 333 7536
Web site

Åbo Akademi University Library

Address: Tuomiokirkonkatu 2 – 4, Turku
Tel. (02) 215 4180
Web site