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SFS Online

Finnish Standards Association SFS online library. MetCat Finna does not contain links to individual standards, search SFS Online to read the required standards.

Select the link below based on whether you are on campus (Metropolia network) or at home (remote access).

In SFS Online you can read SFS standards which are included in the product groups subscribed to by the library (for example 11 Health care technology).

  • You can also read ISO and IEC standards included in these groups when they have been adopted as SFS standards (for example SFS-EN ISO 9001).
  • In addition, some individual ISO and IEC standards are also available.


On campus (within Metropolia network) you can read standards in a browser.

To read standards remotely, you need to install the FileOpen plugin. See instructions below.


To read standards remotely from home, first install the FileOpen plugin.

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Open PDF documents in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Click Open and select Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Depending on browser settings, PDF files often open in the browser, which will lead to an error message.

The downloaded standard will be saved on your computer for a limited time. If the standard does not open later on, you can download it again on SFS Online. Downloaded standards cannot be distributed, they are only accessible on the computer they were downloaded on.

Problems with downloading a standard? See further FileOpen instructions:


You may print or save parts of the standard for the purposes of study, teaching and research. Printed or saved copies may not be distributed, check “Licence” below for the complete terms of use.

SFS library

If a required SFS standard is not available on SFS Online, you can go and read it at the SFS library. Arrange your visit in advance by contacting the SFS library.


For Metropolia students and staff.

Read the instructions on SFS Online as well as the terms of use:

SFS Online also includes individual ISO and IEC standards (these have max. 36 simultaneous users). Students are not allowed to print or save ISO and IEC standards.

Using standards in teaching

Entire standards may not be copied or distributed to students. Instruct students to read the required standards on SFS Online.

Members of staff can incorporate portions of standards in printed or electronic course packs.

Check “Licence” above for the complete terms of use.

Commercial use (e.g. tailor-made training, corporate collaboration, continuing education) of SFS Online standards is prohibited. You will need to purchase the required standards for such commercial courses directly from SFS.

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