Beware of thieves at the Kaisa House, keep an eye on your belongings!

There’s been quite an unpleasant wave of theft going on in the last few days.

The thieves seem to be operating professionally. Please, stay alert while you’re at the library and keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your things behind your back so that you do not see them. Do not leave valuables in your pockets.

To prevent theft

  • Never leave your belongings unattended.
  • Secure your bag by placing its strap under your foot or around the foot of your chair.
  • Immediately report to the library staff if you notice something suspicious.

If you’re a victim of theft

  • Tell the library staff.
  • Send message to turvallisuusvalvomo [at] helsinki.fi
    • Provide an accurate description of the theft with the following details: 1) time and place, 2) your description (e.g. colour of clothing), and
      3) what items has been stolen.
  • Report the theft to the police. Inform them that the surveillance tape can be inquired from University of Helsinki security services.

Kaisa House is open also on Sundays 4.3.-29.4.

From March 4th until April 29th the Main Library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of Easter holidays (from Friday March 30th to Monday April 2nd), during which period the building will be closed.

Entrance on Sundays is from Fabianinkatu or by lift from Kaisaniemenkatu (1st floor) or by lift from Helsinki University metro station (floor K1).

Finland’s most popular learning environment works as self-service library

On Sundays Kaisa House will function as a self-service library. The collections and facilities are available to customers on all floors. The customer service on the 3rd floor is closed.

You can pick up your reservations as self-service from the open shelves at the service desk. Should you have problems with using the library or the self-service facilities, phone service will be available.

In case you need a guest login to the University network or copy cards (e.g. for printing), you have to get these earlier in the week.

Trial: South Asian Newspapers (1864-1922) until 23.3

Collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.

Feedback you can send e-library[at]helsinki.fi

Painting work on the floor K4 in the Kaisa house

Painting work will be carried out on the K4 floor of the Main Library from Wednesday to Friday, February 21st-23rd. The work can cause a smell, so the floor is worth avoiding during the work if you are sensitive to smell.

The K4 floor is in normal customer use during the work, only the shelves near the painting area are out of use (journals between American Journal of… – Harvard Journal on…).

Oye cómo va – Keep current in Latin American and North American studies with our guide

In Area and cultural studies –guide you will find the most relevant sources of information, new books, core databases, journals, articles and news feeds in Latin America and North America studies.

Picture: http://www.gifex.com/

The guide provides you also with a collection of databases and portals, news, archives and statistical sources etc. The guide is open access although some of the content is only available in the University of Helsinki network.

Helsinki University Library´s team has compiled this guide especially for researchers and students of University of Helsinki. All are welcome to use it though!

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement!

 


ResearchGuides  – Library’s information sources from various research fields, expert librarians and help guides

 

All Library Locations Open Normally on Friday Feb 2nd

All Helsinki University Library locations are open normally on Friday, the 2nd of February. The trade union demonstrations scheduled for Friday do not affect service in the libraries.

Please note, however, that Well Cafe in the Kaisa House will close already at 6 pm on Friday. After that, entrance to the library is only via Fabianinkatu or by elevator from the metro station.

Beware of thieves at the Kaisa House!

There’s been quite an unpleasant wave of theft going on in the last few days.

The thieves seem to be operating professionally. Please, stay alert while you’re at the library and keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your things behind your back so that you do not see them. Do not leave valuables in your pockets.

To prevent theft

  • Never leave your belongings unattended.
  • Secure your bag by placing its strap under your foot or around the foot of your chair.
  • Immediately report to the library staff if you notice something suspicious.

If you’re a victim of theft

  • tell the library staff and turvallisuusvalvomo [at] helsinki.fi
    – provide an accurate description of the theft with the following details: 1) time and place, 2) description of the victim e.g. colour of clothing
    3) what was stolen
  • report the theft to the police.

 

Publish Open Access, Free of Charge in Elsevier journals

All researchers affiliated with University of Helsinki have now the possibility to publish their articles open access in Elsevier journals free of charge.

University of Helsinki provides support for open access publishing fees in over 1600 Elsevier journals. The following terms and conditions apply for financial publishing support:

  • University of Helsinki affiliated researcher is the corresponding author of the article.
  • Correspondence with the publisher from helsinki.fi -email address (if possible).
  • The article is accepted to one of the journals listed in the contract.
  • The article is accepted for publishing during the period of 1.1.2018-31.12.2020.

Helsinki University Library pays any article processing fee for the researcher.

Instructions for the Elsevier open access publishing process and more information on the Article Processing Fee (ACP) discounts.

Kirjasto neuvottelee sopimukset digitaalisista opiskelumateriaaleista
Kuva: Helsingin yliopisto / Elias Kilkki 2017

New open access publishing model is part of the three year agreement between Finnish universities and research institutions and Elsevier. Read more about the agreement. In addition to the current Elsevier journals you have access to all Elsevier back-file issues. All these journals can be found via Helka database.

If you have any questions, please contact Helsinki University Library: hulib-apc@helsinki.fi. We are happy to help!