SUMMER 2017 in the Library

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Opening hours 22.5.-27.8.2017

All opening hours on the website

KUmpula and Viikki campus libraries

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  • 22.5. – 22.6. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    • Thu 25.5. closed
    • Wed 14.6. closed
  • 23.6. – 6.8. closed
  • 7.8. – 27.8. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4. p.m.

Around-the-clock use of the Kumpula campus library collections: Members of personnel with entry rights to Chemicum, Exactum, or Physicum, can also get 24h entry rights to  Kumpula Campus Library. Application is made at the library’s information desk, where the patron’s identity is also checked. The entry key will be active in a couple of days.

In Viikki Info Centre students can use a 24 hour reading room. The room is located on the ground floor of the Viikki Info Centre. It is open to students of the University of Helsinki around the clock. When the library is closed, use of the reading room requires a personal keycard. Ask for the keycard at the service desk in Viikki Campus Library.

As a rule students can’t get material from a closed library unit. However, in case of an urgent need e.g. having to do with graduation it is possible to get a book before August by contacting the library (kirjasto@helsinki.fi tel. 02941 23920). All cases are assessed individually.

Meilahti Campus Library Terkko

  • Mon 22.5. – the beginning of the autumn term in 2017: closed

Terkko is closed for renovations the whole summer. Read more: Changes in Terkko

From Monday 22.5. onwards you can return books to a return box at the lobby in Haartmaninkatu 3 until Terkko opens again. During the summer Haartmaninkatu 3 is open Mon-Fri 7:45-16.00. Outside these opening hours you can return loans to libraries in Kaisa House, Kumpula or Viikki.

As a rule students can’t get material from a closed library unit. However, in case of an urgent need e.g. having to do with graduation it is possible to get a book before the middle of September by contacting the library (kirjasto@helsinki.fi, tel. 02941 23920). All cases are assessed individually depending e.g. restrictions due to renovation work.

main library kaisa house

  • 22.5. – 21.6. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    • Customer service Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 5. p.m.
  • Thu 22.6. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fri-Sun 23.-25.6. closed
  • 26.6.-6.8. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat closed 
    • Customer service Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 7.8.-27.8. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat closed
    • Customer service Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

During August-September psychology and logopedia text books and other literature are moved from Kaisa House to Terkko. Until then the books are available at Kaisa House. Detailed information will follow later.
More information: Changes in Terkko

The Main Library’s group study rooms will be centralized to the 4th floor during summer. The work will start from the 4th floor reading spaces which will be withdrawn from use on week 23. From June 5th onwards the small group study rooms on the floors 5-7 (5039, 5040, 6040, 6041, and 7048) cannot be reserved until further notice. However, if there isn’t ongoing work in the rooms, they can be used freely. The new group study rooms on the 4th floor as well as the new reading spaces on the floors 5-7 are free for use as soon as the work is finished in each room.
More information: Changes in group work rooms in Kaisa House during summer

Services during summer

Customer service

When the campus libraries are closed, please contact the Main Library Kaisa House customer service at the 3rd floor. Customer service is open Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – 8. p.m. in June-July and Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in August. We try to answer e-mails during the following working day.

  • Kaisa House service phone: 02941 23920
  • Email: library@helsinki.fi

loan periods

Loans from Terkko will receive a due date on September 18th as follows:

  • 28 day loans starting on April 24th
  • 14 day loans (textbooks) starting on May 8th
  • 2 day loans starting in May 18th.

As a rule students can’t get material from a closed library unit. However, in case of an urgent need e.g. having to do with graduation it is possible to get a book before the middle of September by contacting the library (kirjasto@helsinki.fi, tel. 02941 23920). All cases are assessed individually depending e.g. restrictions due to renovation work.

Loans from Viikki and Kumpula will receive a due date for the start of August as follows:

  • 28 day loans starting on May 25th
  • 14 day loans (textbooks) starting on June 8th
  • 2 day loans starting in June 20th.

As a rule students can’t get material from a closed library unit. However, in case of an urgent need e.g. having to do with graduation it is possible to get a book before the middle of September by contacting the library (kirjasto@helsinki.fi, tel. 02941 23920). All cases are assessed individually.

returns

Loans from all campus libraries can be returned during opening hours or as follows:

  • Kaisa House: when the library is closed, please use the return unit on Fabianinkatu.
  • Viikki: when the library is closed, please use the return box left of the main entrance or return your loans to the city library (Viikki branch)
  • Kumpula: when the library is closed, please use the the return box on the right side of Physicum’s main entrance (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a), next to the gray side door.
  • Terkko: Please use the return box at the lobby in Haartmaninkatu 3. The building is open Mon-Fri 7.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the summer.

reservations

If you have a reservation waiting to be picked up in a library that is closed, you can pick it up in Kaisa House. Please call or send an e-mail to Kaisa House.

Reservations still waiting to be picked up in Terkko on May 19th will be moved without further notice to Kaisa House. They are ready to be collected on May 22nd onwards.

HUPS – books and articles onto your desk

The HUPS-service for University staff is available all summer. It is also possible to order from libraries that are closed.

interlibrary loans

The interlibrary loan service is available all summer. Requested interlibrary loans will be available for pick-up in Kaisa House.

reservations of group STUDY rooms

All group study rooms are reserved with the HU Office 365 calendar, and they are available for use during the library opening hours. Starting on Monday, May 15th, Terkko’s group study rooms can no longer be reserved nor used. From June 5th onwards Kaisa House’s small group study rooms on the floors 5-7 cannot be reserved until further notice. However, if there isn’t ongoing work in the rooms, they can be used freely.
More information: