Summer time is coming to an end and the new Autumn opening hours will start on August 28th 2017.
Self-Service Library on all Campuses
As of Autumn, in addition to the Main Library at Kaisa House, all the campus libraries will function as Self-Service Libraries outside of the customer service hours. The campus libraries will function as Self-Service Libraries on weekday mornings from 8 to 10 and evenings from 17 onward (except Kaisa House from 19).
Customer service personnel is not present during self-service hours. The Library provides user instructions to device and premises in the premises and on the web site. In the Main Library Kaisa House you can use the service phone on the 3rd floor counter to contact the staff if you face problems with the check-out or return machines.
The summer vacation ended in the campus libraries in Kumpula and Viikki, and they are open again starting August 7th. Welcome back! Please notice, that we still have summer opening hours (Mon-Fri 9-16) until August 27th.
Cash no longer accepted in the campus libraries
We no longer accept cash payments at the service desks in the campus libraries. Only payment by card is available. You can still pay with cash in the Main Library in Kaisa House. You can also pay overdue and reservation fees online after logging into your Helka account.
Opening hours during fall semester (August 28th – December 17th, 2017)
Helsinki University Library is back to normal opening hours on Monday August 28th.
Kumpula Campus Library is open Mon-Fri 8-18, customer service desk Mon-Fri 10-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Viikki Campus Library is open Mon-Fri 8-19, customer service desk Mon-Fri 10-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Meilahti Campus Library at Terkko Health Hub opens on Monday September 4th. The library is open Mon-Fri 8-20, customer service desk 10-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Main Library Kaisa House is open Mon-Fri 8-20 and Sat 11-17. Customer service on the 3rd floor is open Mon-Fri 10-19 and Sat 11-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries are still open on midsummer week before the summer break. The Main Library and the Learning Centre Aleksandria change to summer opening hours after the midsummer. Meilahti Campus Library is closed for renovations the whole summer.
Meilahti Campus Library Terkko is closed all summer
The last day Terkko will be open is Friday May 19th, 2017 and the building will reopen in the beginning of the autumn term in 2017. 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. Read more: SUMMER 2017 in the Library
Summer opening hours at the Viikki and Kumpula campus libraries
22.5. – 22.6. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
23.6. – 6.8. closed
7.8. – 27.8. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4. p.m.
When the campus libraries are closed, please contact the Main Library Kaisa House customer service on the 3rd floor, Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – 6 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. Read more: SUMMER 2017 in the Library
On Ascension Day May 25th all libraries are closed
On Ascension Day all library locations and learning centres are closed. Aleksandria can be accessed with the magnetic key.
On Wednesday May 24th Helsinki University Library is open as follows:
Main Library 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
From March 5th until April 23rd the Main Library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of Easter holidays (from Friday April 14th to Monday April 17th), 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.
The Learning Centre Aleksandria is accessible with magnetic key all Sunday
Learning Centre Aleksandria (Fabianinkatu 26) is open on weekdays from 8 am to 7:45 pm, on Saturdays from 11 am to 4:45 pm and closed on Sundays. Students at the University of Helsinki are able to access the Learning Centre outside these opening hours from 7 am until 1 am with a magnetic key. More information about using Aleksandria outside normal opening hours in Flamma intranet.