Kumpula Campus Library’s service desk is closed on Thu, May 16

On Thursday, May 16, Kumpula Campus Library’s customer service desk is closed due to the staff development day. Library premises are open and available on a self-service basis 8-18.

At the Self Service Library you can borrow and return material as well as use work stations and study.

When the customer service is closed you can not

  • pay fees at the counter
  • get a temporary account to the wireless network (HUPNet-accounts)
  • get a key to reserved mobile storage unit
  • get ID Point identification service
  • get any personal instruction.

Customer service is normally open on Thursday in other library locations.

Additional information on Self-Service Library online.

Guidance Corner opening week at Kaisa House April 9-11th, 2019

Welcome to the opening of Guidance Corner, University students and staff!

During the opening week you can experience and get to know activities organized at Guidance Corner throughout the year. You can update your CV and job application, join an exercise session, try on a virtual reality headset, check how much you know about our University or Moodle, discuss open science, take a selfie or write your greetings to the parliamentary elections on the Student Union’s photo wall.

There’s also a chance to express your thoughts and opinions on what your dream Guidance Corner would look like in the future!

Check the Opening week’s programme: https://guide.student.helsinki.fi/en/news/opening-guidance-corner-9-12-april

Tutors are adventurous at Kaisa House on Thursday, April 4th

This year’s Tutor Adventure is organised on Thursday April 4th,  at 1 pm – 8 pm, on the City Centre campus. Almost all of the university’s 700 tutors participate in the Adventure.

The Tutor Adventure of HYY and UH Student Services consists of touring checkpoints in teams to learn tutoring skills and receive information about the services and activities of the University, the Student Union and other interest groups. Three of the checkpoints are located in the Main Library at the Kaisa House (on the 3rd, 5th and 7th floor).

Please notice, that the Tutor Adventure may cause a little extra noise in the library.

Students of Viikki! Join us in planning Infocenter Korona’s renovation on April 4, 2019

The heart of Viikki Campus, Infocenter Korona, will begin to undergo refurbishment at the start of summer 2020.

The facilities will be developed to better suit future needs, and especially teaching facilities will undergo a significant change. Facilities for University staff members and the University Library will be on the upper floors of Korona. The lower floor will be dedicated to libraries, students and teaching.

Come and tell us what kind to facilities you need to best support your studies!

Tuesday April 2 2019 at 14-16
Infocenter Korona, lecture room 139

The current concept plan will be demonstrated using panoramic videos and VR-headsets. A presentation about the development of teaching and the future of studying will also be included in the program. There will be time for questions, feedback and discussion by using an interactive tool Flinga at the end of the event. Refreshments and fruit will be served.

Event programme (to be detailed later)

  • Context for Viikki area and the Infocenter, Architect Mika Huhtala, University of Helsinki
  • Future of teaching and studying, Anne Nevgi, University lecturer
  • Infocenter Korona’s new facilities, preliminary concept, Interior Architect SIO Leea Åberg, Sisustusarkkitehdit Gullstén & Inkinen
  • Discussion and feedback using Flinga.

Event page in Facebook

Feedback about Viikki Campus Library facilities was gathered during autumn of 2018

Helsinki University Library conducted a user survey in September and October 2018. Feeback was gathered with Flinga and flip charts located at the library.

We asked our customers what works at the library in general and what doesn’t. We also asked specifically about group facilities, researcher lounges and the 24h reading area.

The survey got about 200 development proposals and other responses. Criticism was mostly about the noise in the library, and users wished for better soundproofing. Other topics that surfaced were ergonomics, ventilation, lighting and colour scheme. Improvements were hoped for furnishings, group facilities and researcher lounges. There was also a wish for more studying spaces.

The users thanked the library for good customer service, indoor plants and gardens, comfortable couches and quiet and well-lit studying spaces by the windows.

The library has compiled a detailed summary of the feedback to be used in the planning for renovation of library spaces.

 

 

 

Students of Kumpula Campus! Give us feedback about organizing events in the Campus Library

Hello students of Kumpula Campus!

A couple of events are being held on the 2nd floor of the Campus Library (UbiKampus) in March:

  • On Friday March 15 a Hackathon will take over the Ubikampus for the entire day, and
  • On Friday March 22 there will be a Catalysts Coding Contest at 14.30-21.

The Library is now asking your feedback about organizing events: what kind of events you find suitable for the Library’s 2nd floor? At which times and on which areas of the Library would you prefer the events to be held?

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch: https://edu.flinga.fi/s/EFRZDTY

The Library is gathering feedback until the end of March.

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch: https://edu.flinga.fi/s/EFRZDTY

University wide service break in printing February 18-19, 2019

There is a University wide service break in printing concerning university students and staff.

  • The service break begins on Monday February 18th, at 6 pm. Multifunction printers will be back in use on Wednesday February 20th.
  • During the service break you can use Print in City Service-printers located in the Helsinki University Library. Please note that purchases made due to the break will not be reimbursed.

More information about the break: helsinki.fi/helpdesk

More information about copying, scanning and printing in the Helsinki University Library from the website.

Guidance Corner will open on the third floor of Kaisa House in February

Guidance Corner for Helsinki University students will open on the third floor of Kaisa House in February 4th, 2019.

The Corner provides low threshold advice and guidance services for Helsinki university students on, for example, wellbeing, digital skills and job seeking – and even a weekly energising exercise break.

During the spring, the aim is to organise various theme days, e.g. student wellbeing and the promotion of study abilities. There will be also library-related themes. Stay tuned!