The big window in Kaisa House will be washed on Thursday 22 August 2019. Window cleaning starts at 8 am and lasts until afternoon.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Helsingin yliopiston kirjasto – Helsingfors universitets bibliotek – Helsinki University Library
Learning Centre’s carpets in Minerva (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, floor K2) are washed on Thursday, June 27, which is why the Learning Centre is closed on Thursday. On Friday the Learning Centre is open again at 8 am – 5.45 pm.
From Thursday, June 13, 2019 it is allowed to use laptops in the Main Library’s quiet reading room (no. 2011) on the 2nd floor of the Kaisa House. The smaller reading space (no. 2015) on the 2nd floor is still reserved for work without laptops.
Library’s silent spaces are coded with red signs. Be considerate and let the other visitors work in peace. Keep all your devices completely on mute, work quietly.
Read more about the Library Rules ->
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
Customer service is normally open on Thursday in other library locations.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.