More room for the Master’s Thesis writers in Aleksandria!

In the Learning Centre Aleksandria three rooms are now reserved for students who work with their Master’s thesis. These rooms have space for altogether 12 people and they are situated on the second floor. The room numbers are 229, 230 and 231. The doors are kept unlocked during office hours.

For night access, hours 20.00 – 1.00 you need a magnetic key. The rooms cannot be reserved in advance.

Another novelty is that the group work rooms in Aleksandria are available for the University students also at night (20.00 -1.00) with a magnetic key. Only exceptions are rooms 329 and 333.

WebTimmi reservation system

SciFinder info at Kumpula Campus on Monday, September 22, Chemicum B143, at 12-14

All SciFinder users are welcome!

Chemical Abstracts Service:

“New Content Additions and Features in CAS SciFinder”

  • Non-Java Structure Editor Updates
  • New Substance Answer Set Display and Commercial Sources
  • Full-Text PDFs and Enhanced Account Management
  • SciPlanner Tutorials
  • Analyze Reactions

Coffee will be served.

Monday, September 22
Address: Chemicum B143,
Time: 12-14

Further information from 18th to 20th September:

Kaija Sipilä
Chief Information Specialist, PhD
02941 50889
+358  50 4485676

Helsinki University Library – Kumpula Campus Library
Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2 (P.O. Box 64)
00014 University of Helsinki

Ascension Day – Library’s opening hours

Wednesday May 28th, Campuslibraries in Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki and allso Minerva are open 9am – 4pm. The Main Library is open 9am-6pm
Thursday May 28st All Libraries are closed
Friday May 29th open normally, Minerva and Dental Library are closed

Free printing continues for students

The board of the IT Center has decided that the current students’ printing practice will continue until the end of 2015.

Black and white printing will continue for free with separately designated printers at general information technology premises. These printers can only print in black and white; they cannot be used to copy or scan. Printing is only permitted for documents related to studying.

Unigrafia multi-function printers intended for colour printing, scanning and copying are no longer free of charge, since 15 April. Material unrelated to studying can also be printed with these devices.

The university continues the development of its digital learning environment so that in future, for example, written work that relates to studying can be returned electronically and the need for printing related to studying would be as minimal as possible.

Further information:
list of free printers:

Stories of Triumph – American Women and Economy lecture today March 19 at 17:00

Wednesday, March 19, 17:00
Helsinki University Library at Kaisa House Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor

SUSAN M. ELBOW assumed duty as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki in September, 2013. Prior to her posting in Helsinki, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland. A member of the U.S. Diplomatic Service since 1986, she has served as Director of the U.S. State Department’s European Regional Media Center in Brussels, Belgium; as Principal Officer in the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg, Germany; and as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. She has also worked in the State Department in Washington and served in Budapest, Hungary; San Salvador, El Salvador; and Frankfurt, Germany.

The lecture is in English and open to everyone.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Susan worked at the Port Authority of NY & New Jersey as Director of Marketing for the World Trade Center Network, a trading and communications network, linking World Trade Centers around the globe. She has an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; an M.A. from the University of Rochester; and a B.A. from Smith College. She speaks German, Hungarian, and French, and some Spanish and Serbian. A native of New York State, Susan enjoys listening to classical music, traveling to art fairs, and hiking in her free time.

Library Professionals and Architects Meet in Helsinki in May

The Helsinki University Library hosts the international conference Designing the Future – From Concepts to Library Buildings 6.-9.5.2014.

The conference is organized by a collaborative network of European research libraries and its goals are to advance exchanging of experience among library professionals and architects, as well as to distribute information of latest trends and projects in the field of library architecture.

Over 100 library professionals and other interested parties are expected to participate in the conference.

The Helsinki University Main Library, Kaisa House, opened in 2012 and has since gathered both national and international recognition and several architectural prizes. Conference participants also have a chance to visit other libraries in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Please find the programme on the conference page.

LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Europeennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries)

Main Library Night Check-In Available From May 31st

From today (May 31st) it is possible to return books to the Helsinki University Library when the library is closed.

The night check-in unit is located to the left of the main entrance of Kaisa House on Fabianinkatu.

During the summer, night check-in will be available weekdays from 5:45 PM to 10:15 AM and all weekend. The check-in unit opens with a Helka card and it will accept books of normal size from the Helsinki University Library.The books will be registered as returned when the library opens again.