Exception to opening hours on Independence Day December 5th-6th

Library’s opening hours on Wednesday, Dec 5th :itsenäisyyspäivä
– Main Library Kaisa House 8 am – 6 pm (customer service 10 am – 6 pm)
– Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries 8 am – 4 pm (customer service 10 am – 4pm)
– Learning Centre Minerva 8 am – 5.45 pm
– Learning Centre Aleksandria 8 am – 5.45 pm.

NB! Meilahti Campus Library closes earlier also on Tuesday 4.12.

On Independence Day Dec 6th all facilities are closed. Aleksandria can be accessed with a magnetic key.

Library’s opening hours during the turn of the year

Libraries’ opening hours on All Saints’ Day

The Helsinki University Library has the following exceptions to regular opening hours on All Saints’ Day:

On Friday November 2th
– Main Library Kaisa House open 8 am – 6 pm, customer service 10 am – 6 pm
– Kumpula Campus Library open 8 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Meilahti Campus Library Terkko open 8 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Viikki Campus Library open 8 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Learning Centre Aleksandria 8 am – 5:45 pm
– Learning Centre Minerva 8 am – 5:45 pm.

Libraries and learning centres are closed on Saturday November 3th and Sunday November 4th.

Kaisa House is open on Sundays 16.9.-25.11.

During Autumn term, from September 16th until November 25th, the Main Library Kaisa House will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of the weekend of All Saints’ Day 3.-4.11. during which the whole 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).

On Sundays Kaisa House functions 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.

In case you need a guest login to the University network or copy cards (e.g. for printing), you have to get these earlier in the week.

Campus libraries in Meilahti and Viikki are open again

Campus libraries in Meilahti and Viikki are open again. Please notice that these libraries still are open under summer opening hours (Mon-Fri 9-16) until August 26th.

Opening hours during fall semester (August 27th – December 16th, 2018)

Helsinki University Library is back to normal opening hours on Monday August 27th, with the exception of Kumpula Campus Library which opens on Monday September 3th.

Kumpula Campus Library from September 3th 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 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.

Temporary service break on AsiaPortal

From August 1st 2018 there is a temporary problem with access to AsiaPortal due to a server update. The service provider is working on restoring access as soon as possible.

Update 3 August 2018: Service break is over

Opening hours during May Day

balloons 2Opening hours on Monday April 30th:

– Main Library, Kaisa House 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
– Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

On Tuesday, May 1st, all library locations and learning centres are closed.

There is no night use in the Learning Centre Aleksandria between 5:45 p.m. on Monday, April 30th and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1st.

Library opening hours

Please notice exceptions to regular opening hours during Easter

During Easter the libraries are closed from Good Friday March 30th until Easter Monday April 2nd, 2018.
On Maundy Thursday (March 29th), the libraries are open as follows:
– Kaisa House  8 a.m. – 6 p.m (customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m).
– Kumpula, Terkko and Viikki 8 a.m. – 4 p.m (customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m).

Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. on Maundy Thursday. Aleksandria can be accessed with magnetic key during Easter (from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m.).

Kaisa House is open also on Sundays 4.3.-29.4.

From March 4th until April 29th the Main Library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of Easter holidays (from Friday March 30th to Monday April 2nd), 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.

In case you need a guest login to the University network or copy cards (e.g. for printing), you have to get these earlier in the week.

Opening hours on All Saints’ Day

The library has exceptions to regular opening hours on All Saints’ Day:

On Friday November 3th
– Main Library Kaisa House open 8 am – 6 pm, customer service 10 am – 6 pm
– Kumpula Campus Library open 9 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Meilahti Campus Library Terkko open 8 am – 8 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Viikki Campus Library open 9 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Learning Centre Aleksandria 8 am – 5:45 pm
– Learning Centre Minerva 8 am – 5:45 pm.

Libraries and learning centres are closed on Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th.