Laptops allowed in the quiet reading room on the 2nd floor of the Kaisa House

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 ->

From June 2019 onwards it is allowed to use laptops in the quiet reading room (no. 2011).
Smaller reading room (no. 2015) is still a laptop free zone.
Smaller quiet reading room (2015) can accommodate up to six people. It is located on the 2nd floor behind the lifts. The lights can be turned on by a light switch outside the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-checkout machines only on the 3rd floor in Kaisa House

Starting Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, all self-checkout machines for borrowing will be located on the 3rd floor (the entrance floor of the library).

The machines on the other floors (underground floors K4 and K3 as well as floors 2, 4, 5, and 6) will no longer be available.

 

 

 

Library’s opening hours during and after the Midsummer

From the Midsummer, Friday June 21st on, Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries will be closed. Main Library Kaisa House and Learning Centre Aleksandria will also have shorter opening hours. From June 24th to August 25th Kaisa House is open 8:00-18:00 (customer service 10:00-18:00) on weekdays. On Saturdays, the library is closed.

Opening hours at Midsummer

Thursday, June 20

  • Main Library Kaisa House is open 8-18, customer service 10-18.
  • Learning Centre Aleksandria is open 8-17:45.
  • Learning Centre Minerva is open 8-15:45.
  • Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries are open 8-16, customer service 10-16.

At Midsummer, June 21-23, the learning centres and all library locations are closed. Aleksandria can be accessed with magnetic key during Midsummer (from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m.).

SUMMER 2019 in the Library

All Helsinki University Library’s services during the summer (eg customer service hours, loan periods, returns and reservations, HUPS and Interlibrary loans) can be found from the page SUMMER 2019 in the Library.

Opening hours on Ascension Day, May 29th-30th

On Wednesday May 29th libraries are open as follows:
– Main Library 8-18, customer service 10-18
– Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries 8-16, customer service 10-16

Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open 8-17:45.

On Thursday May 30th (Ascension Day) libraries and learning centres are closed.
Aleksandria can be accessed with the magnetic key.

SUMMER 2019 in the Library

E-thesis Guidance – come and ask about submitting your thesis!

Kaisa House, Guidance Corner
Fabianinkatu 30, lobby area
Monday, May 6 at 12-14

Are you wondering about submitting your thesis? About when you will be getting a proposal for the thesis grade? About how to publish your thesis in University’s publication repository? About where Master’s theses are archived?

Come over to Guidance Corner to ask questions and discuss on Monday, May 6 at 12-14!

Experts from the Student Services and the Library will guide you through submitting your digital Master’s thesis and give advice concerning thesis assessment, approval, publishing and archiving. If your thesis has already been approved, you can also permit its publication in the open publication repository.

Opening hours during May Day

Opening hours on Tuesday 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 Wednesday, May 1st, all library facilities and learning centres are closed.

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

Opening hours during Easter 18.4.-22.4.

During Easter the libraries are closed from Good Friday April 19th until Easter Monday April 22nd, 2019.

On Maundy Thursday (April 18th), 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.).

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.