TUHAT-clinics start Jan 8th @ Kaisa House

During  the January 2019 library offers support for University of Helsinki annual research reporting. Library organizes support clinics for researchers and personnel focusing on reporting into research information system TUHAT.

  • Kaisa House January 8th 10-12 or 24th 14-16, pc-room 5057
  • Meilahti January 14th 14-16, Terkko pc-classroom
  • Kumpula Campus library January 15th 13-15, library classroom G108b
  • Viikki January 18th 10-12, pc-classroom 170, Info Centre Korona, 1st floor

No preregistration needed. You can just pop in or stay as long as you wish.

Don´t forget our online guide and support service:

Library’s customer service desks are closed on Wed 12 December

On Wednesday, December 12, all library’s customer service desks are closed due to the staff development day.

Library premises are open and available on a self-service basis as follows; Main Library Kaisa House 8-20, Kumpula Campus Library 8-18, Meilahti Campus Library 8-20 and Viikki Campus Library 8-19.

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
  • buy copy cards
  • 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.

There will be phone service from 10 am to 7 pm. Call 02941 23920.

Additional information on Self-Service Library online.

Opening hours for Christmas season start on Monday, 17 December 2018. Check the opening hours online.

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

Print in City Service to Replace Unigrafia Cardboard Printing Cards

The copying and printing service with the Unigrafia cardboard cards (so called Magna Card)  is terminated at the Helsinki University Library. The new Print in City service replaces cardboard printing cards. With Print in City service, you can print, copy, and scan. The creation of separate guest IDs no longer needed for printing. Continue reading “Print in City Service to Replace Unigrafia Cardboard Printing Cards”

BrowZine – browse scholarly journals across the disciplines

Kuvituskuva: BrowZineBrowzine brings all Helsinki University Library´s scholarly journal content together and allows you to access and browse e-journals in one interface.

Create a personal bookshelf

BrowZine makes it easy to build your customized bookshelf of favorite journals. To your bookshelf you can add articles from your preferred journals. You can also receive alerts when new articles become available and share article links with others by email, Twitter or bibliographic management systems.

BrowZine is also available for iOS and Android mobile devices. You can read your articles with remote access or download and save them to your device, when the articles can be accessed offline.

Read more on BrowZine on the library website



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.

Ask anything! Open Science Kiosk on all campuses 22.-25.10.2018

Self-archiving? Yes, it concerns you if you are a researcher or a lecturer at the University of Helsinki.
Publishing Master Thesis openly? Yes, it concerns you if you are a student at the University of Helsinki.
Discounts on APCs ? Yes, you can benefit,  if you have a position at the University of Helsinki.
Publishing research articles in Open Access journals? Yes, it concerns you if your research is funded by national / European research councils or funding bodies (Plan S).

Come and ask anything –  Open Science Kiosks are open:

Meilahti Campus
Mon 22.10.2018 11.00-13.00 Biomedicum Helsinki 1 lobby, Haartmaninkatu 8
City Centre Campus
Tue 23.10.2018  11.00-13.00 Porthania lobby, Yliopistonkatu 3
Kumpula Campus
Tue 23.10.2018 11.00-13.00 Physicum lobby, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2
Viikki Campus
Thu 25.10.2018 11.00-13.00 Biocenter 2 lobby (2th floor), Viikinkaari 5

To whom?

Researcher, lecturer or student at University of Helsinki.


Need to ask? We have open solutions and services made for you! Come, challenge us & explore the possibilities!


The kiosks are part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, and open to everyone.

For more information on events during the International Open Access Week (22.-28.10.2018), visit library’s Open Access event site.

Library Terminals Enchanced in All Library Locations

All Library Terminals at Helsinki University Library Locations will be renewed on Thursday September 20th.

Kuvituskuva: Uuden Kirjastokioskin ulkoasuThe new library terminals will allow anyone to search books and articles on Helka, and read digital theses from the University of Helsinki on the E-Thesis repository. The library terminals will also provide users with access to the Helka database’s customer functions, such as saving your searches and favourites as well as saving references or forwarding them to an email address.

University of Helsinki students and staff will be able to use the terminals to log in to their personal desktops with their university IDs.

Print with the copy card

Articles, references and extracts of e-books can also be printed on the new terminals. Printing options are limited to double-sided black and white. Each terminal has its own designated printer whose address is readily available in the print menu. The multi-function devices that are used for printing are not always located in close proximity to the terminals. Instructions on where the multi-function device is located can be found near the terminals. Printing requires a Unigrafia copy card which can be purchased from the library’s customer service desk.

In addition to printing, you can also use the terminals to save articles, references and extracts of e-books onto a memory stick.

The library terminals cannot be used for browsing the internet or working on your personal files.

Guest computers to be phased out

The new terminals will replace all older library terminals and guest computers during the 2018 autumn term. This means that users from outside the University will need to use their own devices to work on their personal files or search for information on the internet. The library’s customer service desk will still provide users with login details for accessing the University’s wireless visitor network with their own computers and devices.

Guest computers are being phased out due to a technical change in the University’s network management system. As a result of this change, the network environment for guests will be terminated. This change will also allow the library to focus on its core service for users from outside the University: providing access to scientific information and University of Helsinki theses and dissertations.

To give your feedback on the new library terminals, use the library’s feedback form.

Catch Your Sources: information seeking online course 2018-2019 now open!

Do you feel overwhelmed by all that excessive information that is available? Take control of your information seeking by participating in the online course Information Seeking and Management for Master’s Thesis Writer.

The course Information Seeking and Management for Master’s Thesis Writer 2018-2019 is now open.

Information Seeking and Management for Master’s Thesis Writer
This course is primarily aimed at students preparing to start working on their master’s thesis. However, the course is open free of charge to everybody that are interested in the topic.

As a course prerequisite, it is recommended to recap the University of Helsinki Student’s Digital Skills (formerly ICT Driving License) information seeking content before joining this course.

The course helps you to seek information, manage references and evaluate sources in a manner relevant to your thesis. In addition, you will be able to identify the most common indicators used in research evaluation, define the legal and ethical use of information resources and understand the basics of Open Science.

Log in using your University of Helsinki account using Haka login.

If you do not have an account from a Finnish university or research institute, you create a new user ID on mooc.helsinki.fi.

If you log in as a guest, you can only look at the course material and not participate in the course.

See also the library autumn course calendar for other information seeking and management courses.