Read Oxford University Press e-books

All Oxford Scholarship Online e-books are available to the students and staff of the University until 31st March 2019.

There are more than 14 000 e-books on various subjects, the focus being, however, on the disciplines of the city centre campus. New titles will be added monthly.

The most popular books will be acquired permanently to the library’s collection in the spring 2019. (Further information on the acquisition model ->)

The title list by subject fields ->

The books are catalogued in HELKA.

The link to Oxford Scholarship Online ->

You can send feedback by e-mail:

Processes in Microbial Ecology Perpetua: Athlete of God The Dilemmas of Wonderland: Decisions in the Age of Innovation Bits and Pieces: A History of Chiptunes


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

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.

Research Data Management basics – sign up for the courses on 23.10., 22.11. and 11.12.

How to define and describe research data and materials? How to make them openly available and where to store them safely?  How to use DMPTuuli in research data management planning?

These and other basic questions will be answered in a RDM basics (Research Data Management) lecture. RDM basics lectures with the same content is running throughout the year. Lectures are open for University of Helsinki students and personnel.

Edit 14.8.2018: UNFORTUNATELY ALL SESSIONS FOR THE FALL TERM 2018 ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. The schedule for the spring term 2019 RDMBasics lectures will be announced by the end of the year. Please, follow the Datasupport Courses & workshop event calendar.

RDM basics lectures / late fall 2018
Kaisa House, It class (5057), 5th floor

Tuesday October 23, 10-12 am
Thursday November 22, 12-2 pm
Tuesday December 11, 10-12 am


The primary language of the lecture will be English. Help and instructions are also available in Finnish.

See all the courses:

The lectures are organized by the University of Helsinki DataSupport.

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.

On Trial: Geofacets until 6.11

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Geofacets is available in the University of Helsinki until 6.11.

Geofacets contains 1.75 million easily discoverable and downloadable maps, figures, and tables from nearly 100 esteemed scientific publications.

You can use Geofacets to:

  • Characterize a geologic basin
  • Fill in knowledge gaps about a region or geologic subject area
  • Provide scientific backup for original analyses
  • Integrate published data with proprietary models in a GIS platform

For more information about Geofacets, visit their Learn & Support page.

If you would like to request additional training please fill out the contact form on our website and a team member will contact you shortly.

Feedback you can send to

Welcome to Open Science afternoon: Think Corner 24.10. at 12:00-14:00

In Open Science afternoon Finnish research funders discuss about Plan S – an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.

At the event University of Helsinki will also reward an open science promoter. The event ends with the sounds of Finnish electronic music combined to Open Science!

Programme and event in Finnish


The event is part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, free of charge and open to everyone.

For more information on events during the International Open Access Week (22.-28.10.2018), visit the 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.