Opening of the Learning Centre Minerva on Tuesday December 1st

Minerva openingOpening on Tuesday, December 1st at 1 pm – 4 pm
Siltavuorenpenger 5A, Floor K2

Opening program: Circuit training
Presentations are in Finnish.

Ring 1: CleverTouch screen demo
Ring 2: E-point: Electronic library at your disposal
Ring 3: Office365: How to make a group work room reservation and what else is Office365
Ring 4: Ask the librarian! Tell us your experiences, greetings, feedback, wishes about the Learning Centre.

Group work area, computers, mobile storage units, reading places

The redesigned group work and reading areas will open at last at Siltavuorenpenger. Feel free to explore and test facilities! We welcome your comments and experiences: the librarian is present at 1 pm – 3 pm on Wed-Thu Dec 3rd-4th and on Tue-Thu Dec 8th-10th.

Entrance to the Learning Centre is at K2 floor, next to the Minerva Square. The space is available weekdays between 8 am – 7:45 pm. Furnishing of The Learning Centre is still in progress, so installations of sofas and computers may cause some inconvenience.

More information about the Learning Centre Minerva

Service Break on Booking System Timmi in November 24th

timmiThere will be a service break on university’s room reservation system Timmi on Tuesday, November 24th. The estimated duration of the break is from 8 am until noon.

During the break the system will be updated and can not be used. That means reservations for Kaisa-Library group work rooms can not be made or existing ones updated.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Loan periods extend from Monday November 23rd

The approaching turn of the year shortens the library opening hours, but extends the loan period of books.

Due date will be no earlier than January 12th, 2016, when you borrow or renew your loans

  • November 23rd onwards for books with a 28-day loan period
  • December 7th onwards for books with a 14-day loan period
  • December 17th onwards for books with a 2-day loan period.

Library locations have exceptional opening hours from Friday December 18th.

  • We will return to the normal opening hours after Epiphany, Thursday January 7th, 2016. Check the opening hours on the library website.


Get your feet wet in Open Science on 20.10.2015

Would you like to know more about open science and data management? The University of Helsinki organizes an Open Access Workshop on Tuesday 20th October. The workshop gives an opportunity for young researchers to get to know more about data management and green open access. You’ll also have an opportunity to consult an international data service team.

The workshop is a part of an International Open Access week whose aim is to promote unrestricted access to academic publishing.

Open science belongs to everyone

Photo: Veikko Somerpuro
Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

The Open Science Workshop day begins with six presentations on open science. Speakers include specialists from CSC, and Lars Holm Nielsen, who is a software engineer at CERN and developer of Zenodo, an innovative research data management service. Ivo Grigorov from Denmark will speak on the effects of Horizon 2020 on Open Science.

After the presentations there will be several different workshops with topics such as how to make a data management plan, research data and open access, how to find the most suitable data repository and describing and sharing research data.

The Open Science Workshop will be held at the University of Helsinki learning environment Minerva Plaza at Siltavuorenpenger 5 A. The event starts at 10 am and is in English.

The workshop is fully booked at the moment, but you can ask about cancellations by e-mail

Program and additional information

Presentation materials can be found here after the workshop:

Supported by: EU FOSTER project


Kaisa House open on Sundays 4.10.-29.11.

After a successful trial in April, the library will again be open on Sundays in October and November.

From October 4th until November 29th the library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of the Halloween weekend (Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st), during which the building will be closed. Entrance on Sundays from Fabianinkatu and by lift from Kaisaniemikatu (1st floor) or from Helsinki University metrostation (floor K1).

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On Sundays, Kaisa House will work as self-service library. The collections and facilities are available to customers on floors 2-7. The service area on the 3rd floor and the underground floors (K4, K3, K2) will be closed. Phone service will be available and we are happy to help you with reservations pick-ups and any problems using the self-service facilities.

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

On Saturdays, Kaisa House is open from 11 am to 5 pm. The opening hours were moved one hour forwards based on customer feedback. Especially on weekends, most customers arrive only after midday, and the weekend mornings have been very quiet.

The Learning Centre Aleksandria accessible with magnetic key all Sunday

Learning Centre Aleksandria (Fabianinkatu 26) is open weekdays from 8 am to 7:45 pm, on Saturdays from 11 am to 4:45 pm and closed on Sundays. Students at the University of Helsinki are able to access the Learning Centre outside these opening hours from 7 am until 1 am with a magnetic key obtainable from the IT User Accounts service point in the library. More information about using Aleksandria outside normal opening hours in Flamma intranet.

Main Library (Kaisa House)
– service phone 02941 23920
– email: library-citycentre (at)

Helsinki University Library opening hours
Learning Centre Aleksandria

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