Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit in Kaisa House 24.6.-5.7.

Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit presents LGBTQ themed material from the Helsinki University Library’s collections. The Exhibit is on display from the beginning of the Helsinki Pride week June 24th until July 5th in the Kaisa House’s Guidance Corner which is located on the 3rd floor.

This year’s themes for the exhibit are gender and sexual diversity and the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement.

You can browse the books on the spot in comfortable armchairs or borrow them as summer reading, because all the material, except for journals, is available for home loan.

The library’s recommendations can be found on themed lists of favourites: Sexual and gender diversity, Pride and LGBTQI history and LGBTQI themed fiction  The lists include both printed and electronic materials.

Among the exhibited books are the following:

Vivek Shraya: I’m Afraid of Men (2018)
Vivek Shraya is trans woman of color, a writer and a musician. Shraya’s written work includes poetry, essays and autofiction. I’m Afraid of Men is a memoir in which Shraya explores the effects of toxic masculinity and discrimination in her own life and how we could begin to reimagine the concept of gender.

Pride : fifty years of parades and protests from the photo archives of The New York Times (2019)
A visual history of five decades of the LGBTQI movement collected by the New York Times.

Ristkari, Maiju; Suni, Niina & Tyni, Vesa: Sukupuolena ihminen : tietokirja transsukupuolisuudesta ja sukupuolen moninaisuudesta (2018)
The first Finnish nonfiction book about gender diversity and transgender people that has been aimed at adolescents. The book is based on the award-winning project Sukupuolena ihminen (Gender: human), which documents the lives of transgender people in Finland.

Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
A global view of the history of LGBTQI. It covers the history of, and current developments in, LGBTQI-related topics and events around the world, coverage of nearly 70 countries.

On Thursday June 27th Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion will be held at Think Corner.
Read more here!
Event in Facebook

University of Helsinki participates in Helsinki Pride week with panel discussion and book exhibit

Last year Helsinki University Library took part to the Helsinki Pride for the first time and organized a book exhibit about LGBTQ studies and a panel discussion in Kaisa House with huge success.

This year the library joins forces with the University of Helsinki’s equality and diversity committee and organizes Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion in a more spacious venue at Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4) on June 27th starting on 3 pm. The event will be opened by the Vice-Rector Tom Böhling and the opening speech given by the President Tarja Halonen. This year’s speakers for the panel are medical (MD/PhD) student and the chairperson of Seta Sakris Kupila, senior lecture of sociology of education and senior researcher Jukka Lehtonen, the Vice-Rector of The University of Helsinki Tom Böhling and a spokesperson for transgender people and a sociology student Hippu Helminen, who identifies as a non-binary person.

The themes of this year’s panel discussion are gender and sexual diversity among others.

The event will be held in Finnish, but the audience has a possibility to pose questions also in English.

Event program:

  • At 15.00 Opening words, Vice-Rector Tom Böhling
  • At 15.05 YL Male Voice Choir
  • At 15.15 Speech by President Tarja Halonen
  • At 15.25 Hooray for equality and diversity and for Pride’s 50th anniversary!
  • At 15.26 Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion
  • At 16.20 YL Male Voice Choir
  • At 16.29 Ending of the event, Böhling

Facebook event for Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices!
Facebook event for Pride week at University of Helsinki

The Uni­versity of Helsinki to par­ti­cip­ate in the Pride parade for the first time

Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit in Kaisa House 24.6.-5.7.

Pride 50 years of movement book exhibit presents LGBTQ themed material from Helsinki University Library’s collections. The Exhibit is on display from the beginning of Helsinki Pride week June 24th until July 5th in Kaisa House’s Guidance Corner which is located on the 3rd floor.

This year’s themes for the exhibit are gender and sexual diversity and the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement.

You can browse the books on the spot in comfortable armchairs or borrow for summer reading, because all the material, except for journals, is available for loan.

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

Summertime begins at the campus libraries on May 20th. Check the opening hours!

Opening hours at the Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki campus libraries in the summer are:

  • 20.5.-20.6. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Meilahti beginning on 27.5.), customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 21.6.-4.8. closed
  • 5.8.-25.8. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Long loan periods will start on May 23th for books with a 28 day loan period, 6.6. for 14 day loans and 18.6. for two day loans. These elongated loan periods do not affect books loaned from the Main Library Kaisa House, as it is open whole the summer.

When the campus libraries are closed, you can contact the Main Library Kaisa House customer service at the 3rd floor which is open with regular opening hours until Midsummer. Starting on 24.6. the customer service is open Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

SUMMER 2019 in the Library

Kumpula Campus Library’s service desk is closed on Thu, May 16

On Thursday, May 16, Kumpula Campus Library’s customer service desk is closed due to the staff development day. Library premises are open and available on a self-service basis 8-18.

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
  • 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.

Customer service is normally open on Thursday in other library locations.

Additional information on Self-Service Library online.