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.
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.
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.).
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.
The heart of Viikki Campus, Infocenter Korona, will begin to undergo refurbishment at the start of summer 2020.
The facilities will be developed to better suit future needs, and especially teaching facilities will undergo a significant change. Facilities for University staff members and the University Library will be on the upper floors of Korona. The lower floor will be dedicated to libraries, students and teaching.
Come and tell us what kind to facilities you need to best support your studies!
Tuesday April 2 2019 at 14-16
Infocenter Korona, lecture room 139
The current concept plan will be demonstrated using panoramic videos and VR-headsets. A presentation about the development of teaching and the future of studying will also be included in the program. There will be time for questions, feedback and discussion by using an interactive tool Flinga at the end of the event. Refreshments and fruit will be served.
Event programme (to be detailed later)
Context for Viikki area and the Infocenter, Architect Mika Huhtala, University of Helsinki
Future of teaching and studying, Anne Nevgi, University lecturer
Feedback about Viikki Campus Library facilities was gathered during autumn of 2018
Helsinki University Library conducted a user survey in September and October 2018. Feeback was gathered with Flinga and flip charts located at the library.
We asked our customers what works at the library in general and what doesn’t. We also asked specifically about group facilities, researcher lounges and the 24h reading area.
The survey got about 200 development proposals and other responses. Criticism was mostly about the noise in the library, and users wished for better soundproofing. Other topics that surfaced were ergonomics, ventilation, lighting and colour scheme. Improvements were hoped for furnishings, group facilities and researcher lounges. There was also a wish for more studying spaces.
The users thanked the library for good customer service, indoor plants and gardens, comfortable couches and quiet and well-lit studying spaces by the windows.
The library has compiled a detailed summary of the feedback to be used in the planning for renovation of library spaces.
From March 3rd until April 28th the Main Library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of Easter holidays (from Friday April 19th to Monday April 22nd), during which the building will be closed.
Entrance on Sundays is from Fabianinkatu or by lift from Kaisaniemenkatu (1st floor) or by lift from Helsinki University metro station (floor K1).
Finland’s most popular learning environment works as self-service library
On Sundays Kaisa House will function as a self-service library. The collections and facilities are available to customers on floors 2-7, basement floors K3 and K4 are closed. The customer service on the 3rd floor is closed.
You can pick up your reservations as self-service from the open shelves at the service desk. Should you have problems with using the library or the self-service facilities, phone service will be available.