Library’s holiday season opening hours 17.12.2018-13.1.2019

Holiday season opening hours begin on Monday December 17th at the Helsinki University Library. We will return to normal opening hours on Monday January 14th 2018.

Kaisa House is closed between 22nd and 26th of December. Meilahti, Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries are closed from Dec. 22nd to January 6th. Kaisa House and Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open between holidays on December 27th to 28th.

Check all holiday season opening hours from the library’s website.

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.

The Meilahti Campus Library closes earlier on Tuesday, 4 December

There are a bunch of exceptions to Terkko Health Hub’s opening hours at the end of November.

Terkko Health Hub and the Meilahti Campus Library are open Fri 30 November – Fri 7 December as follows:

  • 30.11. Fri 8 am – 5 pm (library customer service 10 am – 5 pm)
  • 3.12. Mon 8 am – 8 pm (library customer service  10 am  – 5 pm)
  • 4.-5.12. Tue-Wed 8 am – 4 pm (library customer service 10 am – 4 pm)
  • 6.12. Thu closed
  • 7.12 Fri 8 am – 8 pm (library customer service 10 am – 5 pm).

Opening hours for Christmas season start on Monday, 17 December 2018. Check the opening hours at the library’s web site.

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”

Guest computers to be phased out at the Helsinki University Library on 30 November

There are a total of 17 computers in the Helsinki University Library that library visitors have been able to use without Helsinki university user account. These guest computers will be phased out on Friday 30 November, 2018.

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.

Library terminals replace guest computers

Even though guest computers are removed, you as a user from outside the University, can still access scientific information from the library terminals. The library terminals allow you to read and search library’s books, articles and e-resources, 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.
Read more: Library Terminals Enchanced in All Library Locations

Copying and printing from the the Library terminals with a copy card

The library has some multifunction printers which work with Unigrafia copy cards and can be used without the Helsinki university user ID. You can buy copy cards from library’s customer service desk, check the prices in the price list. For these multifunction printers, you can print articles, reference information, and parts of e-books from the library terminals.

The use of Unigrafia’s copy card for printing will expire at the end of the year 2018. Printing will be handled with the new Print in City -service. Currently, the Print in City service is only available in the Main Library at the Kaisa House.
Read more about the Print in City: www.printincity.fi

You can still use the copy cards for copying in the Helsinki University library locations and in the National Library until the end of June 2019. Thereafter, the use of the copy cards will end completely.

Bring your own device

If you’re working on your personal files or searching for information on the internet, you will need to use your own device after November. The library’s customer service desk will provide you with login details for accessing the University’s wireless network HUPnet.
Read more: Use a computer

Read also Print in City Service to Replace Unigrafia Cardboard Printing Cards

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.

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.

Kaisa House is open on Sundays 16.9.-25.11.

During Autumn term, from September 16th until November 25th, the Main Library Kaisa House will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of the weekend of All Saints’ Day 3.-4.11. during which the whole 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).

On Sundays Kaisa House functions as a self-service library

The collections and facilities are available to customers on all floors. 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.

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