Library’s opening hours on Wednesday, Dec 5th :
– 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.
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.
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
The Main Library’s black chairs are washed. The work starts on the 7th floor on Wednesday 31 October, and continues on the lower floors. Therefore some of the reading places can temporarily lack chairs. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 SaturdayNovember 3th and Sunday November 4th.
All Library Terminals at Helsinki University Library Locations will be renewed on Thursday September 20th.
The 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.
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).
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.
The Kumpula Campus Library will open on Monday 3 September, 2018: The first floor will be available with its collections, facilities and services from Monday, but the second floor continues to be closed for renovation until the end of October.
The former staff area on the left side of the entrance is now a group work area, which can be used without booking. Textbooks and reference books that may not be checked out are also located in this area.
The second floor is still closed
The second floor of the Kumpula Campus Library is still closed in September, as the renovation will continue there until the end of October 2018.
Faculty of Science personnel’s 24h access to the Kumpula campus library ended on 18 May, 2018. From now on, the library’s facilities are available to faculty staff during opening hours.