Student, reserve a group study room with your smartphone

Do you need a place to work on your group project or presentation? Did you know that you can reserve a group study room with your mobile device?

Just follow these simple steps  (recommended for Apple or Android users).

  1. You´ll need to use the University of Helsinki Office 365 email system (for UH students and staff) . Read more about Office 365 (switch to English via top right corner).
  2. Download the mobile version of Microsoft Outlook
    Instructions how to download Outlook from the AppStore/Google Play Store  (switch to English via top right corner).
  3. Follow these instructions to make a reservation through the Outlook app (example from Android version).

  4. Remember to check your university email to confirm your reservation was accepted.

Campus Library Group Facilities Email Addresses

Opening hours on All Saints’ Day

The library has exceptions to regular opening hours on All Saints’ Day:

On Friday November 3th
– Main Library Kaisa House open 8 am – 6 pm, customer service 10 am – 6 pm
– Kumpula Campus Library open 9 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Meilahti Campus Library Terkko open 8 am – 8 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Viikki Campus Library open 9 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 4th and Sunday November 5th.

Meilahti Campus Library To Open On October 2nd

The Meilahti Campus Library will open refurbished as a part of new Terkko Healh Hub on Monday 2nd of October, 2017.

Terkko Health Hub is a new meeting point for university students, researchers, doctors and other healthcare staff and companies operating in the field of health technology. In addition to the library specializing in medicine and health sciences, Terkko Health Hub also provides working space, cafeteria and facilities for organizing diverse events. Terkko Health Hub forms thus an unique innovation ecosystem to promote new research, knowledge and business in life sciences and health technology.

Longer opening hours and new space for studies

Terkko Health Hub offers modern and modular working spaces for the diverse needs of all university students and researchers. The library’s customer service and most of the collection is now located on the 2nd floor. There is more quiet reading rooms and ergonomic spots where you can also work standing.

Nearly finished: Meilahti Campus Library awaits for its users
Nearly finished: Meilahti Campus Library awaits for its users

Helsinki University Library has the largest collection in medicine and health sciences in Finland. With our conversant information specialists we can provide the students and others operating in the life sciences a solid foundation to build on“, says Kirsi Mäenpää, Head of Services in Facilities and Customer Services at the Helsinki University Library.

The versatile digital collections of Helsinki University Library are naturally available to all university members at any time.

As a result of the new cooperation, the opening hours of the Meilahti Campus Library will be expanded. The library’s facilities and collections are accessible to the customers from Monday to Friday from 8 am until 8 pm. The library’s customer service desk is operating from 10am to 5pm. At other times, the library operates as Self-Service Library. The campus library has a new check-out station and also a return box for books on the 1st floor. Later this semester, the library will also have lockers where customers can charge their own devices such as phones and tablets.

Think Company Helsinki team hosting Terkko Health Hub is available throughout the building’s opening hours, and will also help the users of the library if they need help with equipment.

Welcome to Terkko Health Hub on October 2nd!

The Autumn Term Opening Hours from 28.8. – Self-Service Hours now also at the Campus Libraries

Summer time is coming to an end and the new Autumn opening hours will start on August 28th 2017.

Self-Service Library on all Campuses

As of Autumn, in addition to the Main Library at Kaisa House, all the campus libraries will function as Self-Service Libraries outside of the customer service hours. The campus libraries will function as Self-Service Libraries on weekday mornings from 8 to 10 and evenings from 17 onward (except Kaisa House from 19).

Customer service personnel is not present during self-service hours. The Library provides user instructions to device and premises in the premises and on the web site. In the Main Library Kaisa House you can use the service phone on the 3rd floor counter to contact the staff if you face problems with the check-out or return machines.

Learn more about Self Service Library.

The Opening Hours for the Libraries:

  • Main Library Kaisa House: Mon-Fri 8-20 and Sat 11-17. Customer service Mon-Fri 10-19, Sat 11-17.
  • Kumpula: Mon-Fri 8-18. Customer service 10-17.
  • Terkko: (Note! Opens on 2nd of October) Mon-Fri 8-20. Customer service 10-17.
  • Viikki: Mon-Fri 8-19. Customer service 10-17.

All opening hours including exceptions can be found on library’s website.

Psychology and logopedics books will move during September

Kaisa house library´s psychology and logopedics books will move to Meilahti from August 21st to October 1st. The books will be out of the customers’ reach at that time. All books will be back in customer use by October 2nd.

During the move, you can return books to all other library sites including the return box located on the Meilahti Campus (Haarmaninkatu 3 lobby). Loans from these collections have no due dates on September.

We apologize for the inconvenience!

We meet on October at Terkko Health Hub

Meilahti Campus Library opens October 2nd as a part of the Terkko Health Hub. The library is open Mon-Fri 8-20, customer service 10-17. Outside the desk service hours, the library serves as a Self Service Library.


Summertime begins at the campus libraries on May 22nd. Check the opening hours!

Meilahti Campus Library Terkko is closed all summer

The last day Terkko will be open is Friday May 19th, 2017 and the building will reopen in the beginning of the autumn term in 2017. Read more: Changes in Terkko

From Monday 22.5. onwards you can return books to a return box at the lobby in Haartmaninkatu 3 until Terkko opens again. During the summer Haartmaninkatu 3 is open Mon-Fri 7:45-16.00. Read more: SUMMER 2017 in the Library

Summer opening hours at the Viikki and Kumpula campus libraries

  • 22.5. – 22.6. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 23.6. – 6.8. closed
  • 7.8. – 27.8. Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 4. p.m.

When the campus libraries are closed, please contact the Main Library Kaisa House customer service on the 3rd floor, Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in June-July, and Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6. p.m. in August. We try to answer e-mails during the following working day. Read more: SUMMER 2017 in the Library

On Ascension Day May 25th all libraries are closed

On Ascension Day all library locations and learning centres are closed. Aleksandria can be accessed with the magnetic key.

On Wednesday May 24th Helsinki University Library is open as follows:

  • Main Library 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Kumpula and Viikki 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Learning Centre Aleksandria 8 a.m. – 5.45 p.m.
  • Learning Centre Minerva 8 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.

See all summer opening hours from the website 

Campaigning for Peace and Quiet in the Library

Campaigning for Peace and Quiet in the Helsinki University Library, April 20th-26th, 2017.


Let’s study together and abide by our common library rules.

Campaigning for peace & quiet in the Helsinki University Library in April 20th-26th, 2017.

Instructions for use of the library premises are summarized in the library rulesCheck them out!

Meilahti Campus Library Terkko is closed from May 22nd, 2017 for renovations

The Meilahti Campus Library Terkko will be closed for renovations on May 22nd, 2017 and the building will reopen in the beginning of the autumn term in 2017. So the last day Terkko will be open is Friday May 19th 2017.

Renovating the facilities is part of a larger project of the University of Helsinki, HUS, Health Capital Helsinki, and Think Company.

See more of the timetable and library services during the renovations from the page Changes in Terkko. The page will be updated as more information becomes available during spring and summer.

Meilahti Campus Library Terkko. Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

Kaisa House is open on Sundays in March and April, 2017

From March 5th until April 23rd the Main Library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of Easter holidays (from Friday April 14th to Monday April 17th), during which period 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 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.

The Learning Centre Aleksandria is accessible with magnetic key all Sunday

Learning Centre Aleksandria (Fabianinkatu 26) is open on 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. 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