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 SaturdayNovember 4th and Sunday November 5th.
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.
“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.
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.
Kaisa house library´s psychology and logopedics books will move to Meilahti from August 21stto 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 2ndas 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.