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”

BrowZine – browse scholarly journals across the disciplines

Kuvituskuva: BrowZineBrowzine brings all Helsinki University Library´s scholarly journal content together and allows you to access and browse e-journals in one interface.

Create a personal bookshelf

BrowZine makes it easy to build your customized bookshelf of favorite journals. To your bookshelf you can add articles from your preferred journals. You can also receive alerts when new articles become available and share article links with others by email, Twitter or bibliographic management systems.

BrowZine is also available for iOS and Android mobile devices. You can read your articles with remote access or download and save them to your device, when the articles can be accessed offline.

Read more on BrowZine on the library website



Research Data Management basics – sign up for the courses on 23.10., 22.11. and 11.12.

How to define and describe research data and materials? How to make them openly available and where to store them safely?  How to use DMPTuuli in research data management planning?

These and other basic questions will be answered in a RDM basics (Research Data Management) lecture. RDM basics lectures with the same content is running throughout the year. Lectures are open for University of Helsinki students and personnel.

Edit 14.8.2018: UNFORTUNATELY ALL SESSIONS FOR THE FALL TERM 2018 ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. The schedule for the spring term 2019 RDMBasics lectures will be announced by the end of the year. Please, follow the Datasupport Courses & workshop event calendar.

RDM basics lectures / late fall 2018
Kaisa House, It class (5057), 5th floor

Tuesday October 23, 10-12 am
Thursday November 22, 12-2 pm
Tuesday December 11, 10-12 am

Enrollments: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/90393/lomake.html

The primary language of the lecture will be English. Help and instructions are also available in Finnish.

See all the courses: http://libraryguides.helsinki.fi/rdm/courses-workshops

The lectures are organized by the University of Helsinki DataSupport.

Ask anything! Open Science Kiosk on all campuses 22.-25.10.2018

Self-archiving? Yes, it concerns you if you are a researcher or a lecturer at the University of Helsinki.
Publishing Master Thesis openly? Yes, it concerns you if you are a student at the University of Helsinki.
Discounts on APCs ? Yes, you can benefit,  if you have a position at the University of Helsinki.
Publishing research articles in Open Access journals? Yes, it concerns you if your research is funded by national / European research councils or funding bodies (Plan S).

Come and ask anything –  Open Science Kiosks are open:

Meilahti Campus
Mon 22.10.2018 11.00-13.00 Biomedicum Helsinki 1 lobby, Haartmaninkatu 8
City Centre Campus
Tue 23.10.2018  11.00-13.00 Porthania lobby, Yliopistonkatu 3
Kumpula Campus
Tue 23.10.2018 11.00-13.00 Physicum lobby, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2
Viikki Campus
Thu 25.10.2018 11.00-13.00 Biocenter 2 lobby (2th floor), Viikinkaari 5

To whom?

Researcher, lecturer or student at University of Helsinki.


Need to ask? We have open solutions and services made for you! Come, challenge us & explore the possibilities!


The kiosks are part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, and open to everyone.

For more information on events during the International Open Access Week (22.-28.10.2018), visit library’s Open Access event site.

Welcome to Open Science afternoon: Think Corner 24.10. at 12:00-14:00

In Open Science afternoon Finnish research funders discuss about Plan S – an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality.

At the event University of Helsinki will also reward an open science promoter. The event ends with the sounds of Finnish electronic music combined to Open Science!

Programme and event in Finnish


The event is part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, free of charge and open to everyone.

For more information on events during the International Open Access Week (22.-28.10.2018), visit the library’s Open Access event site.

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.