Last year Helsinki University Library took part to the Helsinki Pride for the first time and organized a book exhibit about LGBTQ studies and a panel discussion in Kaisa House with huge success.
This year the library joins forces with the University of Helsinki’s equality and diversity committee and organizes Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion in a more spacious venue at Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4) on June 27th starting on 3 pm. The event will be opened by the Vice-Rector Tom Böhling and the opening speech given by the President Tarja Halonen. This year’s speakers for the panel are medical (MD/PhD) student and the chairperson of Seta Sakris Kupila, senior lecture of sociology of education and senior researcher Jukka Lehtonen, the Vice-Rector of The University of Helsinki Tom Böhling and a spokesperson for transgender people and a sociology student Hippu Helminen, who identifies as a non-binary person.
The themes of this year’s panel discussion are gender and sexual diversity among others.
The event will be held in Finnish, but the audience has a possibility to pose questions also in English.
At 15.00 Opening words, Vice-Rector Tom Böhling
At 15.05 YL Male Voice Choir
At 15.15 Speech by President Tarja Halonen
At 15.25 Hooray for equality and diversity and for Pride’s 50th anniversary!
At 15.26 Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion
Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit in Kaisa House 24.6.-5.7.
Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit presents LGBTQ themed material from Helsinki University Library’s collections. The Exhibit is on display from the beginning of Helsinki Pride week June 24th until July 5th in Kaisa House’s Guidance Corner which is located on the 3rd floor.
This year’s themes for the exhibit are gender and sexual diversity and the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement.
You can browse the books on the spot in comfortable armchairs or borrow for summer reading, because all the material, except for journals, is available for loan.
From Thursday, June 13, 2019 it is allowed to use laptops in the Main Library’s quiet reading room (no. 2011) on the 2nd floor of the Kaisa House. The smaller reading space (no. 2015) on the 2nd floor is still reserved for work without laptops.
Library’s silent spaces are coded with red signs. Be considerate and let the other visitors work in peace. Keep all your devices completely on mute, work quietly.
Read more about the Library Rules ->
From the Midsummer, Friday June 21st on, Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries will be closed. Main Library Kaisa House and Learning Centre Aleksandria will also have shorter opening hours. From June 24th to August 25th Kaisa House is open 8:00-18:00 (customer service 10:00-18:00) on weekdays. On Saturdays, the library is closed.
Opening hours at Midsummer
Thursday, June 20
Main Library Kaisa House is open 8-18, customer service 10-18.
Learning Centre Aleksandria is open 8-17:45.
Learning Centre Minerva is open 8-15:45.
Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries are open 8-16, customer service 10-16.
At Midsummer, June 21-23, the learning centres and all library locations are closed. Aleksandria can be accessed with magnetic key during Midsummer (from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m.).
SUMMER 2019 in the Library
All Helsinki University Library’s services during the summer (eg customer service hours, loan periods, returns and reservations, HUPS and Interlibrary loans) can be found from the page SUMMER 2019 in the Library.
SEG Library includes scientific journals, ebooks and abstracts of annual and global meetings. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG) sekä Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics are available.
We have access to the 3 parts of the Making of the Modern World:
The Goldsmiths´-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1914 (part 1) as a primary source offers ways to understand the emergence of modern economics and other social sciences. This collection includes the study of early economic, political, business and social history and for researching the literature of economics from this period.
The Making of Modern World: Part II, 1851-1914 takes the series to the end of the nineteenth century. Comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, this collection broadens the international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization, and the birth of the modern corporation.
The Making of the Modern World: Part III, 1890-1945 takes The Making of the Modern World series deeper into the twentieth century covering the key events that have shaped the modern world like the First World War, the Great Depression, and the Second World War.