SUMMER 2019 in the Library

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Opening hours 20.5.-25.8.2019

 Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries

  • 20.5. – 20.6. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 21.6. – 4.8. closed
  • 5.8. – 25.8. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Keep in mind that the e-library is open 24/7, also in the summer!

 Meilahti Campus Library

  • 20.5. – 26.5. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 27.5. – 20.6. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 21.6. – 4.8. closed
  • 5.8. – 25.8. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Keep in mind that the e-library is open 24/7, also in the summer!

Main Library Kaisa House

  • 20.5. – 19.6. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Customer service Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 5. p.m.
  • Wed 29.5. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thu 30.5. closed
  • Thu 20.6. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fri-Sun 21.-23.6. closed
  • 24.6.-25.8. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat closed
    • Customer service Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

All opening hours on the website (inc. Learning Centres in Aleksandria and Minerva)

Services during summer

Customer service

When the campus libraries are closed, please contact the Main Library Kaisa House customer service at the 3rd floor. Customer service is open Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  We try to answer e-mails during the following working day.

Loan periods

Loans from Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki will receive a due date on August 6th as follows:

  • 28 day loans starting on May 23rd
  • 14 day loans (textbooks) starting on June 6th
  • 2 day loans starting in June 18th.

As a rule students can’t get material from a closed library unit. However, in case of an urgent need e.g. having to do with graduation it is possible to get a book before the middle of September by contacting the library (kirjasto@helsinki.fi, tel. 02941 23920). All cases are assessed individually.

Keep in mind that the e-library is open 24/7, also in the summer!

Returns

When the campus libraries are closed, you can return books to the Main LIbrary. Outside the opening hours please use the return unit on Fabianinkatu. Books can be returned to the return boxes also in Viikki, Kumpula and Meilahti throughout the summer.

Return boxes on campuses

When returning books, note that the boxes are emptied in certain days. Your loans may not necessarily appear as returned immediately and fines will be collected if the loans are overdue.

The return boxes are emptied as follows:

  • Kumpula: Twice a week on Monday and Thurday mornings at 9 o’clock (June 24-August 4, 2019).
  • Viikki: Twice a week on Monday and Thursday afternoons (June 24-August 4, 2019).
  • Meilahti: Twice a week on Monday and Thursday afternoons (June 24-August 4, 2019).

On the Kumpula Campus the overnight return box is located at Physicum’s main entrance (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a), next to the gray side door.

Next to the main doors of the Viikki Campus Library (Info Centre), there is a joint return box for the Campus Library and the Helsinki City Library in which you may return materials at any time of the day.

On the Meilahti Campus, please use the return box at the lobby in Haartmaninkatu 3. The building is open Mon-Fri 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. during the summer.

Reservations

If you have a reservation waiting to be picked up in a library that is closed, you can pick it up in the Main Library Kaisa House. Please call or send an e-mail to the Main LIbrary.

HUPS – Books and articles onto your desk

The HUPS-service for University staff is available all summer. It is also possible to order from libraries that are closed.

Keep in mind that the e-library is open 24/7, also in the summer!

Interlibrary loans

The interlibrary loan service is available all summer. Requested interlibrary loans will be available for pick-up in the Main LIbrary Kaisa House.

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