Opening hours on Ascension Day, May 24th-25th

On Wednesday May 24th libraries are open as follows:
– Main Library 8-18, customer service 10-18
– Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries 9-16
Meilahti Campus Library Terkko closed.

Learning Centres
– Aleksandria 8-17:45
– Minerva 8-15:45.

On Thursday May 25th (Ascension Day) libraries and learning centres are closed.
Aleksandria can be accessed with a magnetic key.

Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries have summer opening hours from Monday, May 22nd. The Main Library will continue with normal opening hours until Wednesday, June 21st. See: Summer 2017 in the Library


Opening hours for Easter

During Easter the libraries are closed from Good Friday until Easter Monday April 14th to April 17th, 2017.

On Maundy Thursday (April 13th), the libraries are open as follows:
– Kaisa House  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
– Kumpula, Terkko and Viikki 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. on Maundy Thursday. Aleksandria can be accessed with magnetic key during Easter (from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m.).

You’ll find all exceptional opening hours for Spring from the library web page. From the same page you will also see the opening hours for the coming summer.

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

Library’s opening hours 19.12.2016-15.1.2017

Holiday season opening hours begin on Monday December 19th at the Helsinki University Library. We will return to normal hours on Monday January 16th, 2017.

Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries are closed from Dec24th to January 1st. Kaisa House as well as Learning centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open between holidays December 27th-30th.

Check all holiday season opening hours from the library’s website

Opening hours on All Saints’ Day

The library has exceptional opening hours on All Saints’ Day:Pyhäinpäivä - All saints day

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

Helsinki University Library opening hours

Summer opening hours in Main Library and Aleksandria from June 18th

Kaisa House’s and Learning Centre Aleksandria’s summer opening hours begin on Saturday, June 18th. Both houses will be closed on Saturday.

Main Library Kaisa House
Sat 18.6. – Sun 21.8.

  • Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat closed
  • Fri 24.6. closed.

Learning Centre Aleksandria
Sat 18.6.- Sun 21.8.

  • Mon-Fri 9-17:45, Sat closed
  • Fri 24.6. closed.
  • Access with a magnetic key all summer Mon-Sun at 07 a.m. – 01 a.m.

Learning Centre Minerva
Mon 6.6.- Sun 26.8.

  • Mon-Fri 9-15:45
  • Fri 24.6. closed.

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