On Wednesday, December 12, all library’s customer service desks are closed due to the staff development day.
Library premises are open and available on a self-service basis as follows; Main Library Kaisa House 8-20, Kumpula Campus Library 8-18, Meilahti Campus Library 8-20 and Viikki Campus Library 8-19.
At the Self Service Library you can borrow and return material as well as use work stations and study.
When the customer service is closed you can not
- pay fees at the counter
- buy copy cards
- get a temporary account to the wireless network (HUPNet-accounts)
- get a key to reserved mobile storage unit
- get ID Point identification service
- get any personal instruction.
There will be phone service from 10 am to 7 pm. Call 02941 23920.
Additional information on Self-Service Library online.
Opening hours for Christmas season start on Monday, 17 December 2018. Check the opening hours online.
There are a bunch of exceptions to Terkko Health Hub’s opening hours at the end of November.
Terkko Health Hub and the Meilahti Campus Library are open Fri 30 November – Fri 7 December as follows:
- 30.11. Fri 8 am – 5 pm (library customer service 10 am – 5 pm)
- 3.12. Mon 8 am – 8 pm (library customer service 10 am – 5 pm)
- 4.-5.12. Tue-Wed 8 am – 4 pm (library customer service 10 am – 4 pm)
- 6.12. Thu closed
- 7.12 Fri 8 am – 8 pm (library customer service 10 am – 5 pm).
Opening hours for Christmas season start on Monday, 17 December 2018. Check the opening hours at the library’s web site.
November brings in a bunch of exceptions to Terkko Health Hub’s opening hours. Terkko Health Hub and the Meilahti Campus Library are open at 8-17 on 9, 23, and 30 October.
Library customer service is open normally (10-17).
From the Midsummer (Fri, June 22) on, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries will be closed. Main Library Kaisa House and Learning Centre Aleksandria have shorter opening hours.
Opening hours at Midsummer
Thursday, June 21
- Main Library Kaisa House open 8-18, customer service 10-18.
- Learning Centre Aleksandria open 8-17:45.
- Learning Centre Minerva open 8-15:45.
- Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries open 8-16, customer service 10-16.
- Kumpula Campus Library closed.
At Midsummer, June 22-24, 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 2018 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 2018 in the Library.
Keep in mind that the e-library is open 24/7, also in the summer!
Opening hours at the Viikki and Meilahti campus libraries in the summer
- 21.5. – 21.6. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- 22.6. – 5.8. closed
- 6.8. – 26.8. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., customer service 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Long loan periods will start on May 24th. Loans from Viikki and Meilahti will receive a due date on August 7th as follows:
- 28 day loans starting on May 24th
- 14 day loans (textbooks) starting on June 7th.
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.
Kumpula Campus Library is closed for renovations the whole summer
The last day the library will be open, is Friday May 18th, and it will reopen in autumn 2018. When the Kumpula Campus Library is closed, please use the facilities in the Main Library Kaisa House. Further information: Kumpula 2018
SUMMER 2018 in the Library
All Helsinki University Library’s services during the summer (eg customer service hours, loan periods, returns and reservations) can be found from the page SUMMER 2018 in the Library.
See all summer opening hours from our website. In addition to the library’s sites, you’ll find the opening hours of Aleksandria and Minerva Learning Centres.
The summer vacation ended in the campus libraries in Kumpula and Viikki, and they are open again starting August 7th. Welcome back! Please notice, that we still have summer opening hours (Mon-Fri 9-16) until August 27th.
Cash no longer accepted in the campus libraries
We no longer accept cash payments at the service desks in the campus libraries. Only payment by card is available. You can still pay with cash in the Main Library in Kaisa House. You can also pay overdue and reservation fees online after logging into your Helka account.
Opening hours during fall semester (August 28th – December 17th, 2017)
Helsinki University Library is back to normal opening hours on Monday August 28th.
Kumpula Campus Library is open Mon-Fri 8-18, customer service desk Mon-Fri 10-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Viikki Campus Library is open Mon-Fri 8-19, customer service desk Mon-Fri 10-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Meilahti Campus Library at Terkko Health Hub opens on Monday September 4th. The library is open Mon-Fri 8-20, customer service desk 10-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Main Library Kaisa House is open Mon-Fri 8-20 and Sat 11-17. Customer service on the 3rd floor is open Mon-Fri 10-19 and Sat 11-17. During the rest of the opening hours library operates as Self-Service Library.
Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries are still open on midsummer week before the summer break. The Main Library and the Learning Centre Aleksandria change to summer opening hours after the midsummer. Meilahti Campus Library is closed for renovations the whole summer.
Helsinki University Library services and opening hours during summer: SUMMER 2017 in the Library
Learning Centre Minerva is closed from 12 – 5:45 p.m. on Friday due to filming arrangements.
Please notice also, that Learning Centre Minerva has summer opening hours from Monday, June 5th:
- 5.-16.6. Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
- 19.6.-25.8. Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
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.
– 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
Minerva’s Learning Centre will be closed on Thursday December 1st at 1 pm – 4 pm due to a staff party. In the morning and in the evening the learning centre can be used normally.