Opening hours on Ascension Day, May 29th-30th

On Wednesday May 29th libraries are open as follows:
– Main Library 8-18, customer service 10-18
– Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries 8-16, customer service 10-16

Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open 8-17:45.

On Thursday May 30th (Ascension Day) libraries and learning centres are closed.
Aleksandria can be accessed with the magnetic key.

SUMMER 2019 in the Library

Summertime begins at the campus libraries on May 20th. Check the opening hours!

Opening hours at the Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki campus libraries in the summer are:

  • 20.5.-20.6. Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Meilahti beginning on 27.5.), 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.

Long loan periods will start on May 23th for books with a 28 day loan period, 6.6. for 14 day loans and 18.6. for two day loans.

When the campus libraries are closed, you can contact the Main Library Kaisa House customer service at the 3rd floor which is open with regular opening hours until Midsummer. Starting on 24.6. the customer service is open Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

SUMMER 2019 in the Library

Opening hours during Easter 18.4.-22.4.

During Easter the libraries are closed from Good Friday April 19th until Easter Monday April 22nd, 2019.

On Maundy Thursday (April 18th), the libraries are open as follows:
– Kaisa House  8 a.m. – 6 p.m (customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m).
– Kumpula, Terkko and Viikki 8 a.m. – 4 p.m (customer service 10 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.).

Kaisa House is open on Sundays 3.3.-28.4.

From March 3rd until April 28th the Main Library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of Easter holidays (from Friday April 19th to Monday April 22nd), during which 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 floors 2-7, basement floors K3 and K4 are closed. 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, you are advised to acquire it earlier in the week.

Library’s holiday season opening hours 17.12.2018-13.1.2019

Holiday season opening hours begin on Monday December 17th at the Helsinki University Library. We will return to normal opening hours on Monday January 14th 2018.

Kaisa House is closed between 22nd and 26th of December. Meilahti, Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries are closed from Dec. 22nd to January 6th. Kaisa House and Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open between holidays on December 27th to 28th.

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

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

Libraries’ opening hours on All Saints’ Day

The Helsinki University Library has the following exceptions to regular opening hours on All Saints’ Day:

On Friday November 2th
– Main Library Kaisa House open 8 am – 6 pm, customer service 10 am – 6 pm
– Kumpula Campus Library open 8 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Meilahti Campus Library Terkko open 8 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Viikki Campus Library open 8 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 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 3th and Sunday November 4th.

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.

The Autumn Term Opening Hours begin on 27.8.

Summer time is coming to an end and the Autumn opening hours will start on August 27th 2018 apart from Kumpula campus library, which opens a week later on the September the 3rd.

The Opening Hours for the Libraries:

  • Main Library Kaisa House: Mon-Fri 8-20 and Sat 11-17. Customer service Mon-Fri 10-19, Sat 11-17.
  • Kumpula: (Note! Opens on 3rd of September) Mon-Fri 8-18. Customer service 10-17.
  • Terkko: Mon-Fri 8-20. Customer service 10-17.
  • Viikki: Mon-Fri 8-19. Customer service 10-17.

From September 16th until November 25th the Main Library will be open on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm, with the exception of the weekend of All Saints’ Day 3.-4.11. during which the whole building will be closed.

All opening hours including exceptions can be found on library’s website.

Please notice exceptions to regular opening hours during Easter

During Easter the libraries are closed from Good Friday March 30th until Easter Monday April 2nd, 2018.
On Maundy Thursday (March 29th), the libraries are open as follows:
– Kaisa House  8 a.m. – 6 p.m (customer service 10 a.m. – 6 p.m).
– Kumpula, Terkko and Viikki 8 a.m. – 4 p.m (customer service 10 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.).