Window cleaning at Kaisa House on Thursday, August 22

The big window in Kaisa House will be washed on Thursday 22 August 2019. Window cleaning starts at 8 am and lasts until afternoon.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

The big window on the Kaisaniemenkatu side of the Kaisa House will be washed on Thursday, 22 August 2019. Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

Second floor of the Kumpula Campus Library to open on February 1st

On the top floor of the Kumpula Campus Library, a new kind of smart facility for researchers and students will be opened. The library’s second-floor customer facilities are available from Friday, February 1st.

The first floor has been available with its collections, facilities and services from September 3rd, 2018. Read more: Welcome to the renewed Kumpula Campus Library

Ubikampus @ Kumpula

The library’s facility upgrade project is connected with a broader project that involves the Faculty of Science and the University’s Student Services. What is taking place in the space is the first pilot of the Ubikampus project.

The 1,000 square meter pilot premises of the Ubikampus project house altogether 168 workstations and 16 separate rooms bookable with the tablets situated at the doors. More than half of the space is reserved for students, the rest for researchers. Students’ facilities include reading places and group study rooms.

Arrangements on the second floor are still in progress, but you are welcome to check out and test new facilities!

Black chairs at the Kaisa House are washed

The Main Library’s black chairs  are washed. The work starts on the 7th floor on Wednesday 31 October, and continues on the lower floors. Therefore some of the reading places can temporarily lack chairs.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The black chairs are maintained at the Kaisa House. All black chairs of the floors 2-7 are washed. Therefore some of the chairs in the reading places are temporarily out of service.

Campaigning for peace and quiet: Read in harmony with others

Reading tables are reserved first in the library. In the afternoons 71% of the Kaisa House’s reading places are full, while in the morning and evening there is more room.

The number of reading places has been increased in all our library locations during 2015-2018, and new ideas for better use of our premises are being developed all the time. Changes are made, for example, in the Main Library’s 7th floor and the Kumpula Campus Library this spring.

You can help us! Make sure that there are enough reading places for as many as possible

Campaigning for Peace and Quiet in the Helsinki University Library, March 5th-13th 2018.

Some of the reading tables are intended for University of Helsinki students, researchers and staff exclusively.

Make sure your belongings don’t take over the places near you. Take care of your belongings, and watch out for thieves.

When using a reading table you may leave for a short period, but no longer than 30 minutes.

See more our common library rules!

Next time the Main Library is packed, remember these

There are good reading and study places also in the campus libraries, as well as in the learning centres and other libraries near the city centre campus.

Beware of thieves at the Kaisa House, keep an eye on your belongings!

There’s been quite an unpleasant wave of theft going on in the last few days.

The thieves seem to be operating professionally. Please, stay alert while you’re at the library and keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your things behind your back so that you do not see them. Do not leave valuables in your pockets.

To prevent theft

  • Never leave your belongings unattended.
  • Secure your bag by placing its strap under your foot or around the foot of your chair.
  • Immediately report to the library staff if you notice something suspicious.

If you’re a victim of theft

  • Tell the library staff.
  • Send message to turvallisuusvalvomo [at]
    • Provide an accurate description of the theft with the following details: 1) time and place, 2) your description (e.g. colour of clothing), and
      3) what items has been stolen.
  • Report the theft to the police. Inform them that the surveillance tape can be inquired from University of Helsinki security services.

Opening of the Learning Centre Minerva on Tuesday December 1st

Minerva openingOpening on Tuesday, December 1st at 1 pm – 4 pm
Siltavuorenpenger 5A, Floor K2

Opening program: Circuit training
Presentations are in Finnish.

Ring 1: CleverTouch screen demo
Ring 2: E-point: Electronic library at your disposal
Ring 3: Office365: How to make a group work room reservation and what else is Office365
Ring 4: Ask the librarian! Tell us your experiences, greetings, feedback, wishes about the Learning Centre.

Group work area, computers, mobile storage units, reading places

The redesigned group work and reading areas will open at last at Siltavuorenpenger. Feel free to explore and test facilities! We welcome your comments and experiences: the librarian is present at 1 pm – 3 pm on Wed-Thu Dec 3rd-4th and on Tue-Thu Dec 8th-10th.

Entrance to the Learning Centre is at K2 floor, next to the Minerva Square. The space is available weekdays between 8 am – 7:45 pm. Furnishing of The Learning Centre is still in progress, so installations of sofas and computers may cause some inconvenience.

More information about the Learning Centre Minerva

In April, Kaisa Library is open on Sundays

Spring is a busy time for students. In April 1000 places for study will be available even on Sundays on the City Centre Campus.

The Main Library will be open on three Sundays: April 12th, 19th and 26th. 

Customer services on the 3rd floor and the study places in the entire library will be available from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Make use of this unique opportunity and spend a Sunday in the library! Share your experience on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #munkirjasto or #sunlibrary. Every week there will be a prize draw for a gift between the participants.

You can also leave a message on the flip chart in the main library, or e-mail us at library(at)