Campaigning for peace and quiet: Keep the study areas tidy

Studying requires a lot of energy and it’s nice to eat something while you are reading. There is a café near the library at all campuses. On Mondays garbage containers are packed with cardboard mugs and salad bowls.

Be considerate to others also when eating your packed lunch. Eat redolence snacks outside reading areas, eg. in the recreational areas, lobby areas or in the student breakroom (on the 3rd floor in the Kaisa House). Remember to clean up afterwards and put the garbage in the litter bin.

Campaigning for peace and quiet: Different spaces, different uses

The library facilities are divided into zones and colour-coded to indicate whether they are silent areas, working spaces or social and recreational facilities.

Our customers are annoyed if designated phone locations are taken into private working places, or if those who speak in the recreational areas with a normal voice are being hissed.

Use the facilities according to their purpose. Leave the designated phone locations free for phone calls, and keep your voice down at the working spaces. Laptops and computers may not be used in quiet reading room (on the 2nd floor in the Kaisa House), the room is reserved for silent reading. Recreational areas are more relaxed facilities, but be considerate there, too.

Please notice, that some of the reading tables on the 4th-6th floor in the Kaisa House are intended for University of Helsinki students, researchers and staff exclusively.