For the time being, books can be borrowed and picked up from the reservation shelf in the Main Library at Kaisa House. The service will be expanded to the Viikki Pop-up Library in early February. Borrowing of print material is available for all Helsinki University Library customers who have a Helka library card.
Changes to the library's services can occur quickly during an exceptional situation. The library follows the recommendations and regulations of the University of Helsinki, the Finnish State, the University Central Hospital (HUS) and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Borrowing print materials and reservation pick-ups in the Main Library are available on the 3rd floor on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm. At Kaisa House you are able to pick up textbooks from the shelves and borrow them using the self-service machines. You can also order books from the other Kaisa House collections as well as Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki collections to be picked up from the 3rd floor by making a normal reservation for the book in the Helka database.
Reservation pick-up will be opened in the Viikki Campus Library in early February, and more information will be available on the library's website
shortly. Campus Library's services in the Viikki Pop-up Library are closed until January 31.
Self-study facilities closed at least until April 30
All reading and working areas and collection floors (K3-K4, 2 and 4-7) in the Main Library Kaisa House
are closed at least until April 30, 2021. Entrance to the library by the main entrance in Fabianinkatu only. The lift from the metro station and Kaisaniemenkatu is only used for accessible route to the library. For assistance, please call the library customer service.
The Kumpula Campus Library and the Meilahti Campus Library at Terkko Health Hub, as well as the Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva, will remain closed at least until April 30, 2021.
You can reach the library's customer service by phone, e-mail and online. Customer service desks in the Campus Libraries are closed. The Main Library's customer service desk in Kaisa House is open on weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm.
Avoid long and unnecessary stays at the library
The safety of our customers and staff is important to us.
- Only visit the library when you're healthy. Long and unnecessary stays at the library should be avoided, so please keep your visits as short as possible.
- Use a face mask.
- Take care of hand hygiene.
- Keep adequate distance from other customers and staff.
- Please follow the instructions found at Kaisa House lobby when picking up books.
More information updates on the website
More information regarding the restrictions will be updated on the library's website. You'll find all the electonic customer service channels there as well.
The news has been updated on March 22: The Learning Centres and the Campus Libraries are closed at least until April 30.