The safety of our customers and staff is important to us, so we ask you to only visit the library when you're healthy. Please take care of hand hygiene and keep adequate distance from other customers and staff to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Long and unnecessary stays at the library should be avoided, so please keep your visits as short as possible. Please follow the instructions found at Kaisa House lobby when picking up books. During the exceptional situation Kaisa House can only be accessed through the main entrance on Fabianinkatu. Please favor walking or cycling when visiting the library.
The collections at Kaisa House reopen June 1, studying areas remain closed
From the beginning of June borrowing of print material from Kaisa House will be available for all Helsinki University Library customers who have a library card. You will be able to pick up material from the shelves and borrow them using the self-service machines. Kaisa House is open Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm from June 1st to August 23, 2020. Opening hours between 8-9 am are reserved for customers in risk groups.
The collections are open in floors K4-6. All reading and studying areas and customer computers will be out of use at least until the beginning of August. The seventh floor will be closed entirely. Reference material can be copied at Kaisa House lobby. You can reach the library’s customer service via phone, email and online; the customer service desk is closed.
The campus libraries in Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki and learning centres Minerva and Aleksandria remain closed at least until the beginning of August.
Helsinki University members can still reserve loanable books that are currently available for pick-up at Kaisa House. You can order books from Kaisa House, Kumpula and Meilahti collections. Books from Viikki campus library can no longer be delivered from May 29 onwards because of renovation at the Info Centre.
Read more about the pick-up service and other library services during the coronavirus situation: Exceptional situation at the library →
Let’s circulate books! Return loans you no longer need
The exceptional situation has made it harder for students to access studying materials. We ask you to show solidarity and kindly return material you no longer need, even though the loan periods are long. This way you make it possible for other customers to access library material despite the exceptional situation and long loan periods. You can return books into the over-night return machines or lockers safely and without human contact at Kaisa House and Kumpula.
Due dates in Helka database have been moved to August. The due date for all Helsinki University Library loans will be August 12, 2020. Please note that if your loans are currently overdue, the due date will not be moved. If there is anything unclear about your loans or due payments, please contact the service address firstname.lastname@example.org
Helka on vacation at the end of July: two-week service break in loans and reservations
Helka is being renewed during the summer, which is why there will be a service break in loans and reservations from July 16 onwards. Electronic collections will be available even during the service break. Read more about Helka’s vacation →