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Equal access - Kumpula

Location on Kumpula Hill

The Kumpula Campus Library is located in the Physicum building on the Kumpula Campus. The entrance to the library is on the first floor of the lobby.

Buses 56 and 506 stop in front of the Physicum building. Other nearby bus and tram stops are located approximately 300 metres from the main entrance of the building. The walk to the library is uphill both along the Väinö Auerin katu and Pietari Kalmin katu streets. A steep pedestrian sand road with a railing runs up to the campus from Kustaa Vaasan katu.


The nearest parking facilities are in front of the building along Väinö Auerin katu and Gustaf Hällströmin katu. There are no spesific disabled parking bays.

It is possible to transport passengers to the front of the main entrance on Väinö Auerin katu. The stairs from Gustaf Hällströmin katu do not have a ramp.

Premises and getting around

There is direct ground-level access to the entrance of the Physicum building from Väinö Auerin katu. It may be difficult to enter through the two heavy doors. For assistance with the doors, visitors may call the lobby porter, tel. 02941 50722, or library information, tel. 02941 50881.

The spacious premises of the library are spread over two floors, with an internal lift operating between them. The lift is next to the entrance.

An accessible toilet is located on the library's second floor and in the lobby of the Physicum building, to the left of the entrance, by the coat racks.

Use of the collections and facilities

The first floor houses the library's information and lending services. Textbooks and other lendable material, as well as the self-service checkout and return desks, are on the first floor. Library terminals and a printer-copier are available on both floors. Computers requiring University usernames are on normal-height desks. The second floor has four electrically adjustable desk.

If a customer cannot access the HELKA web services, he or she may renew library loans and reserve books via email, kirjasto-kumpula(at)helsinki.fi, or by phone, 02941 50881.

The customer can have books fetched from the shelves by members of staff and make reservations by phone. Reserved books may be retrieved with the customer’s library card or sent to the customer’s home address by mail.

The library staff will be happy to help anyone needing help with the collections, facilities or moving around the library building.